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On the Eve of RSNA: Scanning the Imaging Landscape with Joe Marion

November 27, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
As tens of thousands prepare to gather for the annual RSNA Conference at Chicago’s McCormick Place Nov. 29-Dec. 4, industry expert Joe Marion shares his perspectives on the massive changes taking place in the radiology and imaging informatics world

As the Diagnostic Imaging World Shifts, Time for Radiologists to “Get Out of the Dark Corners of the Reading Room”

November 25, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
UPMC’s Rasu Shrestha, M.D. shares his perspectives on the vast changes roiling the world of imaging: it’s time, he says, for radiologists to “get out of the dark corners of the reading room and lead dialogue”

DoD, VA Say Interoperability Requirements Have Been Met

November 24, 2015  |  Rajiv Leventhal
The Department of Defense (DoD) says that it has met the interoperability requirements for electronic health records (EHRs) as called for in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2014.

Healthcare Informatics Podcast: A Deeper Look into the Imaging Informatics Landscape and a Preview of RSNA’s Annual Conference

November 24, 2015  |  Mark Hagland and Rajiv Leventhal
In this latest Healthcare Informatics podcast, Mark Hagland and Rajiv Leventhal take a deeper look into what organizations on the leading edge of imaging informatics are doing in advance of next week’s RSNA’s annual meeting.

GUEST BLOG: Let’s Think About the Deeper Implications of the Interoperability Push

November 23, 2015  |  John Lee, M.D., CMIO, Edward Hospital
Making a dent in overall U.S. healthcare costs will require bringing the right data to physicians at the point of care; and to do that, we need interoperability. And to get to interoperability, we need to rethink standards.

Black Book Research: IT Outsourcing Poised for Growth in Healthcare Payer Sector

November 23, 2015  |  Rajiv Leventhal
A new Black Book Research report estimates the demands of data security, population health and value-based benefits solutions—and revenue cycle modernization—will drive the payer IT outsourcing market in excess of $60 billion by the end of 2017.

The Soft Underbelly of ACO Development: PCP Office Processes?

November 21, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
A recent online American Managed Care Journal article, based on a conference presentation, points out some of the operational challenges ACO leaders face, around primary care physician participation

USDA Awards $23.4M in Grants for Rural Telemedicine Projects

November 20, 2015  |  Heather Landi
In conjunction with National Rural Health Day yesterday, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $23.4 million in distance learning and telemedicine projects in rural areas.

Geisinger Health System Launches Patient Refund App

November 20, 2015  |  Heather Landi
Geisinger Health System unveiled last week its ProvenExperience pilot program, which will offer refunds to dissatisfied patients.

KLAS: Providers Turn to Outside Firms for Value-Based Care Transitions

November 20, 2015  |  Rajiv Leventhal
While some providers may have the ability to make the transition to value-based care (VBC) on their own, the vast majority of them are turning to firms who provide VBC consulting services and VBC managed services, according to a new survey from Orem, Utah-based...

Consequences of Performance Improvement Plans

November 19, 2015  |  Tim Tolan
It’s crucial to understand your options when it comes to performance improvement plans.

Atlantic Health’s ACO-Driven Strategy for Population Health

November 17, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
Poonam Alaigh, M.D. of New Jersey's Atlantic Health System shares her perspectives on the Atlantic Health System’s aggressive push into accountable care and population health management
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