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Patient Satisfaction and Patient Engagement Race to the Top of CIOs’ Agendas: HIMSS Leadership Survey

Mark Hagland
At HIMSS15, which is enjoying record attendance this year at McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, dramatic new results from the HIMSS Leadership Survey are reflecting policy and industry focus on patient concerns in healthcare

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Stop the Fight! ICD-10 is Comin’

July 2, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Another month has come and gone, which means that we’re just a little bit closer to Oct. 1, 2015, the deadline to transition to the ICD-10 coding set. Still, there are many people out there who continue to push back.

Survey: Provider Finance Departments Not Ready for Value-Based Contracts

June 30, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Only 15 percent say of finance departments at healthcare providers say they have the “very sophisticated” capabilities to support capitation, bundled payments, and quality-based payments that account for an increasingly larger component of revenue, according to...

Obstacles Ahead: One OB/Gyn’s Skeptical Views on Healthcare Reform

June 29, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
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As a result of the federal government’s push towards a value-based healthcare system, providers are being pushed to be part of alternative payment models such as ACOs. Nonetheless, research shows that physicians remain uncertain about the structure and...

Report: M&A Activity Ripe in Health IT Industry

June 26, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the healthcare IT segment improved 33 percent on a year-to-year basis, according to new research from New York City-based investment bank Berkery Noyes.

At AMDIS, AMIA’s Fridsma Promotes the Rethinking of MD Documentation for EHR Usability

June 26, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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On June 24 at the AMDIS Physician-Computer Connection Symposium, Doug Fridsma, M.D., Ph.D. urged CMIOs to help rethink usability and function in EHRs

Cedars-Sinai’s Scott Weingarten, M.D. on the Hard Work—and Vision—of Clinical Transformation

June 24, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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On the eve of the annual AMDIS conference, Scott Weingarten, M.D., of Cedars-Sinai Health System talks about the hard work—and the vision—of true clinical transformation

What Margo Channing Would Say About the Current Instability in Health Plan Business Activity—And Why CIOs Should Worry

June 23, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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As we enter a period of unprecedented instability in health insurer business activity, many of the best-laid plans of healthcare IT leaders are at practical risk

Survey: Physician Practices Still Lagging With ICD-10 Prep, Testing

June 22, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Provider organizations have completed many key steps in the ICD-10 implementation process, but are still lag behind in testing, according to a new survey from the eHealth Initiative and the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

What Does the Acquisition of a PACS System in the High Arctic Say about the U.S. Imaging Informatics Market?

June 19, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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The acquisition of a PACS system and a CT scanner by Qikiqtani General Hospital in Iqaluit in Canada’s Nunavut Territory speaks to the near-universalization of imaging diagnostics and informatics access

Final Day to Submit Your Company's Data for the 2015 HCI100

June 19, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
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Healthcare Informatics’ annual list of the top 100 vendors in healthcare IT is returning, with some new elements being added to distinguish the top companies.

CVS Opens Digital Innovation Lab in Boston

June 18, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
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CVS Health has announced the official opening of its Digital Innovation Lab in Boston, with the aim to develop digital services and personalized capabilities that offer an accessible and integrated personal pharmacy and health experience.

ICD-10 Coalition Attacks Recent “Safe Harbor” Bills

June 18, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
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This week, the Coalition for ICD-10, a broad-based healthcare industry advocacy group, slammed two bills introduced into Congress that would create a “safe harbor” for physicians as they transition to the new coding set.