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Striving Forward, Atrius Health Focuses on ACO-Driven Learning

Mark Hagland
At Atrius Health, a non-profit alliance of six community-based medical groups in Massachusetts, mastering the ins and outs of the Pioneer ACO Program is part of a long-term strategic plan

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4 Things Health IT Leaders “Would Be” Thankful For

November 26, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
In the world of health IT, there might not be too much that CIOs are thankful for right now. But here is a list of four things that healthcare IT leaders “would be” thankful for if they had them.

Docs with Health IT Less Likely to Accept New Patients

November 24, 2014     Gabriel Perna
The more health IT systems a doctor has in their office, the less likely they are to accept new patients, according to the findings of a new study.

Managing Virtual Employees

November 21, 2014     Tim Tolan
Like other market segments, the HIT world is moving to a workforce of virtual employees. As the candidate market gets tighter, I believe this trend will become even more commonplace.

Another CommonWell Health Member to Offer Services for Free

November 20, 2014     Gabriel Perna
CommonWell Health Alliance, an industry trade association comprised of large electronic health record (EHR) vendors and other health IT vendors, is pushing forth with efforts to expand its spectrum, while adding new members.

Truman Medical Centers Recognized for HIT Excellence

November 20, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
The Kansas City, Mo.-based Truman Medical Centers has won two awards from the health IT community for using information technology to improve care.

ICD-10 Coalition Tells Congress “No More Delays”

November 19, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
The Coalition for ICD-10, a broad-based healthcare industry advocacy group, has sent a letter to House and Senate leaders urging them not to delay the ICD-10 implementation date again.

Emdeon to Acquire Change Healthcare

November 19, 2014     John DeGaspari
Nashville, Tenn.-based Emdeon Inc. has entered into an agreement to acquire Change Healthcare, which provides healthcare consumer engagement and cost transparency solutions. The company says the acquisition will enable it to combine cost and quality information...

Information Requirements for the Competitive Healthcare Marketplace

November 18, 2014     Tonya D. Edwards, M.D.
CIOs of eight leading healthcare organizations convened on Sept. 12 for the annual Scottsdale Institute CIO Summit. This year’s theme, Information Requirements for the Competitive Marketplace, yielded lively discussion. In the session, the group shared...

AHIMA: ICD-10 Costs Lower Than Previously Reported

November 14, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
New data published online in the Journal of AHIMA suggests that the estimated costs, time and resources required by physician offices to convert to ICD-10 are “dramatically lower” than initially estimated.

Cerner Announces Growth Plan with New Campus

November 13, 2014     Gabriel Perna
Cerner, one of the largest electronic health record (EHR) vendors in the industry, is setting out to double its workforce in the next ten years. The company announced the plans in a ground breaking ceremony on the company’s new campus in the Kansas City, Mo. area...

Risk Management Certification Program is Introduced

November 13, 2014     John DeGaspari
A new third-party risk assessment certification program that validates proficiencies in third-party risk management concepts and principles is being launched by the Shared Assessments Program, which is managed by The Santa Fe Group , a strategic consulting...

Survey: Providers Embrace Telemedicine, Despite Obstacles

November 11, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
Nine out of 10 providers are pursuing telemedicine programs, according to a survey of healthcare executives by law firm Foley & Lardner LLP.