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Cerner, 3M Partner for Patient-Centric Population Health

August 31, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Two major healthcare IT vendors, Cerner and 3M Information Systems, have announced a partnership in which 3M’s patient-focused episodes software will be integrated with Cerner’s population health management platform.

A New Study Looks at the Hidden Threats Within Network Traffic

August 30, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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The Ponemon Institute and A10 Networks have released a new survey-based study that looks at a range of network traffic-related threats to data security in healthcare and other industries

In Oklahoma, a Regional HMO Deploys Predictive Analytics to Drive Better Health Outcomes

August 30, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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GlobalHealth, an Oklahoma City-based HMO, implemented a predictive analytics platform combined with human outreach to improve its care management program, resulting in an 18 percent reduction in ER encounters and a 22 percent reduction in readmissions.

How Medicare ACOs Fared Financially in 2015: A Visual Analysis

August 30, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Healthcare Informatics has put together a series of visuals that we think will help readers better conceptualize how ACOs performed financially in 2015.

Report: Despite Widespread Usage, Docs Relatively Dissatisfied with EHRs

August 29, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Very few physicians these days operate their practices without an electronic health record (EHR), but satisfaction levels with the technology have dropped some, according to Medscape’s EHR Report 2016.

athenahealth Acquires Care Coordination Platform Patient IO

August 29, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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athenahealth has acquired Austin-based care coordination platform Patient IO (officially known as Filament Labs, Inc.) and the mobile solution will form the basis for athenahealth’s patient-facing mobile app, athenaWell.

Shouldn’t CMS Officials Be More Straightforward About ACOs’ Level of Progress? Sorting through the Jumble of Numbers for Clarity

August 27, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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CMS’s August 25 release of the latest numbers on the progress of ACOs in the MSSP and Pioneer ACO programs was clouded by the framing and presentation coming from the agency itself. Couldn’t CMS officials have been more transparent and straightforward about all...

Don’t Get Stranded without a Data Security Action Plan

August 26, 2016  |  Mark Shelhart, Sikich LLP
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It’s critical for healthcare providers to prepare a comprehensive data security action plan by following five key steps.

MaineHealth Taps Marcy Dunn as CIO

August 26, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Portland-based MaineHealth has hired Marcy Dunn, currently of Catholic Health Services of Long Island, as its new CIO and senior vice president.

What Risk Do Privileged Users Pose to Healthcare Data Security?

August 26, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Employees with the most access to high value information assets continue to be a serious insider risk, according to a Ponemon Institute study, and healthcare organizations need to ensure their governance processes decrease the risk of privileged user abuse.

BREAKING: Medicare ACOs Saved $466M in 2015, but Nearly Half Failed to Generate Any Savings

August 25, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Although more than 400 Medicare accountable care organizations (ACOs) generated more than $466 million in total program savings in 2015, nearly seven in 10 of those ACO organizations did not generate enough savings to receive bonuses, according to an Aug. 25...

Nashville Could Become Next Major Health IT Hub, Report Finds

August 25, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Nashville, Tenn. very well could become the next big health IT “hub” in the U.S., according to a new analysis from the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program.
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