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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

Top Stories

CHIME’s Branzell on the DoD-Cerner Deal: Public Perceptions Didn’t Match Reality

July 31, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
CHIME president and CEO Russ Branzell admonishes his colleagues to consider the breadth of the enterprise challenges facing the Cerner/Leidos/ Accenture Federal consortium now that it has won the new DoD EHR contract

Transforming Healthcare Through “Big Data”

July 31, 2015   |  Somesh Nigam, Chief Informatics Officer, Independence Blue Cross
At Independence Blue Cross in Pennsylvania, we are moving forward rapidly to leverage analytics to support the management of care for our members with chronic illnesses

CHIME Taps Gretchen Tegethoff to Serve as VP of New CHIME Technologies Division

July 31, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
Former CIO Gretchen Tegethoff will help lead and promote CHIME’s for-profit vendor-partnering entity

Mixed Feelings Pour in Over Cerner/DoD EHR Deal

July 30, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal and Mark Hagland
The health IT industry was full of mixed feelings as it began to digest the news that the Cerner Corp./Leidos-led team was granted the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) electronic health record (EHR) contract.

IBM, CVS Health Partner for Care Management

July 30, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
The Armonk, N.Y.-based IBM and CVS Health are partnering to use predictive analytics and Watson cognitive computing to improve care management services for patients with chronic disease.

A Conversation with Taylor Davis, VP, Consulting Services, KLAS

July 30, 2015   |  Chuck Appleby, Ph.D., Appleby & Associates, LLC
We had so much to talk about in our conversation with Taylor Davis for the 2015 HCI 100 feature story (to be released shortly) that we continue the discussion here.

Five Key Questions That Will Need To Be Answered About the DoD/Cerner Contract (and Cannot Possibly Be Answered Right Now)

July 29, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
The capture of the immense DoD/VA contract for a vast new EHR implementation by Cerner and its partners Leidos and Accenture Federal, inevitably leads to speculation along a number of dimensions

At Mount Sinai, Changing the Way Referrals are Managed

July 29, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
In the changing healthcare landscape, now centered around accountable and value-based care, effective referrals have undoubtedly become more important. New technology at Mount Sinai Health System is making that process smoother and faster.

As the Hours Count Down to a Possible DoD Mega-Announcement, Critics Express Skepticism

July 29, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
As news media reports indicated that the Department of Defense would announce its awarding of an EHR contract worth $10.5 billion late Wednesday afternoon, critics tell mainstream media reporters they are skeptical

Informatics Execs Get Funding to Launch Care Coordination Startup

July 28, 2015   |  David Raths
article, a Boston-based startup led by several high-profile healthcare informatics executives, has created a team-based care coordination platform for the management of complex patients.

CMS Releases Q&A Guidance on ICD-10 Flexibilities

July 28, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has provided more clarification related to its July 6 joint announcement with the American Medical Association (AMA) regarding ICD-10 flexibilities.

Is It Time to Encrypt Data Even Inside the EHR? Maybe So, Says Mac McMillan

July 28, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
In the wake of the data breach at UCLA Health and other recent data breaches, data security guru Mac McMillan says it’s time to think about internal data encryption inside the EHR