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Looking Back at 2014

Gabriel Perna
From policy to mergers and everything in between, 2014 was an eventful year for those in health IT. Here are a few of the big events that made this milestone year special.

Top Stories

Editor’s Notes: The LEGO Solution: Who Will Be Agile Enough to Master the New Environment?

January 28, 2015     Mark Hagland
What the executives at LEGO did when they found their computers had been hacked speaks to strategic agility in healthcare—yes, really

Adapting to the Priorities of the New Healthcare IT Workforce

January 28, 2015     Tim Tolan
An organization’s most important asset can be defined in a number of ways, depending on the person defining the term and their own role. I am a big believer that, in most organizations, the most important asset is the human capital that makes everything happen

GUEST BLOG: 2015 Promises a Year of Value and Data-Driven Change

January 26, 2015     Linda Lockwood, R.N. and Mike Garzone
A recent report stated that U.S. healthcare spending increased 3.6 percent to reach $2.9 trillion in 2013, the fifth consecutive year of growth. This unsustainable growth, the continued reimbursement squeeze on healthcare providers and relentless regulatory...

Top Ten Tech Trends: "Clinical Informaticists 2.0"

January 23, 2015     Mark Hagland
What will senior clinical informaticists need going forward? Rock-solid skills and big-picture understandings and leadership capabilities, that’s for certain

AAFP: Physicians Forced to Switch EHRs, Unhappy With New Systems

January 21, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
The American Academy of Family Physicians Family Practice Management Journal has released a report that said doctors are being forced to switch electronic health records (EHRs) and there is widespread dissatisfaction among physicians who have switched.

Cognizant Being Sued by Syntel over TriZetto Acquisition

January 20, 2015     Gabriel Perna
Cognizant, the Teaneck, N.J.-based consulting and business process outsourcing services company, is being sued for more than $6 billion over its recent acquisition of TriZetto.

Leading Edge Submissions: Due in Less Than a Week

January 20, 2015     The Editors of HCI
Vendors, you have less than a week to submit your products to the first ever Leading Edge Awards. Through Leading Edge, Healthcare Informatics will honor vendors who are leading the industry in innovation in three categories: interoperability, clinician...

What you Need to Know about Hiring Veterans

January 16, 2015     Pete Rivera
They are taught to look at the big picture and understand the impact of decisions on the rest of the team and overall mission. But if you think you are going to get someone that just says, “Yes Sir/Ma’am” and will keep their head down, that’s not the modern...

Health IT VC Funding More Than Doubles in 2014

January 15, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
Venture capital funding in the healthcare IT sector in 2014 more than doubled last year’s total, coming in at $4.7 billion, according a new report from consulting firm Mercom Capital Group.

Six Steps for Outcomes-Based Improvement

January 15, 2015     John DeGaspari
What are the key components for eliminating waste and improving efficiency and customer satisfaction while strengthening the bottom line? That’s the focus of a white paper released by Naperville, Ill.-based Impact Advisors, which provides insight for boosting...

KLAS: When Choosing BI Vendors, Biggest Isn’t Always Best

January 15, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
Healthcare providers report that vendor size and capability do not equate to client satisfaction when it comes to business intelligence (BI) and analytics products, according to a new report from the Orem, Utah-based KLAS Research.

Medicare’s New Chronic Care Management Codes for MDs: Clinical IT and Other Requirements

January 14, 2015     Mark Hagland
While physicians can now bill Medicare for chronic care management of their patients, one physician expert cautions that, along with real potential for significant income growth, there are rigorous process and IT requirements involved