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Health IT Legislation Would Establish Consumer Rating System for EHRs

October 7, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
Legislation introduced on Oct. 6 from U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) focuses on making health IT systems accountable for their performance in three key areas: security, usability, and interoperability.

New Hampshire Hospitals Form Population Health Venture with Harvard Pilgrim

October 6, 2015     Heather Landi
New Hampshire hospitals Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Elliot Health System and Frisbie Memorial Hospital have entered into a joint venture with Harvard Pilgrim Health Care to form Benevera Health with the aim of improving the quality of health care and reducing costs.

Live from iHT2-Chicago: Senior BlueCross BlueShield Executive Offers a Collaborative Vision of Healthcare’s Future

October 6, 2015     Mark Hagland
Health plan-provider collaboration, facilitated by automation and technology, offers a path forward towards the re-visioning of U.S. healthcare, Dr. Stephen Ondra told iHT2-Chicago attendees

Insufficient IT and Analytics Capabilities Are Seen as Barriers to ACO Success: AMGA Survey

October 6, 2015     Mark Hagland
In a survey published last month by AMGA, medical group executives shared that they are finding their IT and analytics capabilities insufficient to support risk-based contracting

Back Channel References Can Be Risky

October 5, 2015     Tim Tolan
We all know many people in the healthcare technology ecosystem—which is a good thing. It can also be a very bad thing if we use our connections the wrong way by conducting a back channel reference and unknowingly sabotage a candidate’s career.

In the Trenches on Population Health: Medical Group Leaders Move Forward to Move Data (and Process) Mountains

October 2, 2015     Mark Hagland
Pioneering medical group leaders are moving forward to pursue a wide variety of population health strategies, and are pushing ahead on all the hard, complex work of population health advancement

At iHT2 New York, Making Data Analytics Real in Patient Care Organizations

September 30, 2015     Mark Hagland
Participants in a panel held during the Health IT Summit in New York on Wednesday delved into the complexities of leveraging data analytics to support improvements in patient care and wellness efforts

Five Things You Should Read as ICD-10 Approaches

September 30, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
Here are five things to keep in mind and read over as the clock continues to tick towards ICD-10.

CHIME's Branzell, Other HIT Leaders Deliver Strong Message on the Future of Healthcare Leadership

September 28, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
New leadership traits and skills will be required for CIOs to thrive in tomorrow's healthcare, according to Russell P. Branzell, president and CEO of CHIME, and others, who presented at the CHIME Lead Forum-New York on Sept. 28.

Technology-Related Costs on the Rise for Medical Practices

September 25, 2015     Heather Landi
Physician owned, multispecialty practices are spending significantly more on technology, up almost 34 percent from four years ago, according to a Medical Group Management Association report.

One CIO’s Journey into Accountable Care: Baystate Health’s Joel Vengco Offers His Insights (Part 2)

September 24, 2015     Mark Hagland
Joel Vengco, vice president and CIO of Baystate Health, shares his insights on ACO development work for a six-hospital health system in western Massachusetts

Vancouver Dialoguing: The Crucial Importance of U.S.-Canada Transnational Discussions

September 23, 2015     Mark Hagland
This past week, the Health IT Summit in Vancouver was the place to be for Canadian and American healthcare leaders to compare and contrast health systems in order to move ahead on fundamentally analogous challenges facing leaders on both sides of the border
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