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WellSpan Surgery and Rehabilitation Hospital Receives Stage 7 Award

February 8, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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York, Pa.-based WellSpan Surgery and Rehabilitation Hospital has reached Stage 7 on the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM), developed by HIMSS Analytics, the research arm of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS).

Patient Engagement: Time to Shift from Tactical to Strategic

February 8, 2016  |  David Raths
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With healthcare at the start of the transition to value-based payment and population health, there is widespread agreement that better patient engagement is important. But that is probably where the agreement ends.

Study: Clinical Analytics Functionality Improves, but Workflow Integration is an Ongoing Challenge

February 5, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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The development of robust data analytics capabilities that can provide comprehensive solutions for population health management is still likely several years away, but analytics vendors are rapidly improving technologies, a Chilmark Research study report says.

Moving From Talk to Action on Population Health

February 5, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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While 79 percent of healthcare organizations are in at least one payment arrangement with a payer that includes either upside gain or both upside and downside gain/risk, most organizations are still just testing the waters, according to a Numerof &...

CIOs Convene: Healthcare Leaders Discuss the Biggest IT Challenges Facing their Organizations in the Year Ahead (Part 2)

February 4, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Health IT leaders look at more challenges that were identified at the Fall CIO Summit in Arizona, such as healthcare mergers and acquisitions (M&A), cybersecurity best practices, and competing for patients.

At iHT2-Miami, a Closer Look at the University of Utah Health Care’s Daring Push Into Value

February 3, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Charlton Park, chief analytics officer at the University of Utah Health Care, shared with iHT2-Miami attendees the narrative of his organization’s daring push into on ongoing journey into value

The 2016 Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards: Second Place Winner—Scottsdale Health Partners

February 3, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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As a result of a data-driven, multidisciplinary initiative, Scottsdale Health Partners has streamlined its care coordination program, resulting in some remarkable enterprise-wide achievements with reducing hospital readmission rates among its patients.

IDC Report: Providers’ IT Budgets are Growing in Post-EHR Era

February 3, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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While 40 percent of healthcare providers reported that their IT budgets are still growing, only 25 percent that reported growing budgets attribute growth to electronic health records (EHRs), providing evidence that the post-EHR era is upon us, according to a new...

CMS Issues Guidance on MU Hardship Exemption Process, Extends Comment Period on Quality Reporting

February 2, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued guidance to the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program hardship exemption process, specifically clarifying that providers are not required to submit documentation with the new...

The 2016 Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards: Co-Third-Place Winner—Indiana Health Information Exchange

February 2, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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In Indiana, the Indiana Health Information Exchange is building a model that has potential to blaze the trail for other HIEs across the U.S.

Live from iHT2-Miami: Getting Beyond the Buzzword: Is Progress Being Made on Interoperability?

February 2, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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At the Health IT Summit in Miami, sponsored by iHT2, Monday morning panelists discussed the tangle of issues facing the push towards true interoperability in U.S. healthcare

BREAKING: The 2016 HCI 100 is Now Open for Submissions

February 2, 2016  |  the Editors of HCI
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Is your company one of the 100 leading healthcare IT companies? HCI will once again rank the top vendors with the highest revenues derived from healthcare IT products and services earned in the U.S. based on revenue information from the previous year.
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