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BREAKING: President Obama Signs SGR Repeal Legislation, Shifting Medicare Physician Payment Incentives

Mark Hagland
On Apr. 16, President Obama signed into law a bill that repeals the long-problematic SGR formula for Medicare physician reimbursement, and ushers in a new era in value-based physician payment

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Sen. Alexander, Sec. Burwell Talk Fixing EHRs in Congressional Hearing

April 23, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
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At a Senate hearing this week Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) , Chairman of the Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, talked about improving electronic health records (EHRs) with Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), Sylvia Mathews...

In The Grand Canyon State, Behavioral Health Data Exchange Gets Steeper

April 23, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
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In terms of healthcare technology, behavioral health has long taken a back seat to physical health. In Arizona, however, a recently launched HIE is looking to put that notion to bed.

How Duke is Using HealthKit to Get Patient-Generated Data into the EHR

April 21, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
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At HIMSS15, in front of an inquisitive audience at the McCormick Place Convention Center on April 15, Ricky Bloomfield M.D., director, mobile technology strategy at Duke Medicine, gave an overview of how Duke is using Apple’s HealthKit to get patient-generated...

Ed McCallister’s Vision for UPMC: “The Patient Has To Be At the Center”

April 21, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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Ed McCallister, who in October became CIO of the vast UPMC Health System, shares his thoughts on putting patients at the center of all innovation in healthcare—and what that means for today’s CIOs

Report: EMR Market Hit $25B in 2014

April 21, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The market for electronic medical records (EMRs) reached $24.9 billion last year, according to market researcher Kalorama Information.

At HIMSS15, the Signs Were Everywhere—and They Were All Pointed Towards the Future

April 18, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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All the signs and signals at HIMSS15 were clear—and promise an exciting, challenging rocket ride for healthcare IT leaders in the next year, before HIMSS16

BREAKING: President Obama Signs SGR Repeal Legislation, Shifting Medicare Physician Payment Incentives

April 17, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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On Apr. 16, President Obama signed into law a bill that repeals the long-problematic SGR formula for Medicare physician reimbursement, and ushers in a new era in value-based physician payment

Waving Goodbye to the Windy City: Five HIMSS15 Takeaways

April 16, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
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HIMSS never disappoints when it comes to "buzz," as you would expect when 43,000+ health IT minds gather in one place. While it's always difficult to narrow it down to just a few things, here are my five big takeaways from HIMSS15 in Chicago.

CMS’s Slavitt and ONC’s DeSalvo Offer Clarity on Federal Healthcare IT Policy

April 16, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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In prepared remarks and responses to proffered questions at the final keynote session at HIMSS15 in Chicago, Andy Slavitt of CMS and Karen DeSalvo, M.D., of ONC, made starkly clear what they expect of providers going forward—as well as of their own federal...

Analytics Reaches Oncology Practice, and End-Users Anticipate Major Changes

April 16, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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As cancer centers become squeezed by policy and reimbursement cross-currents, oncology managers look to analytics for support

Health IT Expert to Hospital CEOs: Time to Pay More Attention to Your Consumers

April 15, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
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During a HIMSS15 meeting with Witt/Kieffer, an Oak Brook, Ill.-based executive healthcare search firm, Jim Utterback, the firm's IT practice leader, delivered a clear message to healthcare leaders.

HIMSS15 Survey: Mobile Tech Helps With Cost Savings, Patient Care

April 14, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
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More than 90 percent of survey respondents are utilizing mobile devices within their organizations to engage patients in their healthcare, according to new research revealed at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference in...