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Nashville — June 28-29, 2018
Denver — July 12-13, 2018
Florida — July 24-25, 2018
Boston — August 7-8, 2018
Raleigh — September 27-28, 2018
Seattle — October 22-23, 2018
Beverly Hills — November 8-9, 2018
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Epic Plans Meeting for Non-Epic Users on Data Sharing Capabilities

Verona, Wis.-based Epic is inviting healthcare provider organizations that don’t use Epic’s electronic health record (EHR) to its “un-Users Group Meeting” at its Verona headquarters to learn how to exchange data with Epic.

AHRQ Launches App Challenge for PRO Data Standardization

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has launched a competition to address the need for greater use of standardized patient-reported outcomes (PRO) data in clinical care and research.

Study: Many U.S. Hospitals won’t Reach HIMSS Stage 7 Until 2035

Unless the healthcare IT ecosystem experiences major policy changes or leaps in technological capabilities, many hospitals will not reach Stage 7 of HIMSS Analytics’ Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model until 2035, according to new research.

Amazon, Google, IBM and Other Tech Giants Pledge to Remove Barriers to Interoperability

Six of the world's biggest technology companies, including Microsoft, Google, IBM and Amazon, made a joint pledge at the White House Monday to remove interoperability barriers and to make progress on adoption of health data standards.

Mayo Clinic Elects New President and CEO

Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., current vice president, Mayo Clinic, and CEO of Mayo Clinic in Florida has been elected as the president and CEO of the Mayo Clinic, headquartered in Minnesota.

Fitbit, Blue Cross Blue Shield Launch Mobile Health Partnership

San Francisco-based fitness wearable maker Fitbit continues its push into the health plan market with a new digital health deal to incorporate its fitness tracker into health and wellness programs.

Presidio and VMware Team Up to Tackle Healthcare

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For one multi-site health system, our partnership’s infrastructure virtualization and consolidation generated nearly $17 million in savings over five years.

For UNC Health Care, Managing Provider Data is a Stepping Stone to High-Quality Care

August 16, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
Population Health The state-run health system has been doing what it internally calls ““provider data integrity,” with the help of a technology platform that provides operational leaders with a single source of...

PCCI Combines Predictive Modeling, Patient Engagement to Address Pediatric Asthma

August 16, 2018  |  David Raths
Patient Engagement The Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation (PCCI) in Dallas has spent the past three years developing and testing predictive models to identify children at risk for asthma exacerbations.

Will IBM Watson Repeat History?

August 15, 2018  |  Joe Marion
IBM has a sordid history in healthcare. Can they learn from that history and be successful with IBM Watson?

Analyzing Blockchain’s Evolution in Healthcare: Two Experts Dive into the Details

August 15, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
Innovation Two leaders at KPMG recently spoke with Healthcare Informatics about the greatest use cases for blockchain in healthcare today, and how quickly providers and payers might start moving into full-scale...

CMS’ MSSP Proposed Changes Slammed by Leading ACO Organization

August 10, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Value-Based Care The National Association of ACOs called CMS’ proposals to redo the MSSP “misguided,” noting that the changes, if finalized, “will upend the ACO movement by creating havoc with a significant...

Optimize Compliance, Collaboration, Care, and Your Future

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With the right technology and strategy, healthcare organizations can stay compliant and connected — with minimal havoc. Register for this webinar today.

BREAKING: CMS Proposes Sweeping Changes to MSSP ACO Program

August 9, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal and Heather Landi
Value-Based Care The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing a new direction for ACOs (accountable care organizations) in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), with the goal to push...

A Pioneering M.D. Leader Shares Insights on Successfully Navigating the Massachusetts Healthcare Market

August 9, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Value-Based Care At the Boston Health IT Summit, the veteran healthcare expert dropped in to give attendees an inside look at how her organization has achieved value-based care success

A ‘Google’ for Clinical Notes Draws Interest

August 8, 2018  |  David Raths
Analytics A grant from the National Cancer Institute will allow five academic medical centers to deploy EMERSE, which allows users to search free-text clinical notes from the electronic health record.

At the Health IT Summit in Boston, One ACO’s Data-Facilitated Journey Into Value

August 7, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
Value-Based Care What does it mean for an organization to pursue a data-facilitated journey into value-based care? Bill Gillis, CIO of the Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization, shared his learnings and...

The Promise and Pitfalls of HIT in Pediatrics: What Boston Children’s Hospital Has Learned

August 7, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Innovation At the Boston Health IT Summit, one CIO reviews what lessons his pediatric organization has learned in health IT-related experiences.

eBook: Say Hello to the Right Technology: A Guide to 2017 Connectivity Solutions

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It can be hard for today’s businesses to create a truly integrated work environment. Having an infrastructure built on outdated technologies can further complicate the situation, resulting in a variety of business challenges that fall under four distinct...

Featured Commentary

Will IBM Watson Repeat History?

IBM has a sordid history in healthcare. Can they learn from that history and be successful with IBM Watson?

Assessing CMS’s Risky Move on Risk: Has Seema Verma Pushed MSSP ACOs Into Uncharted Territory?

Payment Will Seema Verma’s August 9 announcement of CMS’s new “Pathways to Success” proposal light a fire under the MSSP ACOs, or will it cause provider organizations to flee? CMS officials are taking a risky gamble—with...

A ‘Google’ for Clinical Notes Draws Interest

Analytics A grant from the National Cancer Institute will allow five academic medical centers to deploy EMERSE, which allows users to search free-text clinical notes from the electronic health record.

Can Blue Cross of North Carolina Help to Reshape Its State’s Healthcare Landscape?

Value-Based Care Remarks made by Patrick Conway, M.D. this spring point to some of the opportunities—and profound challenges—facing the shift towards a value-based healthcare system in North Carolina—and the...