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Health IT Summit Series


Beverly Hills — November 8-9, 2018
Midwest — March 19-20, 2019
Southern California — April 23-24, 2019
Florida — May 21-22, 2019
Southeast — June 13-14, 2019
Philadelphia — June 2019
Rocky Mountains — July 15-16, 2019
New England — October 3-4, 2019
Los Angeles — October 2019
Dallas — November 2019
Minneapolis — November 2019
Summit Series

News

Health First Data Breach Exposes Information of 42K Patients

A data breach at Florida-based Health First exposed the personal information of some 42,000 patients, according to various industry media reports this week.

Microsoft Healthcare Rolls Out FHIR Server for Azure

Microsoft Healthcare has announced the release of an open source project, FHIR Server for Azure, to offer developers access to software that supports the exchange and management of data in the cloud via the FHIR specification.

EHR Usability Issues Impact Pediatric Patient Safety, Research Finds

In an analysis of 9,000 pediatric patient safety reports from three healthcare organizations, researchers found that 36 percent of the reports were related to EHR usability issues.

New Blockchain Project Sets to Tackle Provider Credentialing

A group of five healthcare enterprises are linking up to participate in a distributed ledger program aimed at resolving administrative inefficiencies related to professional credentialing.

Survey: More Than Half of Healthcare CIOs Lack Strong Trust in Their Data

For U.S. healthcare leaders, trusted data is more important than ever, as their organizations migrate from the fee-for-service model to value-based care. However, a recent survey of CIOs found that less than half of healthcare organizations show very strong levels of trust in their data.

GetWellNetwork Acquires HealthLoop

GetWellNetwork, a Bethesda, Md.-based company offering a platform for improving patient engagement, has acquired Silicon Valley startup HealthLoop.

Lessons Learned from the Retail Industry: Healthcare Needs a CRM Focus

Healthcare needs to leverage the best of retail and CRM techniques to better understand patients. Our health, patient satisfaction and patient engagement depend on it.

Breaking: The 2019 Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards Program is Open

November 15, 2018  |  the Editors of Healthcare Informatics
Innovation The 2019 Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards Program is now open for submissions. As always, it’s a great privilege and pleasure for us to sponsor this program.

Is Big Data the New Moneyball?

November 14, 2018  |  Pamela Dixon, Industry Voice
Analytics In Moneyball, the shift from money driving decisions to information driving the decisions upended the World Series and, subsequently, baseball. Big data may similarly upend healthcare.

VA, Cerner Leaders Detail Progress on EHR Implementation, Interoperability Efforts

November 14, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
EHR The VA’s new $16-billion-dollar Cerner EHR system will use open APIs and FHIR-based integration to enable interoperability with the private sector, according to a Cerner executive testifying to Congressional leaders.

Olympic Marathons: Performance Improvement Initiatives Help to Power the Long Race

November 14, 2018  |  Mark Hagland, Editor-in-Chief
Analytics At a time when providers are being pushed to rework patient care delivery to deliver value, formal performance improvement initiatives are helping to achieve clinical and operational transformation.

At the Beverly Hills HIT Summit, CIO Tracy Donegan Shares the Story of Her Los Angeles Hospital’s Up-From-the-Ground IT Development

November 13, 2018  |  Mark Hagland, Editor-in-Chief
IT Applications Tracy Donegan, CIO of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital, shared with Beverly Hills HIT Summit attendees learnings from the up-from-the-ground construction of its IT foundation

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

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 categories:

At the Beverly Hills HIT Summit, APG’s Crane Offers a Vision of the Future of Medical Care

November 11, 2018  |  Mark Hagland, Editor-in-Chief
Population Health Don Crane, CEO of APG, a nationwide association of physician groups involved in risk-based contracting, offered HIT Summit attendees a vision of a coordinated care-based future

You Have to Learn to Walk Before You Can Run With Predictive Analytics

November 11, 2018  |  David Raths, Contributing Editor
Analytics The title of a recent webinar says all you need to know about predictive analytics in healthcare: “Within Sight Yet Out of Reach.”

Google Taps Geisinger CEO David Feinberg to Assume Healthcare Leadership Role

November 9, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
Innovation Geisinger Health System CEO David Feinberg has been tapped by Google to assume a leadership role over its healthcare initiatives.

The Key to Clinical and Financial Success? Atrius Health President Gives Out His Recipe

November 8, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
Population Health Atrius Health’s president and CEO, Steven Strongwater, M.D., discusses the organization’s population health initiatives that have led to strong clinical and financial performances.

Could Physicians e-Prescribe Community Services?

November 7, 2018  |  David Raths, Contributing Editor
What if helpful community services could be e-prescribed from the EHR in much the same way that an antibiotic or statin is today?

Optimize Compliance, Collaboration, Care, and Your Future

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

Featured Commentary

Could Physicians e-Prescribe Community Services?

What if helpful community services could be e-prescribed from the EHR in much the same way that an antibiotic or statin is today?

Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s Heartening Speech at CHIME18 Should Inspire U.S. Healthcare Leaders

Payment Perhaps we can use the story of the Tsimane tribe to push ourselves to develop a greater understanding of why we spend so much money on healthcare and don’t have the results to show for it.

Dr. Mark Smith’s Five Tasks for the Healthcare Sector

Patient Engagement In his keynote address at the PCORI annual meeting, Mark Smith, M.D., M.B.A. founding president and CEO of the California Health Care Foundation, laid out five tasks for the healthcare sector.

Time to End ‘Wild West’ of Health Data Usage in HIPAA-Free Zones

Privacy An Oct. 22 meeting put on by the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services brought together industry leaders and researchers to talk about the many ways genetic, wearable and EHR health data is being used.
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