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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
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News

Should HIPAA Privacy Rules Change? HHS Seeks Input

The OCR has issued an RFI seeking input from the public on how HIPAA Rules, particularly the HIPAA Privacy Rule, could be modified to reflect the administration’s goal of promoting coordinated, value-based care.

Investors Have Strong Interest in HIT Sector, Despite Valuation Concerns

Healthcare IT remains a hot investment sector despite concerns about these companies being overvalued, according to KPMG-Leavitt Partners 2019 Investment Outlook, a survey of health care investment professionals.

Who Isn’t Using Patient Portals? New Study Sheds Light on Portal Use

About two-thirds of adult patients did not use an online patient portal in 2017, and research indicates vulnerable and disadvantaged patients are less likely to use these technology tools, according to a study published in the November issue of Health Affairs.

Have CIOs’ Top Priorities for 2018 Become a Reality?

In comparing healthcare CIOs’ priorities at the end of 2017 to this current moment, new analysis has found that core clinical IT goals have shifted from focusing on EHR (electronic health record) integration to data analytics.

Florida Provider Pays $500K to Settle Potential HIPAA Violations

Florida-based Advanced Care Hospitalists PL has agreed to pay $500,000 to the HHS Office for Civil Rights to settle potential HIPAA compliance failures, including sharing protected health information with an unknown vendor without a business associate agreement.

Eye Center in California Switches EHR Vendor Following Ransomware Incident

Redwood Eye Center, an ophthalmology practice in Vallejo, Calif., has notified more than 16,000 patients that its EHR (electronic health record) hosting vendor experienced a ransomware attack in September.

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.

Successful OpenNotes Implementations Require Portal Changes, More Communication

December 14, 2018  |  David Raths, Contributing Editor
Patient Engagement In just a few years the OpenNotes movement has spread to dozens of health systems. Yet at many healthcare organizations, the percentage of portal users reading clinical notes is still quite...

Take the Lead to Deploy Emerging Technologies for Improved Outcomes

December 14, 2018  |  Brad Wilson, Industry Voice, former CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
Innovation Emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), have the potential to accelerate the shift to value-based care and improve the healthcare system in material ways.

Across the Care Continuum, Improving Patient Matching Capabilities Has Become Paramount

December 13, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
HIE The Michigan Health Information Network—and other HIEs and HINs—have prioritized projects to standardize patient matching across different entities

When It Comes to The Big Debate on ACOs, What Is “Big Enough” Savings?

December 12, 2018  |  Mark Hagland, Editor-in-Chief
Value-Based Care The back-and-forth interaction between CMS Administrator Seema Verma and the ACO community is unfolding in a fascinating, if unpredictable way, at a key inflection point in the evolution of the...

The Modern Healthcare CIO, CMO, and CTO

December 10, 2018  |  Lori Williams, Industry Voice, vice president of fulfillment, Gigster
Leadership Members of the healthcare industry C-suite have the power to transform lives, and the CIO, CMO and CTO have roles that directly affect a provider’s ability to carry out positive change

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:

Can Telehealth Slow the Traffic Between Nursing Homes, Emergency Departments?

December 6, 2018  |  David Raths
Telehealth There are 1.3 million transfers from skilled nursing facilities to emergency rooms each year, and CMS estimates that two-thirds of those are avoidable. Could telehealth be part of the solution?

Intermountain CMIO Stan Huff on the Need for Greater Interoperability: “We’re Killing Too Many People”

December 6, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
Interoperability Longtime Intermountain CMIO Stan Huff, M.D., recently chatted with Healthcare Informatics about all things interoperability, including the different types of data exchange that exist today, the...

How One Community Hospital is Leveraging AI to Bolster Its Care Pathways Process

December 6, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
Analytics Flagler Hospital physician IT leaders are leveraging an AI platform to develop care pathways for acute and non-acute conditions and are seeing measurable improvements in patient outcomes, while lowering costs.

At UVM Health Network, Advancing an Integrated Health System’s Initiatives through Data Governance Strategies

December 5, 2018  |  Mark Hagland, Editor-in-Chief
Innovation At the Burlington, Vermont-based UVM Health Network, Leah Fullem is helping to lead data governance processes intended to speed the advancement of key IT strategies across the integrated health system

EXCLUSIVE: NAACOS President Foresees “Shrinkage in Accountable Care Movement” Pending MSSP Final Rule

December 5, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
Value-Based Care Clif Gaus, NAACOS president and CEO, speaks out on a few key problems that his organization, and others, have with CMS’ proposed changes to the MSSP.

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

When It Comes to The Big Debate on ACOs, What Is “Big Enough” Savings?

Value-Based Care The back-and-forth interaction between CMS Administrator Seema Verma and the ACO community is unfolding in a fascinating, if unpredictable way, at a key inflection point in the evolution of the...

Can Telehealth Slow the Traffic Between Nursing Homes, Emergency Departments?

Telehealth There are 1.3 million transfers from skilled nursing facilities to emergency rooms each year, and CMS estimates that two-thirds of those are avoidable. Could telehealth be part of the solution?

What Do Healthcare Delivery Innovation and the Product Barcode Have in Common? More Than You Might Think

Innovation Our Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards Program is open for submissions—with a world of possibilities for innovative teams across the industry

A Look into the Future with IDC Health Insights’ Mutaz Shegewi

Innovation An interview with Mutaz Shegewi of IDC Health Insights about tech trends impacting healthcare over the next five years.
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