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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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Study: Internal Negligence, Not Hackers, Responsible for Half of Data Breaches

While high-profile data breaches perpetrated by cyber criminals and hackers often make big headlines, a recent study found that more than half of healthcare data breaches are a result of internal issues, not external factors.

ECRI’s Guidelines Trust Goes Live

ECRI Institute, a nonprofit patient safety organization, has now launched the ECRI Guidelines Trust, a portal to expertly vetted, evidence-based guideline briefs and scorecards.

Cybersecurity, Telehealth and Interoperability “Top of Mind” for IT Execs in 2019

As health system leaders look ahead to the challenges and opportunities of the coming year, they are increasing their spending to defend against cyberattacks, expressing optimism about reimbursement for telehealth services, and feeling anxiety about tech disruptors entering the health care space, according to a new survey.

Health Systems Work with Epic on Electronic Patient-Reported Outcomes for Oncology

Six U.S. healthcare systems are sharing a $9 million grant to research introducing electronic patient-reported outcomes (ePROs) into the routine practice of oncology providers to improve symptom management and to decrease hospitalizations.

AMIA Calls for Harmonization of Data Privacy Policies

As the lines between consumer and clinical data systems continues to blur, there is a need to harmonize health sector data privacy policy, such as HIPAA, and consumer data policy to develop a new era of privacy policy, according to the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA).

Survey: Healthcare Orgs Ramping up Investment in AI, Confident about ROI

The majority of health care executives (91 percent) are confident they will see a return on investment (ROI) on artificial intelligence investments, although not immediately, and foresee the greatest impact of AI will be on improving health care, according to an OptumIQ survey.

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.

How Virtual Care is Improving Access and Affordability of Healthcare

November 20, 2018  |  Lee Horner, CEO of Synzi, Industry Voice
Telehealth Recent CMS developments to expand virtual care access and reimbursement will help chronic care patients remain at home as they participate in the ongoing care needed to manage their conditions.

Using Performance Management to Scale

November 20, 2018  |  Tim Tolan, Industry Voice
Leadership The "Rockefeller Habits," once adopted and measured regularly, can change any organization that wants to grow and scale, and keep everyone accountable along the way.

The 21st Century Leadership Challenge: Advancing Diversity and Equity in HIT

November 19, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
Leadership Within the health IT and informatics fields, industry stakeholders and change makers are leading several innovative initiatives to support and promote diversity efforts.

The Evolving Healthcare CIO: Innovation Over Information

November 15, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
Leadership The healthcare CIO is the correct initialism for “chief information officer,” but as the landscape continues to change, “innovation” might be more appropriate.

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.

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:

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

N.Y. Hospital Conducts Digital Assessments of Patient Interactions

November 13, 2018  |  David Raths, Contributing Editor
Patient Engagement Physicians at Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse, N.Y., are using a mobile app to collect data about hospitalists’ behaviors during patient interactions in order to provide real-time...

Veritas Capital, Elliott Management Acquire athenahealth in $5.7B Deal

November 12, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
EHR Private equity firm Veritas Capital and hedge fund Elliott Management are acquiring athenahealth, the Watertown, Mass.-based EHR and practice management vendor, for $5.7 billion, according to a Monday announcement.

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Featured Commentary

Using Performance Management to Scale

Leadership The "Rockefeller Habits," once adopted and measured regularly, can change any organization that wants to grow and scale, and keep everyone accountable along the way.

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.
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