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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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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.

OCR Fines Providers for HIPAA Violations, Failure to Follow “Basic Security Requirements”

Florida-based Advanced Care Hospitalists PL has agreed to pay $500,000 to the HHS Office for Civil Rights for a number of 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.

KLAS: EHR Integration, Enterprise Scalability Key Challenges Facing Telehealth Vendors

Healthcare organizations report high satisfaction with their telehealth virtual care platforms, however there are significant differences in how broad the various platforms are and in the quality of the vendors’ service. What’s more, EHR integration is a key challenge facing every telehealth vendor, according to a KLAS report.

Study: Neonatal Telehealth Reduces Hospital Transfers, Saves Money

Neonatal video-assisted resuscitation reduces transfers from hospitals without newborn intensive care units and provides significant cost savings, according to study published in the November issue of Health Affairs.

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.

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...

Becoming a Data-Driven Ecosystem: How San Diego County is Moving the Needle

December 11, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
HIE San Diego County health officials detail the region’s care environment as it exists today, and how data sharing and collaboration will be critical elements in evolving toward a healthier future

At UPMC, Turbo-Charging Quality Improvement Efforts through Data Analytics

December 11, 2018  |  Mark Hagland, Editor-in-Chief
Value-Based Care At UPMC in Pittsburgh, Dr. Oscar Marroquin is leading a team of data analysts whose work is facilitating efforts to improve outcomes around readmissions and other important areas

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

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:

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.

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

December 4, 2018  |  Mark Hagland, Editor-in-Chief
Innovation Our Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards Program is open for submissions—with a world of possibilities for innovative teams across the industry

KLAS: EHR Vendors Making Significant Progress with CommonWell, Carequality Connection

December 4, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
Interoperability With the establishment of connectivity between CommonWell and Carequality, the ability to exchange patient records is within the reach of most provider organizations, according to KLAS Research.

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

December 3, 2018  |  David Raths, Contributing Editor
Innovation An interview with Mutaz Shegewi of IDC Health Insights about tech trends impacting healthcare over the next five years.

Top Three 2019 Healthcare Cybersecurity Trends

December 3, 2018  |  Christian Aboujaoude, Industry Voice, Senior Director Enterprise Architecture, Scripps Health
Cybersecurity Inside this story are some of the biggest cybersecurity threat trends facing the healthcare industry for 2019, and some recommendations to combat them.

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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