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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.

ASCO Picks IBM Watson Exec to Lead CancerLinQ

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has named a former IBM Watson executive as the new CEO of its CancerLinQ big data platform.

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.

Will IBM Watson Repeat history?

August 15, 2018  |  Joe Marion
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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
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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 projects.

Making Care Connections Happen: How Intermountain Healthcare is Moving the Needle on Virtual Care

August 14, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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In March, Intermountain Healthcare announced the launch of one of the nation’s largest virtual hospital services. One of the organization’s senior leaders discusses why the health system went in this direction.

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

August 13, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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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 no clear outcome

BREAKING: CMS Proposes Sweeping Changes to MSSP ACO Program

August 9, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal and Heather Landi
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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 these organizations into two-sided risk models.

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.

A ‘Google’ for Clinical Notes Draws Interest

August 8, 2018  |  David Raths
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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
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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 perspectives on that subject, at the Health IT Summit in Boston

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

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

Dr. David Nash on Population Health: Physicians Don’t Grasp It

August 6, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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David Nash, M.D., one of the best-known pioneers in the world of population health management and related areas, discusses the population health landscape with Healthcare Informatics

Will the Chief Digital Officer Role be Key to Healthcare’s Future?

August 5, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Leading hospitals and health systems are increasingly adding chief digital officers to their senior leadership teams. Hillary Ross, a senior partner with executive search firm Witt/Kieffer, shares her thoughts on the growing importance of the CDO in healthcare.

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...