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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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NCQA Moves Into the Population Health Sphere With Two New Programs

The NCQA, known primarily for decades as a nationwide evaluator of managed health plan quality, announced on Monday that it was expanding its reach to encompass the measurement of population health management programs

Report: 30 Percent of Healthcare Databases Exposed Online

Hackers are using the Dark Web to buy and sell personally identifiable information (PII) stolen from healthcare organizations, and exposed databases are a vulnerable attack surface for healthcare organizations, according to a new cybersecurity research report.

Allscripts Sells its Netsmart Stake to GI Partners, TA Associates

Just a few months after Allscripts said it would be selling its majority stake in Netsmart, the health IT company announced today that private equity firm GI Partners, along with TA Associates, will be acquiring the stake held in Netsmart.

Study Links Stress from Using EHRs to Physician Burnout

Physician burnout continues to be a significant issue in the healthcare and healthcare IT industries, and at the same time, electronic health records (EHRs) are consistently cited as a top burnout factor for physicians.

Report: Massachusetts General Hospital Targeting Various Blockchain Use Cases

Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers are partnering with MediBloc, a Korean healthcare blockchain company, with the aim to improve patient data sharing and storing, according to an article in CoinDesk.

AMIA, AHIMA Call for HIPAA Modernization to Support Patient Access

Modernization of the 22-year-old Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) would improve patients’ access to their health information and protect their health data in a burgeoning app ecosystem, according to two leading health IT industry groups.

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.

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

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...

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.

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:

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.

At RSNA 2018, An Intense Focus on Artificial Intelligence

November 29, 2018  |  Mark Hagland, Editor-in-Chief
Analytics Artificial intelligence solutions—and discussions—were everywhere at RSNA 2018 this week—with both interest and hype reaching new heights around AI applications in the radiology world

Amazon Launches Machine Learning Initiative to Mine Data from EHRs

November 29, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
Analytics Continuing its aggressive push into healthcare, Amazon announced this week that it’s launching a machine learning service that will aim to mine data from electronic health records (EHRs).

RSNA 2018: Imaging’s Resurgence?

November 29, 2018  |  Joe Marion
IT Applications The latest buzz from the 2018 RSNA is all about Artificial Intelligence, as interest grows in terms of imaging informatics' role in healthcare IT

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Featured Commentary

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.

RSNA 2018: Imaging’s Resurgence?

IT Applications The latest buzz from the 2018 RSNA is all about Artificial Intelligence, as interest grows in terms of imaging informatics' role in healthcare IT
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