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Senate Republicans Release Draft of Health Care Bill

On Thursday, Senate Republican leaders, who have promised to repeal former President Barack Obama’s healthcare legislation for seven years, moved forward on that goal with the release of a draft of their plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, which they expect to vote on next week.

Vermont HIE Implements IT Solution for Improved Data Quality

Vermont Information Technology Leaders (VITL), the operator of the Vermont Health Information Exchange, has announced the implementation of a data managing and synthesizing platform in an effort to expand its IT capabilities.

Survey: 75 Percent of CIOs Concerned About Incomplete, Inaccurate Medication Data

Despite multidisciplinary efforts to improve medication reconciliation, hospital CIOs still report unsatisfactory results, with three out of four concerned that their organization’s medication history data is incomplete or inaccurate, according to a new survey conducted by the CHIME Foundation.

Michigan Plans to Link State PDMP with Provider EHRs

The State of Michigan is directly adding the Michigan Automated Prescription System (MAPS) into the electronic health records (EHRs) and pharmacy management systems of hospitals, physician groups and pharmacies across the state.

Teladoc to Acquire Medical Consultation Company in $440M Deal

Telehealth company Teladoc has announced that it has acquired medical consultation firm Best Doctors for a deal totaling $440 million in cash and stock.

Study: Digital Health Coaching App Improves Weight Loss, Blood Pressure Management

A digital health app and 1-to-1 coaching platform can help patients lose weight and reduce blood pressure, according to a new study published in the June issue of the Journal of Medical Internet Research.

At the Health IT Summit in Boston, a Fresh Look at the Emergence of Personalized Medicine

June 23, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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At the Health IT Summit in Boston last week, Kristin Darby of Cancer Treatment Centers of America and John Halamka, M.D. of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston offered insights into the potential and the challenges inherent in the emergence of...

Leadership, Influence and the Ever-Evolving Role of CMIOs

June 22, 2017  |  Rochelle Abbott, Hearst Health
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During the Scottsdale Institute Spring Conference, 11 chief medical information officers (CMIOs) and former CMIOs convened for an exclusive discussion of the CMIO’s identity and mission within a health system.

MACRA 2018 Rule Reaction: Relief for Small Practices More of a “Band-Aid” than a Long-Term Fix

June 22, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Responding to stakeholder concerns, CMS is looking to make year two of the Quality Payment Program simpler for small practices. What will be the fallout for these clinicians?

The 2017 Healthcare Informatics 100 Product Breakouts: Data Security

June 22, 2017  |  the Editors of Healthcare Informatics
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Throughout the next several days, Healthcare Informatics will reveal its top 5 companies by revenue within these seven different categories to accompany the broader Healthcare Informatics 100 list.

BREAKING: CMS Releases Quality Payment Program Proposed Rule for 2018

June 20, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a proposed rule that would make changes in the second year of MACRA’s Quality Payment Program (QPP), with the aim to simplify the program, especially for small, independent and rural practices.

Survey: The Advisory Board Company Looks at the Virtual Care Opportunity

June 20, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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On June 19, The Advisory Board Company announced the results of a survey of healthcare consumers, one that has found a very high level of interest among consumers in the provision of virtual visits on the part of providers

The 2017 Healthcare Informatics 100 Product Breakouts: Data Analytics

June 20, 2017  |  the Editors of Healthcare Informatics
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Throughout the next several days, to accompany the Healthcare Informatics 100, we will reveal our top 5 companies by revenue within seven different product categories.

University of California Health System CIOs Collaborate for Change

June 19, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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The CIOS of five integrated health systems connected to the University of California system, and the CIO of the UC Office of the President, have been working together to improve efficiency, cost savings, and clinical computing environment across the state

Using Big Data to Find Hypertension Patients ‘Hiding in Plain Sight’

June 19, 2017  |  David Raths
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John Cuddeback, M.D., Ph.D., chief medical informatics officer for AMGA Analytics, is combing through claims and EHR data to find patients with undiagnosed hypertension who are “hiding in plain sight.”

The 2017 Healthcare Informatics 100 Product Breakouts: Financial Information Systems

June 19, 2017  |  the Editors of Healthcare Informatics
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Throughout the next several days, to accompany the Healthcare Informatics 100, we will reveal our top 5 companies by revenue within seven different product categories.