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Health IT Summit Series


Beverly Hills — November 8-9, 2018
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
Summit Series

News

Microsoft Healthcare Rolls Out FHIR Server for Azure

Microsoft Healthcare has announced the release of an open source project, FHIR Server for Azure, to offer developers access to software that supports the exchange and management of data in the cloud via the FHIR specification.

EHR Usability Issues Impact Pediatric Patient Safety, Research Finds

In an analysis of 9,000 pediatric patient safety reports from three healthcare organizations, researchers found that 36 percent of the reports were related to EHR usability issues.

New Blockchain Project Sets to Tackle Provider Credentialing

A group of five healthcare enterprises are linking up to participate in a distributed ledger program aimed at resolving administrative inefficiencies related to professional credentialing.

Survey: More Than Half of Healthcare CIOs Lack Strong Trust in Their Data

For U.S. healthcare leaders, trusted data is more important than ever, as their organizations migrate from the fee-for-service model to value-based care. However, a recent survey of CIOs found that less than half of healthcare organizations show very strong levels of trust in their data.

GetWellNetwork Acquires HealthLoop

GetWellNetwork, a Bethesda, Md.-based company offering a platform for improving patient engagement, has acquired Silicon Valley startup HealthLoop.

CMS: 93% of Clinicians Get Positive Payment Adjustments for MIPS Year 1

Ninety-three percent of MIPS-eligible clinicians received a positive payment adjustment for their performance in 2017, and 95 percent overall avoided a negative payment adjustment.

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.

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...

At the Beverly Hills HIT Summit, APG’s Crane Offers a Vision of the Future of Medical Care

November 11, 2018  |  Mark Hagland, Editor-in-Chief
Population Health Don Crane, CEO of APG, a nationwide association of physician groups involved in risk-based contracting, offered HIT Summit attendees a vision of a coordinated care-based future

You Have to Learn to Walk Before You Can Run With Predictive Analytics

November 11, 2018  |  David Raths, Contributing Editor
Analytics The title of a recent webinar says all you need to know about predictive analytics in healthcare: “Within Sight Yet Out of Reach.”

Google Taps Geisinger CEO David Feinberg to Assume Healthcare Leadership Role

November 9, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
Innovation Geisinger Health System CEO David Feinberg has been tapped by Google to assume a leadership role over its healthcare initiatives.

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:

Seven Best Practices for Optimizing EHRs Clinically and Financially

November 7, 2018  |  Dan O’Connor and Joncé Smith, Industry Voices, Stoltenberg Consulting, Inc.
EHR Healthcare facilities struggle with knowing if they are using their EHRs to the full potential. There are ways to alleviate the confusion and optimize your EHR for combined clinical decision making and operational...

HIE 2.0: CORHIO’s Leaders Map a Pathway to Advanced Data-Sharing Success in Colorado

November 7, 2018  |  Mark Hagland, Editor-in-Chief
HIE The leaders of Colorado’s statewide HIE, CORHIO, have been pushing ahead to advance the next phase of HIE evolution, moving into intensive data normalization work, even as they expand the types of data being shared across...

Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s Heartening Speech at CHIME18 Should Inspire U.S. Healthcare Leaders

November 6, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
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.

Healthcare Leaders Praise Telehealth Advancements, Delayed E&M Coding Changes in Recent CMS Rule

November 5, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
Payment Starting in 2019, for the first time, CMS will reimburse providers for virtual check-ins with patients, regardless of the patient’s location—a move that drew praise from many healthcare leaders.

Dr. Mark Smith’s Five Tasks for the Healthcare Sector

November 5, 2018  |  David Raths, Contributing Editor
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.

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

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.

Time to End ‘Wild West’ of Health Data Usage in HIPAA-Free Zones

Privacy An Oct. 22 meeting put on by the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services brought together industry leaders and researchers to talk about the many ways genetic, wearable and EHR health data is being used.
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