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Global EHR Market to Hit $33B by 2025, Report Finds

The global electronic health records (EHR) market is expected to reach $33.4 billion by 2025, according to new analysis from Research and Markets.

Change Healthcare Becomes First HIT Org to Join Blockchain Collaborative at Top Level

Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort created to advance blockchain technology, has announced that Change Healthcare has become the first healthcare organization to join at the initiative’s top membership level.

UChicago Medicine, Google Collaborating to Use Machine Learning, EHRs to Reduce Readmissions

The University of Chicago Medicine is collaborating with Google on an initiative that focuses on using new machine-learning techniques to create predictive models that could help prevent unplanned hospital readmissions, avoid costly complications and save lives.

Pilot Projects Link PCORnet, FDA’s Sentinel Program

Two pilot projects under way are seeking to demonstrate the value of data linkage between the Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network (PCORnet) and other distributed networks, such as the FDA’s Sentinel program.

Report: Despite Uncertainty, Healthcare Execs Focused on Value-Based Care Strategies

Despite current uncertainties in the healthcare market, heightened by the recent passage of the Republican-led healthcare bill in the U.S. House of Representatives, most health system leaders are sticking to their existing business strategies, and will keep their organizations moving towards value-based care, according to a new leadership survey by national healthcare advisory firm BDC Advisors.

Report: Clinical, IT Leaders Need to Increase Collaboration on IT Investments

A HIMSS Analytics and Vocera survey report examines the collaboration between clinical and IT leaders on clinical IT investments and also has some interesting findings on the extent that clinical IT contributes to care team, and IT team, burnout.

BREAKING: The Healthcare Informatics 100: Our Annual Ranking of Healthcare IT Vendors by Revenue

May 22, 2017  |  the Editors of Healthcare Informatics
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The editors of Healthcare Informatics are once again proud to present the newest edition of our unique industry offering: the Healthcare Informatics 100 (THE 100), a compilation of the top health IT companies based on HIT revenues from the...

A Study of ACO-Based Care Management Shows that Results Are Highly Replicable

May 19, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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I read with interest an article in the May Health Affairs, in which researchers analyzed early results of care management work undertaken at Massachusetts General Hospital—with positive implications for ACO-based care management going forward

At the Health IT Summit in Chicago, a Discussion of IT Security Focuses on Frameworks

May 18, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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On May 12 at Healthcare Informatics’ Health IT Summit in Chicago, a discussion of IT security strategy turned towards the frameworks available to the leaders of patient care organizations

Why Would You Ever Do THAT? A Perspective on Why Healthcare Lags Behind Other Industries

May 18, 2017  |  Glenn Pearson
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I firmly believe that population health management, readmissions reductions and value-based purchasing are not possible without tapping into today's exciting technology-supported processes which didn't exist even 10 years ago.

For One Tennessee Orthopedic Group, Patient Engagement Accelerates Performance Improvement

May 17, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Originally not sure if patient portals would provide value, leaders at OrthoTennessee quickly changed their perception on the importance of engagement.

Thinking Strategically about MACRA and MIPS: Will It Be Sink or Swim in 2019? (Part 2 of Two)

May 17, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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In Part Two of a two-part article, healthcare IT experts explore the reputational and operational implications of MIPS reporting as well as the necessary investments in health IT and other resources in order to succeed in the program.

CMS: Two-Thirds of Medicare Clinicians will be Exempt from MIPS Early On

May 16, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Although there has been significant concern regarding clinicians’ readiness for MACRA/MIPS, CMS has said that for varying reasons, many Medicare doctors won’t have to report to the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) this year.

Closing the Healthcare Industry’s Skills Gaps

May 15, 2017  |  By Terry McDonough, CEO of Strayer@Work
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Healthcare hiring managers are having a particularly challenging time filling positions that require information technology skills. The healthcare industry also faces a growing need for leaders and strategists.

Researchers Are the Tail; the Health System Is the Dog

May 14, 2017  |  David Raths
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Researchers at the NIH Collaboratory Coordinating Center describe some lessons learned from investigators involved in its pragmatic clinical trials.

Wanna Decryptor and the National Health Service’s Fatal Vulnerability: Lessons Learned?

May 14, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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The Wanna Decryptor 2.0 ransomware virus severely disrupted the British National Health Service’s capabilities to provide patient care across England and Scotland last week: what have British—and European, and American—healthcare leaders learned?