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Seattle — October 22-23, 2018
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
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News

Seven Companies, Four Individuals Indicted in Billion-Dollar Telemedicine Fraud Conspiracy

Four individuals and seven companies have been indicted in a $1 billion telemedicine fraud scheme, the Department of Justice announced this week.

Anthem Agrees to Record Payment—$16M—for Largest U.S. Health Data Breach

Anthem, Inc. has agreed to pay $16 million to HHS' Office for Civil Rights to settle potential HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules violations in the largest U.S. health data breach in history.

Report: athenahealth Has Multiple Bidders for Sale of the Company

Watertown, Mass.-based health IT company athenahealth has attracted interest from at least five potential bidders for a possible sale of the company, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.

Minnesota DHS Acknowledges Increase in Targeted Phishing Attacks

Two phishing attacks on employees at the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) resulted in the possible leakage of about 21,000 Minnesotans’ personal information.

Carequality Seeks Input on FHIR-Based Exchange

Carequality is seeking input from the healthcare community as it looks to add support for FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resource)-based exchange.

Social Determinants Data Project Wins Indiana Tech Challenge

A project involving social determinants of health data from Regenstrief Institute and the Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI took home the top prize in the inaugural Indiana Inject Tech Challenge from BioCrossroads.

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.

UC Davis Health’s Physician-Specific Approach to Addressing Burnout

October 16, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
EHR In Sacramento, clinical and IT leaders at the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) Health have been eager to develop and roll-out a program to improve physician efficiency levels within the EHR.

New DirectTrust CEO Sees Potential for Applying its Trust Framework in Other Healthcare Contexts

October 15, 2018  |  David Raths, Contributing Editor
Interoperability In July the nonprofit DirectTrust named former Cerner executive Scott Stuewe its new CEO to replace founding CEO Dr. David Kibbe. In a recent interview with Healthcare Informatics, Stuewe spoke...

Heritage Medical Systems’ Voyage to Value—and How Physicians are Leading the Way

October 11, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
Value-Based Care Mark Wagar, president of Heritage Physician Organizations, recently spoke with Healthcare Informatics about his organization’s value-based care journey, its ACO progress, and how physician...

Are Disruptive Forces in U.S. Healthcare Accelerating Now? Notes on the Now-Approved CVS-Aetna Deal

October 10, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
Value-Based Care The Department of Justice’s approval Wednesday of the CVS-Aetna merger signals a new phase in the healthcare business world—and it’s time for patient care executives to rethink the meaning of...

DOJ Approves CVS-Aetna $69B Merger, On Condition Aetna Divest Part D Business

October 10, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
Analytics The Justice Department has approved a $69 billion merger between mega-pharmacy retailer CVS Health and health insurer Aetna, on condition that Aetna divest is Medicare Part D prescription drug plan business.

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:

CMS Announces 1,300 Participants for New BPCI Advanced Initiative

October 10, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
Payment CMS has announced that nearly 1,300 hospitals and physician group practices have signed agreements with the federal agency to participate in the Administration’s BPCI Advanced model.

Health2047 Spin-Off Focuses on Prediabetes Coaching

October 9, 2018  |  David Raths, Contributing Editor
Patient Engagement Health2047 Inc., a Silicon Valley-based innovation company founded by the American Medical Association (AMA), has spun out its second startup, First Mile Care, a preventive chronic care...

A Data-Driven Effort to Tackle Indiana’s COPD Problem

October 9, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
Analytics Although reduction in avoidable readmissions after COPD-related hospitalizations is a national objective, in one Indiana community it’s moved its way up to the very top of the healthcare priority list.

CISOs, CIOs Not Confident in Their Medical Device Security Strategy, New KLAS Research Finds

October 9, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
Cybersecurity A new report from KLAS Research sheds light on the current state of the medical device security industry, including the finding that one-third of connected medical devices are "unpatchable."

At the HIT Summit in Raleigh, a Health Plan Executive Points to the Future of Value-Based Care

October 8, 2018  |  Mark Hagland, Editor-in-Chief
Value-Based Care Speaking at the HIT Summit in Raleigh last month, Humana’s Ben Lunsford offered attendees insights into the future of value-based healthcare, and his health plan’s future intentions

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Featured Commentary

Are Disruptive Forces in U.S. Healthcare Accelerating Now? Notes on the Now-Approved CVS-Aetna Deal

Value-Based Care The Department of Justice’s approval Wednesday of the CVS-Aetna merger signals a new phase in the healthcare business world—and it’s time for patient care executives to rethink the meaning of...

In New Opioids Legislation, Patient Privacy Holds Serve

Privacy Congress’ sweeping opioids legislation has created much debate in recent days and weeks, as stakeholders sit on different sides of the table over a key patient privacy element.

Managing the Consumer Data Deluge

Value-Based Care In-home monitoring and diagnostic devices are likely to create substantial new diagnostic data to manage

Who Will Watch the Apple Watch?

Mobile It does no good to have devices like AW4 generating data if we don’t know what to do with it or don’t have processes in place to reliably respond.
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