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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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News

Atul Gawande Pulls Out of HIMSS19 Keynote

Atul Gawande, M.D., scheduled as the opening keynote for HIMSS19, will no longer be speaking at the conference, according to a STAT report this week.

Research: Physician Burnout is a Public Health Crisis; Improving EHR Usability is Critical

Physician burnout is a public health crisis and addressing the problem requires improving electronic health record (EHR) standards with a strong focus on usability and open application programming interfaces (APIs), according to a new report from leading healthcare researchers.

Report: At-Risk Medicare Seniors the Next Apple Watch Target?

Apple is engaging in discussions with multiple private Medicare insurers about subsidizing the cost of the Apple Watch for at-risk people over 65 years old, according to a CNBC report.

PerfectServe Acquisition of Telmediq Consolidates Secure Communication Platforms

PerfectServe, a provider of cloud-based clinical communication and collaboration solutions, has acquired competitor Telmediq, a secure communications platform provider for health settings.

Healthcare Industry Could Save $12.4B With Full Adoption of Electronic Transactions

The healthcare industry continues to make progress automating business processes, but significant gaps remain, representing an opportunity for $12.4 billion in savings through further automation, according to new data from the 2018 CAQH Index.

GAO Report: Patient Matching Efforts Can Be Significantly Improved

There is a lot that can be done—such as implementing common standards for recording demographic data—to improve patient matching, according to a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report that closely examined the issue.

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.

Key Questions Before Partnering With Telehealth Specialty Providers

January 18, 2019  |  David Raths, Contributing Editor
Telehealth The California Telehealth Resource Center (CTRC) has come up with 20 questions clinics should ask specialty telehealth providers when vetting different offerings

Kaiser Creating Evidence-Based Complex Care Models

January 17, 2019  |  David Raths, Contributing Editor
Population Health As the National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs rolls out its “Blueprint for Complex Care,” perhaps no health system has devoted as many resources to complex care as Kaiser...

Should Physicians and HIT Leaders Worry about the Implications of the Walgreens/Microsoft Deal?

January 16, 2019  |  Mark Hagland, Editor-in-Chief
Value-Based Care As architect Daniel Burnham famously said, “Make no little plans”; the leaders of the Walgreens/Microsoft alliance, like so many others, are thinking big—and providers need to be doing so, too

Manifest MedEx CEO on the Path Forward for HIEs, and Connecting Healthcare in California

January 14, 2019  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
HIE Claudia Williams, CEO of California HIE Manifest MedEx and former White House technology senior advisor, discusses the organization’s strategy to provide value to network participants and the path forward for HIEs.

Are New APMs from CMMI Coming Soon? Industry Stakeholders Forecast Bold Moves from the CMS Innovation Center in 2019

January 11, 2019  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
Value-Based Care What might be in the works over at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation? Industry stakeholders, and federal lawmakers, are eager to know what the relatively opaque agency has in store.

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:

NAACOS and ACO Leaders Express Distress Over Just-Announced MSSP Application Deadline

January 11, 2019  |  Mark Hagland, Editor-in-Chief
Value-Based Care The leaders of the ACOs participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program say the Feb. 19 deadline to apply for participation in 2019 allows insufficient time to respond The leaders of the...

Four Ways RCM Must Transform for the Shift to Value-Based RCM

January 10, 2019  |  Parag Shah, Industry Voice, President, Practice Solutions, Integra Connect
Revenue Cycle Management A recurring theme of value-based care is the need for practices to undergo transformation and adjust their practices, clinically and operationally. But how should they transform...

Drexel University Moves Forward on Leveraging NLP to Improve Clinical and Research Processes

January 8, 2019  |  Mark Hagland, Editor-in-Chief
Analytics At Drexel University, Walter Niemczura is helping to lead an ongoing initiative to improve research processes and clinical outcomes through the leveraging of NLP technology

Missouri Health Connection’s CEO Defends HIEs’ Value in a Competitive HIT Landscape

January 8, 2019  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
HIE Angie Bass—Missouri Health Connection’s president and CEO—discusses MHC’s HIE journey, the biggest challenges that exist today, and how the organization is providing value for its members.

AI and Healthcare: Cure-All, Poison Pill, or Simply Smarter Medicine?

January 7, 2019  |  Josh Gluck, adjunct professor, NYU’s Wagner School of Public Service, Industry Voice
Analytics AI is moving from hypothetical to business critical in healthcare. Implementing AI may seem like a cure-all to every hospital woe, from data entry to imaging, and it would be easy to get overwhelmed.

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

Key Questions Before Partnering With Telehealth Specialty Providers

Telehealth The California Telehealth Resource Center (CTRC) has come up with 20 questions clinics should ask specialty telehealth providers when vetting different offerings

Should Physicians and HIT Leaders Worry about the Implications of the Walgreens/Microsoft Deal?

Value-Based Care As architect Daniel Burnham famously said, “Make no little plans”; the leaders of the Walgreens/Microsoft alliance, like so many others, are thinking big—and providers need to be doing so, too

Health IT Predictions for 2019

Innovation It’s January and that means it is time to brush the dust off of my crystal ball and make some predictions about health IT for the upcoming year.

Assessing the New Cybersecurity Practices Publication: Why Small and Medium-Sized Care Organizations Have Reason to Rejoice

Cybersecurity A new set of voluntary cybersecurity practices released by HHS offers practical advice and conceptual supports for hospitals and medical groups
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