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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

Rasu Shrestha Leaving UPMC to Join Atrium Health as Chief Strategy Officer

Industry thought leader Rasu Shrestha, M.D., formerly Chief Innovation Officer at the vast 40-hospital UPMC, is leaving Pittsburgh to join Charlotte, North Carolina-based Atrium Health has the new executive vice president and chief strategy officer.

Early Career Physicians, Pharmacists, Keen on Working in Tech, Survey Finds

A survey of 502 early career U.S. physicians and pharmacists revealed that 47 percent of these healthcare professionals are interested in working in the technology sector.

Where is the Information Blocking Rule? Health IT Now Criticizes Missed Deadline

Industry group Health IT Now, a coalition of healthcare and technology companies, responded today to the Trump Administration's latest missed deadline for publication of a proposed information blocking rule as required under the 21st Century Cures law.

Research: Trends Point to Positive Increase in Telehealth Acceptance, Access

Stakeholders’ recognition of telehealth benefits has continually increased, as doors are now opening for various subsets of medicine, including tele-mental health, according to new research from law firm Epstein Becker Gree

Should HIPAA Privacy Rules Change? HHS Seeks Input

The OCR has issued an RFI seeking input from the public on how HIPAA Rules, particularly the HIPAA Privacy Rule, could be modified to reflect the administration’s goal of promoting coordinated, value-based care.

Investors Have Strong Interest in HIT Sector, Despite Valuation Concerns

Healthcare IT remains a hot investment sector despite concerns about these companies being overvalued, according to KPMG-Leavitt Partners 2019 Investment Outlook, a survey of health care investment professionals.

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.

Targeting Third Party Risk: Leading CISOs Detail Efforts to Secure the Healthcare Supply Chain

December 18, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
Cybersecurity Leading CISOs are working to establish a standardized method to assess the risk management posture of third-party suppliers, with the ultimate goal of safeguarding patients and information.

My Favorite Health IT Quotes of 2018

December 18, 2018  |  David Raths, Contributing Editor
One of the perks of this job is that I get to interview some of the smartest CIOs, CMIOs and entrepreneurs around. Here are a few of their sharpest comments.

Dr. AI Will See You Now: Machines and the Future of Medicine

December 18, 2018  |  Dr. Gautam Sivakumar, Industry Voice, CEO, Medisas
Analytics Three giant forces of technology have been building over the last few years, and they are about to fundamentally transform healthcare

Successful OpenNotes Implementations Require Portal Changes, More Communication

December 14, 2018  |  David Raths, Contributing Editor
Patient Engagement In just a few years the OpenNotes movement has spread to dozens of health systems. Yet at many healthcare organizations, the percentage of portal users reading clinical notes is still quite...

Becoming a Data-Driven Ecosystem: How San Diego County is Moving the Needle

December 11, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
HIE San Diego County health officials detail the region’s care environment as it exists today, and how data sharing and collaboration will be critical elements in evolving toward a healthier future

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:

At UPMC, Turbo-Charging Quality Improvement Efforts through Data Analytics

December 11, 2018  |  Mark Hagland, Editor-in-Chief
Value-Based Care At UPMC in Pittsburgh, Dr. Oscar Marroquin is leading a team of data analysts whose work is facilitating efforts to improve outcomes around readmissions and other important areas

The Modern Healthcare CIO, CMO, and CTO

December 10, 2018  |  Lori Williams, Industry Voice, vice president of fulfillment, Gigster
Leadership Members of the healthcare industry C-suite have the power to transform lives, and the CIO, CMO and CTO have roles that directly affect a provider’s ability to carry out positive change

Can Telehealth Slow the Traffic Between Nursing Homes, Emergency Departments?

December 6, 2018  |  David Raths, Contributing Editor
Telehealth There are 1.3 million transfers from skilled nursing facilities to emergency rooms each year, and CMS estimates that two-thirds of those are avoidable. Could telehealth be part of the solution?

Intermountain CMIO Stan Huff on the Need for Greater Interoperability: “We’re Killing Too Many People”

December 6, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
Interoperability Longtime Intermountain CMIO Stan Huff, M.D., recently chatted with Healthcare Informatics about all things interoperability, including the different types of data exchange that exist today, the...

How One Community Hospital is Leveraging AI to Bolster Its Care Pathways Process

December 6, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
Analytics Flagler Hospital physician IT leaders are leveraging an AI platform to develop care pathways for acute and non-acute conditions and are seeing measurable improvements in patient outcomes, while lowering costs.

Optimize Compliance, Collaboration, Care, and Your Future

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Featured Commentary

My Favorite Health IT Quotes of 2018

One of the perks of this job is that I get to interview some of the smartest CIOs, CMIOs and entrepreneurs around. Here are a few of their sharpest comments.

When It Comes to The Big Debate on ACOs, What Is “Big Enough” Savings?

Value-Based Care The back-and-forth interaction between CMS Administrator Seema Verma and the ACO community is unfolding in a fascinating, if unpredictable way, at a key inflection point in the evolution of the...

Can Telehealth Slow the Traffic Between Nursing Homes, Emergency Departments?

Telehealth There are 1.3 million transfers from skilled nursing facilities to emergency rooms each year, and CMS estimates that two-thirds of those are avoidable. Could telehealth be part of the solution?

What Do Healthcare Delivery Innovation and the Product Barcode Have in Common? More Than You Might Think

Innovation Our Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards Program is open for submissions—with a world of possibilities for innovative teams across the industry
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