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Could Public-Private Collaboration Around Hospital Data Move Into a New Phase?

March 20, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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A “Perspective” column published in The New England Journal of Medicine that points to potential areas of collaboration around the data inputs to the Prospective Payment System—with some interesting implications

New York-Based Cardiologist and Neurologist Charged in $50 Million Healthcare Fraud Scheme

March 6, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
A cardiologist, a neurologist, and others in New York have been arrested on charges that allege the group fraudulently billed public health care programs and private insurance companies of more than $50 million.

Health System Leaders Issue Statement in Support of Medicaid Expansion, Gains Made Under the ACA

March 6, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
Amid reports that Republican U.S. lawmakers expect to unveil, as soon as this week, the text of long-awaited legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the leaders of several prominent health systems gathered in Washington, D.C. today for a...

Study: 87 Percent of Healthcare Organizations Will Adopt IoT Technology by 2019

March 2, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
In just two years, by 2019, the majority of healthcare organizations (87 percent) will have adopted Internet of Things (IoT) technology and 76 percent believe it will transform the healthcare industry, according to a study from networking provider Aruba, a...

Who’s to Blame for Healthcare’s Interoperability Struggles? An Expert Weighs in—and Urges Stakeholders to Move Forward

February 28, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
commentary
It was refreshing to read Dr. Julia Adler-Milstein’s commentary on interoperability, and why constantly pointing fingers at each other can be counterproductive.

At HIMSS17, Marc Probst Again Urges for End of Meaningful Use

February 21, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
In an exclusive interview with Healthcare Informatics, Intermountain CIO Marc Probst discusses the health IT industry's most pressing issues, and says that federal officials should do away with Meaningful Use.

Live from HIMSS17: Cybersecurity Leaders Dive Into New and Emerging Threats

February 20, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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At HIMSS17, experts in the cybersecurity space dove into the latest emerging trends regarding healthcare information security and protection, with newfound emphasis on medical device security.

Survey: Healthcare CIOs Cite EHR Optimization, Pop Health as Top Investment Priorities

February 16, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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In a survey of 128 CHIME members about healthcare IT investment priorities, 38 percent of respondents ranked EMR system optimization as their top priority for capital investment over the next year.

Medicare Actuaries: U.S. Healthcare Spending Will Rise to $5.548 Trillion and 19.9 Percent of GDP in 2025

February 15, 2017  |  Heather Landi
article
Under current law, national health expenditures are projected to grow at an average annual rate of 5.6 percent over the next decade and increase to 19.9 percent of gross domestic product by 2025, according to a study authored by Medicare actuaries.

5 Things That Will Derail Your Project This Year

February 15, 2017  |  Pete Rivera
commentary
Success only comes with the “Constancy of Purpose” tied to the organizational Mission. If it doesn’t help the Mission, then why are you doing it?

Survey: Only One-Third of Health Systems Report Physicians Ready for MACRA

February 14, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
A new Health Catalyst/Peer60 survey reveals varying degrees of readiness among health systems for upcoming Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) reporting requirements as only 35 percent of hospital executives report having a strategy in...

Deloitte Leader Ponders Healthcare’s Post-ACA Landscape

February 13, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Mitch Morris, M.D., recently spoke with Healthcare Informatics about the post-election healthcare landscape and how the future of value-based care looks with the new administration at the helm.

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