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The Advisory Board Exploring Strategic Alternatives, Including Possible Sale

February 8, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Washington, D.C.-based healthcare research and consulting firm The Advisory Board Company announced that its board and management team had begun an evaluation process to explore potential strategic alternatives to maximize shareholder value, including a sale of...

Healthcare Informatics’ HIMSS17 Survival Guide

February 8, 2017  |  Heather Landi, Rajiv Leventhal and Mark Hagland
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What can HIMSS17 attendees expect this year from the industry’s largest annual conference? What will be the biggest buzzwords and “buzz concepts” this year? Industry experts and observers weigh in.

Lahey Health, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Merger Talks

January 31, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The boards of directors of Boston-based Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Burlington-based Lahey Health announced they have signed a letter of intent to explore creating a combined system to serve communities in Eastern Massachusetts.

Black Book: PHM Growing in Importance, but Providers Lack Tech Infrastructure to Support it

January 30, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
Black Book’s most recent report on the state of population health management (PHM) has revealed that it is among the fastest-growing areas in the healthcare IT space.

Spur Innovation with a Continuous Improvement Focus

January 30, 2017  |  Carly Dunham, consultant, Freed Associates
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In health care, “innovation” is often thought of in the context of life-changing tools and technology, such as the late 1970s introduction of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or the more recent advent of modern telehealth.

Selling Cybersecurity in the Age of Ransomware

January 18, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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CISOs and CIOs face significant challenges in their work to strengthen data security, and one major hurdle is that, despite the very real threat of internal and external data breaches, investments in cybersecurity can be a tough sell.

Black Book Surveys the Healthcare C-Suite, Reveals Biggest Tech Trends

December 21, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Black Book’s year-end healthcare C-suite survey revealed that organizations are slowing down on advanced software acquisitions due to political and funding uncertainty that is menacing long term strategies.

Yes, They’re Making It Happen: How Healthcare Leaders Found Their Way Forward in 2016

December 20, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
As the pace of change across healthcare accelerates seemingly by the day, the pioneers of U.S.—and international—healthcare, are showing that transformational change is not only possible—it’s happening now

Global Study: 16% of Healthcare Orgs Ready to Commercialize Blockchains in 2017

December 20, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Some healthcare organizations are moving fast on commercializing blockchain at scale and even seem to be ahead of the financial industry, according to a report by IBM Institute for Business Value.

For Hospitals, Patient Misidentification Impacts Patient Safety, Productivity and the Bottom Line

December 14, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Patient misidentification costs clinicians close to 30 minutes in wasted time per shift and contributes to 35 percent of all medical claims being denied, according to a recent survey of care providers compiled by The Ponemon Institute.

Survey: Transition to Value-Based Reimbursement Slowing

December 12, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Close to 60 percent of multispecialty medical groups and integrated delivery systems are ready to accept downside risk within two years, but several obstacles are slowing the transition from fee-for-service to value-based payments, according to a recent survey...

Premier ACOs Continue to Outpace Peers, Data Shows

November 17, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
While federal accountable care organization (ACO) program results from 2015 exposed another year of mixed outcomes, Premier, Inc. has just released data showing that its ACO participants continue to outpace their peers.

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