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The Role of Health IT in Caring for Rural America

January 23, 2019     Betty Rabinowitz, M.D., chief medical officer, NextGen Healthcare, Industry Voice
Rural healthcare providers face significant challenges, and the resulting provider burnout and health outcome disparities are real. Developments in health information technology offer some needed hope.

Moving Forward with Digital Transformation, with Cybersecurity in Mind

January 22, 2019     Heather Landi. Associate Editor
While digital transformation and cybersecurity strategy may seem largely unrelated, two technology thought leaders say the two issues are intertwined, particularly as healthcare organizations face evolving cyber threats.

What it Takes to Be a Change Leader: A Conversation with CIO of the Year Ed Kopetsky

January 22, 2019     Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford/Stanford Children’s Health's CIO shares success stories and gives advice on the skills needed to succeed in the current health IT environment.

Industry Sage Joe Marion: We Have Yet to See Significant ROI on AI in Radiology

January 21, 2019     Mark Hagland, Editor-in-Chief
Artificial intelligence remains a huge topic of discussion and source of fascination in the imaging informatics world, but as industry sage Joe Marion notes, the practical ROI on AI remains elusive

Kaiser Creating Evidence-Based Complex Care Models

January 17, 2019     David Raths, Contributing Editor
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 Permanente.

Walgreens, Microsoft Ink Strategic Deal to “Transform Healthcare Delivery”

January 15, 2019     Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. and Microsoft Corp. are joining forces on a major seven-year healthcare partnership that will aim to make healthcare delivery more personal, affordable and accessible.

“Revolutionizing” Healthcare: How Non-Traditional Players are Shaking Up the Sector

January 15, 2019     Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
Could consolidation and contentment among major healthcare stakeholders—both on the provider and vendor fronts—open the door for new disruptors with innovative solutions?

A Managed Care Expert Looks at the Challenges Facing Providers As They Plunge into Risk

January 14, 2019     Mark Hagland, Editor-in-Chief
As the leaders of hospitals, medical groups, and health systems plunge into value-based contracting, the challenges of strategizing around downside risk are becoming more complex

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

January 14, 2019     Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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
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.

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

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

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

January 10, 2019     Parag Shah, Industry Voice, President, Practice Solutions, Integra Connect
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 financially?

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

January 8, 2019     Mark Hagland, Editor-in-Chief
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
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
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.

One Thought-Leader’s Look at the New Social Contract in Medicine and Healthcare

January 7, 2019     Mark Hagland, Editor-in-Chief
Healthcare thought-leader Michael Millenson shares his perspectives on the emerging new social contract around medical care and healthcare—in a time of accelerating technology disruption

Taking a Deep Dive into 2018’s M&A Activity, and What It Means for Healthcare

January 2, 2019     Heather Landi, Associate Editor
The healthcare landscape saw some seismic shifts in 2018 due to vertical mergers and large-scale acquisitions. What do the M&A deals of 2018 spell for the year ahead?

Collaboration Software Supports California’s Ambitious ‘Whole Person Care’ Pilots

January 2, 2019     David Raths, Contributing Editor
The State of California is piloting an ambitious effort called “Whole Person Care” within its Medicaid program by working with 25 counties to coordinate health, behavioral health and social services.

Managed Care Quality Agency NQCA Expands into Key Areas Around Population Health

January 1, 2019     Mark Hagland, Editor-in-Chief
Last month, NCQA, which has been measuring and validating health plan quality for nearly three decades, announced the creation of two programs around population health, and pop health IT capabilities

Healthcare Outlook: How the Industry Will Trend and Transform in 2019

December 31, 2018     By Timothy C. Peck, M.D., Industry Voice, co-founder and CEO, Call9
This past year was a transformative one for healthcare. Here are five trends that will impact the health tech landscape in 2019.


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