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

December 11, 2018     Mark Hagland, Editor-in-Chief
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
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

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

December 6, 2018     Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
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 greatest barriers, and pending regulations.

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

December 6, 2018     Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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.

At UVM Health Network, Advancing an Integrated Health System’s Initiatives through Data Governance Strategies

December 5, 2018     Mark Hagland, Editor-in-Chief
At the Burlington, Vermont-based UVM Health Network, Leah Fullem is helping to lead data governance processes intended to speed the advancement of key IT strategies across the integrated health system

EXCLUSIVE: NAACOS President Foresees “Shrinkage in Accountable Care Movement” Pending MSSP Final Rule

December 5, 2018     Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
Clif Gaus, NAACOS president and CEO, speaks out on a few key problems that his organization, and others, have with CMS’ proposed changes to the MSSP.

KLAS: EHR Vendors Making Significant Progress with CommonWell, Carequality Connection

December 4, 2018     Heather Landi, Associate Editor
With the establishment of connectivity between CommonWell and Carequality, the ability to exchange patient records is within the reach of most provider organizations, according to KLAS Research.

Top Three 2019 Healthcare Cybersecurity Trends

December 3, 2018     Christian Aboujaoude, Industry Voice, Senior Director Enterprise Architecture, Scripps Health
Inside this story are some of the biggest cybersecurity threat trends facing the healthcare industry for 2019, and some recommendations to combat them.

At RSNA 2018, An Intense Focus on Artificial Intelligence

November 29, 2018     Mark Hagland, Editor-in-Chief
Artificial intelligence solutions—and discussions—were everywhere at RSNA 2018 this week—with both interest and hype reaching new heights around AI applications in the radiology world

Amazon Launches Machine Learning Initiative to Mine Data from EHRs

November 29, 2018     Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
Continuing its aggressive push into healthcare, Amazon announced this week that it’s launching a machine learning service that will aim to mine data from electronic health records (EHRs).

HHS Studying Modernization of Indian Health Services’ IT Platform

November 29, 2018     David Raths, Contributing Editor
With so much focus on the modernization of health IT systems at the Veteran’s Administration and Department of Defense, there has been less attention paid to decisions that have to be made about IT systems in the Indian Health Service. But now the HHS Office of the Chief Technology Officer has funded a one-year project to study IHS’ options.

At RSNA, Imaging Informatics Sage Joe Marion Offers Straight Talk on this Moment in Imaging IT

November 28, 2018     Mark Hagland, Editor-in-Chief
Joe Marion, a leading observer of the imaging informatics market, shares his perspectives on vendor and provider consolidation, the emergence of AI, and future challenges

HHS Issues Comprehensive Draft Report with Eyes on Reducing Health IT Burden

November 28, 2018     Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
HHS has issued a federal draft strategy designed to help reduce administrative and regulatory burden on clinicians caused by technology such as electronic health records.

Physician Burnout Addressed: How One Medical Group is (Virtually) Progressing

November 27, 2018     Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
Leaders at Massachusetts General Physicians Organization took to surveying their doctors about burnout, and have since taken the necessary steps to address the issue.

RSNA Attendance Holds Steady, While A.I. Is Once Again the Talk of the Conference

November 26, 2018     Mark Hagland
Attendance at the annual RSNA Conference held steady this year in relation to the two most recent years, while artificial intelligence/machine learning remained a strong focus

5 Lessons Learned Implementing SMART on FHIR at Intermountain

November 26, 2018     David Raths, Contributing Editor
During a recent eHealth Initiative webinar, Laura Heerman Langford, Ph.D., R.N., a nurse informaticist, detailed some lessons learned implementing Smart on FHIR apps at Intermountain Healthcare.

The Consumerization of Healthcare, AI, and the Shifting Physician-Patient Relationship

November 26, 2018     Gidi Stein, M.D., Ph.D., Industry Voice
AI should be thought of as a medical liaison to physicians and patients alike, that provides quick and accurate insights to enhance optimal care.

Recent Humana Report Points to Encouraging Progress in the Shift to Value-Based Care

November 26, 2018     Heather Landi, Associate Editor
A recent study from Humana reports ongoing progress in improving health outcomes and lowering costs among patients treated by physicians in Humana Medicare Advantage value-based agreements.

At the D.C. Department of Health Care Finance, Digging into Data Issues to Collaborate Across Healthcare

November 22, 2018     Mark Hagland, Editor-in-Chief
Kerda DeHaan and her colleagues at the D.C. Department of Health Care Finance are tackling granular data management issues to expand their collaboration with health plans and providers

How Virtual Care is Improving Access and Affordability of Healthcare

November 20, 2018     Lee Horner, CEO of Synzi, Industry Voice
Recent CMS developments to expand virtual care access and reimbursement will help chronic care patients remain at home as they participate in the ongoing care needed to manage their conditions.

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