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Can CDs Be Eliminated From the Image-Sharing Process?

April 5, 2018     David Raths
The dream of imaging informatics executives is to get CD-ROMs out of the workflow. But they are stubbornly persistent — like fax machines in physician offices.

Disruption and the Future of Healthcare: Industry Leaders Parse the Challenges, and Strategic Opportunities

April 4, 2018     Heather Landi
The pace of disruption in healthcare is accelerating, but what does this mean for the future of healthcare? Is there an upside to disruption for healthcare organizations? Industry leaders parse the challenges, and the strategic opportunities.

PODCAST: Brookings Fellow Yaraghi Slams ONC’s TEFCA

April 4, 2018     Rajiv Leventhal
Niam Yaraghi and I discuss TEFCA, the evolution of HIEs and where things stand today, and the government’s push for a market-oriented healthcare that is centered around patient empowerment.

A Final Rule Around Medicare Advantage Plans Hints at Potential Future Changes to MIPS Data Reporting

April 2, 2018     Mark Hagland
Amid the announcement of a final rule around changes to the Medicare Advantage program, CMS Administrator Seema Verma hinted at data measurement changes that could touch on provider measures as well

At Penn Medicine, Leaders Leverage Predictive Analytics to Improve Antibiotic Use

April 2, 2018     Heather Landi
Leaders at Penn Medicine initiated a project to leverage health IT to improve antibiotic prescribing, with the aim of delivering decision support within clinicians’ workflow, ensuring the right patient gets the right antibiotic at the right time.

In a Muddy HIE Landscape, CORHIO Delivers the Goods

April 2, 2018     Rajiv Leventhal
The Denver-based Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORHIO) has been able to attain levels of HIE achievement that are mostly unparalleled throughout the U.S.

At the HIT Summit in Cleveland, MetroHealth Executives Share their Journey into Value

March 30, 2018     Mark Hagland
Drs. Nabil Chehade and David Kaelber of Cleveland’s MetroHealth System shared with HIT Summit-Cleveland attendees insights on their organization’s journey into value-based care delivery, including on the vital role of HIT

Trump Fires Shulkin as VA-Cerner EHR Contract Questions Linger

March 29, 2018     Rajiv Leventhal
Following weeks of uncertainty and controversy surrounding David Shulkin, M.D., President Donald Trump finally dismissed the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary yesterday.

At NYU Langone Health, “Value-Based Medicine” Takes Center Stage

March 28, 2018     Rajiv Leventhal
For the project, the organization’s finance department collaborated with VBM physician champions to identify variations in care both internally and compared externally to benchmarked external institutions.

At the HIT Summit in Cleveland, a Closer Look at How Cybersecurity Issues Impact Clinicians

March 28, 2018     Mark Hagland
At the Health IT Summit in Cleveland, health IT leaders parsed some of the challenges around helping to guide clinicians and others forward around meeting the cybersecurity threats accelerating against patient care organizations

Blue Cross Blue Shield Nebraska Leverages Mobile Tech to Improve Plan Member Engagement

March 27, 2018     Mark Hagland
Leaders at Blue Cross Blue Shield Nebraska have been successful in leveraging mobile technology in order to improve plan member engagement around members’ care management

Scottsdale Institute 2017 CISO Fall Summit: Best Practice Standards in Cybersecurity Risk Management

March 27, 2018     Shelley Ducker, Shelley Ducker Communications
Thirteen chief information officers (CIOs) and chief information security officers (CISOs) of leading health systems convened in Chicago to discuss key challenges, best practice standards and collaborative opportunities in cybersecurity.

Cleveland Clinic CIO Ed Marx Urges the HIT Summit Audience to Take Risks and Lead Proactively

March 27, 2018     Mark Hagland
Ed Marx, CIO of the Cleveland Clinic organization, and a nationally recognized healthcare IT leader, urged the audience gathered for the Health IT Summit in Cleveland to be proactive in demonstrating leadership in their organizations

Amid Leadership Changes at HHS, Former Deputy CISO Speaks Out on Cybersecurity Center Controversy

March 26, 2018     Heather Landi
Over the past seven months, there have been a number of events that have upended top technology and cyber leadership at HHS, and some healthcare leaders and lawmakers are questioning the status of HHS’s cyber operations center, which launched just last June.

Be Recognized as a Data Analysis Expert

March 26, 2018     AHIMA
As healthcare evolves into a data-driven world, organizations are seeking health data analysts who understand how to interpret and provide value to data and analytics. AHIMA’s Certified Health Data Analyst (CHDA) credential holders have the power to spearhead these efforts. Oversight by professionals with the proper tools and knowledge to look at the “bigger picture” of healthcare data analytics is a must.

Atrius Health Finding High-Value Use Cases for Natural Language Processing

March 26, 2018     David Raths
Natural language processing has the potential to help plug information gaps by unlocking the value in unstructured data. But health systems are still figuring out which use cases to apply it to.

Three Myths About Cyber Insurance

March 26, 2018     Daniel Casey, president and CEO, Peoples United Insurance Agency
Given the escalating number of attacks and increasing financial costs, the rate of cyber insurance adoption is somewhat surprising. There are three myths about cyber insurance that are keeping more businesses from adding these policies.

A Clinically Integrated Network Forges Success in Southeastern New Jersey

March 25, 2018     Mark Hagland
In New Jersey, Shore Quality Partners is succeeding as a clinically integrated network, through clear strategy and excellent execution—and successful leveraging of data and IT to support clinical transformation

The Chief Content Officer for a New Healthcare Conference Shares Her Perspectives on Needed Conversations in the Industry

March 23, 2018     Mark Hagland
Constance Sjoquist, the chief content officer at HLTH, shares her perspectives on what it is that the HLTH Conference’s leaders are hoping to bring to the industry in Las Vegas in May

At Banner Health, the Focus Turns to the Evolution of Cybersecurity Threats and How to Stop Them

March 22, 2018     Rajiv Leventhal
Banner Health’s CISO discusses the cyber threat landscape, what can be done to prevent attacks and what is concerning him most these days.

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