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Dr. Atul Gawande Tapped as CEO of Amazon/Berkshire/JP Morgan Chase Joint Healthcare Venture

June 20, 2018     Rajiv Leventhal
Nearly six months after Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase & Co. announced a joint healthcare venture, the organizations today tapped Atul Gawande, M.D., as CEO of the initiative.

In Arizona, the Ambition of “True Care Coordination” is Being Realized

June 20, 2018     Rajiv Leventhal
Phoenix-based Equality Health was formed with the goal to look at addressing healthcare outcomes disparities through the lens of culture. A population health management platform is helping to accomplish that.

Outgoing DirectTrust CEO David Kibbe, M.D., Talks About FHIR, Blockchain, TEFCA and Direct Standards Development

June 19, 2018     David Raths
Even though he is planning to step down this year as president and CEO of DirectTrust, the nonprofit organization that support health information exchange via the Direct message protocols, David Kibbe, M.D., has plenty of opinions to share about DirectTrust’s future, ONC and TEFCA, and interoperability’s role in value-based care.

What Does the Future Hold for athenahealth, and Its Customers? Industry Insiders Weigh In

June 19, 2018     Heather Landi
With new leadership coming in and a potential sale on the horizon, athenahealth is facing significant changes. Healthcare industry insiders weigh in on the company's possible suitors and how the changes could impact the company's customers.

How Providence St. Joseph Health is Moving Along on its Data Transformation Journey

June 18, 2018     Rajiv Leventhal
A PSJH senior executive discusses the chief data officer role, how the health system is making better use of its data, what’s new on the analytics front, and how challenging PSJH’s innovation journey has been thus far.

At the HIT Summit in Minneapolis, an MD Informaticist’s Perspective on Clinical Transformation

June 18, 2018     Mark Hagland
Karl Poterack, M.D. spoke at the Health IT Summit in Minneapolis about the role of clinical informatics in standardizing physician practice—and moving the needle forward on clinical performance improvement

Alaska HIE Reboots With New Name, Architecture, Features

June 15, 2018     David Raths
Things are changing fast for the statewide health information exchange in Alaska, with a name change, new technology architecture and additional interoperability offerings in the works.

Telehealth and Cancer Care

June 15, 2018     Emily Walsh
Perhaps the greatest telemedicine impact has been felt within the cancer community through the continued development of teleoncology.

Taking a Deep Dive into the Healthcare Informatics 100—and the Health IT Market, Broadly

June 14, 2018     Michelle Mattson-Hamilton and Ben Rooks, ST Advisors
Executives from ST Advisors take a deep dive into the 2018 Healthcare Informatics 100 and weigh in on the biggest market deals of the past 18 months

One Technology Executive on How to Bring Amazon-Style Digital Innovation to Healthcare

June 14, 2018     Heather Landi
At Providence St. Joseph Health, technology leaders and their digital innovation teams are keenly focused on leveraging technology to provide patients and consumers better access, convenience and personalization to drive ongoing engagement.

At the HIT Summit in Minneapolis, the Mayo Clinic’s CIO Shares His Perspectives on IT Leadership

June 13, 2018     Mark Hagland
At the Health IT Summit in Minneapolis on Monday, Cris Ross, CIO of the Mayo Clinic organization, shared his perspectives on world-class healthcare IT leadership for a world-class healthcare organization

Making Inroads into Telehealth: How One “Sub-Sector” of Healthcare Continues to Evolve (Part 1)

June 13, 2018     Rajiv Leventhal
In Part 1 of a two-part feature on the telehealth landscape, a partner at Alston & Bird discusses how providers are—and will continue to—fight through the many barriers that exist in the telehealth landscape.

PODCAST: Discerning Blockchain Hype from Reality

June 12, 2018     Rajiv Leventhal
Blockchain is one of the hottest topics in health IT right now, and on this latest podcast, Jonathan Gordon, a partner in Alston & Bird’s technology and privacy group, dives into the opportunities and roadblocks surrounding this emerging technology.

At Franciscan Health, an Analytics-Driven Initiative is Improving Patient Care and Reducing Costs

June 11, 2018     Heather Landi
Franciscan Health is leveraging data and analytics t o help its lower-performing physicians bring their practice in-line with their best-performing colleagues, with the goal of not only improving patient care but also reducing overall costs.

The Strategic and Strategic-IT Challenges Around Risk: Premier Execs Share Their Thoughts

June 11, 2018     Mark Hagland
Joe Damore, Shawn Griffin, M.D., and Mark Hiller, senior executives at Premier Inc., share their perspectives on the strategic-organizational and strategic-IT challenges involved, as patient care organizations begin to move into risk-based contracting

Leveraging Technology to Support Behavioral Healthcare Management in Michigan

June 8, 2018     Mark Hagland
At the Community Mental Health Center of Ottawa County in Holland, Michigan, leaders are making progress in leveraging information technology to move forward in care management, in order to integrate and improve care management processes

How Geisinger Created a Patient-Facing Genomic Test Report in Its Patient Portal

June 7, 2018     David Raths
Geisinger Health has created a patient-facing genomic test report within its Epic EHR ecosystem. Healthcare Informatics interviewed Marc Williams, M.D., director of its Genomic Medicine Institute, about the deployment.

The Healthcare Informatics 100 List

June 7, 2018     the Editors of Healthcare Informatics
Every year Healthcare Informatics ranks the 100 vendors with the highest revenues derived from healthcare IT products and services earned in the U.S. based on revenue information from the previous year.

Up-and-Comers 2018: MDLive and OCHIN Inc.

June 6, 2018     David Raths
Inside are the back stories of the final two companies that made this year’s Up-and-Comers rendition.

What are the Greatest Use Cases for Blockchain in Healthcare? New Research Explores the Possibilities

June 6, 2018     Rajiv Leventhal
Greg Caressi, transformational health senior vice president, Frost & Sullivan, recently spoke with Healthcare Informatics about the role that blockchain could have in precision medicine, and other top use cases for blockchain in healthcare.

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