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In Colorado Springs, UCHealth, Centura Health and EMS Leverage Mobile Technology to Coordinate Care

March 7, 2017     Heather Landi
Two Colorado Springs health systems have partnered with each other and with a dozen local emergency medical services (EMS) agencies to use mobile technology to coordinate their care teams to accelerate time to treatment for critical care patients.

In Ontario, a BI Reporting Tool is Making Data Visibility Easy

March 7, 2017     Rajiv Leventhal
A Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards Program runner-up, Ontario’s Community Health Centres have placed significant emphasis on BI reporting and data analytics.

BREAKING: House Republicans Present ACA Repeal Plan, But Without CBO Scoring—or Key Senate Support

March 6, 2017     Mark Hagland
House Republicans release a plan to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act—but it lacks the requisite CBO scoring, and has already acquired Republican Senate opposition

Pediatric Consortium Takes ‘Open Science’ Approach to Big Data Challenges

March 5, 2017     David Raths
Pediatric hospitals can struggle to accumulate enough data to constitute “big data.” The Center for Data Driven Discovery in Biomedicine at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is taking a collaborative approach to this challenge.

Scaling Up Infrastructure for the Analytics to Support Care Management: Molina Healthcare’s View

March 5, 2017     Mark Hagland
IT leaders at the Long Beach, California-based Molina Healthcare saw the need to make a leap forward in terms of IT infrastructure in order to support the analytics capability that facilities population health management

Providers Urge Federal Officials to Delay 2015 CEHRT Requirements

March 3, 2017     Rajiv Leventhal
An array of provider associations have asked federal officials to delay 2015 EHR certification requirements “until such technology is widely available, and in no event, sooner than January 2019.”

BREAKING: Seema Verma’s CMS Nomination Passes Senate Finance Committee, Moves to Full Senate

March 2, 2017     Rajiv Leventhal
Seema Verma, President Trump’s pick to run the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), was approved by the Senate Committee on Finance on Thursday morning by a vote of 13 to 12

Community Hospital Tackles Smart Pump-EHR Integration

March 2, 2017     David Raths
Many health systems have yet to tackle the challenge of integrating their smart pumps and EHR systems. But Union Hospital, a community hospital in Dover, Ohio, is expecting to go live with smart pump integration this spring.

Healthcare Leader on Possible ACA Repeal: “Accountable Care isn’t Going Anywhere”

March 1, 2017     Rajiv Leventhal
The ACLC’s executive director recently spoke with Healthcare Informatics about the organization’s current work, how healthcare stakeholders are responding to a possible ACA repeal, and how this all might impact the future of value-based care.

BREAKING: Trump Delivers Robust Attack on the ACA, Calling for “Repeal and Replace”

March 1, 2017     Mark Hagland
President Donald Trump, in his first address to a joint session of Congress, on Tuesday evening called for the full repeal and replacement of the ACA—even as congressional Republicans struggled to come together to build a single plan

BREAKING: Republicans’ Plans to Repeal the ACA Appear to Not Touch Internal System Reform Provisions

February 28, 2017     Mark Hagland
There is considerable confusion right now around congressional Republicans’ stated intentions to repeal and replace the ACA, while all known provisions of a draft bill focus solely on the Act’s health insurance provisions

UPMC’s McCallister and Heppenstall: The Time Is Now to Invest in HIT’s Future

February 27, 2017     Mark Hagland
In the midst of the frenzied activity at HIMSS17 in Orlando last week, UPMC CIO Ed McCallister and UPMC Enterprises president Tal Heppenstall spoke with Healthcare Informatics about where their organization is headed these days

John Boehner to HIMSS17 Audience: the ACA Will Not Be Repealed, Only "Fixed"

February 23, 2017     Mark Hagland
On the closing day of HIMSS17, former House Speaker John Boehner and former Governor Ed Rendell shared their views of the ACA's future--and Boehner stated bluntly that he believes the ACA will not be repealed, only "fixed"

LIVE FROM HIMSS17: Catching Up Briefly with Brian Ahier at the HIMSS Conference

February 23, 2017     Mark Hagland
Brian Ahier, digital health evangelist at Aetna/Medicity, spoke with Healthcare Informatics about what he’s been seeing at HIMSS17

Live from HIMSS17: Allscripts CEO Paul Black Says Congressional Spotlight on Data Blocking Has "Changed Business Practices Overnight"

February 23, 2017     Rajiv Leventhal
In an exclusive interview with Healthcare Informatics, Paul Black dishes on interoperability, the EHR market, and what's in Allscripts' near-term pipeline

Live from HIMSS17: What is Your Organization’s Security Readiness? New Assessment Program Benchmarks and Identifies Gaps

February 22, 2017     Heather Landi
A Healthcare Security Readiness Program provides healthcare IT leaders with an assessment of the current state of their security readiness and benchmarks an organization's security maturity against industry peers in order to identify gaps.

LIVE FROM HIMSS17: CMIOs Speak their Minds on Collaboration, Culture

February 22, 2017     Mark Hagland
In two different panel discussions on Tuesday at HIMSS17, six different current and former CMIOs shared their perspectives on what CMIOs need in order to be successful at their jobs—and what they need to bring to them to begin with

HL7 CTO Wayne Kubick on HIMSS17

February 22, 2017     David Raths
Speaking from the HIMSS conference, Wayne Kubick, HL7’s chief technology officer, said attendees are expressing interest in using FHIR to write back data to an EHR, instead of just reading it out through an API.

At HIMSS17, Vivek Reddy, Intermountain CHIO, on the Need to Document for Value

February 22, 2017     Rajiv Leventhal
Dr. Reddy spoke with Healthcare Informatics at the HIMSS17 conference in Orlando to discuss documentation improvement, changing the dialogue about its value, and more.

LIVE FROM HIMSS17: A Brief Chat with AMIA’s Doug Fridsma, M.D., Ph.D.

February 21, 2017     Mark Hagland
Doug Fridsma, M.D., Ph.D., the president and CEO of AMIA, shared his thoughts on this year’s HIMSS Conference during a visit to the Healthcare Informatics booth on the HIMSS exhibit floor

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