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Summit Health: A Pioneering New Jersey Medical Group Expands its Reach Out West

September 14, 2017     Mark Hagland
A pioneering multispecialty medical group based in New Jersey is expanding its reach across the country, through its management company, bringing its innovations to healthcare markets in Arizona and Oregon

At Conference, Experts Address Implications of Intelligent Automation in Healthcare

September 13, 2017     Heather Landi
In order to address transformative issues in the healthcare industry, healthcare provider organizations and payers need to be agile, need to drive disruption utilizing technology, and need to be more analytically-driven organizations.

Pragmatic Clinical Trials Leverage Valuable Informatics Tools

September 13, 2017     David Raths
As the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute funds more comparative clinical effectiveness research studies, informatics researchers are developing new tools to identify and recruit potential patients and gather data.

Artificial Intelligence: The Next Frontier in Health IT? (Part 2)

September 12, 2017     Rajiv Leventhal
In Part 2 of this story on AI in healthcare, experts discuss the biggest challenges that in exist in this space today, and if doctors fear that they might one day be replaced.

HIMSS Arranges a Roundtable Discussion on Cybersecurity

September 11, 2017     Mark Hagland
Following up on the recent release of their cybersecurity report, HIMSS leaders arranged for a roundtable-style discussion between HIMSS senior director of health IS Rod Piechowski, and reporters

A Healthcare Security Expert Breaks Down the Evolving Role of the CISO

September 7, 2017     Heather Landi
Mac McMillan, CEO and co-founder of CynergisTek, shares his perspectives on the evolving role of the healthcare CISO and the skills and expertise that every CISO should have to be effective, and why that goes beyond just technical expertise in security.

National HIE Leader Deb Bass Shares her Perspectives on HIEs’ Opportunity in this Moment

September 6, 2017     Mark Hagland
Deb Bass, CEO of the Nebraska Health Information Initiative (NeHII), shared insights on the opportunities (and challenges) facing health information exchanges in the present moment in U.S. healthcare

How Telepsychiatry is Carving Out its Healthcare Niche

September 5, 2017     Rajiv Leventhal
In many states across the U.S., telepsychiatry—once considered “voodoo” by some—is now becoming more accepted and relied upon among the healthcare community

NQF Committee Details Telehealth Quality Measure Framework

September 5, 2017     David Raths
A National Quality Forum committee has created a framework for telehealth quality measurement and identified 16 existing NQF-endorsed measures that can be used initially to measure the impact and quality of telehealth.

At the SHIEC Conference, Payers and Social Service Providers Highlight Collaboration Plans with HIEs

September 1, 2017     Mark Hagland
At the SHIEC Annual Conference in Indianapolis this week, leaders of health plan and social service organizations agreed: HIEs can provide needed data to help both plans and social service providers to enhance community health status

How Health IT Tools are Working to Reduce the Prescription Opioid Epidemic

August 30, 2017     Heather Landi
Facing a growing prescription opioid crisis, healthcare provider and payer organizations are looking to leverage predictive data analytics to identify patients at high risk of an opioid overdose or addiction to intervene before an adverse event occurs.

At Sentara Healthcare, Combating Alert Fatigue with Enhanced Clinical Decision Support

August 30, 2017     Rajiv Leventhal
Leaders at the 12-hospital health system knew that while medication alerts should improve patient care, unhelpful alerts may be viewed as “noise” by providers and rarely lead to beneficial medication management changes.

Healthcare Informatics Exclusive: As Harvey Engulfs Houston, Texas HIE Leaders Move in to Help

August 29, 2017     Mark Hagland
As Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey continued to devastate Houston and southeast Texas, Texas HIE leaders moved ahead to support healthcare leaders caring for Texans imperiled by the storm—and at the same time, demonstrated the core value of HIE

The Road Ahead: The Future of Value-based Care in Today's Climate

August 29, 2017     Norberto Correo, Senior Director of Consulting Services, Change Healthcare
The U.S. healthcare industry is in a unique situation — organizations are faced with tough decisions as they move forward in today’s turbulent regulatory environment. In fact, many industry experts struggle to provide concrete guidance around value-based care.

At the HIE Sector’s Conference, Dr. Rucker Emphasizes Data Access, Open APIs and Interoperability, and Value

August 28, 2017     Mark Hagland
On Monday morning at the opening of the SHIEC Annual Conference being held in Indianapolis, National Coordinator for Health IT Donald Rucker, M.D. urged HIE leaders forward around interoperability and data-sharing for value in healthcare

Getting Your "Value-Based Care House” in Order by Embracing Primary Care

August 28, 2017     Sylvia Dochterman, consultant, Freed Associates
Regardless of what becomes of the Affordable Care Act, industry experts agree that value-based care (VBC) initiatives will likely remain. Here are five key VBC-oriented questions to ask regarding your primary care offerings.

Creating Care Plans With Patients’ Ideas of Success Front and Center

August 25, 2017     David Raths
With the opioid crisis directly in their sights, Medicaid providers in New Hampshire are working under a CMS waiver to better coordinate care between primary care, behavioral health, and substance use disorder clinicians.

How CMS is Following VA’s Lead on Informed Consent

August 25, 2017     Aaron S. Fink, M.D.
By way of example, even in this time of tremendous change, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid is now addressing a key policy issue that the Department of Veterans Affairs addressed over a decade ago.

Artificial Intelligence: The Next Frontier in Health IT? (Part 1)

August 24, 2017     Rajiv Leventhal
As artificial intelligence gains more momentum in the healthcare sector, CIOs' use of these technologies has expanded. And as a result, the industry is now moving quickly, crafting solutions to meet this growing demand.

SHIEC’s New CEO Discusses Vision and Finding HIEs’ Next Level of Value

August 22, 2017     Heather Landi
New CEO Kelly Hoover Thompson talks about her vision for SHIEC, the role of HIEs in the healthcare industry and the opportunities, and challenges, facing HIE leaders in the evolving national healthcare landscape.

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