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Advocate Health Care Leaders Move Ahead to Improve Clinical Communications

September 23, 2017     Mark Hagland
At a time when physicians and nurses are more pressured than ever before to communicate effectively with one another over patient care matters, clinician and IT leaders at Advocate Health Care in the Chicago area have made breakthroughs in streamlining those communications

Moving Beyond Scorecards, Dashboards to Address Quality in Imaging Informatics

September 22, 2017     David Raths
Paul Chang, M.D., of the University of Chicago Medical Center argues that imaging informatics needs to embrace human-machine cybernetic collaborative workflow orchestration to improve both quality and efficiency.

With Patient Input as North Star, University of Michigan Urology Builds Telemedicine Program

September 20, 2017     Sarah Kwon
Chad Ellimoottil, M.D., and his colleagues at the University of Michigan/Michigan Medicine have been listening--really listening--to patients enrolled in their urology video visit program--and are making use of what they're hearing

Blockchain in Healthcare: Will You Lead or Follow?

September 20, 2017     Hillary Ross, Witt/Kieffer
Healthcare has and will continue to look at and learn from other industries about the advantages and lessons learned from the use of blockchain. While blockchain may have originated in the finance world, its attributes have applicability in healthcare.

New Approaches to Healthcare Consumerism Examined at ATLAS Conference

September 20, 2017     Rajiv Leventhal
Although marketing healthcare services to consumers was once considered taboo and unethical, some leading health systems are now realizing the importance in doing so.

At ATLAS Conference, Experts Analyze the Wide-Ranging Implications of Health Policy

September 19, 2017     Rajiv Leventhal
At the ATLAS conference, thought leaders discussed the current health policy landscape and how patient access, evolving care delivery models, and innovation all could be impacted.

In Washington State, a Community Hospital Changes its Mobile Landscape for Clinicians

September 18, 2017     Mark Hagland
Leaders at UW Medicine Valley Medical Center in Renton, Washington, have implemented new technology and processes to improve communication among physicians and nurses

PODCAST: Consultant Says MACRA is Here and it’s Time to Get Familiar

September 18, 2017     Rajiv Leventhal
In this 15-minute podcast, consultant Michael Abrams discusses what he’s seeing and hearing as it relates to clinician readiness for MACRA, and what advice he’s offering clients who are still feeling uneasy about the QPP.

The AMA’s David Barbe, M.D.: Let’s Work Together to Optimize MD Outcomes Reporting

September 16, 2017     Mark Hagland
The current president of the American Medical Association, David Barbe, M.D., discusses the challenges and opportunities around physician outcomes reporting under MACRA/MIPS—and what healthcare IT leaders can do to collaborate with physician leaders

Chronic Care Management: A Strategic Step to Improve Quality of Care in the Value-based Reimbursement Era

September 15, 2017     Bill Sillar, National Director of Clinical Call Services, Change Healthcare
Quality of care through optimized performance is today’s mantra in healthcare. It underpins our industry’s pursuit of the Triple Aim: to improve the experience of care, improve the health of populations and reduce per capita costs of healthcare.1 Achieving these three interdependent goals relies heavily on managing chronic conditions for our nation’s Medicare patient population.

Health IT Expert Tripathi Digs Deep on Impact of Epic’s Share Everywhere Release

September 15, 2017     Rajiv Leventhal
Micky Tripathi, Ph.D., discussed the impact of the Epic interoperability news, what’s specifically unique about it, and more wide-ranging interoperability issues at hand.

AT NYU Langone Health, Driving Forward on Technology Innovation at an Enterprise Level

September 14, 2017     Heather Landi
At New York City-based NYU Langone Health, healthcare senior executive leaders are leveraging technologies like intelligent automation and machine learning to improve care quality and operational efficiency while also striving to enhance the patient experience.

Epic’s Faulkner on New Share Everywhere Solution: “Putting Interoperability Control in Hands of Patients”

September 14, 2017     Rajiv Leventhal and Mark Hagland
Epic Systems has announced a new solution that aims to allow patients to grant access to their data to any providers who have internet access—even if they don’t have EHRs.

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

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