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In Catalonia, Health IT Governance Rises Above the Political

June 6, 2018     Mark Hagland
The leaders of the TICSalut Foundation, the government agency that manages healthcare IT management and development for the entire region of Catalonia in northeast Spain, are moving forward on a broad range of fronts

Jonathan Bush Steps Down as CEO, athenahealth Considers Sale

June 6, 2018     Heather Landi
Currently fighting a takeover offer from Elliott Management, athenahealth said it is considering “strategic alternatives,” while also announcing that co-founder Jonathan Bush is stepping down as CEO, president and director, effective immediately.

Up-and-Comers 2018: Collective Medical Technologies and Healthfinch

June 5, 2018     David Raths
Each year, to accompany our Healthcare Informatics 100 list, we profile fast-growing companies that could very well make the list in the future. Inside are write-ups of the next two companies that made this year’s Up-and-Comers rendition.

Up-and-Comers 2018: Aledade and Arcadia

June 5, 2018     David Raths
Each year, to accompany our Healthcare Informatics 100 list, we profile fast-growing companies that could very well make the list in the future. Inside are write-ups of the first two companies that made this year’s Up-and-Comers rendition.

Anatomy of a Successful Telehealth Program

June 5, 2018     Pamela Tabar
What does it take to build a successful telehealth program that harnesses the technology capabilities for digital health while gaining the outcomes the local population truly need? Hospital systems might want to take a look at what’s going on in Tallahassee.

BREAKING: The 2018 Healthcare Informatics 100: Our Annual Ranking of Healthcare IT Vendors by Revenue

June 4, 2018     the Editors of Healthcare Informatics
The editors of Healthcare Informatics are once again proud to present the newest edition of our unique industry offering: the Healthcare Informatics 100, a compilation of the top health IT companies based on HIT revenues from the most recent fiscal year.

In Northern California, Leaders at One FQHC Leveraged Technology to Help a Community in Crisis

June 4, 2018     Heather Landi
In the midst of the October wildfires that ravaged Northern California communities, leaders at Petaluma Health Center leveraged technology tools to quickly communicate with patients and provide quality patient care throughout the crisis.

The Push Towards Value-Based Care Is Forcing the HIT Vendor Market Forward

June 4, 2018     Heather Landi
For a Market Scan report in our Second Quarter issue, we look at how the policy and payment landscape is impacting the healthcare technology vendor market. Are technology companies meeting providers’ needs to be successful in a value-based care world?

The I.T. and Data Analytics Drive

June 1, 2018     Mark Hagland
Leaders of hospitals, medical groups and health systems are realizing the IT and data analytics capabilities that will be necessary to take the plunge into risk-based contracting.

In Connecticut, Hartford Health is Ahead of the E-Prescribing Curve

May 31, 2018     Rajiv Leventhal
Connecticut has joined just a handful of states that have passed electronic prescribing mandates. Hartford Health’s CMIO discusses the process in having to meet the requirement and the results that have been gained.

Value-Based Care’s Landscape Tilt

May 31, 2018     Mark Hagland
As the healthcare landscape shifts, U.S. healthcare leaders are learning valuable lessons in how to prepare broadly to take on financial risk in contracts with the public and private purchasers and payers of healthcare, and how to engage and align physicians.

In the New Healthcare, Payers and Providers Look to Redefine Quality

May 30, 2018     Rajiv Leventhal
The pressure is mounting on providers to deliver better outcomes. But moving forward, federal leaders must strike a balance between being able to measure outcomes while not overburdening patient caregivers even more.

PODCAST: Industry Leader Ann O'Brien on the Progress Towards Gender Equality in Health IT

May 29, 2018     Heather Landi
Ann O’Brien, a recognized HIT thought leader, shares her thoughts on bridging the gender-based pay gap, how the transition to value-based care will create new opportunities for women in HIT and why 2018 is a powerful time to be a health IT leader.

A Cloudy HIT Policy Picture is Beginning to Clear Up

May 29, 2018     Rajiv Leventhal
At this time last year, healthcare stakeholders were filled with uncertainty, as the future of healthcare policy remained very much in limbo. But in the past several months, an air of stability has presented itself.

Tallahassee Memorial Hospital’s Digital Health Journey Continues its Evolution

May 29, 2018     Pamela Tabar
Population health and digital health endeavors are heating up across the country, but many good lessons can be learned from projects that began early and grew along with technology. One of the biggest lessons? It’s not all about IT.

The CEO of a Philadelphia ACO Shares Her Perspectives on the Path Forward for Patient Engagement

May 28, 2018     Mark Hagland
Speaking on the subject “Patient Engagement Is Not an App,” Katherine Schneider, M.D., CEO of the Delaware Valley ACO, shared with Health IT Summit in Philadelphia attendees, wisdom on the challenging journey into patient engagement

At the Philadelphia HIT Summit, One Healthcare Leader Parses the Current State of Payer-Provider Convergence

May 24, 2018     Heather Landi
As the healthcare industry makes steady progress to value-based care models, one healthcare thought leader sees the commercial payer market playing a larger role, going forward, in pushing provider organizations into value-based care arrangements.

At the Health IT Summit in Philadelphia, Industry Experts Agree: Blockchain Is in its Infancy in Healthcare

May 23, 2018     Mark Hagland
A robust discussion was held at the Health IT Summit in Philadelphia on Tuesday, with industry experts parsing the challenges and potential of blockchain—including its lack of data security

Can DirectTrust Jumpstart Open API Networks and FHIR?

May 23, 2018     David Raths
During a May 21 webinar, members of DirectTrust workgroups discussed their efforts to allow for the exchange of FHIR resources using its certificate-based trust framework.

Vermont’s Hub-and-Spoke Approach to Opioid Treatment Catching On

May 22, 2018     David Raths
A Hub and Spoke Program in Vermont has enhanced the provision of medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder. Now providers in Oregon are emulating that model.

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