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National Coordinator Donald Rucker, M.D. Assesses Progress Towards Interoperability and the Development of Open APIs

May 21, 2018     Mark Hagland
Donald Rucker, M.D. spoke recently with Healthcare Informatics about the progress towards interoperability, a key objective of the current administration—and some of the challenges and opportunities for open-API development

HSX’s Drive Toward Innovation Spotlighted at Philadelphia HIT Summit

May 21, 2018     Rajiv Leventhal
At the Philadelphia Health IT Summit, leaders from HealthShare Exchange outlined new organization strategies that include how its Market Street technology initiative is opening new avenues for innovation.

Dr. Glenn Steele on the Path Forward Towards Care Delivery Transformation

May 20, 2018     Mark Hagland
Healthcare Informatics caught up recently with Glenn D. Steele, Jr., M.D., Ph.D., who has been busy spreading the gospel of the Geisinger approach to healthcare delivery innovation, U.S. healthcare system-wide

PODCAST: One-on-One with Cleveland Clinic’s Former CMIO Dr. Dave Levin

May 18, 2018     Rajiv Leventhal
Dave Levin, M.D. discusses the recent pieces he has written for Healthcare Informatics, on FHIR, health IT system design, and the battle for interoperability at the VA and DoD.

VA-Cerner $10B EHR Contract Finally Gets Signed

May 17, 2018     Rajiv Leventhal
The much-anticipated electronic health record (EHR) modernization contract between the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Cerner was finally signed on May 17.

In Michigan, Prime ACO is in the Risk Game, with Eyes on the Big Picture

May 17, 2018     Rajiv Leventhal
Still in a one-sided risk model, the Michigan-based ACO is working its way toward taking on downside risk

Presidio and VMware Team Up to Tackle Healthcare

May 17, 2018     Presidio
For one multi-site health system, our partnership’s infrastructure virtualization and consolidation generated nearly $17 million in savings over five years.

Using Blockchain Technology to Create Positive Social Impact

May 16, 2018     Randall Minas
During the 2014 to 2016 Ebola outbreak, many doctors and nurses relied on the WHO and CDC. But imagine if the process of compiling epidemic statistics was simplified and provided real-time data accessible to all healthcare personnel?

At Phoenix Children’s, A Clinical Documentation Initiative is Driving Results

May 16, 2018     Heather Landi
At Phoenix Children’s Hospital, clinical and IT leaders worked closely on an initiative to leverage technology to improve clinical documentation, providing physicians with actionable information in real-time at the point of care.

POLITICO Discloses Pentagon Review of a Military EHR Implementation Described as “Devastating”

May 13, 2018     Mark Hagland
On Friday, the publication POLITICO published an article that reveals details of a Pentagon report on the progress of a DoD EHR project that experts who have seen it, say speaks to problems the VA will face with its own rollout going forward

Guest Blog: Mac McMillan on Why Improving Cyber Readiness is a Business Imperative

May 12, 2018     Mac McMillan
The AMA’s recent recommendation to HHS to eliminate its data security risk assessment requirement was a major misstep, as it failed to take into account how fundamental such work is in the current environment, argues cybersecurity expert Mac McMillan

At HLTH, a Candid Discussion of What the Federal Government Can and Should Do to Promote Healthcare Innovation

May 11, 2018     Mark Hagland
At the HLTH Conference this week, Rasu Shrestha, M.D. of UPMC sat down with HHS CTO Bruce Greenstein and former United States CTO Aneesh Chopra, to discuss the federal government’s role in facilitating technology innovation

Connecting Docs in Colorado

May 10, 2018     Pamela Tabar
When primary care and mental healthcare delivery are both paramount, innovation needs to happen at every place the patient arrives. This mantra, born out of a statewide telehealth initiative, is transforming care in Colorado.

South Jersey Health Systems Unite on Behavioral Health Dashboard

May 9, 2018     David Raths
With the help of the Camden Coalition, the South Jersey Behavioral Health Innovation Collaborative created a dashboard of agreed-upon metrics to help improve access, quality and care coordination.

EXCLUSIVE: Substantial ACO Reforms Could be Forthcoming

May 9, 2018     Rajiv Leventhal
Healthcare Informatics has learned that a CMS rule is forthcoming that could shorten the duration ACOs can stay in one-sided risk models.

At HLTH, Former CMS Administrator Andy Slavitt Explains His Launch of a Venture Capital Firm

May 9, 2018     Mark Hagland
On Tuesday afternoon at the HLTH Conference, Andy Slavitt explained what led him to co-found a venture capital firm to collaborate with tech companies focused on America’s most vulnerable populations

PODCAST: CNBC’s Christina Farr Dives into the New World of Digital Health

May 8, 2018     Rajiv Leventhal
CNBC’s health technology reporter Christina Farr is no stranger to getting “scoops” on some of the biggest digital health stories that have been uncorked in just the last year.

How BayCare Health System is Using HIT to Meet Patients Where They Are

May 8, 2018     Heather Landi
BayCare Health System, a 15-hospital system based in Clearwater, Fla., is moving forward on many technology fronts to enhance patient engagement and patients’ access to their medical records, as well as expand healthcare services through digital platforms.

At the HLTH Conference, Former CMMI Director Patrick Conway Looks Back, and Forward

May 8, 2018     Mark Hagland
Patrick Conway, M.D., CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, was interviewed as part of a general session at the HLTH Conference—looking back on his tenure as CMMI Director, and forward into the future

At HLTH, David Feinberg, M.D. Shares Why Geisinger Is Investing in the Full Health of Its Communities

May 7, 2018     Mark Hagland
On the first day of the HLTH conference in Las Vegas, David Feinberg, M.D., CEO of Geisinger, articulated a bold, broad vision of his organization’s embrace of the widest possible view of its role in its communities

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