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UNC Health Care’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence Forecasts the Future of Digital Health

October 18, 2017     Heather Landi
Michael Levy, entrepreneur-in-residence at UNC Health Care System's Center for Health Innovation, shares his perspective on building a digital health program at UNC Health Care and his forecast for digital health's impact on healthcare delivery.

A CIO Explores Dallas-Fort Worth’s Biggest HIT Challenges, Opportunities

October 18, 2017     Rajiv Leventhal
Pamela McNutt, a veteran CIO with 30 years of experience in health IT, discusses how CIOs can help reduce physician burnout, and what innovation she’s seeing these days in the Dallas region.

Global Alliance for Genomics and Health Announces Strategic Plan, Standard, Partners

October 17, 2017     David Raths
As the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) meets this week in Orlando, Fla., the organization announced a new 5-year strategic plan designed to enable responsible sharing of clinical-grade genomic data by 2022.

CMS Releases 2016 Next Generation ACO Data with Positive Financial, Quality Results

October 16, 2017     Rajiv Leventhal
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released results from year one of its Next Generation ACO model, revealing that 61 percent of program participants were able to earn shared savings last year.

One Healthcare RCM Leader Shares his Perspectives on Navigating the Shifting Landscape

October 16, 2017     Heather Landi
Brian Sanderson, managing principal of Crowe Horwath LLP healthcare services group, discusses strategies for CFOs to navigate the shifting landscape around revenue cycle management and reimbursement.

Drilling Down into Important Issues Around the Use of Medical Scribes

October 15, 2017     Mark Hagland
Two recent studies are shedding light on some of the challenges inherent in the growing use of medical scribes by physicians in medical practice—and highlighting the need for better professional preparation and standardization of practice among scribes

With the Future of CMMI in Dynamic Flux, One Federal Advocacy Leader Shares His Perspectives

October 13, 2017     Mark Hagland
Like leaders of other healthcare professional associations, Blair Childs of Premier Inc. has been carefully watching what’s been happening with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), as CMMI’s payment innovation work remains an industry focus

In New Mexico, a Medical Home Model Created Outside the Hospital

October 12, 2017     Rajiv Leventhal
Barbara McAneny, M.D., an oncologist/hematologist, was the leader behind the Community Oncology Medical Home, a model built around keeping patients out of the hospital.

Fostering Innovation in the UNC Health Care System

October 12, 2017     David Raths
UNC Health Care System's Center for Health Innovation helps employees pilot and scale new ideas and builds partnerships with other organizations and startups focused on digital health.

As North Carolina Moves Towards Medicaid Managed Care, Its Leaders Approach the Operational Issues

October 11, 2017     Mark Hagland
As North Carolina moves to transform its Medicaid program into a managed care one, its operations leaders are tackling the process and IT challenges involved, notes Sam Gibbs, a speaker at the upcoming Health IT Summit in Raleigh

Duke Health Leaders Build the Predictive Analytics Foundations to Improve Patient Care

October 10, 2017     Heather Landi
At Durham, N.C.-based Duke University Health System, health IT leaders are moving forward on many fronts to leverage data analytics to improve patient care, such as early sepsis detection.

Reports: MACRA 2018 Final Rule Coming as MedPAC Proposes MIPS Repeal

October 10, 2017     Rajiv Leventhal
As the industry awaits MACRA’s QPP final rule for 2018, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) said during a meeting last week that MIPS, one of the program’s payment tracks, should be scrapped.

In Record-Breaking Hurricane Season, U.S. HIE Leaders Understand What’s at Stake

October 10, 2017     Rajiv Leventhal
In the wake of two recent U.S. hurricanes, HIE leaders around the nation, even in those areas that were not affected, watched with eager eyes how their colleagues took a hands-on role during the emergencies.

The CEO of Indiana’s Statewide HIE Sees Complexity in the Push for Interoperability

October 10, 2017     Mark Hagland
John Kansky, president and CEO of the Indiana Health Information Exchange (IHIE), offers his perspectives on the complex challenges ahead in achieving true interoperability in health information exchange

Roadmap to a Connected Digital Healthcare Future

October 9, 2017     Bill Tribe and Erik Blazic, A.T. Kearney
Along almost every dimension, the 2030 healthcare vision is vastly different and improved. Although many components already exist, what’s missing is a cohesive ecosystem.

Healthcare Informatics’ Innovator Awards Program Is Open: Recognizing Health IT Trendsetters

October 6, 2017     the Editors of Healthcare Informatics
Once again, we at Healthcare Informatics have chosen to open our website for submissions to our Innovator Awards Program. At a time of extraordinary change in healthcare, now is as great a time as ever to showcase your innovations.

The Dawn of Consumerism: Key trends and strategies for healthcare consumerism

October 6, 2017     David V. Gallegos, SVP, Consulting Services, Change Healthcare Consulting
Reducing costs and improving quality are the two prevailing objectives behind most healthcare initiatives. However, one leg of the proverbial stool that doesn’t get much attention are the efforts to improve the patient experience. Healthcare in the United States has historically been funded by employers and the government, and because of that health plans and providers have treated the employers and government agencies as the ‘customer’. This approach meant the needs of the patient were addressed through the perspective of the funding entities.

A Health Affairs Study Finds ACOs Moving Forward Quickly—If Unevenly—Into Risk

October 6, 2017     Mark Hagland
A study published online this week in Health Affairs offers some of the best analysis yet, based on survey data, around the accelerating pace of ACO development—and its numerous implications for healthcare IT leaders

In Texas, Radiologists and Other Clinicians Keep Patient Care Moving During Natural Disasters

October 6, 2017     Healthcare Informatics
In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in August, radiologists and other clinicians kept patient care delivery moving, despite enormous obstacles

How Will Value-Based Care, Health Policy, and Health IT Reshape Healthcare In 2025?

October 6, 2017     Sarah Thomas, Managing Director, Deloitte Center for Health Solutions
There are some major challenges we face today that I expect healthcare systems, life sciences and technology developers may solve by 2025.

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