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PODCAST: Former Starbucks CIO and Innovator Discusses Strategic Frameworks for Piloting New Tech Initiatives

February 14, 2018     Adam Armstrong
In this installment of the Healthcare Informatics podcast we visit with former Starbucks Chief Information Officer and Founder of the Healthcare Technology innovation and consultancy group Symbotix, Ted DellaVecchia, as he describes the innovation imperative in healthcare, and a strategic framework to accelerate pace of change and time-to-value for pilot programs.

BREAKING: The 2018 Healthcare Informatics 100 is Now Open for Submissions

February 14, 2018     the Editors of Healthcare Informatics
Once again, Healthcare Informatics will rank the top vendors with the highest revenues derived from healthcare IT products and services earned in the U.S. based on revenue information from the previous year.

Trump’s Proposed 2019 Budget Again Slashes ONC Funding by $22M

February 13, 2018     Rajiv Leventhal
President Donald Trump’s fiscal year 2019 budget proposal calls for a $22 million reduction in funding for the government’s health IT branch, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC).

At NewYork-Presbyterian, Virtual Health is Transforming How Care is Done

February 13, 2018     Rajiv Leventhal
NewYork-Presbyterian’s senior vice president and chief transformation officer says that the organization’s core vision was to build a comprehensive suite of telehealth services, rather than just one program.

Mike Davis Looks at the Past, the Present, and the Future of EHR Adoption—and Customization

February 11, 2018     Mark Hagland
Mike Davis, perhaps best known as one as a co-creator of the EMRAM schematic, which measures EHR implementation advancement, in his work at KLAS Research, is working to advance EHR development globally

Overnight Congressional Bill Proposes Slowing Down MIPS

February 9, 2018     Rajiv Leventhal
A Congressional bill passed in the early morning hours on Feb. 9 brought an end to an overnight government shutdown, while also including provisions that give CMS the option to slow down certain aspects of MIPS.

Scottsdale Institute 2017 Population Health Fall Summit: Getting Pop Health Right

February 9, 2018     Scottsdale Institute
Healthcare leaders from a variety of organizations came together to discuss the current state of the healthcare industry, including challenges, lessons learned and what’s next as they transition from fee-for-service to value-based care.

Randy McCleese on What it Means to Be CIO of the Year

February 8, 2018     Rajiv Leventhal
McCleese recently spoke with Healthcare Informatics about rural healthcare obstacles, what winning this award means to him, how he’s been able to have success in this role, and how he sees the policy landscape shaking out.

Can a Prescription for Fresh Food Treat Diabetes? At Geisinger, an Informatics-Driven Project Is Showing Promising Results

February 8, 2018     Heather Landi
With the aim of addressing food insecurity and to improve patients’ diabetes management, Geisinger launched a Fresh Food Farmacy initiative to give away fresh, healthy food to diabetes patients, supported by robust data analytics and digital technology.

athenahealth Names Jeffrey Immelt Its New Chairman

February 7, 2018     Mark Hagland
On Wednesday, the Watertown, Mass.-based EHR and practice management vendor athenahealth named Jeff Immelt, former chairman and CEO of GE, as chairman of athenahealth

Patient Access and Analytics: Perfect Together

February 7, 2018     Jason Williams, Vice President, Business Strategy & Analytics, Change Healthcare
Applying analytics to patient access can radically improve a health system’s ability to understand what’s influencing financial performance, and improve the metrics that matter.

Payer Provider Employer Collaboration and Convergence Improves Lucy's Care

February 6, 2018     Geneia
Lucy's physician, health plan and employer are using a shared analytics and care management platform to easily collaborate in a way that improves care for Lucy and rising-risk patients like her.

Podcast: A West Coast Healthcare Pioneer Speaks Out on the Power of Coordinated Care

February 6, 2018     Rajiv Leventhal
On the podcast, Dr. Jim Rickards discusses the formation of Yamhill Community Care, lessons learned to date, how health IT has been leveraged, and why these types of care models are so important in their efforts to improve the health of its members.

Western Reserve CIO Pamela Banchy on Tackling Security Challenges through IT and Clinician Collaboration

February 5, 2018     Heather Landi
Pamela Banchy, R.N., the CIO and vice president of clinical informatics and transformation at Western Reserve Hospital and Health System, discusses her top health IT priorities and what her nursing informatics background brings to the CIO role.

In San Diego, a Rigorous Look at What’s Being Learned from the WannaCry and NotPETYA Attacks

February 4, 2018     Mark Hagland
On Friday at the Health IT Summit in San Diego, healthcare IT security leaders parsed some of the dramatic cyberattacks of the past year, and what’s been learned from them—and where CIOs, CISOs and their colleagues need to go from here

Evolving Financial Models to Support HIT Investments: One Financing Expert’s View

February 2, 2018     Heather Landi
Gary Amos, of Siemens Financial Services, shares his perspectives on health IT investments and the need for financial models to evolve with the acceleration of technological advancements.

Despite Deadline Reprieve, Imaging Informatics Teams Feel Sense of Urgency About Clinical Decision Support

January 31, 2018     David Raths
Although implementation of a law to require clinical decision support use involving imaging orders was delayed, imaging informatics executives still feel pressure to accelerate efforts to deploy a CDS system.

RTLS for Asset Tracking: From Luxury to Necessity

January 31, 2018     Tim Killmer, Information Technology Analyst IV at Billings Clinic
When we first considered installing a real-time locating system at Billings Clinic to track mobile equipment back in 2012, the projected benefits simply couldn’t justify the cost. Now, however, RTLS asset tracking has become a much more realistic option.

What Does the Amazon/Berkshire Hathaway/JP Morgan Chase Agreement Mean for Providers? One Industry Expert Has an Idea

January 31, 2018     Mark Hagland
Following the announcement that three corporate giants—Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JP Morgan Chase—had teamed up to try to disrupt healthcare delivery, HIMSS’ Hal Wolf shared his perspectives on the implications for providers

In the San Francisco Bay Area, a Thoughtful Push toward Digital Health Innovation

January 30, 2018     Rajiv Leventhal
A healthcare organization being located right next to Silicon Valley undoubtedly has its advantages, but one local leader contends that it’s also a double-edged sword.

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