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The GAO Calls Out Problems It Sees in the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program

July 11, 2017     Mark Hagland
In a report published at the end of June, the U.S. Government Accountability Office challenged HHS and CMS to improve the measurement methodology embedded in the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program

One Medical Researcher’s Take on EHR Usability and the Impact on Patient Care

July 11, 2017     Heather Landi
While it’s no secret that physicians have complaints about EHRs, the co-author of a new medical study about hospital-based physicians’ perceptions of EHRs says the study findings illustrate that EHR usability should be addressed as a quality of care issue.

ONC’s New Leadership Emphasizes Shifting Priorities in Media Briefing

July 11, 2017     Rajiv Leventhal
During a briefing with members of the industry press today, top officials at ONC discussed the core priorities of the agency, signaling a change in focus for the health IT branch of the federal government.

Connecticut Takes Another Stab (or Two) at HIEs

July 11, 2017     David Raths
Connecticut, a state that has struggled to create a statewide health information exchange, may soon have two.

Neal Patterson, Cerner’s Co-Founder and CEO, Dies at 67

July 10, 2017     Heather Landi
On Sunday morning, Kansas City, Missouri-based Cerner Corporation announced that Neal Patterson, chairman and CEO, passed away at the age of 67 that morning due to unexpected complications that arose after a recent recurrence of a previously disclosed cancer.

At the Nashville Health IT Summit, a Nuanced Discussion of the Complexities of HIT Security

July 6, 2017     Mark Hagland
Healthcare IT leaders parsed the numerous complexities around healthcare IT security governance, c-suite and board engagement and support for IT security initiatives, and creating a culture of security, at the Health IT Summit in Nashville last month

MultiCare’s Telehealth Journey to Improve Post-Acute Care

July 6, 2017     Heather Landi
As digital health technologies have advanced from basic vital-sign data collection to mobile platforms and video interfaces, MultiCare Health System has expanded its telehealth program, and is seeing significant results with reducing readmission rates.

Advisory Board Company Leader: Time to Rethink Revenue Cycle in the New Healthcare

July 5, 2017     Mark Hagland
Dramatic changes in both public and private payment are shifting the landscape around revenue cycle management for physician practices and hospitals, says James E. Green, leader of the revenue cycle management practice at The Advisory Board Company

Micky Tripathi on Surescripts’ E-Prescribing: “A Great Interoperability Success”

July 5, 2017     Rajiv Leventhal
Last month, Surescripts released its 2016 National Progress report. Healthcare Informatics talked to Micky Tripathi about the report’s biggest takeaways and about interoperability more broadly.

POLITICO Report: Threats to Medicaid Programs in the Senate ACA Repeal Bill Could Harm Telemedicine

July 5, 2017     Mark Hagland
While the bills introduced into the House of Representatives and the Senate to repeal the ACA have focused almost exclusively on the health insurance provisions of the ACA, it turns out that Medicaid reimbursement for telemedicine is threatened, POLITICO reports

Making Major Inroads in the Care Management of High-Needs Populations, at L.A. Care Health Plan

July 4, 2017     Mark Hagland
Katrina Miller, M.D., chief medical information executive at the 2.1 million-member L.A. Care Health Plan, shares her perspectives on some of the gains that she and her colleagues have been making in improving the care management of high-risk health plan members

Pilot Projects Seek to Move Patient-Centered Research Outcomes Into Clinical Decision Support

June 30, 2017     David Raths
How can the findings from patient-centered outcomes research make their way into point-of-care clinical decision support systems faster? That is the question researchers in the Patient-Centered Clinical Decision Support Learning Network are trying to answer.

EHR Value Realization – Rx for Success

June 30, 2017     Tonya Edwards, M.D., Impact Advisors
CIOs from some of the nation’s leading healthcare institutions were asked to give some examples of how EHRs are providing value to their healthcare organizations as well as to describe some of the primary challenges and barriers for realizing value.

One Small Hospital CIO on Exchanging Data and the Health IT Road Ahead

June 29, 2017     Rajiv Leventhal
In a recent interview with Healthcare Informatics, Milford Regional Hospital’s CIO discusses how the hospital is progressing with interoperability, and what else is top of mind for her as a health IT leader.

PA Health System, Health IT Vendor Affected by Global “Petya” Ransomware Attack

June 28, 2017     Heather Landi
Pennsylvania-based Heritage Valley Health Systems and Nuance Communications have confirmed their companies were victims of a global ransomware cyber attack, which some are referring to as the “Petya” ransomware virus, that hit multinational companies Tuesday.

At the Health IT Summit in Nashville, a Pragmatic Look at the Complexities in Leveraging Data Analytics

June 28, 2017     Mark Hagland
On Tuesday at the Health IT Summit in Nashville, attendees were offered a very vigorous discussion of the opportunities and challenges around the leveraging of data analytics in patient care organizations

BREAKING: Massive Cyberattack from ‘Petya’ Virus Hits Europe, Ukraine and Russia

June 27, 2017     Heather Landi
According to numerous media reports, a new wave of powerful cyberattacks is causing mass disruption across Europe Tuesday, with banks, airports, the state power company and government departments in Ukraine being hit especially hard.

The 2017 Healthcare Informatics 100 Product Breakouts: Clinical Information Systems

June 27, 2017     the Editors of Healthcare Informatics
Throughout the past several days, Healthcare Informatics has revealed its top 5 companies by revenue within seven different categories. Next up is the Clinical Information Systems segment.

The 2017 Healthcare Informatics 100 Product Breakouts: Consulting Services

June 26, 2017     the Editors of Healthcare Informatics
Throughout the next several days, Healthcare Informatics will reveal its top 5 companies by revenue within these seven different categories to accompany the broader Healthcare Informatics 100 list.

The 2017 Healthcare Informatics 100 Product Breakouts: Data Management

June 23, 2017     the Editors of Healthcare Informatics
Throughout the next several days, Healthcare Informatics will reveal its top 5 companies by revenue within these seven different categories to accompany the broader Healthcare Informatics 100 list.