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Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase Partner to Create a Potential Healthcare Industry Disruption

January 30, 2018     Mark Hagland
The high-profile CEOs of three leading U.S. corporations announced Wednesday morning a broad, if vaguely defined, initiative to improve employee satisfaction and reduce the costs of healthcare to their employees

Study: Payers, Providers, Patients Differ on Consumer Engagement Investments, Effectiveness

January 29, 2018     Change Healthcare
Value-based care is driving investments in consumer engagement strategies and technologies, but consumers are not seeing the difference.

Adventist Health System Leverages Analytics to Improve Surgeons’ Robotic Surgery Skills and Performance

January 28, 2018     Mark Hagland
Stephen Knych, M.D., the chief quality and patient safety officer at the Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based Adventist Health System, is leading an initiative that is improving surgeons’ clinical skills and operational performance, in the key area of robotically assisted surgery

Chief Quality Officers Seek to Create a ‘Healthy Tension’ in Their Organizations

January 26, 2018     David Raths
Two chief quality officers talk about the challenges involved in overseeing a cultural transformation within their organizations.

Scottsdale Institute 2017 CIO Fall Summit: A New World of Healthcare IT

January 26, 2018     Dan Golder, Impact Advisors
Healthcare leaders recently gathered at the 2017 Scottsdale Institute CIO Fall Summit to share strategies, concerns and insights as we move toward the “New World of Healthcare IT.”

BREAKING: Alex Azar Confirmed by Senate as HHS Secretary

January 24, 2018     Rajiv Leventhal
Alex Azar, a former pharmaceutical industry executive, was confirmed by the Senate today by a roll call vote of 55-43 to become the next secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

MetroHealth’s CMIO on Leveraging IT To Push Forward into Value-Based Care and Patient Engagement

January 24, 2018     Heather Landi
David Kaelber, M.D., Ph.D., the chief medical informatics officer (CMIO) at MetroHealth System, discusses his top priorities at the Cleveland-based health system and the healthcare technology developments that are on his radar in 2018.

Apple Confirms “Health Records” Solution with Aim to Bring Medical Records to iPhone

January 24, 2018     Rajiv Leventhal
In breaking digital health news today, Apple has announced that it is launching a feature that will allow consumers to see their medical records right on their iPhone.

An Industry Expert Shares Insights on the Challenges and Opportunities around Bundled Payments

January 24, 2018     Mark Hagland
Charlene Frizzera, a former senior CMS official, has been on the front lines in helping providers succeed in bundled-payment models—and she has insights to share around what the leaders in the industry have been learning

At Dignity Health, A Data-Driven Population Health Strategy is Yielding Promising Results

January 23, 2018     Heather Landi
Dignity Health is taking a data-driven, integrated approach to population health management across its expansive footprint, and is seeing positive results with improved clinical outcomes across the communities it serves.

Healthcare Informatics Podcast: Cybersecurity Guru Mac McMillan on Disruption that Could be Coming in 2018

January 23, 2018     Rajiv Leventhal
Mac McMillan recently spoke to Healthcare Informatics about cybersecurity lessons he learned in 2017, what trends he’s looking out for in 2018, and how his firm handles calls from healthcare organizations that have suffered a breach.

For North Carolina ACO, Tech-Enabled Patient Outreach Drives Continued Success

January 19, 2018     Heather Landi
At Triad Healthcare Network, technology has been a critical factor in the ACO’s success, specifically technology tools that help to identify gaps in care and scale patient engagement efforts, ultimately driving significant improvements in clinical outcomes.

Don't Tell This ACO MSSP Expectations Can’t Be Met

January 19, 2018     Faron Thompson, Chief Operating Officer, Innovation Care Partners
Innovation Care Partners (ICP), an affiliate of HonorHealth, is among the small number of MSSP ACOs that have achieved outstanding cost savings and clinical outcomes.

How One HIE is Solving its Unique Patient Matching Problem

January 18, 2018     Rajiv Leventhal
Leaders at CRISP, a regional health information exchange serving Maryland and the District of Columbia, are figuring out the significant and unique challenge of matching and linking patient identities

Cleveland Clinic’s Ed Marx Talks Health IT Disruption, Innovation and a “Patient-First Approach”

January 17, 2018     Heather Landi
Edward Marx, CIO of the Cleveland Clinic, discusses his priorities leading IT initiatives at the health system, the acceleration of health IT innovation and what he is excited to see develop in the healthcare technology space in 2018.

In Illinois, an MSSP ACO Proves its Worth Once Again

January 16, 2018     Rajiv Leventhal
Healthcare Informatics recently caught up with Lee B. Sacks, M.D., chief medical officer of Advocate Health Care, to talk about the ACO’s impressive 2016 results, reasons for its successful performance, challenges faced, and next steps.

Scottsdale Institute 2017 CISO Fall Summit: Best Practice Standards in Cybersecurity Risk Management

January 12, 2018     Shelley Ducker, Shelley Ducker Communications
Thirteen chief information officers and chief information security officers of leading health systems convened in Chicago in mid-October to discuss key challenges, best practice standards and collaborative opportunities in cybersecurity.

Clinical Performance Improvement Leaders Zero In on ICU Challenges

January 10, 2018     Mark Hagland
Last month, leaders at the Charlotte, N.C.-based Premier Inc. released a report on the potential for clinical performance improvement in ICUs in U.S. healthcare, outlining tremendous opportunities for systemic improvement in hospitals

CMS Announces New Voluntary Bundled Payment Model that Qualifies as Advanced APM

January 10, 2018     Rajiv Leventhal
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) yesterday announced the launch of a new voluntary bundled payment model called Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced (BPCI Advanced).

One Healthcare CISO’s View: CISOs Need to be True Business Partners

January 9, 2018     Heather Landi
Brian Kreitzer, CISO at Los Angeles-based UCLA Health, discusses the evolving role of the CISO and why an organization's reporting structure and executive leadership involvement can have a significant impact on security culture.

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