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At the Health IT Summit in Boston, a Fresh Look at the Emergence of Personalized Medicine

June 23, 2017     Mark Hagland
At the Health IT Summit in Boston last week, Kristin Darby of Cancer Treatment Centers of America and John Halamka, M.D. of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston offered insights into the potential and the challenges inherent in the emergence of personalized medicine

Leadership, Influence and the Ever-Evolving Role of CMIOs

June 22, 2017     Rochelle Abbott, Hearst Health
During the Scottsdale Institute Spring Conference, 11 chief medical information officers (CMIOs) and former CMIOs convened for an exclusive discussion of the CMIO’s identity and mission within a health system.

MACRA 2018 Rule Reaction: Relief for Small Practices More of a “Band-Aid” than a Long-Term Fix

June 22, 2017     Rajiv Leventhal
Responding to stakeholder concerns, CMS is looking to make year two of the Quality Payment Program simpler for small practices. What will be the fallout for these clinicians?

The 2017 Healthcare Informatics 100 Product Breakouts: Data Security

June 22, 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 Exchange

June 21, 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.

Healthcare Industry Leaders React to Quality Payment Program Proposed Rule for 2018

June 21, 2017     Mark Hagland and Heather Landi
One day after CMS released its proposed rule for 2018 requirements under MACRA’s Quality Payment Program, industry leaders express a spectrum of reactions to its complex skein of details, around data and IT requirements, what’s being measured, and the financial incentives involved

AMGA’s Ambivalent First Reaction to the Quality Payment Program’s Proposed Rule Release

June 20, 2017     Mark Hagland
Late Thursday afternoon, following the release by CMS of the proposed rule for the 2018 Quality Payment Program under the MACRA law, AMGA’s Chet Speed spoke with Healthcare Informatics regarding what his association sees as the plusses—and minuses—of the proposed rule

BREAKING: CMS Releases Quality Payment Program Proposed Rule for 2018

June 20, 2017     Rajiv Leventhal
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a proposed rule that would make changes in the second year of MACRA’s Quality Payment Program (QPP), with the aim to simplify the program, especially for small, independent and rural practices.

Survey: The Advisory Board Company Looks at the Virtual Care Opportunity

June 20, 2017     Mark Hagland
On June 19, The Advisory Board Company announced the results of a survey of healthcare consumers, one that has found a very high level of interest among consumers in the provision of virtual visits on the part of providers

The 2017 Healthcare Informatics 100 Product Breakouts: Data Analytics

June 20, 2017     the Editors of Healthcare Informatics
Throughout the next several days, to accompany the Healthcare Informatics 100, we will reveal our top 5 companies by revenue within seven different product categories.

University of California Health System CIOs Collaborate for Change

June 19, 2017     Mark Hagland
The CIOS of five integrated health systems connected to the University of California system, and the CIO of the UC Office of the President, have been working together to improve efficiency, cost savings, and clinical computing environment across the state

The 2017 Healthcare Informatics 100 Product Breakouts: Financial Information Systems

June 19, 2017     the Editors of Healthcare Informatics
Throughout the next several days, to accompany the Healthcare Informatics 100, we will reveal our top 5 companies by revenue within seven different product categories.

Does the eClinicalWorks Settlement Shine a Light on Patient Safety, Interoperability Issues?

June 16, 2017     Heather Landi
Some health IT leaders contend that the False Claims Act lawsuit settlement with eClinicalWorks shines a spotlight on the lack of interoperability and the need for a stronger focus on health IT-related patient safety. What are the potential policy implications?

At the Health IT Summit in Boston, a Mix of Clarity and Obscurity Seen Around Federal Health IT Policy

June 16, 2017     Mark Hagland
Healthcare IT industry leaders share their perspectives on a range of federal policy issues, at the Health IT Summit in Boston, and speculate on what might happen next around MACRA/MIPS, Stage 3 of meaningful use, and nationwide interoperability

Brookings Scholar Touts Recent HIE Study as “Economically Significant”

June 15, 2017     Rajiv Leventhal
Health IT researcher Niam Yaraghi discusses a recent HIE study on reducing redundant medical procedures while examining HIEs’ struggles to date—and if they can be fixed going forward.

As Healthcare CIOs Evolve, Leadership Concerns Abound

June 15, 2017     Dan O’Connor, vice president of client relations, Stoltenberg Consulting
Beyond the EHR landscape, several industry trends stand out as vital influencers toward the evolving hospital CIO role.

What are the Potential Ripple Effects of the eClinicalWorks Settlement?

June 14, 2017     Heather Landi
In the wake of the settlement of a False Claims Act lawsuit against EHR vendor eClinicalWorks, does the case shed light on deficiencies in the health IT certification program? Is more oversight needed? Health IT industry leaders weigh in on the implications.

BCBS-Tennessee Leaders Make Headway with Medicaid Plan Member Engagement

June 13, 2017     Mark Hagland
When it comes to improving the health status of Medicaid recipients, leaders at BlueCare, the Medicaid division of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee, have been making gains in care management and plan member engagement

OIG Report Estimates CMS Overpaid $729M in MU Payments; How Concerning are the Findings?

June 13, 2017     Rajiv Leventhal
During a three-year span starting in 2011, CMS overpaid an estimated $729 million in Medicare EHR incentive payments to eligible professionals who did not comply with federal meaningful use requirements, according to an OIG report.

CHIME Leaders Ask Members to Let CMS Know of CEHRT Concerns

June 12, 2017     Mark Hagland
A clash of timelines is emerging, as hospitals risk being penalized for vendors’ lack of timeliness in delivering federally certified EHR technology to the hospitals, prompting an alert to CHIME members from its advocacy directors

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