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Healthcare Informatics Podcast: John Halamka on Precision Medicine and the Wide-Ranging Future of Health IT

January 9, 2018     Rajiv Leventhal
In the most recent Healthcare Informatics podcast, Managing Editor Rajiv Leventhal and Dr. John Halamka discuss the CIO’s latest takeaways on MACRA, and also touch on other key health IT topics such as the next frontier in innovation and precision medicine.

Five Tips for Seeking Greater Interoperability in 2018

January 8, 2018     Sarath Degala, BIP Capital
The recent merging of Aetna and CVS has me thinking about the potential implications of two disparate elements of the healthcare system—insurance companies and pharmacies—working together as part of a whole.

One Expert Looks at the CVS/Aetna Combination through the Broader Lens of Health Industry Change

January 6, 2018     Mark Hagland
David Friend, M.D., the chief transformation officer in the BDO Center for Healthcare Excellence and Innovation, shares his perspectives on some of the new business combinations that are disrupting all healthcare sectors

At UC San Diego Health, a Strategic Focus on Getting Providers the Right Information, at the Right Time

January 5, 2018     Heather Landi
Cassi Birnbaum, system-wide director of health information management and revenue integrity at UC San Diego Health, discusses the health system’s roadmap for health information exchange and shares progress on several grant-funded health IT pilot projects.

HHS Releases Draft Trusted Exchange Framework with Eyes on Creating “Network of Networks” Infrastructure

January 5, 2018     Rajiv Leventhal
HHS has released the draft Trusted Exchange Framework, as required by the 21st Century Cures Act of 2016. Federal health IT officials call the Framework “a significant step towards achieving interoperability.”

Optimism and Daily Challenges: The Leaders of a Rural Oklahoma FQHC on Revenue Cycle Management

January 4, 2018     Mark Hagland
The leaders of the Central Oklahoma Family Medical Center, a federally qualified health center in south-central Oklahoma, discuss the challenges and opportunities facing their organization in the revenue cycle management arena

What’s the Driving Force Behind UnityPoint Health’s Continued ACO Success?

January 3, 2018     Rajiv Leventhal
Leaders point to past experiences in value-based care programs, being data-driven, and having a strong focus and consistent messaging as reasons for strong ACO results

Market Profile: A MediCal Managed Care Perspective on the Challenges and Opportunities Facing San Diegans

January 2, 2018     Mark Hagland
In looking at the San Diego metro market, an important perspective is that of the MediCal (Medicaid) managed care viewpoint of that healthcare market; Community Health Group’s Joseph Garcia shares his views on the challenges and opportunities going ahead

Marin General’s Jason Johnson: Culture is Key to Hospital Information Security

January 2, 2018     David Raths
Jason Johnson, manager of information security at Marin General Hospital in California, is working to develop a strong focus on culture and learning rather than just technology solutions.

Evaluation Highlights Weaknesses of Vermont HIE

January 2, 2018     David Raths
A recent evaluation of the Vermont Health Information Exchange found governance and data quality issues and low usage rates.

Scottsdale Institute 2017 Business Analytics Fall Summit: Constructing an Analytics Strategy

December 22, 2017     Janice Wurz and Dan Golder, Impact Advisors
The Scottsdale Institute convened industry leaderss from across the country in October for the 2017 SI Business Analytics Fall Summit in Chicago. Attendees gathered to share strategies, concerns and insights as they look to reach an “analytics utopia.”

How One Family Practice is Effectively Navigating MU/MIPS

December 21, 2017     Rajiv Leventhal
Switching IT platforms three years ago has been a welcome relief for one practice in Florida, which went from failing to attest to MU Stage 1 to this year hoping to report a full year of MIPS data

Rasu Shrestha, M.D. on Value-Based Imaging: “Radiologists Need to Become Part of the Care Team”

December 20, 2017     Heather Landi
Rasu Shrestha, M.D., chief innovation officer at Pittsburgh-based UPMC, shares his perspectives on what's at stake for the imaging industry in the ongoing evolution of healthcare and the path forward toward value-based imaging.

Healthcare Informatics’ Top 10 Stories of 2017

December 20, 2017     Rajiv Leventhal
It was another exciting year in health IT. Which stories did you, our readers, like the most?

In New York State, a Unique MSSP ACO Cares for Patients with Intellectual Disabilities

December 20, 2017     Mark Hagland
In New York state, the Alliance for Integrated Care of New York (AICNY) is leveraging data and analytics in order to optimize care delivery to patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities

At the Health IT Summit in Dallas, a Probing Discussion of Incident Response Strategy

December 19, 2017     Mark Hagland
What actually happens when a breach occurs inside a patient care organization? Healthcare data security experts shared their perspectives on Friday at the Health IT Summit in Dallas

A Framework for the Future: 3 Steps to Building an Enterprise Architecture

December 18, 2017     Bob Hoover, VP of Consulting Services at Change Healthcare
Successfully delivering value from healthcare IT investments is difficult. That’s a refrain I’ve heard again and again from healthcare leaders, whether in the boardroom, the executive suite, or the data center.

Humana’s Chief Medical Officer Shares his Perspectives on Driving Forward into Value-Based Care

December 15, 2017     Heather Landi
Humana chief medical officer Roy Beveridge, M.D., shares his perspectives on the findings of a recent value-based care study and the implications for providers making the transition to value-based reimbursement model agreements.

Pittsburgh, NYC Public Health Departments Report Progress on Multi-Sector Data Efforts

December 15, 2017     David Raths
Executives from four big-city public health departments gathered online Dec. 14 to share insights from their work to use data to more closely align their work with housing, education, social service, economic development, and safety.

At the HIT Summit-Dallas, Texas Health Resources Clinical Informatics Leaders Innovate Towards High-Reliability Healthcare

December 14, 2017     Mark Hagland
Luis Saldaña, M.D., CMIO, and Mary Beth Mitchell, R.N., CNIO, at Texas Health Resources, shared with the HIT Summit-Dallas audience the advances they’ve made towards transforming their health system into a high-reliability organization

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