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.
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.
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
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 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.”
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
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
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
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.
A recent evaluation of the Vermont Health Information Exchange found governance and data quality issues and low usage rates.
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.”
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., 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.
It was another exciting year in health IT. Which stories did you, our readers, like the most?
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
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
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 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.
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.
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