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The Health IT Vendor Market: A Shifting Landscape

June 12, 2017     Heather Landi
Bob Cash, vice president of provider relations at Orem, Utah-based KLAS Research, and Colin Buckley, director of research strategy, clinical IT at KLAS Research, share their perspectives about trends impacting the healthcare IT vendor market.

Moving to the Cloud to Enable Collaborative Data-Sharing

June 9, 2017     Heather Landi
At the Flemington, N.J.-based Hunterdon Healthcare, executive leaders have moved forward to modernize the organization’s vast application portfolio, with a specific focus on upgrading a dated email tool with a more modern application to support collaboration.

Healthcare Cybersecurity, and HHS Response to WannaCry Ransomware, Focus of House Subcommittee Hearing

June 8, 2017     Heather Landi
During a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing Thursday, HHS leaders shared lessons learned from the department's response to the recent WannaCry ransomware attack and recognized that many organizations are in dire need of cybersecurity resources.

At Community Health Network, Matching Patients to the Right Providers—the First Time

June 8, 2017     Rajiv Leventhal
As healthcare organizations are continuing to look to enhance patient access and experience, having the ability to match patients to the right providers the first time is a necessity

At One North Carolina Health System, Transforming the IT Infrastructure to Meet Future Needs

June 7, 2017     Heather Landi
For Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s executive leaders, modernizing the IT infrastructure was an imperative to support new technologies and applications. The adoption of a converged infrastructure has laid the foundation for future health IT innovation.

Utilizing the Cloud to Power Analytics and Personalized Medicine in Colorado

June 7, 2017     Heather Landi
Health Data Compass, an analytics initiative supported by four major healthcare provider organizations in the Denver area, is leveraging cloud-based data management to integrate patient genomic data and EHR data to drive forward personalized medicine.

Getting Right with Patients and Families: One Florida Surgery Center Leverages IT to Improve Flow

June 7, 2017     Mark Hagland
Leaders at Panama City Surgery Center in Florida were experiencing patient flow, patient and family communication, and patient satisfaction issues, until they leveraged IT to improve flow, operational efficiency, and satisfaction

The World of Imaging: A Changing Landscape for Radiologists—and for Everyone

June 6, 2017     Mark Hagland
In this Healthcare Informatics Special Report as part of the May/June issue, experts dive into the latest challenges and opportunities in the world of imaging informatics.

UPMC’s New CMIO on the Transformative Role of CMIOs in Health System Change

June 5, 2017     Mark Hagland
Robert Bart, M.D., joined the Pittsburgh-based UPMC health system as CMIO, after serving as CMIO at the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, and shares his perspectives on health system change

BREAKING: VA Will Replace VistA with Cerner EHR and Intends to Create “Integrated” Platform

June 5, 2017     Heather Landi
The VA announced Monday that it will adopt a Cerner EHR platform, the same being used by the Department of Defense, to replace its aging EHR, called VistA. However, the agency also said it would be creating an EHR system that integrates with other vendors.

Most Interesting Vendors 2017: Optum

June 1, 2017     Rajiv Leventhal
In a healthcare environment that’s becoming more about demonstrating quality and embarking on accountable care, Optum is setting the pace for how to get better insights into data

Stamford Health’s Plunge into Analytics Has Closed Gaps, Opened New Doors

May 31, 2017     Rajiv Leventhal
An improved strategy around BI and analytics at Stamford Health has helped physicians, clinicians, nurses, and analysts with the actionable insights needed for real-time decision making

Most Interesting Vendors 2017: What’s Behind the Epic Juggernaut?

May 31, 2017     Mark Hagland
As the EHR vendor market continues to consolidate and mature, will interoperability and data exchange improve—or stall out? Industry leaders ponder whether Epic’s size and extraordinary market dominance are a net positive or negative for progress going forward.

2016’s M&A within Healthcare Informatics’ Top 100—Caution Emerged

May 31, 2017     Ben Rooks and Michelle Mattson-Hamilton, ST Advisors
Our annual review of the Healthcare Informatics 100, as it relates to investments and M&A activity

The Leaders of a Unique Michigan ACO Organization Share their Perspectives on ACO Development

May 30, 2017     Mark Hagland
Mazhar Jaffry, Abbas Kermani, and Diane Blackburn, three senior executives at Prime Accountable Care, LLC, in southeast Michigan, share their perspectives on physician-led ACO development, and on what they’ve learned so far

At Hackensack Meridian Health, an Innovative Approach to CDS in Cancer Care

May 29, 2017     Mark Hagland
Clinicians at Hackensack Meridian Health, led by hematologist/oncologist Andrew Pecora, M.D., have been involved in an initiative that is bringing clinical evidence to the point of decision-making, and changing specialist care delivery

Caradigm Carves Out a Niche in Rapidly Developing Sector

May 26, 2017     Heather Landi
For our market scan on the population health market in the May issue, Healthcare Informatics profiles Caradigm, a company providing data analytics solutions with an eye towards meeting customers’ changing needs in a time of accelerating change.

Up-and-Comers 2017: SA Ignite’s Laser Focus on Regulatory Optimization

May 26, 2017     David Raths
Tom Lee, Ph.D. has built a solid company around creating software nicknamed the “TurboTax for Meaningful Use,” because it makes regulatory compliance easier for health systems.

Up-and-Comers 2017: Quartet’s Venture into Behavioral Health

May 25, 2017     David Raths
Quartet’s CEO and chairman found early on that they shared a passion for solving some of the healthcare sector’s challenges involving behavioral health.

HHS’ New Health IT Lead Speaks Out on EHR Usability, Interoperability

May 25, 2017     Rajiv Leventhal
HHS deputy assistant secretary for health technology reform, John Fleming, M.D., spoke at an event on May 24 where he reaffirmed the government’s two core health IT priorities—better electronic health record (EHR) usability and interoperability.