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ONC Execs Double Down on Patient-Centered Healthcare, Believe it’s “Nonsense” that Patients Aren’t Ready

March 7, 2018     Rajiv Leventhal
During a briefing with health IT trade press at HIMSS18 in Las Vegas, senior officials at ONC emphasized giving patients more access to their data and putting them in greater control of their healthcare.

Staten Island Healthcare Leaders Make Medicaid Redesign and Population Health Work

March 7, 2018     Mark Hagland
Healthcare leaders on Staten Island have achieved considerable success as they’ve participated in a Medicaid reform initiative, and turbocharged their population health efforts

CMIOs Parse the Complexities of Physicians' Dissatisfaction with EHRs

March 7, 2018     Mark Hagland
At the CMIO Roundtable held Tuesday afternoon at HIMSS18, leading medical informaticists parsed the complexities of the current situation around physician dissatisfaction with EHRs—and delved into potential solutions

HIMSS18 Day 2 Roundup: CMS Makes a Splash

March 6, 2018     Rajiv Leventhal
Healthcare Informatics’ editorial team breaks down what you need to know from day two of HIMSS18.

HIT Leaders Track Current Progress on Interoperability, and Debate the Best Way Forward

March 6, 2018     Heather Landi
During the first day of the HIMSS18 conference in Las Vegas, national HIT leaders discussed the current drivers advancing interoperability in healthcare, and debated whether a great leap forward, or incremental steps, represents the best way forward.

Yale New Haven Health CIO Lisa Stump Describes Importance of Creating ‘Single Digital Front Door’

March 6, 2018     David Raths
The Yale New Haven Health System is working to create what CIO Lisa Stump calls a “single digital front door” that consolidates access to mobile apps.

EXCLUSIVE: CommonWell’s Executive Director Responds to KLAS Report

March 6, 2018     Rajiv Leventhal
Responding to a KLAS Research report which concluded that CommonWell Health Alliance’s interoperability services currently lack value, CommonWell’s Executive Director Jitin Asnaani responded at HIMSS18.

BREAKING NEWS: At HIMSS18, CMS’s Verma Announces MyHealthEData Initiative, to Give Patients Control of their Data

March 6, 2018     Mark Hagland
On Tuesday morning at HIMSS18, CMS Administrator Seema Verma announced a broad new initiative to empower patients to control their health data, with encouragement and warnings for healthcare stakeholders

HIMSS18 Day 1 Roundup: Innovation Takes Center Stage

March 6, 2018     Rajiv Leventhal
Healthcare Informatics’ editorial team breaks down what you need to know from day one of HIMSS18.

Technology Leader Eric Schmidt tells HIMSS18 Attendees the Future of Computing Is on Our Doorstep

March 6, 2018     Mark Hagland
Eric Schmidt, best known as the former executive chairman of Google, shared with HIMSS Conference attendees his vision of a truly connected, fully AI-assisted learning healthcare system, in his opening keynote speech at HIMSS18 in Las Vegas

“Making the Numbers Work”: Henry Ford Leaders Explain ACO Critical Success Factors, Step by Step

March 5, 2018     Mark Hagland
Leaders from Detroit’s Henry Ford Health System have achieved significant success in their early work in the Next Generation ACO Program—through careful strategic planning and intensive analytics work

Healthcare Innovators Dig Deep on Disruption, Digital Medicine at HIMSS18

March 5, 2018     Rajiv Leventhal
Two digital health pioneers opened the HIMSS18 conference in Las Vegas discussing the future of healthcare and how disruption and innovation will transform the industry.

National Coordinator Rucker Urges CMIOs to Participate in Helping to Improve Interoperability, Usability

March 5, 2018     Mark Hagland
In his opening keynote address at the AMDIS/HIMSS Physician Executive Symposium, National Coordinator Donald Rucker, M.D. urged CMIOs to take part in shaping the future of interoperability and usability in U.S. healthcare

International HIT Perspectives: In Spain, Healthcare IT Leaders Nurture Creativity—Out of Necessity

March 3, 2018     Mark Hagland
Healthcare IT leaders in Spain continue to move forward along a number of dimensions, in a healthcare system that remains short on cash, but which facilitates advanced interoperability--and decades-long experience with population health

KLAS: CommonWell-Carequality Connection the Key to Interoperability Value

March 2, 2018     Rajiv Leventhal
The CommonWell Health Alliance’s interoperability efforts are being hindered by a lack of provider adoption, but when CommonWell and Carequality eventually connect, “instant value” will be created for users, according to a new report from Orem, Utah-based

PODCAST: AMA President Dr. David Barbe on the 2018 MACRA Final Rule and the Future of MIPS

March 2, 2018     Heather Landi
In this latest Healthcare Informatics podcast, David Barbe, M.D., American Medical Association president, discusses the 2018 MACRA final rule, how it differs from 2017 and why he has reservations about the MedPAC proposal to repeal and replace MIPS.

Monitoring Users’ Behaviors to Better Secure Data: One Health Plan’s Story

March 1, 2018     Rajiv Leventhal
Jim Routh recently spoke to Healthcare Informatics about how Aetna has been able to put behavioral-based security controls in place and why this type of security is so important.

Cybersecurity Readiness: CynergisTek's Leaders Look at the Major Gaps Confronting HIT Leaders

March 1, 2018     Mark Hagland
A new report from the CynergisTek IT security consulting firm finds that U.S. patient care organizations are ill-prepared to face accelerating cyber threats. The firm’s leaders strongly recommend advancements organized around the federal NIST cybersecurity framework.

Swinging the Cybersecurity Pendulum: Can New Strategies “Reverse the Curse?”

February 28, 2018     Rajiv Leventhal
CISOs and other industry experts do not believe in any “magic bullet” approach, but more frequently now, leading minds are pointing to a few specific areas in which organizations can improve their cybersecurity strategies.

NYC H + H’s CEO Looks at Primary Care’s Role in Healthcare Reform

February 27, 2018     Heather Landi
During a Primary Care Summit in NYC on Feb. 26, Mitchell Katz, M.D., the new president and CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals, New York's safety net health system, provided his perspectives on primary care policy and health care reform.