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At the Health IT Summit in Denver, a Look at What Can Be Accomplished Under the Banner of Patient Engagement

July 12, 2018     Mark Hagland
At the Health IT Summit in Denver, Debe Gash, vice president and chief digital officer at Saint Luke’s Health System shared her organization’s story of mobile app-driven patient engagement progress

BREAKING: CMS Proposes Dramatic Changes with Aim to “Modernize Medicare and Restore Doctor-Patient Relationships”

July 12, 2018     Rajiv Leventhal
CMS today proposed changes that the agency believes will “fundamentally improve the nation’s healthcare system and help restore the doctor-patient relationship by empowering clinicians to use their EHRs to document clinically meaningful information.”

Mission Health M.D. Leader on The Power of Technology to Improve Health and Bring Humanity Back to Medical Practice

July 12, 2018     Heather Landi
At Asheville, North Carolina-based Mission Health, senior leaders have created a culture of continuous improvement grounded in analytics and this is driving significant clinical and operational improvements across the enterprise.

New Research Reveals MIPS Confusion Among Physicians

July 10, 2018     Rajiv Leventhal
A survey of internal medicine physicians has revealed low levels of familiarity with the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), with some respondents also believing that MIPS requirements could lead to unintended consequences.

In Nashville, a Candid Discussion of the Potential for Blockchain in Healthcare

July 10, 2018     Mark Hagland
At the Health IT Summit in Nashville at the end of June, experts and innovators parsed the potential for the adoption of blockchain technologies in U.S. healthcare—and the challenges and obstacles involved

Making Inroads into Telehealth: How One “Sub-Sector” of Healthcare Continues to Evolve (Part 2)

July 9, 2018     Rajiv Leventhal
A longtime healthcare executive touches on how recent legislations could impact the telehealth sector, how providers and payers are feeling about telehealth today, all while offering predictions for the future.

At Northwell Health, IT Leaders are Revamping the EHR with AI, NLP and Voice Tools

July 5, 2018     Heather Landi
Major tech companies and health systems are revamping EHRs with artificial intelligence and voice recognition technology. Project leaders at Northwell Health have developed an EMRbot that enables physicians and nurses to “talk” with a patient’s medical record.

The Value of Deploying a Social Determinants Screening Tool in EHR

July 5, 2018     David Raths
Michael Hanak, M.D., associate chief medical informatics officer at Rush University in Chicago, described the social determinants of health screening implementation at Rush.

The 2018 Healthcare Informatics 100 Product Breakouts

July 5, 2018     the Editors of Healthcare Informatics
As part of Healthcare Informatics 100 questionnaire, vendors were asked to estimate the percentage of revenue earned in each of their product segments sold. Inside, we reveal the top 5 companies by revenue within seven different categories.

How Academic Researchers Are Helping North Carolina Create an Opioid Analytics Roadmap

July 3, 2018     David Raths
Chief Data Officer Aaron McKethan describes how the State of North Carolina enlisted the support of 70 experts, including researchers from Duke, the University of North Carolina, SAS and research firm RTI to identify questions that need to be answered.

Unpacking the Gains in HCA Healthcare’s HIT Governance Evolution

July 2, 2018     Mark Hagland
At the Health IT Summit in Nashville, Karen Thompson and Dr. Edmund Jackson of HCA Healthcare shared with attendees the learnings that have been gleaned so far in their organization’s progressive health IT project governance and prioritization model

As the Stakes Get Higher, One Consultant Examines the Industry’s Slow Progress to Meet Consumer Expectations

June 29, 2018     Heather Landi
For healthcare executive leaders, the stakes are getting higher in an era of growing consumer expectations and new competitors. Kaufman Hall's Dan Clarin discusses the healthcare industry’s progress to become more consumer-centric.

At the Health IT Summit in Nashville, Next-Door Neighbor Georgia Offers Lessons in Rural Telemedicine Advances

June 28, 2018     Mark Hagland
At the Health IT Summit in Nashville, Suleima Salgado of the Office of the Chief of Staff of the Georgia Department of Health shared with attendees insights on the advances her office has made in improving rural health via telemedicine

Multi-Sector Health Transformation Partnerships Rely on Data Sharing, Analytics to Measure Progress

June 28, 2018     David Raths
The June 17 shooting at a Trenton, N.J., Arts All Night event that injured 22 people, 17 of them by gunfire, was a tragic reminder of the challenges the city faces and of the importance of multi-sector efforts to solve societal and public health problems.

VA Plans Cerner EHR Go-Live at Three Sites by 2020; Lawmakers Call for Close Project Oversight

June 27, 2018     Heather Landi
The Department of Veterans Affairs plans to begin deployment of a new $16 billion EHR system at three sites in the Pacific Northwest—Spokane, Seattle and American Lakes, all in Washington—in October 2018 with a goal of full capability by March 2020.

Rule Roundup: Health IT Groups Respond to CMS’ Promoting Interoperability Proposal

June 27, 2018     Rajiv Leventhal
Health IT associations have sent in their public comments on CMS' meaningful use rebranding proposed rule, with a key focus of the remarks centering around the government’s proposal to consider interoperability as a condition of Medicare participation.

PODCAST: Breaking Down the Healthcare Informatics 100; Was Jonathan Bush Forced Out?

June 26, 2018     Rajiv Leventhal
ST Advisors executives analyze the 2018 Healthcare Informatics 100 and weigh in on the recent news surrounding athenahealth

Children’s Hospital of Orange County Begins Machine Learning Journey

June 26, 2018     David Raths
Children’s Hospital of Orange County is working with Cerner as a development partner on HealtheDataLab, a new big-data platform using Amazon Web Services.

In Nashville, a History of Collaboration is Spurring Healthcare Innovation at an Accelerated Pace

June 22, 2018     Heather Landi
Nashville has a legacy of healthcare leadership, entrepreneurship and innovation, and the city is in the midst of a venture capital boom, with healthcare IT leading this surge in investment.

CEO and CIO Priorities for Tech-Enabled Healthcare

June 21, 2018     Jason Fortin, Impact Advisors
During the recent 2018 Scottsdale Institute Annual Conference, a group of 22 CIOs from leading health-delivery organizations across the country gathered to discuss their CEOs’ top IT-related priorities. From that discussion, five key themes emerged.

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