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The 2018 Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards: Co-Third-Place Winning Team—St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

February 20, 2018     Heather Landi
Clinical, pharmacy and informatics leaders at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital led a strategic effort to improve patient quality and safety practices by establishing interoperability between the EHR and IV infusion pumps to reduce medication errors.

The 2018 Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards: Co-Third-Place Winning Team—Rhode Island Quality Institute

February 20, 2018     David Raths
A dashboard tool created for nurse care managers by the Rhode Island Quality Institute connects opioid treatment teams in the Ocean State. For this effort, RIQI has been named a winner of one of Healthcare Informatics’ Innovator Awards for 2018.

Where Is Network Segmentation Headed? One Industry Expert Has a Good Idea

February 19, 2018     Mark Hagland
Impact Advisors’ John Robinson shares his perspectives on the new thinking around network segmentation, including around micro-segmentation and software configuration—and urges CIOs, CISOs, and other healthcare IT leaders to move quickly away from old tactics in this critical area

Innovator Awards Program 2018: Semifinalists

February 19, 2018     the Editors of Healthcare Informatics
We at Healthcare Informatics were ecstatic with the exceptional quality of the submissions we received from innovating patient care organizations across the U.S. Here are the 14 teams in the Provider Division that received semifinalist status this year.

HL7 Meeting to Focus on Intersection of Clinical Genomics, AI

February 16, 2018     David Raths
Grant Wood, a member of the HL7 Clinical Genomics Work Group and a senior strategist at Intermountain Healthcare’s Clinical Genetics Institute, talks about the confluence of genomics and artificial intelligence

Enhancing Pediatric EHR Functionality: In North Carolina, One Organization Won’t Give Up

February 15, 2018     Rajiv Leventhal
Even today, several issues specific to children raise the risk that EHR usability can contribute to medical errors. In North Carolina, one organization is determined to change things.

Medicaid ACOs Experiment with Social Determinant Requirements

February 15, 2018     David Raths
State governments are experimenting with requirements and incentives for Medicaid accountable care organizations to address social determinants of health.

Market Profile: Health IT Leaders, and Silicon Valley, Have Their Eyes on Cleveland

February 14, 2018     Heather Landi
With strong healthcare IT leadership at area health systems and new health tech accelerators moving to the market, there are many indications that Cleveland is fast becoming a hotbed of healthcare innovation, and a city to watch in the health IT space.

PODCAST: Former Starbucks CIO and Innovator Discusses Strategic Frameworks for Piloting New Tech Initiatives

February 14, 2018     Adam Armstrong
In this installment of the Healthcare Informatics podcast we visit with former Starbucks Chief Information Officer and Founder of the Healthcare Technology innovation and consultancy group Symbotix, Ted DellaVecchia, as he describes the innovation imperative in healthcare, and a strategic framework to accelerate pace of change and time-to-value for pilot programs.

BREAKING: The 2018 Healthcare Informatics 100 is Now Open for Submissions

February 14, 2018     the Editors of Healthcare Informatics
Once again, Healthcare Informatics will rank the top vendors with the highest revenues derived from healthcare IT products and services earned in the U.S. based on revenue information from the previous year.

Trump’s Proposed 2019 Budget Again Slashes ONC Funding by $22M

February 13, 2018     Rajiv Leventhal
President Donald Trump’s fiscal year 2019 budget proposal calls for a $22 million reduction in funding for the government’s health IT branch, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC).

At NewYork-Presbyterian, Virtual Health is Transforming How Care is Done

February 13, 2018     Rajiv Leventhal
NewYork-Presbyterian’s senior vice president and chief transformation officer says that the organization’s core vision was to build a comprehensive suite of telehealth services, rather than just one program.

Mike Davis Looks at the Past, the Present, and the Future of EHR Adoption—and Customization

February 11, 2018     Mark Hagland
Mike Davis, perhaps best known as one as a co-creator of the EMRAM schematic, which measures EHR implementation advancement, in his work at KLAS Research, is working to advance EHR development globally

Overnight Congressional Bill Proposes Slowing Down MIPS

February 9, 2018     Rajiv Leventhal
A Congressional bill passed in the early morning hours on Feb. 9 brought an end to an overnight government shutdown, while also including provisions that give CMS the option to slow down certain aspects of MIPS.

Scottsdale Institute 2017 Population Health Fall Summit: Getting Pop Health Right

February 9, 2018     Scottsdale Institute
Healthcare leaders from a variety of organizations came together to discuss the current state of the healthcare industry, including challenges, lessons learned and what’s next as they transition from fee-for-service to value-based care.

Randy McCleese on What it Means to Be CIO of the Year

February 8, 2018     Rajiv Leventhal
McCleese recently spoke with Healthcare Informatics about rural healthcare obstacles, what winning this award means to him, how he’s been able to have success in this role, and how he sees the policy landscape shaking out.

Can a Prescription for Fresh Food Treat Diabetes? At Geisinger, an Informatics-Driven Project Is Showing Promising Results

February 8, 2018     Heather Landi
With the aim of addressing food insecurity and to improve patients’ diabetes management, Geisinger launched a Fresh Food Farmacy initiative to give away fresh, healthy food to diabetes patients, supported by robust data analytics and digital technology.

athenahealth Names Jeffrey Immelt Its New Chairman

February 7, 2018     Mark Hagland
On Wednesday, the Watertown, Mass.-based EHR and practice management vendor athenahealth named Jeff Immelt, former chairman and CEO of GE, as chairman of athenahealth

Patient Access and Analytics: Perfect Together

February 7, 2018     Jason Williams, Vice President, Business Strategy & Analytics, Change Healthcare
Applying analytics to patient access can radically improve a health system’s ability to understand what’s influencing financial performance, and improve the metrics that matter.

Payer Provider Employer Collaboration and Convergence Improves Lucy's Care

February 6, 2018     Geneia
Lucy's physician, health plan and employer are using a shared analytics and care management platform to easily collaborate in a way that improves care for Lucy and rising-risk patients like her.

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