Issues with data liquidity and quality will make the transition to value-based care difficult, says the American Academy of Family Physicians' Steven Waldren, M.D., “but the horse is out of the barn, and we will move toward value-based payment no matter what.”
The recent publication of a peer-reviewed article has opened the door to the widespread use of digital pathology for diagnosis, pointing to the broad inclusion of digital pathology images into enterprise-wide digital archives.
Alternative payment programs are now firmly rooted in state-level healthcare policy, as discussions regarding health reform continue in Washington. That’s according to a new national study commissioned by Change Healthcare which finds over 40 states pursuing value-based payment programs, with 15 multi-payer initiatives across those states.
Kaiser Health News just published a report, “So Much Care It Hurts: Unneeded Scans, Therapy, Surgery Only Add to Patients’ Ills” which describes aggressive over-treatment for breast cancer. And a story in Health Affairs, “Low-Cost, High-Volume Health Services Contribute the Most to Unnecessary Health Spending” showed that a preponderance of prescribed low-value health services offered little medical value while increasing patients’ costs.
Even as the U.S. healthcare system shifts from volume to value, how best to integrate image exchange into overall data exchange remains unresolved.
The leaders of CHIME, the College of Healthcare Information Management, announced on Wednesday that they were suspending the national patient ID initiative begun nearly two years ago, citing a lack of results
Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, M.D., told lawmakers on Wednesday that the VA is facing a “time crunch” and wants to jump start its work to transition to a Cerner EHR system in order to align its deployment with the DoD's EHR roll out.
A former OMB director discusses federal rulemaking, the future of CMS’ Innovation Center, and if the push toward value-based care has been slowed at all in recent months.
Nemours Children’s Health System is piloting a new mobile app for asthma patients and their caregivers as part of a broader digital health strategy focused on building disease-specific tools that integrate the patient and clinician experience into one platform.
A new SMART on FHIR app retrieves HIE data and integrates it in the clinical workflow in the emergency department EHR.
Each year, Healthcare Informatics recognizes the best health IT innovation case studies from both provider organizations and vendor solution companies as part of its Innovator Awards Program
The health system’s CISO, Ron Mehring, details the organization’s data center transformation project and creating the security infrastructure needed to support future business and clinical initiatives.
Rather than be on yet another separate instance of Epic amongst University of California healthcare organizations, UC Irvine has decided to join UC San Diego’s existing build
David Muntz, the former Deputy National Coordinator for Health IT, and a former healthcare CIO for decades prior to that, offers his perspectives on key trends impacting the Dallas and Texas healthcare markets.
President Donald Trump confirmed on Twitter this morning that Alex Azar, a former pharmaceutical industry executive, is his nomination to be the next Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary.
At the HIT Summit in Beverly Hills, Cris Ewell, Ph.D., CISO at the University of Washington Medical Center, warned his audience that much needs to be done to bring healthcare up to the level of data and IT security of other industries
In a two-year project, Oregon-based OCHIN sought to learn how to systematically track social determinants of health in community health center EHRs.
ETMC Regional Healthcare System’s CIO spoke to Healthcare Informatics about the organization’s biggest challenges right now as it relates to healthcare IT and value-based care, as well as other trends and innovation going on in the region.
At the Health IT Summit in Beverly Hills, senior leaders from the Cedars-Sinai health system shared the journey around their development of an accelerator program, designed to help bring forward solutions to improve patient care and operations
Regional healthcare leaders are alert to the idea that leveraging IT at a high level will be crucial to helping them navigate their journeys into value-based healthcare
It can be hard for today’s businesses to create a truly integrated work environment. Having an infrastructure built on outdated technologies can further complicate the situation, resulting in a variety of business challenges that fall under four distinct categories: