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Mark Hagland

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Mark Hagland

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Mark Hagland became Editor-in-Chief of Healthcare Informatics in January 2010. Prior to that, he...

Good Signs: NYC Health + Hospitals Corporation Boasts a True ACO Success Story

November 9, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
New York City Health & Hospitals Corporation’s leaders have been able to boast very impressive results from their organization’s MSSP work--results that offer hope for leaders from all types of patient care organizations

The MACRA QPP 2018 Final Rule: Is It a Glass Half-Empty or a Glass Half-Full?

November 7, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
What one thinks of the QPP CY 2018 final rule could depend at least partly on a number of factors, including where one “sits” in the healthcare stakeholder constellation—and what one might have to do to respond to it, as a result

At a Time of Unprecedented Uncertainty and Change, Innovators Will Thrive

October 30, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
At a time of mind-shattering change, focusing on innovation is one way to avoid getting stuck in the past. Do you have a story of innovation to share? Healthcare Informatics’ Innovator Awards Program is open for submissions—from both providers and vendors

With the Proposed CVS Bid for Aetna, Time for Healthcare Leaders to Think in Three-Dimensional Chess Terms

October 29, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
The proposed acquisition of health insurer Aetna by mega-retail pharmacy chain CVS may well signal a key turning point in the market-competitive landscape of U.S. healthcare—and provider leaders had better start engaging in scenario-planning for that new world

Readmissions Readjustment: Time to Think Carefully about Any Impacts on Safety-Net Hospitals

October 24, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
A new study in The New England Journal of Medicine is shedding light on some of the complexity around Medicare’s readmissions reduction program, and reinforcing the importance of federal officials’ exercising very good discernment going forward

New CMS Data on ACOs: Maybe Not a High-Speed Train, But a Train Nonetheless

October 17, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
CMS’s release last week of data from the Pioneer and Next Gen ACO programs revealed genuine progress being made among participating ACOs—with lots of opportunity for ongoing improvements, of course

Editor’s Notes: Exploring New Worlds—In Space and in U.S. Healthcare

September 29, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
Facilitating a shift in the U.S. healthcare delivery system from volume to value may be different from expanding the boundaries of space exploration; at the same time, there are real similarities.

The Implications for HIT Leaders of Accelerating Market Consolidation? There Are Many

September 27, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
Two new analyses of U.S. healthcare market concentration hold many implications for CIOs, CISOs, CTOs, CMIOs and other healthcare IT leaders, in terms of supporting usability, interoperability, and data security

The “Point-Counterpoint” to End All Point-Counterpoints in the Healthcare IT Policy World?

September 12, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
The New England Journal of Medicine hosts contrasting op-ed articles written by, on the one hand, the four most recent National Coordinators, and on the other, two outspoken industry leaders—with a surprising level of agreement on some important points

HIE Leaders Crack the Code on Indispensability

September 7, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
At the SHIEC Conference in Indianapolis last week, all eyes were on the future, and a range of opportunities for health information exchanges to make themselves indispensable to payers, providers, and public health

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