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Rajiv Leventhal

Rajiv Leventhal

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Rajiv Leventhal is Managing Editor of Healthcare Informatics, covering healthcare IT...

Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s Heartening Speech at CHIME18 Should Inspire U.S. Healthcare Leaders

November 6, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
Perhaps we can use the story of the Tsimane tribe to push ourselves to develop a greater understanding of why we spend so much money on healthcare and don’t have the results to show for it.

Still Bullish on Blockchain: Experts Give a Lay of the Land

October 25, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
Although there are still more questions than answers regarding the impact that blockchain technology will have on healthcare, many health IT experts remain convinced of its promise.

In New Opioids Legislation, Patient Privacy Holds Serve

October 3, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
Congress’ sweeping opioids legislation has created much debate in recent days and weeks, as stakeholders sit on different sides of the table over a key patient privacy element.

Is it Fair to Question CMS’ Agenda for Releasing ACO Results?

September 4, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
There is much debate on how one-sided risk ACOs are performing as new CMS data has been released

Has the Value-Based Care Train Stalled?

July 19, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
When pondering the question of if the value-based care train has stalled, the answer will depend on which side of the healthcare stakeholder table you are asking—payers or providers.

Healthcare’s Patient Access Problem is Big—But There's a Fix

May 23, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
There is significant potential for health IT to prove beneficial in medical record access and cut the exorbitant costs that patients are currently paying for their health data.

In Asking for MIPS Flexibilities, Providers Make Legitimate Points

April 23, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
I was quite intrigued to see the specifics in the recent letter that healthcare provider groups sent CMS about reducing the burden that MIPS requirements have put on clinicians.

The Federal Message is Loud and Clear: It’s Time for Patients to be Truly Empowered

April 11, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Government health IT officials are serious about creating a true market for healthcare in which patients are engaged and empowered. Will their message hit home?

Good News/Bad News: Which Side of the ACO Story Are You On?

February 1, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
CMS’ 2016 ACO data can tell different stories depending on how one looks at the numbers.

A “Win” for Health Information Exchange? How the Patient-Centered Data Home Could Shift the Narrative

January 11, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Despite a lot of the negativity surrounding HIEs—and the many challenges that they face—a fairly new initiative from the Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative has gotten me thinking that the conversation around HIEs could be changing.

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