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Could Physicians e-Prescribe Community Services?

November 7, 2018     David Raths, Contributing Editor
What if helpful community services could be e-prescribed from the EHR in much the same way that an antibiotic or statin is today?

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

November 6, 2018     Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
Payment 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.

Dr. Mark Smith’s Five Tasks for the Healthcare Sector

November 5, 2018     David Raths, Contributing Editor
Patient Engagement In his keynote address at the PCORI annual meeting, Mark Smith, M.D., M.B.A. founding president and CEO of the California Health Care Foundation, laid out five tasks for the healthcare sector.

Time to End ‘Wild West’ of Health Data Usage in HIPAA-Free Zones

October 27, 2018     David Raths, Contributing Editor
Privacy An Oct. 22 meeting put on by the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services brought together industry leaders and researchers to talk about the many ways genetic, wearable and EHR health data is being used.

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

October 25, 2018     Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
Innovation 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.

Are Disruptive Forces in U.S. Healthcare Accelerating Now? Notes on the Now-Approved CVS-Aetna Deal

October 10, 2018     Mark Hagland
Value-Based Care The Department of Justice’s approval Wednesday of the CVS-Aetna merger signals a new phase in the healthcare business world—and it’s time for patient care executives to rethink the meaning of...

In New Opioids Legislation, Patient Privacy Holds Serve

October 3, 2018     Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
Privacy 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.

Managing the Consumer Data Deluge

October 2, 2018     Joe Marion, Industry Voice
Value-Based Care In-home monitoring and diagnostic devices are likely to create substantial new diagnostic data to manage

Who Will Watch the Apple Watch?

September 24, 2018     Dave Levin, M.D., Industry Voice
Mobile It does no good to have devices like AW4 generating data if we don’t know what to do with it or don’t have processes in place to reliably respond.

Is the Discourse Over the MSSP Program Teetering Towards Potential Conflict?

September 21, 2018     Mark Hagland, Editor-in-Chief
Value-Based Care The joint statement by nine associations challenging CMS Administrator Seema Verma around her plans to insert more rigor into the MSSP program, feels like a teeter-totter moment for CMS

The Shock of the New: The Paris Art World of 1916—and the U.S. Healthcare Landscape of 2018

September 13, 2018     Mark Hagland, Editor-in-Chief
Innovation What does a revolution in art from a century ago say about the present moment in U.S. healthcare?

The Next Frontier for Integrated Care Solutions

September 13, 2018     Pete Rivera, Industry Voice
Rural Community Hospitals are searching for replacements comparable to those used in the larger metropolitan medical center.

Check and Checkmate: Is the Debate Around the MSSP ACO Program About to Get Super-Heated?

September 12, 2018     Mark Hagland
Payment The publication this week in Health Affairs of a study sponsored by NAACOS that implicitly denounces CMS’s method for calculating the success of MSSP ACOs, is a fascinating move in a chess game playing out on...

Why A.I. Will Never Replace Recruiters

September 12, 2018     Tim Tolan, Industry Voice
Leadership AI can be a great tool, but it falls dreadfully short of meeting hiring managers' expectations.

Designing Safe and Effective Digital Health Applications

September 10, 2018     Dave Levin, M.D. and Maulin Shah, M.D., Industry Voices
EHR Health IT is on the cusp of an “app revolution.” Careful attention to basic design principles combined with a methodical approach to screening and addressing issues can go a long way.

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

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

Seema Verma’s Big Picture: Tough Love, ACO Acceleration, Interoperability, and Consumer Empowerment?

August 29, 2018     Mark Hagland
Payment Will CMS Administrator Seema Verma’s strategy of pushing hard on providers around ACO development and interoperability help to accelerate the shift to value-based healthcare—or will it backfire?

San Diego Connects the Dots to Create Social Snapshot of Clients

August 21, 2018     David Raths, Contributing Editor
Population Health As cities look to connect social service agencies and health systems, the Community Information Exchange in San Diego is a model to emulate.

Will IBM Watson Repeat History?

August 15, 2018     Joe Marion
Innovation IBM has a storied history in healthcare. Can they learn from that history and be successful with IBM Watson?

Assessing CMS’s Risky Move on Risk: Has Seema Verma Pushed MSSP ACOs Into Uncharted Territory?

August 13, 2018     Mark Hagland, Editor-in-Chief
Payment Will Seema Verma’s August 9 announcement of CMS’s new “Pathways to Success” proposal light a fire under the MSSP ACOs, or will it cause provider organizations to flee? CMS officials are taking a risky gamble—with...


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