A recent study lends further credence to already-accumulating anecdotal evidence regarding the value of ACO, bundled-payment, and even MU-driven, work, to support the processes that can unlock success in reducing readmissions
Technology is everywhere, but up until fairly recently, there has been little effort to try to align resources or data definitions to provide seamless communication and, therefore, streamlined care.
Are there parallels between the development of your health system’s IT governance structure and how the Founding Fathers compromised to create the U.S. Constitution?
The March issue of Health Affairs includes an article based on a study of Oregon’s exceptionally innovative Medicaid managed care program—with major implications for the future of population health initiatives nationwide
Maryland’s experiment in changing how provider organizations are paid opens the door to population health experimentation.
Connecting patients’ nutrition, exercise, and other “lifestyle”-related characteristics to health risk assessment and then to care management, could be next in efforts among population health pioneers, as they seek to improve both clinical and financial outcomes
After speaking and listening to industry experts discuss blockchain in recent months, it’s not hard to see why there’s so much buzz about its potential in healthcare.
Recently my oldest son invited me to go with him to PAX East, one of the largest gaming conventions in the world. Having recently come from HIMSS17 I was struck by both the contrasts and the similarities.
Last week I had the honor to attend and present at the HIT Summit in Cleveland, Ohio. What I found intriguing about the Summit was the diversity of topics addressed by the various speakers.
Receiving an award is often a recognition of past accomplishments, but several leading women in the health IT industry see their recent award recognition as a call to action to continue their work solving big problems in healthcare through technology.
There are simple steps to follow to increase your odds of landing a job
A survey cosponsored by Healthcare Informatics and physician social network SERMO uncovers a significant lack of preparation by most practicing physicians for the data reporting requirements under the MACRA law
A recent Healthcare Informatics webinar I was a part of included many nuanced comments about the value and challenges of incorporating and implementing technology in healthcare.
A “Perspective” column published in The New England Journal of Medicine that points to potential areas of collaboration around the data inputs to the Prospective Payment System—with some interesting implications
Anyone who isn’t living in a cave knows that the current environment of healthcare and healthcare IT is one of great ferment these days. It is challenging and exciting, and the pace of change right now is absolutely bracing.
Once again, I am failing Fitzgerald’s test of first-rate intelligence. It happens frequently. This week the cause is artificial intelligence (AI) for healthcare. I blame HIMSS 2017.
Autonomous cars are coming. Will healthcare follow suit?
“Culture eats strategy for breakfast” ---Peter Drucker.
The release of House Republicans’ plan to modify the ACA—a bill focused solely on health insurance aspects of the law—means that patient care leaders can now move forward confidently on clinical transformation and population health
Medical researchers in Boston take a granular look at what elements really cause the over-utilization of unnecessary healthcare services—and opine on whether patient care leaders should reconsider their focus on which groups to look at in this key area of activity