Here are five things to keep in mind and read over as the clock continues to tick towards ICD-10.
At last week’s AcademyHealth’s Concordium 2015 meeting, several themes emerged around how to better include communities of patients in research, how to use patient-reported outcome data, and how to move toward the systematic incorporation of research and quality improvement into the organization.
Akshay Desai, M.D., associate director of Brigham Cardiovascular Consultants, talks about moving remote monitoring beyond weight measurement to transmitted pulmonary artery pressure readings, with automated alerts.
It is surprising to think that in 2015 there is still a misunderstanding how our emails are stored. It’s probably because we take this tool for granted. We have had it for a very long time and it’s just another communication mode for us. In Hillary’s case, it certainly raises some eyebrows how...
At AcademyHealth’s Concordium 2015 meeting Sept 22 in Washington, D.C., three physicians leading accountable care organization (ACO) efforts at academic medical centers described the challenges they face.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-sponsored Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH) project will highlight the challenges and opportunities in sharing data across sectors ranging from public health to government to social service agencies.
Community health centers should be able to take advantage of more flexible payment models to boost their usage of telehealth to provide their patients access to specialist care. But they have a lot of policy and workflow barriers to overcome.
A group of nine New Jersey safety net organizations is meeting this week to begin brainstorming sessions on new ways to address access to care, patient engagement and social determinants of health.
At this week’s Health IT Summit in Vancouver, expect complex, nuanced discussions of the common challenges facing U.S. and Canadian healthcare leaders in a time of accelerating change—and demands on providers
Recently I had some interesting conversations about potential changes in the imaging industry that parallel changes taking place in the U.S. healthcare industry.
The results of a recent survey of accountable care organizations affirm what our reporting continues to uncover: vast data integration challenges in ACO development
What the Premier ACO Collaborative’s member ACOs are finding as they pursue MSSP and Pioneer ACO work is a set of learnings that the entire industry should be paying attention to
Several years ago, when the Office of the National Coordinator put its weight behind the Direct protocol as a way for providers to exchange information, some people working in the health information exchange space were concerned that it was a short-term distraction rather than a long-term solution...
I became quite intrigued when I read two surveys on electronic health records (EHRs) over the past few weeks that garnered very different results.
With the release of the latest results coming out of the MSSP and Pioneer ACO Programs, CMS officials choose unnecessarily to spin the numbers—when in fact, being frank about the challenges would have been better for everyone
As the mandatory readmissions reduction program under Medicare expands and ramps up, hospital leaders need to ramp up with it—or face dire consequences
Good governance, industry leaders participating in a panel at iHT2-Seattle agreed, naturally emerges out of strategic vision-driven clarity in every organization
Many chief information security officers in healthcare are promoted into the roles from more technical positions working on specific implementation projects. One of the most challenging aspects of that transition is shifting from IT project work to more strategic and communications efforts.
Inspired by the HIMSS Analytics model to track EMR adoption, a new patient engagement model has been created with the aim to spur activity towards a patient-centered healthcare
The results of a recent Commonwealth Fund survey point to both opportunity and risk facing healthcare IT leaders when it comes to end-user acceptance of IT for ACOs and PCMHs