As I prepare for HIMSS16, I see a U.S. healthcare industry on the cusp of fundamental change, with challenges and opportunities aplenty
The recently announced Accountable Health Communities pilot project at CMS offers a glimpse into a truly connected healthcare future
Is CMS’ recently-released seven sets of standardized clinical quality measures for physician quality programs a sign that greater simplification is on the way?
I recently interviewed Este Geraghty, M.D., M.S., M.P.H., the chief medical officer and health solutions director for ESRI, the world’s largest GIS software company. I asked her why GIS wasn’t more widely deployed in healthcare previously and why CIOs should start paying more attention to this...
As health systems grow larger through mergers and acquisitions, providing training and keeping track of training requirements has become a greater challenge. As in other industries, organizations are starting to hire chief learning officers to oversee implementations of learning management systems.
The Vermont HIE, has made a concerted effort to improve data quality and to be a more valuable source of analytics data for the state’s three accountable care organizations.
Will changes in ARRA MU impact efforts to expand image accessibility by the patient, and why this would be a bad thing.
The CIO then steps back, arms spread and announces that they have built a data warehouse. The problem is that no one really knows how to use it. At least in the movie “Field of Dreams,” they build a baseball field for people that already knew how to play. By building it the players came and you can...
Planning ahead takes time. Just like my flight experience in small planes, I still had to factor all the same things large airlines have to consider. Physician groups are no different than hospital groups when it comes to strategic planning.
The announcement this week by senior CMS officials of a new proposed rule around requirements for the MSSP program offers hope that CMS officials will also consider reworking some similar Pioneer ACO Program elements
Using eHarmony’s degrees of “compatibility and dimensions" is an easy way to summarize the same traits you should look for in a contractual relationship.
In an important patient care development last week, CHIME announced a $1 million National Patient ID (NPID) Challenge, which is a significant step in the right direction given the current healthcare landscape
Given that authentic initiatives to make care more patient-centric in the U.S. are still relatively recent, gathering, analyzing, and sharing data to support such efforts will be essential to their success
Industry experts agree: Healthcare leaders participating in the Next Generation ACO Program are going to need to learn to strategically leverage IT as never before
The embrace of a service-oriented architecture by CMS has set the stage for states to start breaking up big Medicaid IT procurements into smaller chunks, which should also allow new vendors to enter the market.
A New York Times report opens a window onto what can happen when healthcare and healthcare IT leaders do not establish data as a “white hat” collaborative tool from the very beginning
This week, President Obama announced an amendment to the HIPAA Privacy Rule aiming to enable mental health providers to more easily disclose certain information to the FBI for gun background checks. While limited by design, the modification could prove valuable.
What will 2016 bring for imaging informatics? It should be a transitional year for greater PACS deconstruction.
U.S. healthcare faces many significant questions, as we begin a new year. Here are five worth pondering.
A network of academic researchers who focus on the comparative effectiveness of electronic health records has formalized its efforts and will recruit other researchers and chief medical information officers to join the effort.