The assessment of cloud-based solutions in healthcare requires new ways of thinking about risk assessments, governance, and technical integration. In an eHealth Initiative presentation on Dec. 15, Mitch Parker, Chief Information Security Officer at Temple University Health System in Philadelphia,...
My interview with Dr. Salil Deshpande of United Healthcare of Texas during the Health IT Summit in Houston offered insights into some of the opportunities around care management going forward
Hospitals tend to measure the quality of their hospitalist physicians as a group rather than assigning quality measures to individuals. During a Dec. 11 presentation at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Division of Health Science Informatics, Daniel Brotman, M.D., described an effort there to change...
RSNA 2015 is history. What were some of the key enterprise imaging highlights?
This week at a Bipartisan Policy Center event in Washington, D.C., National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo, M.D., set a goal for HIEs in 2016 that, on the surface, seems unattainable.
John Gallagher, practice leader for innovation at Simpler Consulting, says he is starting to see more organizations, ranging from academic medical centers to safety net hospital systems, creating innovation centers because they realize that the healthcare landscape is changing so fast that their...
If it seemed clear last year at RSNA 2014, the clarity this year at the annual RSNA Conference, held every year at Chicago’s vast McCormick Place Convention Center, was unmistakable: change is here.
Ray Manahan, director of government programs for Providence Health & Services, credits meaningful use with getting the 34-hospital organization to start collaborating around data.
At the HIMSS Connected Health Conference earlier this month, I was fascinated by a session on the intersection of wearables and big data, and what’s being done to help Parkinson’s patients.
Finger Lakes Community Health has created a “patient-centered dental home” with an integrated team approach of using health IT, community health workers, primary care and specialty care providers to improve outcomes.
The Louisiana Public Health Institute’s leaders went full-bore to create strong connections around care management for providers and patients—and won second place in our Innovator Awards Program as a result
Michael Blum, M.D., UCSF’s associate vice chancellor for informatics and director of its Center for Digital Health Innovation describes some of his goals in working with tech giant Cisco on interoperability issues.
A recent online American Managed Care Journal article, based on a conference presentation, points out some of the operational challenges ACO leaders face, around primary care physician participation
The recently published recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics around counseling parents about nutrition reflect a far broader reality, as U.S. healthcare shifts inevitably towards bigger-picture approaches to population health
It’s crucial to understand your options when it comes to performance improvement plans.
AMIA expresses concern that a focus on conformance to certification criteria has inadvertently led to a “develop-to-the-test” approach, and has affected the functionality and usability of EHRs.
Could the announcement on Nov. 11 by CMS officials of a delay in the implementation of a mandate around diagnostic imaging test ordering by referring physicians erode provider confidence?
What did the leaders at Harper-Hutzel Hospitals/Detroit Medical Center have that was worth celebrating? A special spirit of innovation—the spirit that infuses the Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards Program every year.
Wellpepper is exemplary in applying technology to address patient engagement for ARRA/MU
The announcement of the departures of the Steward Health Care System and the Mount Auburn Cambridge IPA (MACIPA) from the Pioneer ACO Program speaks to the need for senior CMS officials to rethink—and tweak—the program, before it’s too late