One academic researcher looks at CVS Health’s acquisition of Aetna, and shares her perspective that the proposed deal could have a very big disruptive impact on U.S. healthcare—including on provider organizations
A new survey of CISOs across all industries in the United States and United Kingdom has found significant gaps in preparedness for the cybersecurity threats accelerating against all types of business organizations
It was very encouraging to read about the Geisinger “Fresh Food Farmacy” program, which is giving away healthy foods to diabetic patients, and moving forward strategically to improve their health status—using a model that could prove replicable nationwide
At the Health IT Summit in San Diego last week, it was fascinating to hear so many healthcare IT leaders underscore the significance of culture as an element in the success (or failure) of healthcare IT executives’ strategic planning and execution
CMS’ 2016 ACO data can tell different stories depending on how one looks at the numbers.
The ONC’s draft Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) is an ambitious plan to jolt the sluggish pace of progress on interoperability between providers, particularly in the ambulatory space. How will it impact the sustainability of local health information exchanges?
The announcement this week that Apple is launching a feature that will allow consumers to see their medical records on their iPhones, could potentially revolutionize patients’ engagement with their health records
NDSC is being acquired by Change Healthcare, which places greater pressure on the payor vs. provider side of clinical decision support.
As he takes the helm at HHS, Alex Azar is faced with a raft of choices around how to steer federal healthcare policy forward—both on the internal healthcare system reform front, and on the healthcare IT policy front
A team of researchers has analyzed community-wide health improvement initiatives, and uncovered a host of challenges that must be overcome, on the journey into community health improvement
Predicting the impact of artificial intelligence on healthcare is occupying a lot of technology experts these days, including JASON, a federal advisory group made up of independent elite scientists.
Recently, there’s been a perfect storm of bad news for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DoD) and their efforts to modernize their electronic medical record (EMR).
An op-ed in The New England Journal of Medicine, authored by Sean Duffy and Thomas H. Lee, M.D., lays out clearly an argument for the path forward around a care delivery system increasingly untethered to in-person patient visits
Dan Brown's book, Origin, offers some interesting insight on where cognitive computing is taking healthcare IT
Alex Azar’s comments in his Senate Finance Committee confirmation hearings were highly intriguing; only time will tell what might happen to mandatory bundled payments under his direction, at Health and Human Services
Despite a lot of the negativity surrounding HIEs—and the many challenges that they face—a fairly new initiative from the Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative has gotten me thinking that the conversation around HIEs could be changing.
It’s an exciting time in the world of pragmatic clinical trials, as the big data from EHRs and claims data starts to bring back answers to interesting research questions.
As we start off 2018, let’s dust off the crystal ball and make some healthcare predictions. What can you expect for healthcare this year? Here are my seven predictions for the coming year.
What can we learn from the leaders of the San Diego healthcare market? As it turns out, a lot—about collaboration, payer-provider relations, taking on risk-bearing contracts, population health—and more. And what the provider and payer leaders are learning in that market, is providing insights to...
It feels as though 2017 was an important year in the preparation on the part of advanced patient care organizations, to plunge more deeply into risk-based contracting—at a time of accelerating risks to providers (including cybersecurity risks) of all kinds