The 2018 final rule for MACRA’s Quality Payment Program (QPP) should drop any day now, so this is as good a time as ever to review the proposed rule and see what might change in the finalized version.
A new study in The New England Journal of Medicine is shedding light on some of the complexity around Medicare’s readmissions reduction program, and reinforcing the importance of federal officials’ exercising very good discernment going forward
As use of patient-reported outcomes becomes more common, many health systems want to integrate the data into electronic health records. A new guide helps steer clinical leaders through some of the challenges involved.
CMS’s release last week of data from the Pioneer and Next Gen ACO programs revealed genuine progress being made among participating ACOs—with lots of opportunity for ongoing improvements, of course
A New York statewide health information exchange roadmap addresses funding challenges, value-based care, and provider interest in the types of data currently not available through the network.
At the tail end of National Health IT Week, a webinar focused on the industry leaders who are driving change, both by championing health IT initiatives or by advocating at the policy level, offered interesting insights on leadership and policy development.
The story of Rory Staunton’s tragic death from sepsis in 2012 should serve as inspiration for the medical community to improve surveillance and monitoring technology.
It’s a disservice to a client to form an early opinion about a candidate just because of the way they think and process information.
Debate premise: Is the U.S. healthcare system like a patient in the intensive care unit battling sepsis? Or is it more like someone in a skilled nursing facility recovering from a stroke?
Facilitating a shift in the U.S. healthcare delivery system from volume to value may be different from expanding the boundaries of space exploration; at the same time, there are real similarities.
Digital Pathology is coming! Will your facility be ready?
At some point in their push for better quality, clinical and IT leaders realized that if their old processes around documentation weren’t etched in their workflows for the past several years, they would never have started that way.
Two new analyses of U.S. healthcare market concentration hold many implications for CIOs, CISOs, CTOs, CMIOs and other healthcare IT leaders, in terms of supporting usability, interoperability, and data security
There is a widespread belief, misguided in my judgement, that owning your own copy of the data has intrinsic value and gives organizations competitive advantages. In contrast, APIs promote a single source of truth approach by making the data available on-demand.
The New England Journal of Medicine hosts contrasting op-ed articles written by, on the one hand, the four most recent National Coordinators, and on the other, two outspoken industry leaders—with a surprising level of agreement on some important points
Nine months ago I had to have surgery. Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) were not part of my follow-up care. A paper detailing Partners HealthCare's journey with PROMs details the challenges health systems have implementing them.
At the SHIEC Conference in Indianapolis last week, all eyes were on the future, and a range of opportunities for health information exchanges to make themselves indispensable to payers, providers, and public health
There is currently tremendous innovation happening in the behavioral and mental health care space with many digital health startups and initiatives using technology to try to address one of society’s most pressing issues.
A new study from IDG Connect, based on a survey of IT leaders across all industries in the U.S. and the U.K., finds a very low level of confidence in preparedness to meet accelerating data and IT security threats
Having recently relocated, I can attest that a move is an ideal time to rethink operations and strategies