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In San Diego, Healthcare IT Leaders Talked Culture—in Many Contexts

February 5, 2018     Mark Hagland
Leadership 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...

Good News/Bad News: Which Side of the ACO Story Are You On?

February 1, 2018     Rajiv Leventhal
Value-Based Care CMS’ 2016 ACO data can tell different stories depending on how one looks at the numbers.

What Will TEFCA Mean For Regional HIEs?

January 30, 2018     David Raths
Interoperability 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...

Might Apple Have Unleashed a Game-Changer When It Comes to Consumer-Facing Patient Record Engagement?

January 27, 2018     Mark Hagland
Patient Engagement 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...

Does NDSC Acquisition Signal a “Change?”

January 26, 2018     Joe Marion
NDSC is being acquired by Change Healthcare, which places greater pressure on the payor vs. provider side of clinical decision support.

What Might Alex Azar’s Tenure at HHS Bring to Health System Reform and Healthcare IT Policy?

January 25, 2018     Mark Hagland
Payment 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...

Looking at the Very, Very Big Picture: A Health Affairs Study of Multi-Sector Health Initiatives

January 23, 2018     Mark Hagland
Population Health 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

JASON Report: Hype About AI in Healthcare Might Be Justified This Time

January 22, 2018     David Raths
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.

VA-DoD: Winning the (Ongoing) Battle for Interoperability

January 22, 2018     Dave Levin, M.D.
EHR 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).

On the Horizon: A Delivery System Increasingly Untethered from In-Person Patient Visits

January 16, 2018     Mark Hagland
Telehealth 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...

Healthcare IT: Where Did it Come From and Where is it Going?

January 11, 2018     Joe Marion
Dan Brown's book, Origin, offers some interesting insight on where cognitive computing is taking healthcare IT

Could HHS and CMS Shift Direction on Mandatory Bundled Payments? It’s an Intriguing Prospect

January 11, 2018     Mark Hagland
Payment 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...

A “Win” for Health Information Exchange? How the Patient-Centered Data Home Could Shift the Narrative

January 11, 2018     Rajiv Leventhal
HIE 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...

An Exciting New Year for Pragmatic Clinical Trials

January 8, 2018     David Raths
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.

Seven Healthcare Predictions for 2018

January 4, 2018     Dave Levin, M.D.
Value-Based Care 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.

Looking at San Diego’s Healthcare Landscape: What Can Advanced Markets Teach Us?

January 3, 2018     Mark Hagland
Population Health 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—...

Edging into 2018, Could 2017 Turn Out To Have Been an Inflection-Point Year?

January 1, 2018     Mark Hagland
Leadership 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...

For Doctors Without Borders, Telemedicine Brings Specialized Care to the Front Lines

December 22, 2017     Heather Landi
Telehealth As healthcare IT leaders focus on leading-edge and next-generation technologies in 2018, it's worth recognizing the benefits of more fundamental technologies, such as telemedicine, to help link...

Favorite Health IT Quotes of 2017: A Baker’s Dozen

December 19, 2017     David Raths
Leadership Each year I like to look back through my interviews at some of the quotes from industry leaders that intrigued me the most to see if they help elucidate any patterns that I might miss in my day-to-day...

Talking Semantic Interoperability with the VA’s Keith Campbell

December 18, 2017     David Raths
Interoperability Is focusing on FHIR like starting to build a skyscraper on the third floor? That’s what the VA's Keith Campbell argues. His focus — on the ground floor — is semantic interoperability.

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