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Study Identifies Seven Barriers to Research on Impact of HIEs

December 14, 2017     David Raths
HIE Despite the public and private investments made in health information exchanges, there have been relatively few empirical research studies on their impact. Why is that?

Could Providers’ Early Lack of Interest in the Value Modifier Program Set a Precedent for MIPS?

December 11, 2017     Rajiv Leventhal
New research in Health Affairs speculates that performance in the Physician Value-Based Payment Modifier program may shed some light on how clinicians will treat MIPS.

When State Medicaid Leaders Talk, We Need to Listen

December 10, 2017     Mark Hagland
Payment The discussion that took place at the Sloan School of Management at MIT last month was highly relevant to a host of issues around not only Medicaid program reform, but overall health system reform across the U.S....

Technology Affordability in Community Hospitals

December 6, 2017     Pete Rivera
Community hospitals traditionally operate in many under-served areas. They are often the oasis for patients that otherwise would have to travel long distances to receive quality care.

RSNA 2017: The Year of Image Augmentation

December 5, 2017     Joe Marion
Analytics RSNA 2017 is now history. What were some interesting takeaways for healthcare IT?

Can AI Help to Save the Practice of Radiology for the Future?

December 5, 2017     Mark Hagland
Analytics At the RSNA Conference last week, the breadth and intensity of the discussions around artificial intelligence revealed the universal concern over how radiology can prove itself in the new healthcare

With Pilots Done, What’s Next for Sync for Genes?

December 1, 2017     David Raths
Interoperability Sync for Genes was established to expedite the use of standards to enable patients’ ability to share their genomics information. What did pilot projects find?

Images, Perceptions, and Reality: In Science and In Healthcare, It’s All Complex

November 27, 2017     Mark Hagland
Value-Based Care A scientific study provides researchers with new insights into the complexity around how the brain processes visual stimuli. Images are incredibly important, on so many levels. And what about...

Five Tips for Adjusting to Your New Job

November 22, 2017     Tim Tolan
Leadership Some key pieces of advice for when you change employers, from completing paperwork prior to your first day to adapting to the environment and adding value.

At Symposium, AMIA CEO Doug Fridsma Spent Time ‘Hanging Out with the Newbies’

November 17, 2017     David Raths
Leadership Specializing in informatics is no longer just a mid-career shift for physicians. It is now a primary career path in fields such as pharmacy and nursing. AMIA is working to create career pathways that...

Quantifying (and Alleviating) the Quality Measurement Burden

November 9, 2017     David Raths
EHR Can EHRs be designed to more easily collect and report metrics? What other steps can help keep externally reported measures to a manageable level?

Good Signs: NYC Health + Hospitals Corporation Boasts a True ACO Success Story

November 9, 2017     Mark Hagland
Value-Based Care New York City Health & Hospitals Corporation’s leaders have been able to boast very impressive results from their organization’s MSSP work--results that offer hope for leaders from all types...

The MACRA QPP 2018 Final Rule: Is It a Glass Half-Empty or a Glass Half-Full?

November 7, 2017     Mark Hagland
Payment What one thinks of the QPP CY 2018 final rule could depend at least partly on a number of factors, including where one “sits” in the healthcare stakeholder constellation—and what one might have to do to respond to...

What are Health IT’s Brightest Minds Looking to Learn?

November 6, 2017     Rajiv Leventhal
Leadership Healthcare Informatics gathered an array of feedback from CIOs and other industry leaders about how they can share information and learn from their peers

Bringing a Team Science Approach to Research Informatics

November 3, 2017     David Raths
Analytics The National Center for Data to Health hopes to build upon some of the successes in sharing across Clinical and Translational Science Award programs but in a more innovative and open-ended way.

At a Time of Unprecedented Uncertainty and Change, Innovators Will Thrive

October 30, 2017     Mark Hagland
Value-Based Care At a time of mind-shattering change, focusing on innovation is one way to avoid getting stuck in the past. Do you have a story of innovation to share? Healthcare Informatics’ Innovator Awards...

With the Proposed CVS Bid for Aetna, Time for Healthcare Leaders to Think in Three-Dimensional Chess Terms

October 29, 2017     Mark Hagland
Payment The proposed acquisition of health insurer Aetna by mega-retail pharmacy chain CVS may well signal a key turning point in the market-competitive landscape of U.S. healthcare—and provider leaders had better start...

Using EHR Data to Automate Public Health Reporting, Analysis

October 26, 2017     David Raths
Population Health Michael Klompas, M.D., M.P.H, a professor of population medicine at Harvard University, spoke about his team’s work to use EHR data to automate reporting to public health agencies on notifiable...

MACRA 2018 Final Rule Considerations: What Could Change from the Proposal?

October 24, 2017     Rajiv Leventhal
Value-Based Care 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...

Readmissions Readjustment: Time to Think Carefully about Any Impacts on Safety-Net Hospitals

October 24, 2017     Mark Hagland
Payment 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...

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