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At University Hospitals in Cleveland, MD and IT Leaders are Making Strides to Reduce Provider Burnout

March 21, 2018  |  Heather Landi
Cleveland-based University Hospitals has accelerated a partnership with the health system’s EHR vendor, Allscripts, to address EHR usability and workflow issues, with the aim of making the EHR system more user-friendly, seamless and interoperable.

“Making the Numbers Work”: Henry Ford Leaders Explain ACO Critical Success Factors, Step by Step

March 5, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
Leaders from Detroit’s Henry Ford Health System have achieved significant success in their early work in the Next Generation ACO Program—through careful strategic planning and intensive analytics work

Where Is Network Segmentation Headed? One Industry Expert Has a Good Idea

February 19, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
Impact Advisors’ John Robinson shares his perspectives on the new thinking around network segmentation, including around micro-segmentation and software configuration—and urges CIOs, CISOs, and other healthcare IT leaders to move quickly away from old tactics...

Market Profile: Health IT Leaders, and Silicon Valley, Have Their Eyes on Cleveland

February 14, 2018  |  Heather Landi
With strong healthcare IT leadership at area health systems and new health tech accelerators moving to the market, there are many indications that Cleveland is fast becoming a hotbed of healthcare innovation, and a city to watch in the health IT space.

Why Geisinger’s “Fresh Food Farmacy” Initiative Could Turn Out To Be a Nationally Replicable Model

February 13, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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

Franciscan Health, Circulation Partner on Non-Emergency Transportation

February 12, 2018  |  Heather Landi
Franciscan Alliance, whose hospitals operate under the name of Franciscan Health, has partnered with Circulation to offer non-emergency medical transportation in an effort to reduce 30-day readmissions following patients’ discharges from inpatient stays.

Mike Davis Looks at the Past, the Present, and the Future of EHR Adoption—and Customization

February 11, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
Mike Davis, perhaps best known as one as a co-creator of the EMRAM schematic, which measures EHR implementation advancement, in his work at KLAS Research, is working to advance EHR development globally

Western Reserve CIO Pamela Banchy on Tackling Security Challenges through IT and Clinician Collaboration

February 5, 2018  |  Heather Landi
Pamela Banchy, R.N., the CIO and vice president of clinical informatics and transformation at Western Reserve Hospital and Health System, discusses her top health IT priorities and what her nursing informatics background brings to the CIO role.

Maternal and Infant Data Hub integrates Pediatric Records Across Cincinnati Region

February 5, 2018  |  David Raths
A new data hub at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center securely links patient data from institutional silos in order to make it easier for researchers to study care that one patient receives at different institutions, and to link a baby’s care to the...

What Does the Amazon/Berkshire Hathaway/JP Morgan Chase Agreement Mean for Providers? One Industry Expert Has an Idea

January 31, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
Following the announcement that three corporate giants—Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JP Morgan Chase—had teamed up to try to disrupt healthcare delivery, HIMSS’ Hal Wolf shared his perspectives on the implications for providers

Epic Launches New Interoperability Features to Enable User Collaboration

January 30, 2018  |  Heather Landi
Epic Systems, the Verona, Wis.-based electronic health record (EHR) vendor of which some 190 million patients have an electronic record on, has launched a new functionality called One Virtual System Worldwide to enable healthcare providers on the Epic EHR to not...

How Leveraging Big Data Can Improve the Health of Clevelanders

January 24, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Some of Cleveland's greatest challenges—poverty and the poor health that often accompanies it—could be solved by exploring ways to better leverage big data, according to a new report.


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