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Should Physicians and HIT Leaders Worry about the Implications of the Walgreens/Microsoft Deal?

January 16, 2019  |  Mark Hagland, Editor-in-Chief
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As architect Daniel Burnham famously said, “Make no little plans”; the leaders of the Walgreens/Microsoft alliance, like so many others, are thinking big—and providers need to be doing so, too

Kaiser Health News Report: Clinics Treating Immigrants Find Themselves in Limbo Around Notification

January 15, 2019  |  Mark Hagland, Editor-in-Chief
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The clinicians and leaders of U.S. patient care organizations continue to find themselves in a policy limbo around the information they share with federal and state authorities around their care for undocumented immigrants

One Thought-Leader’s Look at the New Social Contract in Medicine and Healthcare

January 7, 2019  |  Mark Hagland, Editor-in-Chief
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Healthcare thought-leader Michael Millenson shares his perspectives on the emerging new social contract around medical care and healthcare—in a time of accelerating technology disruption

Healthcare’s Year of Living Dangerously? What 2018’s Merger Mania Really Means, Going Forward

January 2, 2019  |  Mark Hagland, Editor-in-Chief
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The year 2018 was one of the most head-spinning yet in the healthcare business world, with mergers and acquisitions gaining speed—and increasing in diversity and heterogeneity

Medicaid Transformation Project Expands to 24 Health Systems

December 6, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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Seven new health systems have joined the Medicaid Transformation Project, a national effort to transform healthcare and related social needs for the nearly 75 million Americans who rely on Medicaid.

Twelve States File First Multistate Healthcare Data Breach Lawsuit

December 5, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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State Attorneys General from a dozen states filed a lawsuit Monday against two health IT companies alleging that poor security practices led to theft of protected health information (PHI) of 3.9 million individuals during a data security incident in 2015.

At RSNA 2018, An Intense Focus on Artificial Intelligence

November 29, 2018  |  Mark Hagland, Editor-in-Chief
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Artificial intelligence solutions—and discussions—were everywhere at RSNA 2018 this week—with both interest and hype reaching new heights around AI applications in the radiology world

At RSNA, Imaging Informatics Sage Joe Marion Offers Straight Talk on this Moment in Imaging IT

November 28, 2018  |  Mark Hagland, Editor-in-Chief
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Joe Marion, a leading observer of the imaging informatics market, shares his perspectives on vendor and provider consolidation, the emergence of AI, and future challenges

RSNA Attendance Holds Steady, While A.I. Is Once Again the Talk of the Conference

November 26, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Attendance at the annual RSNA Conference held steady this year in relation to the two most recent years, while artificial intelligence/machine learning remained a strong focus

University Hospitals Applies Homegrown Discharge Planning Workflow Solution to Opioid Prescribing

November 1, 2018  |  David Raths, Contributing Editor
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Cleveland-based University Hospitals is taking advantage of an internally developed technology platform to re-imagine the discharge process, including identifying patients at risk for opioid misuse and dependence.

Pronovost Leaves UnitedHealthcare for University Hospitals

October 29, 2018  |  David Raths, Contributing Editor
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Patient safety expert Peter Pronovost, M.D., Ph.D., is joining 18-hospital University Hospitals in Cleveland as its first chief clinical transformation officer.

Health Collaborative’s Brammer to Lead Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement

October 25, 2018  |  David Raths, Contributing Editor
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The Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI) has named Craig Brammer, who leads the Cincinnati-based Health Collaborative its CEO. He will concurrently serve in both roles.

Healthcare Leaders on Unlocking the Value of Disruption: “Digital Innovation Needs to be a Strategic Priority”

October 23, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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AT the FT Digital Health Summit, a panel of healthcare leaders discussed how to unlock the value of disruption and the role digital technology can play in achieving value-based care.

Anthem Agrees to Record Payment—$16M—for Largest U.S. Health Data Breach

October 16, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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Anthem, Inc. has agreed to pay $16 million to HHS' Office for Civil Rights to settle potential HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules violations in the largest U.S. health data breach in history.

A Data-Driven Effort to Tackle Indiana’s COPD Problem

October 9, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
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Although reduction in avoidable readmissions after COPD-related hospitalizations is a national objective, in one Indiana community it’s moved its way up to the very top of the healthcare priority list.

With $6.3M PCORI Contract, UPMC Health Plan to Study Tech-Based Approach to Chronic Disease

September 25, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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The UPMC Center for High-Value Health Care was recently awarded a $6.3 million contract from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study different care delivery models to improve outcomes for patients with chronic disease and a co-existing...

Putting Social Determinants of Health Data into Action

September 10, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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Leading hospitals, medical groups, and health systems, as well as ACOs and health insurers are moving forward to address social factors impacting health with a number of different approaches.

Top Ten Tech Trends 2018: Health System Transformation Requires Rethinking Data Infrastructure

September 6, 2018  |  David Raths, Contributing Editor
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Handling massive amounts of data requires CIOs to rethink their data infrastructure strategy with an eye on shrinking data centers, hybrid cloud and public cloud solutions.

Top Ten Tech Trends 2018: A Social Determinants of Health Technology Market is Slowly Emerging

September 4, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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The IT market for social determinants of health data is currently a nascent field with many providers using homegrown solutions, but adoption of SDoH technology is expected to grow quickly.

Top Ten Tech Trends 2018: An Open API Movement Seeks to Create App Ecosystem

August 30, 2018  |  David Raths, Contributing Editor
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Regulators, health systems and innovators are working to bring an app ecosystem to healthcare, making the open API movement one of Healthcare Informatics’ Top Tech Trends to watch in 2018.

Top Ten Tech Trends 2018: In the Fight Against the Opioid Crisis, Providers are Turning to Technology

August 30, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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Healthcare organizations are using health IT tools, including an emerging market of digital health solutions, to address opioid abuse, addiction and overdoses.

Andy Slavitt, Health System Leaders Take Action to Advance Medicaid Transformation

August 29, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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Project leaders of the recently announced Medicaid Transformation Project detail their plans for the initiative and why they believe collaboration is critical to improving care for vulnerable populations.

Top Ten Tech Trends 2018: Could Newfangled Business and Technology Combinations Upend the Landscape of Healthcare Delivery?

August 29, 2018  |  Mark Hagland, Editor-in-Chief
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What will the impact be of all of the recent bold technological and business moves for established patient care organizations in U.S. healthcare?

The Healthcare CISO: An Essential Cyber Guardian

August 24, 2018  |  Nick Giannas, Industry Voice
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As cybersecurity incidents continue to increase and evolve, the CISO has become a pivotal role. What are the challenges healthcare leaders face in identifying and recruiting CISO candidates?

Epic Plans Meeting for Non-Epic Users on Data Sharing Capabilities

August 16, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Verona, Wis.-based Epic is inviting healthcare provider organizations that don’t use Epic’s electronic health record (EHR) to its “un-Users Group Meeting” at its Verona headquarters to learn how to exchange data with Epic.

Will the Chief Digital Officer Role be Key to Healthcare’s Future?

August 5, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Leading hospitals and health systems are increasingly adding chief digital officers to their senior leadership teams. Hillary Ross, a senior partner with executive search firm Witt/Kieffer, shares her thoughts on the growing importance of the CDO in healthcare.

Anthem Expands $500M Deal with IBM with Focus on IT Automation, AI

July 26, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Health insurer Anthem has expanded its services agreement with technology leader IBM with a focus on using artificial intelligence (AI) and automation to improve operational efficiency and modernize technology platforms.

Advocate Aurora Health, Foxconn Plan Employee Wellness, “Smart City,” and Precision Medicine Collaboration

July 13, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Wisconsin-based Advocate Aurora Health is partnering with Foxconn Health Technology Business Group, a Taiwanese company, to develop new technology-driven healthcare services and tools.

Cleveland Clinic Patients Can Now Access Data via Apple Health Records

July 5, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Patients at Cleveland Clinic now have a new way to access their personal health data, using the Apple Health Records on iPhone feature, the healthcare organization recently announced.

UW-Madison Unveils Platform that Maps Neighborhood Disadvantages Impacting Health

June 29, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health have developed an accessible, online, interactive map of more than 70 million Zip+4 zip codes so that users can find data on socio-economic factors at the neighborhood level.

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