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

November 9, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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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 of patient care organizations

In Dallas, UT Southwestern’s Leaders Push Ahead on their Ambulatory Quality Initiative

November 3, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Things continue to move forward at UT Southwestern, where an extraordinary Ambulatory Quality Outcomes initiative snared its leaders the first-place award in Healthcare Informatics’ 2016 Innovator Awards Program

At UCHealth, a Sprint Toward EHR Optimization—at an Individual Level

November 1, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Having tried numerous methods to improve physician-EHR workflow, UCHealth now deploys the “EHR 2.0 Sprint,” which is a two-week intensive immersion in clinic with a small team.

CMS Transitioning to New Health IT Standard for Reporting eCQMs

November 1, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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CMS has announced electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) in CMS quality programs will be transitioned to use the Clinical Quality Language (CQL) standard (CQL Release 1, Standard for Trial Use (STU) 2) for logic expression.

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

October 30, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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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 Program is open for submissions—from both providers and vendors

At Tampa General Hospital, a Newfound Focus on Clinical Process Improvement

October 26, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Last year, Tampa General Hospital, a 1,011-bed teaching hospital in Florida, initiated a clinical process improvement program aimed at enhancing standardization and efficacy of treatment for conditions identified as high priority.

ONC HIT Certification Program Approves HIMSS Immunization Integration Method

October 18, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The ONC has approved a HIMSS testing method for the health IT certification program that can now serve as an alternative to the current National Coordinator-approved method for testing transmissions to immunization registries.

In New Mexico, a Medical Home Model Created Outside the Hospital

October 12, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Barbara McAneny, M.D., an oncologist/hematologist, was the leader behind the Community Oncology Medical Home, a model built around keeping patients out of the hospital.

The CEO of Indiana’s Statewide HIE Sees Complexity in the Push for Interoperability

October 10, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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John Kansky, president and CEO of the Indiana Health Information Exchange (IHIE), offers his perspectives on the complex challenges ahead in achieving true interoperability in health information exchange

A Health Affairs Study Finds ACOs Moving Forward Quickly—If Unevenly—Into Risk

October 6, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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A study published online this week in Health Affairs offers some of the best analysis yet, based on survey data, around the accelerating pace of ACO development—and its numerous implications for healthcare IT leaders

Precision Medicine Programs Becoming a High Priority for Health Systems

October 5, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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A recent survey of health system leaders has revealed that developing a precision medicine program within their organization has become an important priority.

How Early Sepsis Detection Can Save Lives: A Call for Help During National Health IT Week

October 5, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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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.

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