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In Northern Virginia, Rethinking ACO Strategies—For PCPs and Specialists

October 30, 2018  |  Mark Hagland, Editor-in-Chief
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Tricia Nguyen, M.D., a senior executive at the Falls Church, Va.-based Inova Health System shares her perspectives on what she and her colleagues are learning about some of the underlying challenges in ACO work

VCU Health Motto: ‘In God We Trust; Everyone Else Must Bring Data’

October 19, 2018  |  David Raths, Contributing Editor
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VCU Health System in Virginia was recently named a 2018 HIMSS Davies Enterprise Award recipient for leveraging health IT to improve outcomes. Colin Banas, M.D., the health system’s chief medical information officer, said the organization prides itself on using...

Survey: CMIOs Cite Need for Better Technologies to Address High Drug Costs, Opioid Abuse

September 6, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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Physician IT leaders believe that progress has been made to improve medication management, however, there is more work to be done to address gaps that could potentially impact patient safety, such as high drug costs and opioid abuse, according to a recent survey...

How to Choose Wisely: Researchers Confirm the Value of Clinical Decision Support

September 3, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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A recent study by leaders at Cedars-Sinai and Optum provides nuanced insights into the complexity of clinical decision support—while affirming its advantages

Can We Get to the Next Level When It Comes to Quality Measures for the Care of Patients with Complex Needs?

June 27, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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A commentary posted online on Tuesday on the Health Affairs website makes important points about the landscape around the measurement of quality in the context of care for patients with complex needs

At the HIT Summit in Minneapolis, an MD Informaticist’s Perspective on Clinical Transformation

June 18, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Karl Poterack, M.D. spoke at the Health IT Summit in Minneapolis about the role of clinical informatics in standardizing physician practice—and moving the needle forward on clinical performance improvement

Dr. Glenn Steele on the Path Forward Towards Care Delivery Transformation

May 20, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Healthcare Informatics caught up recently with Glenn D. Steele, Jr., M.D., Ph.D., who has been busy spreading the gospel of the Geisinger approach to healthcare delivery innovation, U.S. healthcare system-wide

At Phoenix Children’s, A Clinical Documentation Initiative is Driving Results

May 16, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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At Phoenix Children’s Hospital, clinical and IT leaders worked closely on an initiative to leverage technology to improve clinical documentation, providing physicians with actionable information in real-time at the point of care.

AMIA Announces New Fellow Recognition Program

May 9, 2018  |  David Raths
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Speaking at the opening session of the AMIA 2018 Clinical Informatics Conference, AMIA CEO Doug Fridsma, M.D., Ph.D., announced the establishment of the Fellow of AMIA (FAMIA) professional recognition program.

CMIOs Parse the Complexities of Physicians' Dissatisfaction with EHRs

March 7, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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At the CMIO Roundtable held Tuesday afternoon at HIMSS18, leading medical informaticists parsed the complexities of the current situation around physician dissatisfaction with EHRs—and delved into potential solutions

HIMSS18 Day 1 Roundup: Innovation Takes Center Stage

March 6, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Healthcare Informatics’ editorial team breaks down what you need to know from day one of HIMSS18.

National Coordinator Rucker Urges CMIOs to Participate in Helping to Improve Interoperability, Usability

March 5, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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In his opening keynote address at the AMDIS/HIMSS Physician Executive Symposium, National Coordinator Donald Rucker, M.D. urged CMIOs to take part in shaping the future of interoperability and usability in U.S. healthcare

OpenNotes and Patient Engagement in a Safety-Net Environment: One MD Informaticist’s Journey

February 21, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Anshu Abhat, M.D., M.P.H., director of patient engagement in information technology at the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, is helping to lead an exciting initiative to enhance patient engagement in a safety-net public hospital environment

At the HIT Summit-Dallas, Texas Health Resources Clinical Informatics Leaders Innovate Towards High-Reliability Healthcare

December 14, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Luis Saldaña, M.D., CMIO, and Mary Beth Mitchell, R.N., CNIO, at Texas Health Resources, shared with the HIT Summit-Dallas audience the advances they’ve made towards transforming their health system into a high-reliability organization

Capponi Leaves Cleveland Clinic for CMIO Position at SCL Health

December 7, 2017  |  David Raths
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Louis Capponi, M.D., has left his position as chief medical information officer at the Cleveland Clinic to take the same position at SCL Health, an 11-hospital nonprofit health system in Colorado. Louis Capponi, M.D., has left his position as chief medical...

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 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.

For Documentation Reform, Innovative Processes Breed Better Outcomes

September 28, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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At some point in their push for better quality, clinical and IT leaders realized that if their old processes around documentation weren’t etched in their workflows for the past several years, they would never have started that way.

The AMA’s David Barbe, M.D.: Let’s Work Together to Optimize MD Outcomes Reporting

September 16, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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The current president of the American Medical Association, David Barbe, M.D., discusses the challenges and opportunities around physician outcomes reporting under MACRA/MIPS—and what healthcare IT leaders can do to collaborate with physician leaders

Rosenberg Named CIO for Michigan Medicine

September 4, 2017  |  David Raths
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Andrew Rosenberg, M.D., has been named the first system-wide chief information officer for three-hospital Michigan Medicine. Rosenberg has served in a series of IT leadership roles over the past decade, including chief medical information officer and interim CIO...

At the HIT Summit-Denver, a Robust Discussion of the CIO-CMIO Relationship

July 19, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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At the Health IT Summit in Denver on Tuesday, healthcare IT leaders parsed some of the complexities around leveraging the CIO-CMIO relationship to achieve progress towards clinical and operational transformation

Making Major Inroads in the Care Management of High-Needs Populations, at L.A. Care Health Plan

July 4, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Katrina Miller, M.D., chief medical information executive at the 2.1 million-member L.A. Care Health Plan, shares her perspectives on some of the gains that she and her colleagues have been making in improving the care management of high-risk health plan...

Survey: 75 Percent of CIOs Concerned About Incomplete, Inaccurate Medication Data

June 22, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Despite multidisciplinary efforts to improve medication reconciliation, hospital CIOs still report unsatisfactory results, with three out of four concerned that their organization’s medication history data is incomplete or inaccurate, according to a new survey...

Leadership, Influence and the Ever-Evolving Role of CMIOs

June 22, 2017  |  Rochelle Abbott, Hearst Health
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During the Scottsdale Institute Spring Conference, 11 chief medical information officers (CMIOs) and former CMIOs convened for an exclusive discussion of the CMIO’s identity and mission within a health system.

UPMC’s New CMIO on the Transformative Role of CMIOs in Health System Change

June 5, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Robert Bart, M.D., joined the Pittsburgh-based UPMC health system as CMIO, after serving as CMIO at the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, and shares his perspectives on health system change

Stanford Children’s Health CMIO Takes Advantage of Silicon Valley Location

April 2, 2017  |  David Raths
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Natalie Pageler, M.D., chief medical information officer at Stanford Children’s Health, realizes that her clinical informatics team is lucky to be located in the heart of Silicon Valley, where digital health innovation is thriving.

One Industry Expert’s Perspectives on the Work of Clinical Transformation

April 1, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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When it comes to considering the potential for clinical transformation in U.S. healthcare, it really is about clinical redesign—facilitated by leading-edge IT—says Nancy Lakier, R.N., of Novia Strategies

LIVE FROM HIMSS17: CMIOs Speak their Minds on Collaboration, Culture

February 22, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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In two different panel discussions on Tuesday at HIMSS17, six different current and former CMIOs shared their perspectives on what CMIOs need in order to be successful at their jobs—and what they need to bring to them to begin with

At HIMSS17, Vivek Reddy, Intermountain CHIO, on the Need to Document for Value

February 22, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Dr. Reddy spoke with Healthcare Informatics at the HIMSS17 conference in Orlando to discuss documentation improvement, changing the dialogue about its value, and more.

Opening the HIT Summit in San Diego, UCSD’s Chris Longhurst Examines the Potential for EHR-Fueled Clinical Transformation

January 24, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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UC San Diego Health CIO Christopher Longhurst, M.D. shares with Health IT Summit-San Diego attendees his perspectives on what is being learned around EHR-facilitated clinical transformation—and what needs to happen next

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