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Digital Health Venture Capital Funding Tops $4 Billion in First Half of 2017

July 19, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Global venture capital (VC) funding for health IT companies in the first half of 2017 was 36 percent higher year-over-year with a record $4 billion raised in 359 deals versus the $3 billion raised from 286 deals in the first half of 2016, according to a report...

Report: Clinical Decision Support Market to Reach $4.97B by 2021

July 19, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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A changing healthcare landscape that includes a shift to value-based reimbursement will transform the clinical decision support systems market in the U.S., according to a report from Frost & Sullivan.

Plunging Ahead: Advanced Physician Organization Leaders Move Forward to Manage Risk

July 19, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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For the July/August Healthcare Informatics cover story, advanced medical group leaders share how they are analyzing and using data to feed continuous clinical and operational performance improvement

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

On Long Island, Allied Physicians Group’s Ambition to Become a Data-Driven Organization

July 18, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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An operational leader at Allied Physicians Group, with 150 pediatricians and 35 office locations, says that in today’s healthcare market, having a broad-based analytics platform is essential.

CHIME Survey Finds Ongoing Disconnect over EHR Data’s Availability to Support Revenue Cycle

July 18, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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A new survey by CHIME and by LeanTaaS finds that, while the leaders of patient care organizations are attempting to leverage data and analytics to improve clinical and financial outcomes, they have not yet found EHR data to be effective in doing so

Report: Small Hospitals Lag Far Behind in Transition to Value-Driven Care

July 14, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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There is a gap in capabilities and core competencies between large and small hospitals and health systems in the ongoing transition to value-driven care. What’s more, small organizations often lag far behind large ones in key components of the transition, putting...

Are Safety-Net Hospitals Being Unfairly Penalized by Medicare’s Value-Based Purchasing Program?

July 12, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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An analysis by the Government Accountability Office finds concerning discrepancies between the stated goals of the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program and its execution in practice, around the penalization of safety-net hospitals

The GAO Calls Out Problems It Sees in the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program

July 11, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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In a report published at the end of June, the U.S. Government Accountability Office challenged HHS and CMS to improve the measurement methodology embedded in the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program

Researchers Use EMRs to Predict Risk of Stroke

July 10, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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A team of researchers in California is using electronic medical records (EMRs) to predict the likelihood of a person experiencing atrial fibrillation—an irregular heartbeat that could result in a second stroke—after certain types of strokes.

When It Comes to Assessing the Value of the PCMH Model of Care, the Devil Really Is In the Details

July 8, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine has found some seemingly counter-intuitive results, in the analysis of the adoption of the patient-centered medical home model FQHCs—but counter-intuitive only on the surface

At the Nashville Health IT Summit, a Nuanced Discussion of the Complexities of HIT Security

July 6, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Healthcare IT leaders parsed the numerous complexities around healthcare IT security governance, c-suite and board engagement and support for IT security initiatives, and creating a culture of security, at the Health IT Summit in Nashville last month

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