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The MACRA QPP 2018 Final Rule: Is It a Glass Half-Empty or a Glass Half-Full?

November 7, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
What one thinks of the QPP CY 2018 final rule could depend at least partly on a number of factors, including where one “sits” in the healthcare stakeholder constellation—and what one might have to do to respond to it, as a result

Could Providing More Context Reshape Healthcare Consumer Choices? One Survey Says It Could

November 7, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
article
Survey results announced on Nov. 2 by the health technology company Grand Rounds indicate that healthcare consumers will choose perceived physician outcomes quality over appointment convenience—if given information in context

Texas Health Resources’ CNIO Details the Organization’s Journey towards High Reliability

November 1, 2017  |  Heather Landi
article
Mary Beth Mitchell, R.N., chief nursing informatics officer (CNIO) at Texas Health Resources, based in Arlington, Texas, details the health system's strategic initiatives supporting its shift to becoming a high reliability organization.

Artificial Intelligence: The Next Frontier in Health IT? (Part 1)

August 24, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
As artificial intelligence gains more momentum in the healthcare sector, CIOs' use of these technologies has expanded. And as a result, the industry is now moving quickly, crafting solutions to meet this growing demand.

At the Health IT Summit in Nashville, a Pragmatic Look at the Complexities in Leveraging Data Analytics

June 28, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
article
On Tuesday at the Health IT Summit in Nashville, attendees were offered a very vigorous discussion of the opportunities and challenges around the leveraging of data analytics in patient care organizations

At the Health IT Summit in Boston, a Fresh Look at the Emergence of Personalized Medicine

June 23, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
article
At the Health IT Summit in Boston last week, Kristin Darby of Cancer Treatment Centers of America and John Halamka, M.D. of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston offered insights into the potential and the challenges inherent in the emergence of...

Hackensack Meridian Health Takes on Cancer Care with New Tech Partnership

June 5, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
New Jersey-based Hackensack Meridian Health is collaborating with IBM Watson and health data company Cota with the end goal of helping oncologists make evidence- and outcomes-based clinical decisions for their cancer patients.

At Hackensack Meridian Health, an Innovative Approach to CDS in Cancer Care

May 29, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
article
Clinicians at Hackensack Meridian Health, led by hematologist/oncologist Andrew Pecora, M.D., have been involved in an initiative that is bringing clinical evidence to the point of decision-making, and changing specialist care delivery

One Consultant’s View on Health Care System Reform, And the Need to Drive Down Costs

May 23, 2017  |  Heather Landi
article
Michael Abrams, co-founder and managing partner of Numerof and Associates, shares his perspectives on health care system reform and why patient care organization leaders need to get serious, now, about eliminating non-value-added cost in their delivery of care

A Study of ACO-Based Care Management Shows that Results Are Highly Replicable

May 19, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
I read with interest an article in the May Health Affairs, in which researchers analyzed early results of care management work undertaken at Massachusetts General Hospital—with positive implications for ACO-based care management going forward

A Recent Study Confirms It: High Volume Contributes to Better Care for High-Needs Patients

May 10, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
Medical researchers dig deeply into clinic-based care delivery, confirming what many might already have suspected—that volume of care of high-needs patients can strongly impact both the financial and clinical outcomes for patients

A Nursing Informatics Leader Parses the Challenges of EHR Optimization

May 9, 2017  |  Heather Landi
article
Joyce Sensmeier, R.N., vice president of informatics at HIMSS North America, shares her perspective on the critical role nursing informaticists play in helping health systems realize value from health IT investments and achieve improved outcomes.

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