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Time for Artificial Intelligence to Meet Healthcare Costs

October 29, 2018  |  Anil Patel, M.D., Industry Voice
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AI promises to process large amounts of data and make meaningful conclusions out of them, but one of the main barriers is cost.

At the Raleigh HIT Summit, Mission Health’s CQO Shares About the Quality Journey

October 2, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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At the Health IT Summit in Raleigh, Mission Health CQO Chris DeRienzo, M.D. discussed the challenges—and the accomplishments—in his organization’s continuous performance improvement journey

In South Los Angeles, a High-Tech Hospital Delivers Healthcare to an Underserved Community

September 11, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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Executive leaders at Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital discuss the organization's journey to achieve HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 and meeting the healthcare needs of an underserved community.

Mission Health M.D. Leader on The Power of Technology to Improve Health and Bring Humanity Back to Medical Practice

July 12, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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At Asheville, North Carolina-based Mission Health, senior leaders have created a culture of continuous improvement grounded in analytics and this is driving significant clinical and operational improvements across the enterprise.

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 Franciscan Health, an Analytics-Driven Initiative is Improving Patient Care and Reducing Costs

June 11, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Franciscan Health is leveraging data and analytics t o help its lower-performing physicians bring their practice in-line with their best-performing colleagues, with the goal of not only improving patient care but also reducing overall costs.

Rethinking Observation Stays and Readmissions: Experts Study the Issue

May 31, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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As medical researchers writing in The New England Journal of Medicine are documenting, shifting some patients from normal inpatient stays to observation stays, is turning out to be a far more complicated proposition than meets the eye

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

Community Health Leaders Share Their Progress on Integrating SDoH Data into Healthcare

April 10, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Many community-based organizations are advancing forward in their efforts to use health IT to collect, standardize and integrate social and behavioral health data, as detailed during a panel discussion at the 2018 State Healthcare IT Connect Summit last week.

At NYU Langone Health, “Value-Based Medicine” Takes Center Stage

March 28, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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For the project, the organization’s finance department collaborated with VBM physician champions to identify variations in care both internally and compared externally to benchmarked external institutions.

NQF Issues Guidance on Using Tech Tools to Improve Shared Decision Making

March 13, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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The National Quality Forum (NQF) issued a call to action to make shared decision making a standard of care for all patients, across settings and conditions, including guidance on how to apply technology to help integrate shared decision making into the care...

Adventist Health System Leverages Analytics to Improve Surgeons’ Robotic Surgery Skills and Performance

January 28, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Stephen Knych, M.D., the chief quality and patient safety officer at the Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based Adventist Health System, is leading an initiative that is improving surgeons’ clinical skills and operational performance, in the key area of robotically...

An Industry Expert Shares Insights on the Challenges and Opportunities around Bundled Payments

January 24, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Charlene Frizzera, a former senior CMS official, has been on the front lines in helping providers succeed in bundled-payment models—and she has insights to share around what the leaders in the industry have been learning

Clinical Performance Improvement Leaders Zero In on ICU Challenges

January 10, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Last month, leaders at the Charlotte, N.C.-based Premier Inc. released a report on the potential for clinical performance improvement in ICUs in U.S. healthcare, outlining tremendous opportunities for systemic improvement in hospitals

In New York State, a Unique MSSP ACO Cares for Patients with Intellectual Disabilities

December 20, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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In New York state, the Alliance for Integrated Care of New York (AICNY) is leveraging data and analytics in order to optimize care delivery to patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities

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

Can AI Help to Save the Practice of Radiology for the Future?

December 5, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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At the RSNA Conference last week, the breadth and intensity of the discussions around artificial intelligence revealed the universal concern over how radiology can prove itself in the new healthcare

At RSNA, Industry Sage Joe Marion Scans the Landscape—and Sees Massive Change

December 1, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Joe Marion, one of the most respected consultants in imaging and imaging informatics, shares his perspectives on what’s been different at this year’s RSNA Conference, and where everything is headed in terms of vendor solutions

Will Artificial Intelligence Change Radiology Practice? At RSNA, James Whitfill, M.D. Offers His Thoughts

November 29, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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James Whitfill, M.D., chief medical officer at Innovation Care Partners in Phoenix, shared his perspectives on the hype and potential of artificial intelligence, during the RSNA Conference

At RSNA 2017, Much Discussion—and Hype—Around Artificial Intelligence

November 27, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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At RSNA 2017, radiologist leaders look towards the future of value-based care, and see the leveraging of artificial intelligence tools as essential to the success of their specialty going forward

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

November 7, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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