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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
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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
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.

At the World Health Care Congress, a Frank Discussion of Value-Based Care, Volume, and Consolidation

May 3, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
article
On day two of the World Health Care Congress, three industry leaders engaged in a probing discussion of the complexities of value-based purchasing, volume and care quality, and provider consolidation

HIMSS Preview: Reliable Care Blueprinting at Texas Health Resources

February 15, 2017  |  David Raths
article
For the last two and a half years, Texas Health Resources (THR), an integrated delivery system in North Texas, has been focusing “hardwiring” evidence-based best practices into the processes of all 14 of its hospitals. At HIMSS17 in Orlando next week, THR...

Evidence-Based Care: Ensuring the Right Thing for Every Patient, Every Time

February 3, 2017  |  Dr. Michael Fleming and Dan Hogan
article
Prescriptive analytics will be a critical tool for doctors as they navigate treating their patients, while ensuring that they are receiving all of the care they need and none of the care they don’t.

The 2017 Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards: First-Place Winning Team—Allina Health

January 25, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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At Allina Health in Minneapolis, senior leaders have leveraged data and IT at a very deep level to rework cardiovascular care processes in order to improve clinical performance and patient outcomes and rethink costs

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