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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

Readmissions Readjustment: Time to Think Carefully about Any Impacts on Safety-Net Hospitals

October 24, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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A new study in The New England Journal of Medicine is shedding light on some of the complexity around Medicare’s readmissions reduction program, and reinforcing the importance of federal officials’ exercising very good discernment going forward

At the HIT Summit in Raleigh, CIO David Chou Challenges Leaders to Think Digital Transformation

October 19, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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David Chou, CIO of Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, told attendees at the Health IT Summit in Raleigh that they need to be change agents, helping to lead healthcare into the digital age

One Healthcare RCM Leader Shares his Perspectives on Navigating the Shifting Landscape

October 16, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Brian Sanderson, managing principal of Crowe Horwath LLP healthcare services group, discusses strategies for CFOs to navigate the shifting landscape around revenue cycle management and reimbursement.

Market Report: Telehealth Vendors Need to Improve Integration with EMRs

October 11, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Within the telehealth vendor market, American Well and Avizia are currently the most widely adopted, yet very few virtual care vendors have delivered on their promises of integration, according to a new market report from Orem, Utah-based KLAS Research.

Healthcare Providers Moving Forward with Telehealth, Despite Reimbursement, Cost Concerns

October 10, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Almost 60 percent of healthcare provider organizations with telehealth programs plan to expand the number of service lines or specialties served, and the organizations report patient convenience among the top benefits, according to a study released by KLAS...

The Texas Hospital Association’s Bold Data Analytics Thrust

October 4, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Leaders at the Texas Hospital Association have been innovating around data analytics, supporting its advocacy leaders in communicating with state legislators, and also helping hospitals to improve their quality and cost outcomes

In Phoenix, One Radiology Group Surges Ahead in Improving Workflow Efficiency

October 1, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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At Southwest Diagnostic Imaging in Phoenix, leaders are moving forward rapidly to leverage information technology to improve radiologist workflow efficiency and rework important processes

The Implications for HIT Leaders of Accelerating Market Consolidation? There Are Many

September 27, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Two new analyses of U.S. healthcare market concentration hold many implications for CIOs, CISOs, CTOs, CMIOs and other healthcare IT leaders, in terms of supporting usability, interoperability, and data security

In L.A. County, Building an Integrated Health System to Serve the Highest-Risk Individuals

September 26, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Within Los Angeles County, there is an ambitious project underway to build an integrated, county-wide system that will link health and social service agencies to provide more coordinated services to the sickest, most vulnerable county residents.

HIMSS Arranges a Roundtable Discussion on Cybersecurity

September 11, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Following up on the recent release of their cybersecurity report, HIMSS leaders arranged for a roundtable-style discussion between HIMSS senior director of health IS Rod Piechowski, and reporters

HIE Leaders Crack the Code on Indispensability

September 7, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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At the SHIEC Conference in Indianapolis last week, all eyes were on the future, and a range of opportunities for health information exchanges to make themselves indispensable to payers, providers, and public health

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