What does it mean for an organization to pursue a data-facilitated journey into value-based care? Bill Gillis, CIO of the Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization, shared his learnings and perspectives on that subject, at the Health IT Summit in Boston
Barbara Spivak, M.D., CEO of MACIPA, an area IPA, shares her perspectives on the prospects and context of a proposed mega-merger of Boston-area hospitals—and the impact of ongoing consolidation on physicians
Benjamin D. Schanker, M.D., M.P.H. shared with attendees at the Florida Health IT Summit his perspectives, as a clinician and researcher, of the promise and pitfalls of blockchain adoption in U.S. healthcare
Karl Poterack, M.D. spoke at the Health IT Summit in Minneapolis about the role of clinical informatics in standardizing physician practice—and moving the needle forward on clinical performance improvement
At the Health IT Summit in Minneapolis on Monday, Cris Ross, CIO of the Mayo Clinic organization, shared his perspectives on world-class healthcare IT leadership for a world-class healthcare organization
The leaders of the TICSalut Foundation, the government agency that manages healthcare IT management and development for the entire region of Catalonia in northeast Spain, are moving forward on a broad range of fronts
Electronic patient record interoperability in NHS England is benefiting patient care, but interoperability efforts are facing barriers, including limited data sharing and cumbersome processes falling outside of the clinician workflow, according to a KLAS Research...
Donald Rucker, M.D. spoke recently with Healthcare Informatics about the progress towards interoperability, a key objective of the current administration—and some of the challenges and opportunities for open-API development
During a webinar sponsored by the CHIME Opioid Task Force, executive leaders at the Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger Health System outlined a multifaceted, data-driven initiative by health system leaders to address the opioid crisis in Pennsylvania.
Leaders at New York’s Hospital for Special Surgery share what they’ve accomplished and learned, after transitioning from an old analog pager system to an integrated telecommunications system—including gains in patient safety and clinician satisfaction
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.
The U.S. Coast Guard announced April 9 its intent to join with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) in transitioning its service members’ and clinics’ health records to the MHS Genesis electronic health record (EHR) system.
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...
Following the conclusion of the annual HIMSS Conference, Michael McCoy, M.D. shared with Healthcare Informatics his perspectives on the policy, industry, and technological cross-currents influencing the shift from volume to value in healthcare right now
On Tuesday morning at HIMSS18, CMS Administrator Seema Verma announced a broad new initiative to empower patients to control their health data, with encouragement and warnings for healthcare stakeholders
In his opening keynote address at the AMDIS/HIMSS Physician Executive Symposium, National Coordinator Donald Rucker, M.D. urged CMIOs to take part in shaping the future of interoperability and usability in U.S. healthcare
Trust this grizzled veteran: there’s never been a more exciting time to be in healthcare and healthcare IT—and the discussions, presentations, and messaging at the HIMSS Conference should be more interesting than ever
Clinical, pharmacy and informatics leaders at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital led a strategic effort to improve patient quality and safety practices by establishing interoperability between the EHR and IV infusion pumps to reduce medication errors.
In this installment of the Healthcare Informatics podcast we visit with former Starbucks Chief Information Officer and Founder of the Healthcare Technology innovation and consultancy group Symbotix, Ted DellaVecchia, as he describes the innovation imperative...
Mike Davis, perhaps best known as one as a co-creator of the EMRAM schematic, which measures EHR implementation advancement, in his work at KLAS Research, is working to advance EHR development globally
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
Senior executive leaders at the University of Iowa Health Care saw an opportunity to leverage patient engagement technology solutions to supports its patient experience initiatives, with a specific focus on pediatric patients.
During a health innovation conference sponsored by MIT’s Sloan School of Management, three state Medicaid leaders discussed their states’ progress to implement value-based payment models and the ongoing challenges of healthcare payment reform.
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
Humber River Hospital (HRH), based in Toronto, this week opened Canada’s first hospital Command Centre to address capacity, safety, quality and wait time issues that have preoccupied hospitals across Canada.
Serving an immigrant community with complex medical and support needs, the Chinese Community Health Care Association (CCHCA) is moving forward to implement strategies that optimize patient identification and care management.