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OpenNotes and Patient Engagement in a Safety-Net Environment: One MD Informaticist’s Journey

February 21, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Anshu Abhat, M.D., M.P.H., director of patient engagement in information technology at the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, is helping to lead an exciting initiative to enhance patient engagement in a safety-net public hospital environment

Where Is Network Segmentation Headed? One Industry Expert Has a Good Idea

February 19, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Impact Advisors’ John Robinson shares his perspectives on the new thinking around network segmentation, including around micro-segmentation and software configuration—and urges CIOs, CISOs, and other healthcare IT leaders to move quickly away from old tactics...

PODCAST: Former Starbucks CIO and Innovator Discusses Strategic Frameworks for Piloting New Tech Initiatives

February 14, 2018  |  Adam Armstrong
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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...

Why Geisinger’s “Fresh Food Farmacy” Initiative Could Turn Out To Be a Nationally Replicable Model

February 13, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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It was very encouraging to read about the Geisinger “Fresh Food Farmacy” program, which is giving away healthy foods to diabetic patients, and moving forward strategically to improve their health status—using a model that could prove replicable nationwide

Mike Davis Looks at the Past, the Present, and the Future of EHR Adoption—and Customization

February 11, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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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

Scottsdale Institute 2017 Population Health Fall Summit: Getting Pop Health Right

February 9, 2018  |  Scottsdale Institute
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Healthcare leaders from a variety of organizations came together to discuss the current state of the healthcare industry, including challenges, lessons learned and what’s next as they transition from fee-for-service to value-based care.

In San Diego, Healthcare IT Leaders Talked Culture—in Many Contexts

February 5, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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At the Health IT Summit in San Diego last week, it was fascinating to hear so many healthcare IT leaders underscore the significance of culture as an element in the success (or failure) of healthcare IT executives’ strategic planning and execution

In San Diego, a Rigorous Look at What’s Being Learned from the WannaCry and NotPETYA Attacks

February 4, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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On Friday at the Health IT Summit in San Diego, healthcare IT security leaders parsed some of the dramatic cyberattacks of the past year, and what’s been learned from them—and where CIOs, CISOs and their colleagues need to go from here

Looking at the Very, Very Big Picture: A Health Affairs Study of Multi-Sector Health Initiatives

January 23, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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A team of researchers has analyzed community-wide health improvement initiatives, and uncovered a host of challenges that must be overcome, on the journey into community health improvement

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

One Expert Looks at the CVS/Aetna Combination through the Broader Lens of Health Industry Change

January 6, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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David Friend, M.D., the chief transformation officer in the BDO Center for Healthcare Excellence and Innovation, shares his perspectives on some of the new business combinations that are disrupting all healthcare sectors

Looking at San Diego’s Healthcare Landscape: What Can Advanced Markets Teach Us?

January 3, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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What can we learn from the leaders of the San Diego healthcare market? As it turns out, a lot—about collaboration, payer-provider relations, taking on risk-bearing contracts, population health—and more. And what the provider and payer leaders are learning in that...

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