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In a Rural New Mexico Clinic, Leveraging IT to Optimize Patient and Activity Flow

April 26, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Dan Hamilton, COO of the Nor-Lea Hospital District in rural southeastern New Mexico, has been leading an IT-facilitated initiative that is optimizing patient and activity flow in a rural outpatient clinic setting

In Georgia, Helping Physicians Move Forward on MACRA/MIPS, EHRs, and APMs

April 25, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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The Georgia Health Information Technology Extension Center (GA-HITEC) is offering a lifeline to practicing physicians in the Peach State, as practicing doctors attempt to ramp up to meet the demands of MACRA/MIPS

Working in Diverse Markets, a Healthcare Company Achieves Noteworthy Population Health Results

April 21, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Alignment Healthcare, a population health company with diverse lines of business, is making documented progress in leveraging data and analytics to fuel leading-edge care management strategies

At the Health IT Summit in San Jose, David Higginson Talks About IT Funding—and Leadership

April 19, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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David Higginson, CAO and CIO of Phoenix Children’s Hospital, shared with attendees at the Health IT Summit in San Jose, his perspectives on the challenges facing CIOs in the current operating environment—and the opportunities for leadership and good management

Have You Written Your Health System’s Constitution?

April 13, 2017  |  David Raths
commentary
Are there parallels between the development of your health system’s IT governance structure and how the Founding Fathers compromised to create the U.S. Constitution?

Former OCR Advisor on HIPAA Compliance and Data Breaches: “This is a Management Problem, Not a User Problem”

April 13, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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David Holtzman, vice president of compliance strategies at Austin-based CynergisTek and former HHS OCR senior advisor, shares his perspective about HIPAA compliance issues and why hospital executives need to sit up and notice OCR’s enforcement activities.

ONC Launches Health Data Provenance Challenge

April 10, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) has launched a challenge to the industry to help identify the current capabilities and methods used by the industry to convey the provenance of health data as it is used to support clinical care.

Chartis Group Consultants: It’s Time for Patient Care Leaders to Rethink Revenue Cycle

April 7, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Kevin Ormand and Todd Bankhead of The Chartis Group believe it’s time for the leaders of U.S. patient care organizations to strategically rethink how they approach revenue cycle management—and for them to stop thinking in terms of revenue cycle management as a...

Five Steps Toward Maximizing Your Clinical and Business Intelligence

April 4, 2017  |  Kam Reams, Freed Associates
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Effectively addressing clinical and business intelligence (C&BI) can drive more accountable and higher quality patient care and improve an organization’s financial performance. Kam Reams of Freed Associates shares five steps for addressing C&BI to help...

One Industry Expert’s Perspectives on the Work of Clinical Transformation

April 1, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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When it comes to considering the potential for clinical transformation in U.S. healthcare, it really is about clinical redesign—facilitated by leading-edge IT—says Nancy Lakier, R.N., of Novia Strategies

The “Most Influential Women in Health IT” Share Words of Wisdom and Issue a Call to Action

March 29, 2017  |  Heather Landi
commentary
Receiving an award is often a recognition of past accomplishments, but several leading women in the health IT industry see their recent award recognition as a call to action to continue their work solving big problems in healthcare through technology.

Healthcare Informatics Report Confirms MDs’ Lack of Preparedness for MACRA

March 29, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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A survey cosponsored by Healthcare Informatics and physician social network SERMO uncovers a significant lack of preparation by most practicing physicians for the data reporting requirements under the MACRA law

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