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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
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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

University of California Health System CIOs Collaborate for Change

June 19, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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The CIOS of five integrated health systems connected to the University of California system, and the CIO of the UC Office of the President, have been working together to improve efficiency, cost savings, and clinical computing environment across the state

At the Health IT Summit in Boston, a Mix of Clarity and Obscurity Seen Around Federal Health IT Policy

June 16, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Healthcare IT industry leaders share their perspectives on a range of federal policy issues, at the Health IT Summit in Boston, and speculate on what might happen next around MACRA/MIPS, Stage 3 of meaningful use, and nationwide interoperability

Moving to the Cloud to Enable Collaborative Data-Sharing

June 9, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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At the Flemington, N.J.-based Hunterdon Healthcare, executive leaders have moved forward to modernize the organization’s vast application portfolio, with a specific focus on upgrading a dated email tool with a more modern application to support collaboration.

At One North Carolina Health System, Transforming the IT Infrastructure to Meet Future Needs

June 7, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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For Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s executive leaders, modernizing the IT infrastructure was an imperative to support new technologies and applications. The adoption of a converged infrastructure has laid the foundation for future health IT innovation.

UPMC’s New CMIO on the Transformative Role of CMIOs in Health System Change

June 5, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Robert Bart, M.D., joined the Pittsburgh-based UPMC health system as CMIO, after serving as CMIO at the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, and shares his perspectives on health system change

The Leaders of a Unique Michigan ACO Organization Share their Perspectives on ACO Development

May 30, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Mazhar Jaffry, Abbas Kermani, and Diane Blackburn, three senior executives at Prime Accountable Care, LLC, in southeast Michigan, share their perspectives on physician-led ACO development, and on what they’ve learned so far

We’re Getting to Know What the High-Needs Patient Population Looks Like—and Seeing Clear Gaps

May 25, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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What do we know about the patients with the highest and most complex needs, as the healthcare system evolves forward around population health and care management—and what do we need to know? Some recent research and analyses shed light

Chartis Group Leaders: It’s Time to Talk about IT Cost Rationalization

May 23, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Parrish Aharam and Greg McGovern, principals in The Chartis Group, share their perspectives on some of the important—and challenging and complex—discussions taking place these days in c-suites around the topic of IT cost rationalization

Time to Pay Attention to CPC-Plus—And Its Enormous Potential to Reshape Primary Care

May 22, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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CMS’s announcement of the broadening of the geographic base of the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus program speaks to its potential to reshape primary care—and it will take health IT redesign to achieve success

Report: Clinical, IT Leaders Need to Increase Collaboration on IT Investments

May 19, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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A HIMSS Analytics and Vocera survey report examines the collaboration between clinical and IT leaders on clinical IT investments and also has some interesting findings on the extent that clinical IT contributes to care team, and IT team, burnout.

Exclusive Report: What Can U.S. Healthcare IT Leaders Learn, in the Wake of Wanna Cry?

May 17, 2017  |  Mark Hagland and Heather Landi
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Industry leaders credit the Wanna Cry, or Wanna Decryptor, ransomware virus that struck the world on Friday, May 12, with offering U.S. patient care organizations a jolt of recognition around what must be done now to secure our clinical IS

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