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Study: Kaiser Permanente Telestroke Program Accelerates Stroke Diagnosis and Treatment

July 29, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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The use of a life-saving clot-dissolving treatment for patients with acute ischemic stroke increased by 73 percent following the implementation of a Kaiser Permanente telestroke program, according to a study published The Permanente Journal.

Ready For the New World of Mandatory Bundles? Because the Federal Payment Reform Train Is Clearly on a High-Speed Track Now

July 28, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
HHS’s announcement on July 25 of two new mandatory sets of payment bundles for cardiac care is confirming the emerging reality of Medicare reimbursement for hospitals and doctors going forward

NewYork-Presbyterian Launches Enterprise-Wide Digital Health Services Platform

July 26, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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NewYork-Presbyterian, a New York City-based integrated healthcare delivery system comprised of nine hospitals, is rolling out a new suite of digital health services, NYP OnDemand, with a particular focus on expanded telehealth services.

The “Father of OpenNotes” Shares His Perspectives on the Movement’s Forward March

July 26, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Tom Delbanco, M.D., the “Father of OpenNotes,” shares his perspectives on the phenomenon—and on its fascinating future

Editor’s Notes: The Role of Emotion in Good Decision-Making: Science Is Catching Up to Society

July 21, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
It's been fascinating to read Jonah Lehrer's 2009 book "How We Decide," and to ponder scientists' recent discoveries around emotion in decisionmaking--and to consider the physician-patient relationship

Survey: 74 Percent of Physician Specialties Saw Increased Compensation in 2015

July 20, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Average physician compensation increased 3.1 percent in 2015, with 74 percent of physician specialties experiencing increases, according to the latest AMGA Medical Group Compensation and Productivity Survey.

Healthcare Association Advocacy Leaders Offer Perspectives on CMS’s MACRA Timeline Challenges

July 20, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
article
The statement made by CMS’s Andy Slavitt that the agency might provide some flexibility around the provisions of physician reporting under MACRA caused a stir among providers; still, the time is now to prepare, say advocacy leaders

OpenNotes Now: How the Movement Will Change the Physician-Patient Relationship

July 18, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
article
OpenNotes has already had a major impact on physician documentation, and now provider leaders ponder: What does the future hold for this pioneering movement?

With the Telehealth Revolution Already Underway, a Pair of Industry Experts Looks at the Remaining Barriers

July 18, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
It was very compelling to read a broad analysis of “The State of Telehealth,” authored by E. ray Dorsey, M.D. and Eric J. Topol, M.D., and published online last week in The New England Journal of Medicine

The New England Journal of Medicine Looks at the State of Telehealth

July 16, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
news
The New England Journal of Medicine has published a broad analytical overview of the state of telehealth, written by E. Ray Dorsey, M.D. and Eric J. Topol, M.D., and looking at some of the challenges and opportunities involved

Is Your Organization Getting the Right Facilitators for Patient Engagement Out There? Piercing the Fog on the Way Forward

July 15, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
The results of an instant audience poll taken at the Health IT Summit in Denver this week, spoke to some of the confusion and challenges around making patient engagement real in medical group, hospital, and health system settings

“It’s Transparency, Get Over It!” C.T. Lin, M.D. Challenges the iHT2-Denver Audience to Think About the Future

July 12, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
article
In the opening keynote address at the Health IT Summit in Denver, sponsored by iHT2, C.T. Lin, M.D., the CMIO of the UCHealth integrated health system shared his organization’s experience with OpenNotes and Open Results, and challenged attendees to embrace the...

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