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Patient Access and Analytics: Perfect Together

February 7, 2018  |  Jason Williams, Vice President, Business Strategy & Analytics, Change Healthcare
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Applying analytics to patient access can radically improve a health system’s ability to understand what’s influencing financial performance, and improve the metrics that matter.

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

Randy McCleese on What it Means to Be CIO of the Year

February 8, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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McCleese recently spoke with Healthcare Informatics about rural healthcare obstacles, what winning this award means to him, how he’s been able to have success in this role, and how he sees the policy landscape shaking out.

Andy Slavitt, Others Create “United States of Care” Health Reform Group

February 7, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Former CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) Administrator Andy Slavitt has announced that that he will be part of a new healthcare coalition that carries the goal of “putting healthcare over politics.”

Study: Payers, Providers, Patients Differ on Consumer Engagement Investments, Effectiveness

January 29, 2018  |  Change Healthcare
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Value-based care is driving investments in consumer engagement strategies and technologies, but consumers are not seeing the difference.

What Might Alex Azar’s Tenure at HHS Bring to Health System Reform and Healthcare IT Policy?

January 25, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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As he takes the helm at HHS, Alex Azar is faced with a raft of choices around how to steer federal healthcare policy forward—both on the internal healthcare system reform front, and on the healthcare IT policy front

Ohio HIE Has Sent 8.1 Million Results

January 22, 2018  |  David Raths
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CliniSync, the nonprofit statewide health information exchange for Ohio, offered a year-end 2017 report, noting that almost all of its 157 hospitals are in production or live, sending results and reports to practices.

Healthcare IT: Where Did it Come From and Where is it Going?

January 11, 2018  |  Joe Marion
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Dan Brown's book, Origin, offers some interesting insight on where cognitive computing is taking healthcare IT

A Framework for the Future: 3 Steps to Building an Enterprise Architecture

December 18, 2017  |  Bob Hoover, VP of Consulting Services at Change Healthcare
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Successfully delivering value from healthcare IT investments is difficult. That’s a refrain I’ve heard again and again from healthcare leaders, whether in the boardroom, the executive suite, or the data center.

Study Identifies Seven Barriers to Research on Impact of HIEs

December 14, 2017  |  David Raths
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Despite the public and private investments made in health information exchanges, there have been relatively few empirical research studies on their impact. Why is that?

Community Data Sharing: Eight Recommendations From San Diego

December 12, 2017  |  David Raths
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A learning guide focuses on San Diego’s experience in building a community health information exchange and the realities of embarking on a broad community collaboration to achieve better data sharing.

Ten Steps to Reduce Denials, Win More Appeals, and Improve Hospital Performance

December 8, 2017  |  Carol Everhart, RN, MS, IQCI, Senior Clinical Consultant, Decision Support Change Healthcare
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Hospitals everywhere are striving to answer this question: How can we better manage denials? Denials related to medical necessity account for about 5% of denials nationally. But by closing common gaps that lead to medical necessity denials, your...

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