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At HIMSS15, the Signs Were Everywhere—and They Were All Pointed Towards the Future

April 18, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
All the signs and signals at HIMSS15 were clear—and promise an exciting, challenging rocket ride for healthcare IT leaders in the next year, before HIMSS16

Analytics Reaches Oncology Practice, and End-Users Anticipate Major Changes

April 16, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
As cancer centers become squeezed by policy and reimbursement cross-currents, oncology managers look to analytics for support

Humana CEO Bruce Broussard: Time to Change Business Models and Move Towards Value-Based Payment--With Interoperability

April 14, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
In a keynote address on Tuesday morning, Humana CEO Bruce Broussard called for a transformation of the U.S. healthcare industry based on value-based reimbursement and the encouragement of the health of individuals and communities

Live from HIMSS: At the New Payer-Provider Environment Symposium, Insights on Value-Based Payment

April 13, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
Antonio Linares, M.D. of Anthem Blue Cross shares impressive results from an ongoing value-based payment initiative with physician groups

A Medical Group CMO Explains Her Participation in HHS’ New Healthcare Payment Learning and Action Network

March 28, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
Nancy Beran, M.D., CMO of Westchester Health, a 120-physician multispecialty group in Westchester County, N.Y., explains why she and her colleagues are participating in the new Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network

At the World Health Care Congress, Industry Experts Agree: Managing Big—Or Even Bigger—Data Will Require a Great Deal of Thought

March 23, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
Industry experts participating in a panel on care delivery transformation through data agree—how to manage data-driven processes is itself a work in process

Report: Physician Practices Need Help With Alternative Payment Models

March 23, 2015  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Although physician practices are participating in new value-based healthcare payment models, they need help with successfully managing increasing amounts of data and figuring out how to respond to the diversity of programs and quality metrics from different...

BREAKING NEWS ANALYSIS: SGR Repeal Legislation Would Replace Current Value-Based Program with Sweeping New MD Incentive Payment System

March 19, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
A first analysis by Healthcare Informatics of the “SGR repeal” legislation introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives on March 19 to repeal Medicare’s SGR formula for physician payment finds a proposal for sweeping changes in Medicare physician payment

Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards: First Place Winning Team: Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic

March 19, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
Can a physician organization that serves an underprivileged population make it in a managed care-driven environment? The Folks at Yakima Valley prove it can be done—and done very well indeed

Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards: Co-Second Place Winning Team: Texas Children's Hospital

March 18, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
At Texas Children’s Hospital, clinician and IT leaders have achieved pioneering breakthroughs in standardizing and optimizing care delivery in the critically important area of appendicitis care and appendectomy delivery

The 2015 Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards Program: Semifinalists

March 16, 2015  |  the Editors of HCI
We at Healthcare Informatics were delighted by the exceptional quality of the submissions we received from innovating teams from across the country, this year. Inside, please find descriptions of the initiatives of the six teams whom we have awarded...

At St. Francis Hospital in Columbus, Georgia, a Pioneering Approach to Readmissions Analysis

March 13, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
At St. Francis Hospital in Columbus, Georgia, an initiative is underway to use analytics to predict the current inpatients at greatest risk for longer readmission stays


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