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A CIO Explores Dallas-Fort Worth’s Biggest HIT Challenges, Opportunities

October 18, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Pamela McNutt, a veteran CIO with 30 years of experience in health IT, discusses how CIOs can help reduce physician burnout, and what innovation she’s seeing these days in the Dallas region.

Anthem to Create Tech Center in Downtown Atlanta

October 17, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Anthem has announced that its local Atlanta affiliate will build a new technology center downtown where 3,000 multidisciplinary IT professionals will work on innovative projects to help improve the consumer experience.

CMS Releases 2016 Next Generation ACO Data with Positive Financial, Quality Results

October 16, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released results from year one of its Next Generation ACO model, revealing that 61 percent of program participants were able to earn shared savings last year.

One Healthcare RCM Leader Shares his Perspectives on Navigating the Shifting Landscape

October 16, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Brian Sanderson, managing principal of Crowe Horwath LLP healthcare services group, discusses strategies for CFOs to navigate the shifting landscape around revenue cycle management and reimbursement.

Survey: Broad Usage of AI in Healthcare Still Two to Five Years Out

October 13, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Roughly 48 percent of healthcare organizations currently use clinical intelligence solutions, but most healthcare organizations predict broad usage of artificial intelligence won’t happen for another two to five years, according to a HIMSS Analytics 2017...

KLAS: Providers’ Needs for Advanced Pop Health Solutions Ramp Up

October 13, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Provider organizations’ needs in managing population health are as varied as the capabilities of the IT solutions designed to assist them, according to KLAS researchers following a new report.

Adoption of Information Governance Practices on the Rise in Healthcare

October 12, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Information governance is becoming a more recognized initiative in healthcare and adoption of information governance practices is on the rise, according to a new survey published by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

Survey: 73 Percent of Physicians Prefer Fee-for-Service Models

October 12, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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A survey of 980 physicians by New York City-based Bain and Company, a management consulting firm, found resistance among physicians to the transition to value-based care and payment models, and 60 percent said it will be more difficult to deliver high-quality...

Healthcare Providers Moving Forward with Telehealth, Despite Reimbursement, Cost Concerns

October 10, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Almost 60 percent of healthcare provider organizations with telehealth programs plan to expand the number of service lines or specialties served, and the organizations report patient convenience among the top benefits, according to a study released by KLAS...

Avizia Acquires Virtual Care Provider Carena

October 10, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Avizia, a Reston, Va.-based telehealth solutions provider, has announced it has acquired Carena, a Seattle-based leading virtual care provider.

Roadmap to a Connected Digital Healthcare Future

October 9, 2017  |  Bill Tribe and Erik Blazic, A.T. Kearney
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Along almost every dimension, the 2030 healthcare vision is vastly different and improved. Although many components already exist, what’s missing is a cohesive ecosystem.

During Health IT Week, Industry Leaders Discuss HIT Initiatives and Driving Policy Change

October 6, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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At the tail end of National Health IT Week, a webinar focused on the industry leaders who are driving change, both by championing health IT initiatives or by advocating at the policy level, offered interesting insights on leadership and policy development.

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