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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.

Overnight Congressional Bill Proposes Slowing Down MIPS

February 9, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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A Congressional bill passed in the early morning hours on Feb. 9 brought an end to an overnight government shutdown, while also including provisions that give CMS the option to slow down certain aspects of MIPS.

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.

House Funding Bill Includes Telehealth, MU Provisions

February 7, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The House of Representative has passed a short-term bill that will fund the government through March 23 while also including various provisions that promote aspects of health IT.

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.

Healthcare Informatics Podcast: John Halamka on Precision Medicine and the Wide-Ranging Future of Health IT

January 9, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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In the most recent Healthcare Informatics podcast, Managing Editor Rajiv Leventhal and Dr. John Halamka discuss the CIO’s latest takeaways on MACRA, and also touch on other key health IT topics such as the next frontier in innovation and precision medicine.

In Lawsuit, Physician Practices Claim eClinicalWorks Software Failed to Meet MU Standards

January 5, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Electronic health records (EHR) vendor eClinicalWorks now faces a second class action lawsuit in a little over a month as continued fallout from allegations that the company’s software does not meet Meaningful Use requirements.

What’s the Driving Force Behind UnityPoint Health’s Continued ACO Success?

January 3, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Leaders point to past experiences in value-based care programs, being data-driven, and having a strong focus and consistent messaging as reasons for strong ACO results

Study: Ophthalmologists Report Declining Productivity, Revenues Following EHR Adoption

January 2, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Approximately 72 percent of U.S. ophthalmologists have adopted EHRs, but they are reporting that their net revenues and productivity have declined since implementing these systems, and that practice costs are higher with EHR use.

How One Family Practice is Effectively Navigating MU/MIPS

December 21, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Switching IT platforms three years ago has been a welcome relief for one practice in Florida, which went from failing to attest to MU Stage 1 to this year hoping to report a full year of MIPS data

Healthcare Informatics’ Top 10 Stories of 2017

December 20, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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It was another exciting year in health IT. Which stories did you, our readers, like the most?

Former ONC Leader De Salvo Joins Dell Medical School at UT-Austin

December 19, 2017  |  David Raths
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Karen DeSalvo, M.D., former national coordinator for health IT, is joining the faculty at the Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin in January.

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