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Reinventing Utilization Management to Bring Value to the Point of Care

February 21, 2018  |  Nilo Mehrabian Vice President, Product Management, Decision Support, Change Healthcare
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How an automated exception-based approach can make UM more efficient and effective.

PODCAST: AMIA’s Jeff Smith on MACRA/MIPS in this Current Moment and What’s Next in HIT Policy

April 19, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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On the latest Healthcare Informatics podcast, AMIA’s Jeff Smith gives his thoughts on where things stand with MACRA/MIPS right now, the future of MU, 21st Century Cures tidbits and more.

Community Health Leaders Share Their Progress on Integrating SDoH Data into Healthcare

April 10, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Many community-based organizations are advancing forward in their efforts to use health IT to collect, standardize and integrate social and behavioral health data, as detailed during a panel discussion at the 2018 State Healthcare IT Connect Summit last week.

Be Careful How you Fan the FHIR’s of Interoperability!

April 4, 2018  |  Joe Marion
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Interoperability is a hot topic, but its success can learn from prior interoperability experiences

Health Affairs: PCPs’ EHRs Struggle with Quality Improvement Reporting

April 3, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Although federal value-based payment programs require providers to conduct quality improvement activities, many EHRs are not up to the task, according to new research in the April issue of Health Affairs.

AAFP Calling on CMS to Make Improvements to MyHealthEData Initiative

March 27, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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In a letter to CMS Administrator Seema Verma, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) voiced it support of the MyHealthEData initiative, but also called for some improvements to certain aspects of the fledgling patient data initiative.

Azar Emphasizes Administration’s Plan around Value-Based Care, Creation of “True Healthcare Market”

March 8, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Speaking at the AHIP National Health Policy Conference, Alex Azar gave a keynote in which he spoke about the administration’s desire to accelerate value-based transformation, and create a true market for healthcare.

HIMSS18 Day 2 Roundup: CMS Makes a Splash

March 6, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Healthcare Informatics’ editorial team breaks down what you need to know from day two of HIMSS18.

Clinicians to CMS, ONC: “Right the Ship” to Simplify Reporting, Ease Regulatory Burdens

February 23, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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During a daylong listening session sponsored by ONC and CMS on the issue of reducing clinician burden, healthcare industry stakeholders shared a litany of frustrations and complaints about EHRs contributing to administrative burden and physician burnout.

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.

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.

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