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At New York’s Hospital for Special Surgery, Advances in Clinical Communications Address Patient Safety, Clinician Satisfaction Issues

April 19, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Leaders at New York’s Hospital for Special Surgery share what they’ve accomplished and learned, after transitioning from an old analog pager system to an integrated telecommunications system—including gains in patient safety and clinician satisfaction

EHR Configuration and Optimization: A Mayo Clinic MD Informaticist Shares Insights on the Journey

April 6, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Karl Poterack, M.D., a medical informaticist at the Mayo Clinic health system, shared with attendees at the Health IT Summit in San Francisco insights on process around EHR configuration and optimization

Innovation Event Draws Healthcare Startups to Jacksonville

April 5, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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One Spark 2018 hosted innovators from all over the country to showcase their business ideas and products aimed at bringing innovation to healthcare and education, as well as a number of other industries.

Intermountain Outsources 98 IT Jobs as Part of Larger Restructuring

March 30, 2018  |  David Raths
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Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare has announced it is outsourcing 98 of its IT employees to a company called DXC Technology.

At NYU Langone Health, “Value-Based Medicine” Takes Center Stage

March 28, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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For the project, the organization’s finance department collaborated with VBM physician champions to identify variations in care both internally and compared externally to benchmarked external institutions.

Could the MedPAC Proposal Around MIPS End Up Being the Wrong Answer to the Right Question?

March 20, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, or MedPAC, has proposed that Congress eliminate the MIPS program and replace it with a new value-based purchasing program—but does that proposal make sense in the current policy and payment moment?

Should MIPS be Repealed and Replaced? Several Industry Leaders Weigh in on MedPAC’s Published Proposal

March 19, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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In its March report to Congress, MedPAC, a policy advisory group, recommends repealing MIPS and replacing it with an alternative model of reimbursement. Several industry thought leaders weigh in on the implications of this recommendation and the future of MIPS.

HIMSS18 Day 4 Roundup: The Impact of What We’ve Learned at HIMSS

March 8, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Healthcare Informatics’ editorial team breaks down what you need to know from day four of HIMSS18.

EXCLUSIVE: John Fleming Settles into Government Role with Full Focus on Reducing M.D. Burden

March 8, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Dr. Fleming sat down with Healthcare Informatics to discuss his role in the government, where things stand on reducing clinician burden, and why he thinks patient empowerment is so important to fixing healthcare.

ONC Execs Double Down on Patient-Centered Healthcare, Believe it’s “Nonsense” that Patients Aren’t Ready

March 7, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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During a briefing with health IT trade press at HIMSS18 in Las Vegas, senior officials at ONC emphasized giving patients more access to their data and putting them in greater control of their healthcare.

PODCAST: AMA President Dr. David Barbe on the 2018 MACRA Final Rule and the Future of MIPS

March 2, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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In this latest Healthcare Informatics podcast, David Barbe, M.D., American Medical Association president, discusses the 2018 MACRA final rule, how it differs from 2017 and why he has reservations about the MedPAC proposal to repeal and replace MIPS.

Survey: Providers Increasingly Adopting New Payment Technologies

February 28, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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In just the last year, there has been a dramatic increase in the adoption of payment technologies, including web portals and interactive voice response (IVR) technology, by healthcare providers and healthcare collection agencies, according to a new survey.

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