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AAFP Calls on ONC, CMS to Reduce Administrative Burden for Docs

February 12, 2018  |  Heather Landi
news
The American Academy of Family Physicians is calling for CMS and ONC to take a number of steps to reduce clinician burden from health information technology.

Good News/Bad News: Which Side of the ACO Story Are You On?

February 1, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
commentary
CMS’ 2016 ACO data can tell different stories depending on how one looks at the numbers.

In the San Francisco Bay Area, a Thoughtful Push toward Digital Health Innovation

January 30, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
A healthcare organization being located right next to Silicon Valley undoubtedly has its advantages, but one local leader contends that it’s also a double-edged sword.

Adventist Health System Leverages Analytics to Improve Surgeons’ Robotic Surgery Skills and Performance

January 28, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
article
Stephen Knych, M.D., the chief quality and patient safety officer at the Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based Adventist Health System, is leading an initiative that is improving surgeons’ clinical skills and operational performance, in the key area of robotically...

Healthcare IT: Where Did it Come From and Where is it Going?

January 11, 2018  |  Joe Marion
commentary
Dan Brown's book, Origin, offers some interesting insight on where cognitive computing is taking healthcare IT

MGMA Calls for CMS to Release 2018 MIPS Eligibility Notices

January 11, 2018  |  Heather Landi
news
In a letter to CMS Administrator Seema Verma, the Medical Group Management Association is calling for the agency to immediately release 2018 MIPS eligibility information, including exemptions under the low-volume threshold and special status as non-patient-facing...

Survey: 16 Percent of Ambulatory Physicians Looking to Replace EHR Vendor

January 9, 2018  |  Heather Landi
news
It is widely known that many physicians are dissatisfied with their electronic health record (EHR) system and a new survey examines EHR satisfaction according to physicians. The survey found that 11 percent of physicians working in acute facilities and 16 percent...

Study: Ophthalmologists Report Declining Productivity, Revenues Following EHR Adoption

January 2, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
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
article
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

Could Providers’ Early Lack of Interest in the Value Modifier Program Set a Precedent for MIPS?

December 11, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
commentary
New research in Health Affairs speculates that performance in the Physician Value-Based Payment Modifier program may shed some light on how clinicians will treat MIPS.

For Some, CMS’ Cancelling of Two Mandatory Bundled Payment Models is Music to the Ears

December 5, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
When the news last week broke that CMS finalized a rule that will cancel mandatory hip fracture and cardiac bundled payment models, for some industry stakeholders, the rule came as a welcome relief.

Can AI Help to Save the Practice of Radiology for the Future?

December 5, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
At the RSNA Conference last week, the breadth and intensity of the discussions around artificial intelligence revealed the universal concern over how radiology can prove itself in the new healthcare

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