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InterSystems, Clinical Architecture Team Up for Improved Clinical Decision Support

January 26, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Cambridge, Mass.-based InterSystems has announced a strategic partnership with Carmel, Ind.-based healthcare terminology management company Clinical Architecture to deliver clinically relevant information to healthcare professionals for when they need it most.

The 2017 Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards: Semifinalists

January 26, 2017  |  the Editors of Healthcare Informatics
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Inside, please find descriptions of the initiatives of the nine teams whom we have awarded semifinalist status in this year’s program.

The 2017 Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards: First-Place Winning Team—Allina Health

January 25, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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At Allina Health in Minneapolis, senior leaders have leveraged data and IT at a very deep level to rework cardiovascular care processes in order to improve clinical performance and patient outcomes and rethink costs

Making Patient Engagement Simple at Centura Health

January 25, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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It’s no secret that healthcare organizations across the nation are still struggling to engage patients. One health system is proving that sometimes, a simpler approach is better.

The 2017 Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards: Co-Second-Place Winning Team—Mercy Health

January 25, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Clinical and IT executive leaders at Mercy Health are now successfully integrating population health analytics into the clinical workflow to significantly facilitate the work of identifying high-risk patients and improving care coordination.

The 2017 Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards: Co-Second-Place Winning Team—Mercy-St. Louis

January 24, 2017  |  David Raths
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Mercy has made great strides once it turned to a machine learning application that uses advanced analytics to help it identify hidden patterns in its own data.

Survey: 50 Percent of Health Systems Receive Value-Based Payments

January 24, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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A recent KPMG survey found that half of health systems report at least some of their revenue comes from value-based payments, yet nearly a quarter of survey respondents indicated they are not making the move to value-based payments.

For Health IT Leaders, a Highly Unsettled Business and Policy Landscape Demands Maximal Agility

January 24, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Monday’s federal court ruling blocking the Aetna-Humana merger served as a warning to IT leaders in patient care organizations that the U.S. healthcare system is headed into an unprecedentedly unsettled period for the foreseeable future, one requiring maximal...

Republican Senators Unveil Proposed Bill as a Partial Replacement of the ACA

January 23, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Two Republican Senators, Bill Cassidy of Louisiana and Susan Collins of Maine, on Monday unveiled a proposed bill, called The Patient Freedom Act of 2017, that, rather than dismantling the Affordable Care Act (ACA), offered a partial replacement that would allow...

The 2017 Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards: At the Dawn of a New Era, Winning Teams Show the Way to the Future

January 23, 2017  |  the Editors of Healthcare Informatics
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Please join us in congratulating the winners of this year’s Innovator Awards Program, who are finding new paths forward to age-old healthcare problems.

Achieving Value-Based Payment Success: Implications for IT and the CIO

January 19, 2017  |  Tonya Edwards, M.D., Impact Advisors
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Leading healthcare CIOs discuss the challenges they’re facing—and how to resolve them through innovation—as the scales tip ever closer to value-based payment.

Mercy Named 2016 HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award Recipient

January 18, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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St. Louis-based Mercy, the fifth largest Catholic health care system in the nation operating hospitals in four states, was named a 2016 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Enterprise Davies Award recipient this month for achieving...

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