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In the Pursuit of Precision Medicine and Value-Based Care: Are They Dual, Yet Synergistic Goals?

April 26, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Precision medicine often is approached as a research endeavor, while value-based care transformation is framed as an operational initiative. However, one bioinformatics thought-leader asserts they are highly synergistic and, at their core, data-centric issues.

Six Signs Your Vendor’s Not That Into You

April 25, 2017  |  Dick Taylor, M.D., executive vice president, MedSys Group
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Feeling neglected? Feeling as if everyone but you has a great healthcare information technology (HCIT) vendor? Concerned about the state of your relationship? Here are six signs your vendor is just not that into you.

In Georgia, Helping Physicians Move Forward on MACRA/MIPS, EHRs, and APMs

April 25, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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The Georgia Health Information Technology Extension Center (GA-HITEC) is offering a lifeline to practicing physicians in the Peach State, as practicing doctors attempt to ramp up to meet the demands of MACRA/MIPS

VA Awards Leidos $29 Million Health Data Contract

April 18, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Reston, Va.-based Leidos has been awarded a $29 million contract by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to modernize the department’s information technology (IT) infrastructure.

Have You Written Your Health System’s Constitution?

April 13, 2017  |  David Raths
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Are there parallels between the development of your health system’s IT governance structure and how the Founding Fathers compromised to create the U.S. Constitution?

Top Ten Tech Trends 2017: Clinical Transformation: The Time Is Absolutely Now

March 20, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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The leaders of pioneering patient care organizations are beginning to create templates for clinical transformation that their peers can follow, in the journey that lies ahead.

Scaling Up Infrastructure for the Analytics to Support Care Management: Molina Healthcare’s View

March 5, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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IT leaders at the Long Beach, California-based Molina Healthcare saw the need to make a leap forward in terms of IT infrastructure in order to support the analytics capability that facilities population health management

UPMC’s McCallister and Heppenstall: The Time Is Now to Invest in HIT’s Future

February 27, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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In the midst of the frenzied activity at HIMSS17 in Orlando last week, UPMC CIO Ed McCallister and UPMC Enterprises president Tal Heppenstall spoke with Healthcare Informatics about where their organization is headed these days

If You Thought You Knew Exactly What Was Going to Happen at HIMSS17, You Might Have Been Wrong

February 27, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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The whirlwind that is the annual HIMSS Conference hit Orlando, Florida this year—and brought with it a mix of predictability and surprises, at a time of unprecedented change for U.S. healthcare

HIMSS17 Leadership Survey Reveals Convergences, Gaps, Between Providers and Vendors on Issues Facing Healthcare

February 20, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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On Monday at HIMSS17 in Orlando, leaders of the HIMSS organization revealed the results of this year’s annual survey, which focused for the first time on comparing and contrasting provider perspectives with those of vendors and consultants

Results of HIMSS Analytics/Philips Survey Focus on Pop Health, Cloud Computing

February 18, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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A survey of healthcare IT leaders conducted by HIMSS Analytics on behalf of Philips revealed some of the major challenges in the execution of population health strategies, and broad trends around cloud adoption

HIMSS Preview: CIOs, CMIOs Highlight Presentations

February 17, 2017  |  David Raths
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One of the many benefits of HIMSS attendance is getting to hear stories from the trenches about implementations and policies. Panel sessions of CIOs, CMIOs and other informatics executives can offer new perspectives on challenging issues. So it is at HIMSS...

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