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Successful OpenNotes Implementations Require Portal Changes, More Communication

December 14, 2018  |  David Raths, Contributing Editor
Patient Engagement In just a few years the OpenNotes movement has spread to dozens of health systems. Yet at many healthcare organizations, the percentage of portal users reading clinical notes is still quite...

Take the Lead to Deploy Emerging Technologies for Improved Outcomes

December 14, 2018  |  Brad Wilson, Industry Voice, former CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
Innovation Emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), have the potential to accelerate the shift to value-based care and improve the healthcare system in material ways.

Across the Care Continuum, Improving Patient Matching Capabilities Has Become Paramount

December 13, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
HIE The Michigan Health Information Network—and other HIEs and HINs—have prioritized projects to standardize patient matching across different entities

When It Comes to The Big Debate on ACOs, What Is “Big Enough” Savings?

December 12, 2018  |  Mark Hagland, Editor-in-Chief
Value-Based Care The back-and-forth interaction between CMS Administrator Seema Verma and the ACO community is unfolding in a fascinating, if unpredictable way, at a key inflection point in the evolution of the...

The Modern Healthcare CIO, CMO, and CTO

December 10, 2018  |  Lori Williams, Industry Voice, vice president of fulfillment, Gigster
Leadership Members of the healthcare industry C-suite have the power to transform lives, and the CIO, CMO and CTO have roles that directly affect a provider’s ability to carry out positive change

Can Telehealth Slow the Traffic Between Nursing Homes, Emergency Departments?

December 6, 2018  |  David Raths
Telehealth There are 1.3 million transfers from skilled nursing facilities to emergency rooms each year, and CMS estimates that two-thirds of those are avoidable. Could telehealth be part of the solution?

Intermountain CMIO Stan Huff on the Need for Greater Interoperability: “We’re Killing Too Many People”

December 6, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
Interoperability Longtime Intermountain CMIO Stan Huff, M.D., recently chatted with Healthcare Informatics about all things interoperability, including the different types of data exchange that exist today, the...

How One Community Hospital is Leveraging AI to Bolster Its Care Pathways Process

December 6, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
Analytics Flagler Hospital physician IT leaders are leveraging an AI platform to develop care pathways for acute and non-acute conditions and are seeing measurable improvements in patient outcomes, while lowering costs.

At UVM Health Network, Advancing an Integrated Health System’s Initiatives through Data Governance Strategies

December 5, 2018  |  Mark Hagland, Editor-in-Chief
Innovation At the Burlington, Vermont-based UVM Health Network, Leah Fullem is helping to lead data governance processes intended to speed the advancement of key IT strategies across the integrated health system

EXCLUSIVE: NAACOS President Foresees “Shrinkage in Accountable Care Movement” Pending MSSP Final Rule

December 5, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
Value-Based Care Clif Gaus, NAACOS president and CEO, speaks out on a few key problems that his organization, and others, have with CMS’ proposed changes to the MSSP.

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