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Looking at the CVS-Aetna Deal: One Academic Sees Major Disruptive Potential

February 16, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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One academic researcher looks at CVS Health’s acquisition of Aetna, and shares her perspective that the proposed deal could have a very big disruptive impact on U.S. healthcare—including on provider organizations

HL7 Meeting to Focus on Intersection of Clinical Genomics, AI

February 16, 2018  |  David Raths
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Grant Wood, a member of the HL7 Clinical Genomics Work Group and a senior strategist at Intermountain Healthcare’s Clinical Genetics Institute, talks about the confluence of genomics and artificial intelligence

Enhancing Pediatric EHR Functionality: In North Carolina, One Organization Won’t Give Up

February 15, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Even today, several issues specific to children raise the risk that EHR usability can contribute to medical errors. In North Carolina, one organization is determined to change things.

BREAKING: The 2018 Healthcare Informatics 100 is Now Open for Submissions

February 14, 2018  |  the Editors of Healthcare Informatics
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Once again, Healthcare Informatics will rank the top vendors with the highest revenues derived from healthcare IT products and services earned in the U.S. based on revenue information from the previous year.

Trump’s Proposed 2019 Budget Again Slashes ONC Funding by $22M

February 13, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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President Donald Trump’s fiscal year 2019 budget proposal calls for a $22 million reduction in funding for the government’s health IT branch, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC).

At NewYork-Presbyterian, Virtual Health is Transforming How Care is Done

February 13, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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NewYork-Presbyterian’s senior vice president and chief transformation officer says that the organization’s core vision was to build a comprehensive suite of telehealth services, rather than just one program.

Why Geisinger’s “Fresh Food Farmacy” Initiative Could Turn Out To Be a Nationally Replicable Model

February 13, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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It was very encouraging to read about the Geisinger “Fresh Food Farmacy” program, which is giving away healthy foods to diabetic patients, and moving forward strategically to improve their health status—using a model that could prove replicable nationwide

Mike Davis Looks at the Past, the Present, and the Future of EHR Adoption—and Customization

February 11, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Mike Davis, perhaps best known as one as a co-creator of the EMRAM schematic, which measures EHR implementation advancement, in his work at KLAS Research, is working to advance EHR development globally

Overnight Congressional Bill Proposes Slowing Down MIPS

February 9, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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A Congressional bill passed in the early morning hours on Feb. 9 brought an end to an overnight government shutdown, while also including provisions that give CMS the option to slow down certain aspects of MIPS.

Scottsdale Institute 2017 Population Health Fall Summit: Getting Pop Health Right

February 9, 2018  |  Scottsdale Institute
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Healthcare leaders from a variety of organizations came together to discuss the current state of the healthcare industry, including challenges, lessons learned and what’s next as they transition from fee-for-service to value-based care.

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