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Veritas Capital, Elliott Management Acquire athenahealth in $5.7B Deal

November 12, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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Private equity firm Veritas Capital and hedge fund Elliott Management are acquiring athenahealth, the Watertown, Mass.-based EHR and practice management vendor, for $5.7 billion, according to a Monday announcement.

New Blockchain Project Sets to Tackle Provider Credentialing

November 12, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
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A group of five healthcare enterprises are linking up to participate in a distributed ledger program aimed at resolving administrative inefficiencies related to professional credentialing.

Google Taps Geisinger CEO David Feinberg to Assume Healthcare Leadership Role

November 9, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
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Geisinger Health System CEO David Feinberg has been tapped by Google to assume a leadership role over its healthcare initiatives.

CMS: 93% of Clinicians Get Positive Payment Adjustments for MIPS Year 1

November 8, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
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Ninety-three percent of MIPS-eligible clinicians received a positive payment adjustment for their performance in 2017, and 95 percent overall avoided a negative payment adjustment.

The Key to Clinical and Financial Success? Atrius Health President Gives Out His Recipe

November 8, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
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Atrius Health’s president and CEO, Steven Strongwater, M.D., discusses the organization’s population health initiatives that have led to strong clinical and financial performances.

Seven Best Practices for Optimizing EHRs Clinically and Financially

November 7, 2018  |  Dan O’Connor and Joncé Smith, Industry Voices, Stoltenberg Consulting, Inc.
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Healthcare facilities struggle with knowing if they are using their EHRs to the full potential. There are ways to alleviate the confusion and optimize your EHR for combined clinical decision making and operational effectiveness.

CHIME’s Russ Branzell: A Tech Revolution is Coming to Healthcare

November 2, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
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At the CHIME 2018 Fall CIO Forum in San Diego this week, Branzell sat down with Healthcare Informatics Managing Editor Rajiv Leventhal to discuss the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for CIOs

HIT Policy Winds Get Stronger as CMS, ONC Regulations Set to Drop Any Day

November 1, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
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The calendar has now turned to November as health IT stakeholders continue to anxiously await regulations from federal health agencies, some of which are sure to come in the next 60 days.

Mac McMillan Speaks to the Troubling Trend that Hospitals Still Aren’t Prioritizing Security

October 31, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
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A survey released this morning from CHIME revealed that about 70 percent of responding patient care organizations do not have a comprehensive security program in place.

Study Shows Rise in Physician Burnout, Female Doctors Report Higher Levels of Dissatisfaction

October 31, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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Two-thirds of physicians say the challenges of practicing medicine in today’s environment have caused them to consider career options outside of clinical practice, an 11 percent increase compared to a similar survey three years ago.

Cerner Exec on DoD Implementations: “We’re Seeing Measurable Progress”

October 30, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
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Providing an update on Cerner’s progress with the DoD's EHR implementations, a company executive noted that he is seeing “measurable progress” at the agency's initial operational capability (IOC) sites.

Using Blockchain for a Nationwide Patient Index

October 30, 2018  |  Michael L. Gagnon, Industry Voice, Executive Director of HealtHIE Nevada
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It is apparent that there is now a compelling and relatively straightforward technical solution for the issue of locating patients’ health records across their various number of providers.
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