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Survey: IT Expenses per Physician Continue to Rise to Nearly $19,000

July 20, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
Information technology (IT) expenses for physician practices are on a slow and steady rise for most practices, and last year, physician-owned practices spent between nearly $2,000 to $4,000 more per FTE physician on IT operating expenses than they did the prior...

Will Proposed Changes to the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program Save Safety-Net Hospitals From Further Penalties?

July 20, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
Two senior leaders at The BDO Center for Healthcare Excellence & Innovation speak to Healthcare Informatics regarding the impact of a recent CMS rule that could shake up the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program.

Beware of the Thirsty Candidates

July 20, 2017  |  Tim Tolan
commentary
It’s a bad sign if a prospective employee appears too aggressive during the hiring process.

Ed Marx Named as Next Cleveland Clinic CIO

July 19, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
The Cleveland Clinic has hired Edward Marx, a notable experienced health IT leader, to be its chief information officer (CIO), effective Sept. 1.

At the HIT Summit-Denver, a Robust Discussion of the CIO-CMIO Relationship

July 19, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
article
At the Health IT Summit in Denver on Tuesday, healthcare IT leaders parsed some of the complexities around leveraging the CIO-CMIO relationship to achieve progress towards clinical and operational transformation

Report: Epic Far Outperforms Other Practice Management Vendors in Overall Satisfaction

July 18, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
A new report from Orem, Utah-based KLAS Research finds that practice management (PM) solutions vendors are struggling to provide consistent experience across practice size.

On Long Island, Allied Physicians Group’s Ambition to Become a Data-Driven Organization

July 18, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
An operational leader at Allied Physicians Group, with 150 pediatricians and 35 office locations, says that in today’s healthcare market, having a broad-based analytics platform is essential.

CMS Proposed Rule: MU Stage 3 Reporting Requirements Won’t Change

July 17, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
In a payment rule released last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed that reporting requirements for Stage 3 of the meaningful use program would not change, with the last stage of the federal program on track to commence on Jan. 1...

Lahey, Beth Israel Join Three Hospitals to Form 13-Hospital System

July 17, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
Five Massachusetts hospitals and health systems have signed a merger agreement to create a new regional health system to serve patients in the eastern area of the state with 13 hospitals, including eight community hospitals.

Mayo Clinic Kicks Off $1.5B Epic EHR Rollout

July 17, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
Mayo Clinic has started the process of moving to a single, integrated electronic health record (EHR) and billing system with the implementation of Epic at its Mayo sites in Wisconsin—a $1.5 billion dollar effort in total, according to reports.

House Appropriations Bill Includes 37 Percent Budget Cut for ONC, $1.1B Increase for NIH

July 14, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
The House Appropriations Committee released a draft funding bill for 2018 that included a $22 million budget cut for ONC—a number that is right in line with President Trump’s budget request that he released in May.

Survey: Following eClinicalWorks Settlement, Some Providers Losing Confidence in EHR Vendors

July 13, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
In the wake of the recent eClinicalWorks $155 settlement, most healthcare professionals said they are extremely unlikely to consider partnering with the vendor in the future, and some, more broadly, are losing confidence in other EHR vendors.
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