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Reinventing Utilization Management to Bring Value to the Point of Care

February 21, 2018  |  Nilo Mehrabian Vice President, Product Management, Decision Support, Change Healthcare
How an automated exception-based approach can make UM more efficient and effective.

Azar Emphasizes Administration’s Plan around Value-Based Care, Creation of “True Healthcare Market”

March 8, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Speaking at the AHIP National Health Policy Conference, Alex Azar gave a keynote in which he spoke about the administration’s desire to accelerate value-based transformation, and create a true market for healthcare.

HIMSS18 Day 2 Roundup: CMS Makes a Splash

March 6, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Healthcare Informatics’ editorial team breaks down what you need to know from day two of HIMSS18.

Clinicians to CMS, ONC: “Right the Ship” to Simplify Reporting, Ease Regulatory Burdens

February 23, 2018  |  Heather Landi
During a daylong listening session sponsored by ONC and CMS on the issue of reducing clinician burden, healthcare industry stakeholders shared a litany of frustrations and complaints about EHRs contributing to administrative burden and physician burnout.

Overnight Congressional Bill Proposes Slowing Down MIPS

February 9, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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.

Randy McCleese on What it Means to Be CIO of the Year

February 8, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
McCleese recently spoke with Healthcare Informatics about rural healthcare obstacles, what winning this award means to him, how he’s been able to have success in this role, and how he sees the policy landscape shaking out.

Patient Access and Analytics: Perfect Together

February 7, 2018  |  Jason Williams, Vice President, Business Strategy & Analytics, Change Healthcare
Applying analytics to patient access can radically improve a health system’s ability to understand what’s influencing financial performance, and improve the metrics that matter.

House Funding Bill Includes Telehealth, MU Provisions

February 7, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
The House of Representative has passed a short-term bill that will fund the government through March 23 while also including various provisions that promote aspects of health IT.

Study: Payers, Providers, Patients Differ on Consumer Engagement Investments, Effectiveness

January 29, 2018  |  Change Healthcare
Value-based care is driving investments in consumer engagement strategies and technologies, but consumers are not seeing the difference.

Healthcare Informatics Podcast: John Halamka on Precision Medicine and the Wide-Ranging Future of Health IT

January 9, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
In the most recent Healthcare Informatics podcast, Managing Editor Rajiv Leventhal and Dr. John Halamka discuss the CIO’s latest takeaways on MACRA, and also touch on other key health IT topics such as the next frontier in innovation and precision medicine.

In Lawsuit, Physician Practices Claim eClinicalWorks Software Failed to Meet MU Standards

January 5, 2018  |  Heather Landi
Electronic health records (EHR) vendor eClinicalWorks now faces a second class action lawsuit in a little over a month as continued fallout from allegations that the company’s software does not meet Meaningful Use requirements.

What’s the Driving Force Behind UnityPoint Health’s Continued ACO Success?

January 3, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Leaders point to past experiences in value-based care programs, being data-driven, and having a strong focus and consistent messaging as reasons for strong ACO results