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February 24, 2017
Chris Nerney

Above politics: Bipartisan support for health IT won't fade, HIMSS17 speakers agree

Technology is one of the ways the U.S. is "going to solve some of the big problems in healthcare."
February 23, 2017
Intersystems Guest Blogger

Lean Laboratories: How to Survive the Pressure to Deliver

Lean production, or simply “lean,” is a systematic method for eliminating waste and streamlining processes. It is an idea worth revisiting at a time when social and digital media are driving fundamental changes in healthcare. Patients are increasingly better informed of treatment options, and their expectations have never been higher.
February 22, 2017
Chris Nerney

Health IT a 'bright spot' in U.S. economy, HIMSS survey shows

"Health IT workers continue to see strong demand for their skills."
February 20, 2017
Chris Nerney

OCR deputy head on interoperability, data sharing, and HIPAA audits

The potential of a compliance audit "moves the priority of HIPAA" for healthcare organizations, Deven McGraw tells HIMSS17 attendees.
February 17, 2017
Chris Nerney

Microsoft, UPMC unveil AI-based healthcare research partnership

Initiative will focus on products that empower patients and providers while advancing UPMC's immunology research.
February 16, 2017
Christine Chapman

Best in KLAS Ratings Offer Invaluable Insights to Global EMR Buyers

Industry analyst firm KLAS just made a number of health IT vendors either very happy or very disappointed with its annual announcement of Best in KLAS awards. We think this independent measure of customer satisfaction with healthcare IT investments, on which the Best in KLAS awards are based, should be a vital part of the due diligence any health provider should undertake before purchasing an electronic medical record (EMR) system or patient administration system (PAS).
February 15, 2017
Chris Nerney

ONC to co-host blockchain code-a-thon

Competition slated for March in Washington, D.C. seeks to encourage development of distributed ledger-based applications and solutions.
February 14, 2017
Chris Nerney

Why connected care is critical to success of population health efforts

"Healthcare is still local at its core."
February 10, 2017
Chris Nerney

Senate confirms Price as HHS secretary in 52-47 vote

Georgia congressman is a fierce opponent of the Affordable Care Act, but has expressed support for federal interoperability efforts.
February 09, 2017
Lynda Rowe

Bundled Payment Means Bundled Data

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released the final rule for Advancing Care Coordination Through Episode Payment Models (EPMs); the Cardiac Rehabilitation Incentive Payment Model; and changes to the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model that finalize bundled payment models for certain cardiac conditions and procedures in select geographic areas.