Neil Versel

Neil Versel is a freelance health IT journalist in Chicago. He has been a professional journalist since 1992, focusing on healthcare since 2000.

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By Neil Versel 09:19 am August 18, 2014
Getting to the new world of doctors treating patient populations effectively requires new technologies and a substantive culture shift.
David Nash, MD, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia
By Neil Versel 11:03 am August 15, 2014
As thousands of physician practice managers, hospital CIOs and technology vendors gathered to discuss meaningful use, interoperability and ICD-10 at the annual Allscripts Client Experience users' meeting, a featured speaker encouraged them to keep their eye on the real prize: population health management.
Paul Black
By Neil Versel 10:26 am August 14, 2014
The message that Allscripts Healthcare Solutions CEO and President Paul Black wants to share is simple. "We are back. We are doing well," Black said Wednesday in opening the annual Allscripts Client Experience -- ACE -- users' conference at the McCormick Place convention center.
By Neil Versel 11:15 am August 04, 2014
Esther Dyson's much-publicized Way to Wellville competition is more about health than healthcare, and certainly not about health IT.
Patient care illustration
By Neil Versel 10:33 am August 04, 2014
A new survey from the American Health Information Management Association finds that 95 percent of the more than a thousand healthcare industry professionals queried believe that "high-value information" is essential for improving patient safety and care quality.
By Neil Versel 11:33 am June 26, 2014
Not only is data getting bigger, it's getting smarter. In this age of big data, analytics in healthcare has expanded from business intelligence and revenue-cycle management to clinical care.
Charles Christian
By Neil Versel 10:00 am June 17, 2014
A new survey from the AHIMA finds that 95 percent of the more than a thousand healthcare industry professionals queried believe that "high-value information" is essential for improving patient safety and care quality.
By Neil Versel 11:05 am June 16, 2014
Esther Dyson's much-publicized Way to Wellville competition is more about health than healthcare, and certainly not about health IT. Yet, health IT is central to the initiative's goal of improving the health of populations.
By Neil Versel 02:05 pm May 29, 2014
The "SOAP" – subjective, objective, assessment, plan – format has been in common use for decades as a way of organizing physician progress notes in medical records, but it was created during a different era, when most everything was written on paper.
Illustration of analytics concept
By Neil Versel 08:20 am May 22, 2014
In this age of big data, analytics in healthcare has expanded from business intelligence and revenue-cycle management to clinical care.

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