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By John Halamka 05:00 am January 04, 2016
From population health management to meaningful use, cybersecurity to EHR usability, healthcare will face an array of challenges and opportunities over the next 12 months. Beth Israel Deaconess CIO John Halamka, MD, offers his predictions for 2016.
By Bird Blitch 01:37 pm December 30, 2015
As patient payments constitute upwards of 30 percent of hospital revenues, leveraging technology that works across different healthcare information systems can streamline and maximize payment collections, while keeping patients happier and making them more likely to pay their medical bills on time.
By Joseph C. Kvedar 07:12 pm December 29, 2015
In the new world of the Internet of Healthy Things, virtually any object can be transformed into a data-collecting object that can be used to improve your health.
By Ron Nielson 04:54 pm December 22, 2015
If you're anything like most hospital leaders, accountable care and meaningful use initiatives are renting a lot of space in your head these days. But like many of your peers, chances are you face major challenges to meet regulatory requirements and to operate efficiently under evolving care models.
By James Socas 05:08 pm December 21, 2015
The scale and intensity of healthcare related cybercrime is a critical and growing threat to the U.S. medical system. If data breaches were a virus, we'd call this a pandemic.
By W. Roy Smythe, MD 08:00 pm December 17, 2015
With risk-aversion, prior investments and a misaligned payment system standing in the way, how can we bring about true transformation?
By Josh Amer 12:20 pm December 17, 2015
Rather than looking at other consumer-oriented industries' tactics, looking at strategies and processes can give us better insight into what will make a greater impact on the future of the healthcare experience.
By David Macfarlane 05:19 pm December 16, 2015
Well before it became a catchphrase in health IT, population health was the province of academics who devised predictably academic definitions. Today, there are many more minds working on population health matters, which has created "a conflicting understanding of the term."
By Thomas Grove 07:50 pm December 15, 2015
IT professionals must be trusted partners in hospitals' solutions, not perpetrators of needless mistakes and risk. The following tips should be top of mind before starting on your hospital's IT implementation or upgrade project.
By John Halamka 07:07 pm December 09, 2015
2015 has been filled with denial of service attacks, hard-to-detect malware, and a skyrocketing number of personal internet connected devices at the same time that HIPAA enforcement has expanded.

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