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May 28, 2015 | Richard Pizzi
"Population health" is a term that is widely used in healthcare, but not universally understood. Various definitions emphasize outcomes, measurement or... More

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May 27, 2015 | Amanda Guerrero
It pays to keep patients happy, and many patient portal vendors aren't cutting it. This is mostly the result of software vendors focusing solely on meaningful use... More
May 27, 2015 | Edmund Billings, MD
Continuity of care or accountability of care is unlikely without Medicare Shared Savings and Meaningful Use health IT incentives for mental and behavioral health... More
May 27, 2015 | John Halamka
Every technology has an adoption journey. The classic Gartner hype curve travels from a Technology Trigger to the Peak of Inflated Expectations followed by the Trough of... More
May 26, 2015 | Keith W. Boone
The 21st Century Cures Act recently cleared a hurdle to go onto the next step. Quite frankly, having read various versions of the bill, and having seen its evolution, I... More
May 26, 2015 | Brendan FitzGerald
Healthcare organizations have learned that gathering data for the sake of gathering data yields little benefit. But when data is refined, the opportunities for use... More

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May 11, 2015 | Bob Chaput
In the new issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, there's a study that concludes that 29 million medical records were compromised between 2010... More
May 07, 2015 | Monte Sandler
Dwindling resources, mounting regulatory hurdles, declining payer reimbursement and increasing patient financial responsibility are all taking a toll on physician... More
May 07, 2015 | Sohail Malik
The process to create the initial Summary of Benefits and Coverage in 2012 was a technical eye opener for many health plan providers. With the new requirements,... More
May 06, 2015 | Chad Johnson
At HIMSS15, Chad Johnson teamed with Mandi Bishop and four health IT leaders to organize the annual #HITsm live event. This post comprises the second half of the... More
May 06, 2015 | John Halamka
John Halamka, MD suggests resolving conflicts by active listening. More