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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 05, 2015 | Chris Bowen
Warning to technology vendors that service the healthcare industry: nearly half of serious data breaches occur in the healthcare sector and the majority are caused by a... More
May 01, 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 covers the first two topics presented to... More
April 30, 2015 | Edmund Billings, MD
What would you call a physician who sewed up a patient’s wound without addressing the behavioral health issue that led to the injury? We might cynically label the doctor... More
April 23, 2015 | Carl Natale
If you're scrambling to meet the Oct. 1 ICD-10 compliance deadline, why would you want to start assigning ICD-10 codes before then? More
April 22, 2015 | Sheetal Shah
Providers and health systems are looking to create digital patient experiences that will help serve this segment of the population in order to meet their financial and... More