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By Mike Miliard 01:19 pm December 28, 2016
Here are some of the most popular stories of the past year – and a few that were emblematic of the momentous trends that shaped healthcare information technology in 2016.

The first study to emerge from the Northwell-Siemens collaboration suggests that advanced "patient-centered" imaging is preferred in acute stroke care, leading to improved long-term health outcomes, researchers say.

By Mike Miliard 11:38 am December 01, 2016
Siemens will offer funding and research support over the next four years to Northwell's Imaging Clinical Effectiveness and Outcomes Research Program. It will also commit full-time employees to work with Northwell on its population health management initiatives.
Apple Sculley ACOs analytics
By Bill Siwicki 09:10 am November 28, 2016
Sculley, currently chairman of the board at RxAdvance, discusses the future of risk-based care and how cloud computing services can help.

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By Beth Jones Sanborn 09:08 am November 14, 2016
Officials from the Advisory Board, AAFP and MGMA suggest that the core of these programs are safe, but if President-elect Donald Trump and the Republican-led Congress repeal the Affordable Care Act there might be some changes. 

National Coordinator for Health IT Vindell Washington, MD

By Jessica Davis 02:22 pm November 09, 2016
In its annual report to Congress, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT touts widespread EHR usage and an increase in health information exchange. But the agency says there's still work do be done to make true interoperability a success.  
Trump wins ACA repeal

President-elect Donald Trump. Photo credit: Gage Skimore via Wikimedia. 

By Tom Sullivan 10:24 am November 09, 2016
The president-elect made bold campaign promises to repeal the Affordable Care Act. But even with a Republican-led House and Senate, how quickly can he make that happen?
C. Martin Harris Cleveland Clinic
By Karen Appold 12:50 pm November 02, 2016
In his new book, "It's About Patient Care: Transforming Healthcare Information Technology the Cleveland Clinic Way," Harris gives firsthand perspective on the ways IT-enabled, patient-centric care can effect big improvements in clinical quality.

Commonwealth Fund President David Blumenthal, MD

By Jessica Davis 02:53 pm October 31, 2016
What would happen if we repealed the Affordable Care Act? David Blumenthal, MD, president of the Commonwealth Fund, told attendees at Maine Health Management Coalition and Maine Medical Association Symposium on Oct. 27.
Trump Clinton Obamacare tax
By Tom Sullivan 12:07 pm October 20, 2016
Trump called the Affordable Care Act bad healthcare at the most expensive price; Clinton said Trump's tax plan would have dire consequences for Medicare.
By Bernie Monegain 11:53 am October 10, 2016
It wasn't the question most viewers had tuned in to hear discussed, but one audience member at the second presidential debate in St. Louis did ask Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump about the Affordable Care Act – offering a more substantive discussion of healthcare than at the first debate.

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