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By Henry Powderly 12:16 pm October 29, 2015
When it comes to patient safety at U.S. hospitals, 34 facilities may be putting patient's lives at risk, according to the Leapfrog Group's Fall 2015 Hospital Safety Score rankings.
Analytics
By Mike Miliard 11:59 am October 29, 2015
It's one thing to say you're going to embrace data analytics; it's another to do it. And it's something else entirely to actually turn the insights derived from clinical intelligence into better care. One huge health system has some tips.
Capitol Hill
By Mike Miliard 10:09 am October 27, 2015
Nearly 200 medical associations, providers and other healthcare groups have implored the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives to preserve support for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, which has been threatened with defunding.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
By Susan Morse 10:24 am October 22, 2015
Recognizing that its participation had become "unsustainable from a financial point of view," Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center is leaving CMS' Pioneer Accountable Care Organization program after more than $3 million in losses.
Discussion
By Kaiser Health News 09:31 am October 22, 2015
Three years in, the ACO program has many success stories, but it's not yet saving Medicare money. Is it working? Several experts from across healthcare weigh in with their thoughts.
Healthcare icons
By Eric Wicklund 09:52 am October 21, 2015
Care coordination specialist builds out its toolbox by purchasing a platform that makes provider data available to caregivers and patients.
Pam McNutt
By Bernie Monegain 06:31 am October 15, 2015
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, with its more than 1,700 members, gets down to work today at its CHIME15 Fall CIO Forum.
Elderly couple and laptop
By Eric Wicklund 10:13 am October 09, 2015
A federal partnership with seven health systems is testing whether a new payment model that supports telemedicine can be used to reduce hospitalizations of long-term residents in nursing homes.
Future technology
By Bernie Monegain 10:37 am October 08, 2015
Imagine the state of healthcare and healthcare information technology in five years. What will it look like? Will healthcare provide more -- or less -- value? Will care be better coordinated? Will patients be more engaged? What about interoperability?
Man holding large pile of binders
By Mike Miliard 10:28 am October 07, 2015
In a "bonanza day" for health IT policy, CMS and ONC dropped final meaningful use rules, EHR certification criteria and a final interoperability roadmap on October 6. As they settled in to read hundreds of pages of regulations, industry leaders offered early reactions.

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