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By Beth Jones Sanborn 03:26 pm May 27, 2016
The new organization will operate under parent company Ascension and sweeping leadership and structural changes will accompany the consolidation. 
Epic EHR go-live revenue cycle ambulatory

St. Luke’s COO Joel Fagerstrom said that the implementation yielded operational and organizational results in just weeks. (Photo source: St. Luke's)

By Bernie Monegain 11:43 am May 27, 2016
While EHR implementations can be disruptive, the hospital system implemented new clinical and revenue cycle software in January and is pointing to its strategy of engaging every employee in the electronic health records system deployment.
By Jack McCarthy 09:30 am May 27, 2016
New research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found mostly positive feedback from both doctors and patients, though there are still some clinicians who prefer to keep their notes from patients.  
Population Health retail analytics IT
By Bill Siwicki 07:08 am May 27, 2016
Financial incentives, information technology advances and new care models have created fertile soil for population health management programs to grow.

Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes. 

By Jeff Lagasse 02:20 pm May 26, 2016
The plaintiff, known only as M.P.B., alleges that Theranos Edison machine produced results that were not accurate. 
By Jessica Davis 11:18 am May 26, 2016
The document outlines eight guidelines for achieving precision medicine principles, including a ‘participant-first’ system.
IBM Watson Health supercomputer big data analytics ONC Paul Tang, MD

Paul Tang, MD, said that working with IBM Watson Health affords him the opportunity to help drive change on a large scale. 

By Bernie Monegain 11:03 am May 26, 2016
The former CMIO of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation made a new move that he said will enable him to help change healthcare in a systemized manner.
CMS Hospital Improvement and Innovation Networks patient safety reduce readmissions

Patrick Conway, MD, CMO of CMS said the HIINs will engage with hospitals, patients and caregivers to institute best practices for patient safety. 

By Jack McCarthy 09:43 am May 26, 2016
Patrick Conway, MD, Chief Medical Officer of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said the networks will advance systemic use of proven practices on a national scale. 

University of Texas professor Sriram Vishwanath said that big data analytics must be based on field-tested accuracy and anything less is not worth using.

By Jessica Davis 07:24 am May 26, 2016
Much the way consumer analytics fundamentally improved how products and services are sold, healthcare analytics will one day change the way providers deliver care. But Sriram Vishwanath contends that a lot has to happen before that day comes.
By Jeff Lagasse 07:03 am May 26, 2016
The previously recommended amount was merely a guideline for providers that prefer not to calculate actual costs, the Office for Civil Rights clarified. 

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