The health IT industry is diligently working to understand and address the evolution of the healthcare consumer. But it is still a reactive response, rather than the proactive and strategic approach that's needed.
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.
Trump advisor Michael Leavitt: ACA will be repealed in first 100 days, replaced with bipartisan support
The former HHS Secretary says, "pretending the law never happened is not an option," but that parts of the Affordable Care Act will be repealed, including the individual mandate.
Best Hospital IT 2016: Winners' cutting edge tech projects tap Microsoft Xbox, AppleTV, Raspberry Pi, patient-facing apps
A look inside some of the most ambitious initiatives happening at Healthcare IT News' 2016 Best Hospital IT Departments, which are cultivating a bold new era of care delivery by homing in on the patient experience.
There's a lot up in the air for healthcare policy following Donald Trump's surprising win. But a complete repeal of the Affordable Care Act won't be possible – at least not initially, say two HIMSS policy experts.
Survey responses range from massive disruption to more competitive markets. Hospital leaders are hoping that prices go down but alternative payment models MACRA, MIPS and the Medicare Shared Savings Program remain.
The final rule also drops clinical decision support and computerized order entry objectives and measures.
Final rule enables ONC to better support physicians and hospitals amid the rapid pace of innovation in the health information technology market.
New rule brings flexibility, institutes two payment tracks, and makes 2017 a transition year.
The web-based tools, with advice on how the new law will affect reimbursement, do not require AMA membership.