Population Health

Scared woman
By Tom Sullivan 08:08 am September 23, 2015
It has happened before: Y2K and HIPAA 5010 brought preliminary cataclysmic predictions that fizzled once the deadline arrived. ICD-10 just might follow suit.
By Mike Miliard 06:00 am September 22, 2015
Embracing a long-term vision for nationwide health information technology that "puts the person at the center," the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has finalized its strategy for the next five years.
Bend in the road
By Mike Miliard 10:15 am September 21, 2015
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation surveys the state of a digitizing health system in a new report, taking stock of the meaningful use program's successes and limitations -- and forecasting emerging healthcare trends.
Start up illustration
By Jack McCarthy 07:58 am September 21, 2015
Lots of hospitals are snapping up clinics and physician practices. One major consultancy recommends they also consider acquiring digital health startups and other vertically-integrated companies.
Mass General Hospital
By Bernie Monegain 05:41 pm September 18, 2015
Timothy G. Ferris, MD, is senior vice president for population health management at Partners HealthCare, one of the top healthcare systems in the country, and one that is committed to making a difference on that front.
By Michelle Ronan Noteboom 10:57 am September 18, 2015
In health IT, the lingo is continuously evolving and stakeholders don't necessarily agree on a single definition for each term. Sometimes these new terms even just describe older concepts. Little wonder, our columnist writes, that providers sometimes feel in the dark.
Rowing team
By Mike Miliard 09:40 am September 18, 2015
The newest batch of health IT companies to join the CommonWell Health Alliance has brought the interoperability group's total membership to 33 -- quadruple the number as of this time last year.
illustration of people holding up growth chart
By Mike Miliard 10:01 am September 15, 2015
Use of analytics by large hospitals and health systems is on the rise, and should continue to grow -- although "perhaps not as dramatically or rapidly" as some might hope, according to a new Deloitte survey of CIOs and CMIOs.
By Sheetal Sawardekar 09:19 am September 14, 2015
With the increasing adoption of data analytics, providers, health plans and ACOs are quickly transitioning toward a coordinated, integrated and value-based care delivery ecosystem. That's not always an easy task.
St. Paul, Minnesota
By Erin McCann 11:00 am September 11, 2015
Officials at St. Paul, Minnesota-based 3M Health Information Systems announced this week that they were strongly considering putting its health IT business up for sale.

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