SPH Analytics, SA Ignite to merge, boosting their pop health, MIPS offerings
By Mike Miliard 03:58 pm July 16, 2019
Population health management vendor SPH Analytics is merging with SA Ignite, which develops tools to help providers optimize their performance scores for the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System. Financial terms of the merger were not disclosed.
Telemedicine consultation.
By Jeff Lagasse 03:02 pm July 16, 2019
Physicians of almost all age groups show an interest in pursuing telemedicine jobs or service lines.
For value-based care, a Texas health system puts cost and risk data at the point of care

An example of some of the data the Texas health system now provides caregivers at the point of care.

By Bill Siwicki 12:57 pm July 16, 2019
With the cost data technology integrated with its Epic EHR, Houston Methodist Sugar Land has reported approximately $717,000 in attributable cost savings with an average incremental cost reduction of $105 per admission.

The HIMSS Analytics team on site at the hospital.

By Leontina Postelnicu 12:26 pm July 16, 2019
The eight-stage international model allows healthcare providers to measure their technology deployments against those of their peers.
By Mike Miliard 11:42 am July 16, 2019
Commonwealth Corporation, a workforce development agency that works to boost the skills of Massachusetts young adults with investments and partnerships, has released new funding to create new pilots to expand training for entry-level healthcare workers.
By Anna Engberg 09:41 am July 16, 2019
Nursing services and facilities in Germany are increasingly working digitally, and private providers in particular are well positioned. This was shown by a recent online survey conducted by the Federal Association of Private Providers of Social Services (bpa).
Doctor using smartphone.
By 03:40 pm July 15, 2019
A survey Vocera® conducted at HIMSS19 with HIMSS Analytics, whose market research offering is now a part of Definitive Healthcare, points to the prevalence of cognitive overload. A vast majority of clinical and IT leaders have recognized signs including clinicians appearing stressed or overwhelmed. More than half of survey respondents said...
Doctor talking to patient.
By 03:15 pm July 15, 2019
Like all consumers, today’s patients expect a better experience: convenient scheduling, easy access to services and responsive clinicians. And focusing on the patient is improving the experience for clinicians, too.
At Legacy Health, a career progression mapping program aids workforce development
By Bill Siwicki 02:52 pm July 15, 2019
The program is a labor of love for the health system’s chief information and administrative officer. And it’s helping entry level employees in IT move up to principal engineer/senior analyst.
Surescripts files motion to dismiss FTC antitrust charge
By Mike Miliard 12:56 pm July 15, 2019
The e-prescribing giant says the Federal Trade Commission's complaint shouldn't be reviewed in federal court because it relies on several factual errors.

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