HIMSS15 Provides Both Clarity & Confusion

Interoperability and Population Health Management were once again the hottest topics at the health IT industry’s largest conference. The event helped to clarify efforts in one of these areas while muddling the messages delivered in the other.

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FROM THE EDITOR

  • HIMSS15 Provides Both Clarity & Confusion
    HIMSS15 Provides Both Clarity & Confusion

    Interoperability and Population Health Management were once again the hottest topics at the health IT industry’s largest conference. The event helped to clarify efforts in one of these areas while muddling the messages delivered in the other.

The Problem With Consumerism In Healthcare

Many industry leaders championed a free market approach to healthcare during the 12th Annual World Health Care Congress last week. Here are a few key reasons why I don’t think this model is “the fix” our industry so desperately needs.

Is Technology To Blame For Physician Burnout?

According to a recent Medscape survey, 46% of physicians say they are burned out. How much is the drive towards health IT adoption contributing to this epidemic?

The ONC’s Olive Branch

Just when the Meaningful Use program was on life support, the ONC makes two key announcements that seem to have healthcare leaders rallying around the program (and the organization) once again.

The Future Of Healthcare Depends On Price Transparency

A new Harris Poll suggests cost fears keep many people from visiting the doctor even if they are insured. This telling data is yet another illustration of the need for price transparency in healthcare.

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GUEST CONTRIBUTORS

  • Direct Relief’s Plan To Ensure Healthcare For All
    Direct Relief’s Plan To Ensure Healthcare For All

    How a set of mapping applications and GIS are being utilized to deliver healthcare to those who might otherwise be overlooked. By Andrew Schroeder, Director of Research and Analysis, Direct Relief

  • Patient Engagement Solutions Are Here. Now.
    Patient Engagement Solutions Are Here. Now.

    A five-year roadmap to a patient engagement platform might be five years too long. By Kathleen Fowler

  • Interprofessional Collaboration Requires Innovative Education And Practice To Improve Outcomes
    Interprofessional Collaboration Requires Innovative Education And Practice To Improve Outcomes

    Healthcare is in a state of flux. Providers, payers, government, vendors, and patients will no longer tolerate a system dominated by care silos, fragmentation, costly duplication, and uneven outcomes. A re-invigorated healthcare system will take root only if professionals advance a framework for interprofessional care coordination and collaboration across the expanding continuum. By Michelle Troseth, RN, MSN, DPNAP, FAAN, Chief Professional Practice Officer, Elsevier Clinical Solutions

  • The Failings Of Meaningful Use
    The Failings Of Meaningful Use

    It is remarkable that a program aimed at specific end users continues despite the fact the majority of those end users refuse to comply, even despite financial penalties from CMS. By Linda M. Girgis, MD, FAAFP

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    Voltaire’s famous saying “with great power comes great responsibility” has not been lost on the healthcare industry in the 21st century. As technology has become fully integrated into our lives, the opportunity to elicit positive change within the traditional healthcare system has become more pressing than ever before. Smartphones, laptops, wearable devices – all of these technologies have been able to fit more technology into smaller packages, and along with the compact design comes the potential to seamlessly integrate these tools into a more connected healthcare plan.

  • Are You Ready For The ICD-10 Conversion?

    How many times has your ICD-10 leadership team asked themselves the dreaded question: Are we ready for ICD-10 conversion? With the senate scheduled to vote on a permanent fix of the reimbursement formula for Medicare physicians in a couple of weeks (this was the legislation that delivered the ICD-10 delay last year), October 1, 2015 looks to be the deadline the industry is racing towards.

  • 3 Ways To Ease The Transition To ICD-10

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PODCASTS RECORDED AT HIMSS15

  • Hospital’s EHR Journey Chronicled At HIMSS15
    Hospital’s EHR Journey Chronicled At HIMSS15

    In this podcast, Hamilton General Hospital physician Dr. Randy Lee looks back to when Hamilton General decided to tackle Meaningful Use. Hamilton attested to Stage 1 as an early adopter and Lee explains why such an aggressive approach was taken as well as what feedback physicians offered during the process and how that information was managed.

  • The Importance, Future Of HIT At Intermountain Subject Of Conversation At HIMSS15
    The Importance, Future Of HIT At Intermountain Subject Of Conversation At HIMSS15

    In this podcast, Intermountain Healthcare CIO Marc Probst provides a brief overview of his company and what he’s responsible for as CIO. He explains why health IT is so important to Intermountain, and how he’s seen IT positively impact Intermountain and its patients over the years.

  • How One Multi-Specialty Practice Shares Patient Data, Leverages The EHR Discussed At HIMSS15
    How One Multi-Specialty Practice Shares Patient Data, Leverages The EHR Discussed At HIMSS15

    In this podcast, Jonathan Nasser, Chief Clinical Transformation Officer for Crystal Run Healthcare details his organizations 10-year partnership with NextGen. Nasser also details how Crystal Run (a large multi-specialty practice with more than 250 physicians over 15 locations) shares patient data and leverages the EHR to manage chronic needs patients, identify high-risk patients, and generally do a better job managing these critical parts of your patient population.

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