From The Editor

  1. My 6 Must-See HIMSS14 Sessions

    I only have time to see a tiny fraction of the hundreds of educational sessions and keynotes on tap for HIMSS14, but these are the six I’m making sure to carve out time for in my schedule.

  2. What’s New At HIMSS14?

    Several new attractions make their debut at the Annual HIMSS Conference and Exhibition this year. Here are the ones I’m most looking forward to.

  3. Goodbye Healthcare Technology Online, Hello Health IT Outcomes

    In January 2014, we’re changing our name and brand to Health IT Outcomes. Here’s the story behind the name change and what you can expect from us going forward.

  4. MGMA 13 Helps Practices Weather The Storm

    Medical practices are being bombarded with a variety of new challenges, including health IT demands and reimbursement changes. MGMA 13 provided attendees with some much needed advice. Here are my top three takeaways from the event.

  5. The EHR Honeymoon Is Over

    According to Black Book Rankings’ latest ambulatory EHR satisfaction survey, many providers have become so dissatisfied with their existing EHRs, they’re looking to rip and replace these systems within the next 12 months.

  6. Are ACOs The Answer?

    Confusion surrounding the ACO concept has many pundits signing its death warrant. The fact is many ACOs may not survive in their current form, but the increased provider accountability and care coordination the model promotes are here to stay.

  7. 5 Revenue Cycle Game Changers

    There was no shortage of useful revenue cycle management advice for healthcare providers at this year’s ANI conference hosted by the HFMA (Healthcare Financial Management Association). Here are the 5 top messages I took away from the event.

  8. Can Entrepreneurs Save Healthcare?

    I love to hear Jonathan Bush speak. Say what you will about his agenda as president and CEO of EHR vendor athenahealth, but the guy is a charismatic, passionate, and persuasive public speaker. When you hear Bush give a keynote, it’s clear he’s inherited much of the political swagger that runs in his bloodline (former president George H.W. Bush is his uncle and George W. Bush is his cousin).

  9. 4 Ways To Maximize Healthcare Margins

    Healthcare providers today face unprecedented financial pressures that are putting their businesses at risk. These 4 tips can not only help you keep your head above water, but can actually help to increase your profitability. By Ken Congdon, editor in chief, Health IT Outcomes

  10. IT Drives Top 10 Health Systems
    Thomson Reuters released its third annual ranking of the top 10 health systems in the United States earlier this week, and most of the highest achieving providers are also widely considered to be innovators and early adopters in the area of health IT. The top-performing providers for 2011 are listed in this article.