ACO From The Editor
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.
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.
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.
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).
The Top 5 Trends From HIMSS13
As the largest conference the city of New Orleans ever hosted, HIMSS13 delivered a ton of exciting health IT news and developments. However, these five takeaways made the biggest impression on me at the event.
3 Ways Hospitals Should Prepare For The Fiscal Cliff
As political leaders attempt to avert a fiscal cliff crisis, hospitals should prepare for the worst. These three steps will help you shore up your operations to ensure you can endure further reimbursement cuts.
Healthcare Uncertainty Reigns Supreme
New research from Greenway Medical Technologies shows that many health providers still don’t have a clear road map on how to address the changing healthcare landscape.
ACOs: A Windfall For Health IT
A new ACO report from Black Book Rankings indicates that good times are ahead for health IT vendors.
The Shocking Truth About Patient Engagement
Patient Engagement is at the center of Stage 2 Meaningful Use, but why is so much focus being placed on this initiative? This article provides some staggering statistics that illustrate just how important patient engagement is to improving healthcare in the U.S.
BI & Analytics: The Next Big Thing In Healthcare?
A new report from Frost & Sullivan indicates that approximately 50% of U.S. hospitals will adopt data analytics technologies by 2016. What is driving demand for these tools and what will stand in the way?