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  • An ACO story: How calculated risk is paying off

    Jen Bolduc, M.D.
    July 18, 2018

    Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) that demonstrate quality and savings earn rewards – the more risk they take on, the more money they can earn. Coastal Carolina Health Care’s (CCHC) ACO took the calculated risk to enter into a two-sided arrangement and it’s paying off. Read more…

  • HL7®FHIR® DevDays comes to the U.S.

    Jeff Danford
    July 11, 2018

    Recently Health Level Seven International (HL7), the standards-developing organization for the exchange of electronic health information, hosted the inaugural FHIR DevDays in Boston, MA. This three-day extravaganza of all things FHIR consisted of presentations by leaders in healthcare IT, tutorials, a hackathon and a coding boot camp. Read more…

  • Opioid crisis: Many stakeholders, common themes, Part 2

    David Hurwitz, MD
    July 05, 2018

    The recent Modern Healthcare Opioid Crisis Symposium reflected the broad variety of perspectives needed to address this complex problem. Part 2 focuses on data and information sharing across disciplines for a holistic response. Read more…

  • Bridging the gap between IT and clinical teams

    Jennifer Bolduc, M.D.
    June 19, 2018

    When it was time to upgrade its EHR system, Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center realized there was a critical gap between the needs of the clinical, executive and administrative staff, and how the IT infrastructure and team could best meet those needs. Read more…

  • Opioid crisis: Many stakeholders, common themes, Part 1 1

    Dr. David Hurwitz
    June 14, 2018

    The recent Modern Healthcare Opioid Crisis Symposium reflected the broad variety of perspectives needed to address this complex problem. Part 1 focuses on stigma, physician education and unintended consequences of reducing prescriptions. Read more…

  • 7 things every Critical Access Hospital needs in an EHR

    Jason Wolfson
    June 06, 2018

    Community and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) are under pressure. How do you know if your EHR can meet challenges in a changing environment? Here’s a checklist of the things every CAH should look for in an EHR. Read more…

  • A thoughtful (and successful) approach to clinical documentation

    Jennifer Bolduc, MD
    May 24, 2018

    Organizations are getting creative about improving clinician experience with documentation. One approach stands out from the crowd: Phoenix Children’s Hospital Chief Medical Information Officer Vinay Vaidya, M.D., successfully led an IT-clinical collaborative effort to improve clinical documentation. Read more…

  • What you need to know about EMRAM/O-EMRAM in 2018

    Ellen Loch, RN
    May 16, 2018

    Most organizations understand the value of achieving higher stages of HIMSS Analytics EMRAM/O-EMRAM. But changing requirements can make it difficult to know where you stand. Read more…

  • Managing patients’ pain, not just their opioid prescriptions

    Randy Jernejcic, M.D.
    May 15, 2018

    The opioid crisis is vast and complex, and curbing prescriptions won’t be enough. To make progress in our region requires collaboration from every discipline within University Hospitals and the community at large. Read more…

  • Similar challenges plague different approaches to interoperability

    Mike McAfee
    May 09, 2018

    I recently led an interoperability discussion among a diverse group of healthcare executives. Despite all of their differences, there are remarkable similarities in their interoperability journeys. Read more…

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