Health IT Leaders choose MU, Consumerism and Cloud as Top Stories of Past Decade

Healthcare IT Today

We also saw the rise of patient portals, a movement towards value-based care, the implementation of a new billing code system and an explosion of health data. It’s hard to […].

Looking Back at the Last Decade of Health IT – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 26

Healthcare IT Today

For the 26th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, and we’re taking a look back at the last decade of Health IT. Hard to believe that it’s almost 2020, but as we enter the new decade join us as we look back. Government Regulations – Meaningful Use.

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Practice Fusion to Pay $145 Million In Fines To Resolve Kickback Investigations

Healthcare IT Today

Practice Fusion, a San Francisco-based EHR vendor with a controversy-rich history, has agreed to pay $145 million to settle allegations that it engaged in a kickback scheme designed to increase opioid prescriptions and issues with their meaningful use EHR certification.

10 Years Since HITECH: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by John D’Amore, President and Chief Strategy Officer, Diameter Health. Almost every article on the 10 years since the passage of the HITECH Act mentions the over $35 billion spent to incentivize the implementation of electronic health records.

Eric Yablonka, VP & CIO, University of Chicago Medicine, Chapter 2

Health System CIO

“Significant capital investments” in analytics Updated IS strategic plan Data highway — “It’s not enough just to be able to interface systems.” Becoming an event-driven organization Urban Health Initiative MU 2 – “It’s a big lift.” Watching and waiting with ACOs A few years ago, the leadership team at the University of Chicago updated its strategic IS plan to make predictive and real-time analytics a key priority. Urban Health Initiative. *

Ed Marx, Cleveland Clinic CIO – Harlow on Healthcare

Health Blawg

My excuse for speaking with Ed was HIMSS’ recent recognition of the Cleveland Clinic with a Davies Award (read all about it at the link). It’s all about focusing on the building blocks, rather than the ultimate goal, in order to better be able to do the work to reach that goal.

When sponsored CDS is a crime …


The core of the criminal action was something inevitable: the tension between better health and better profit. Much of my work was focused on how our customers could use our products to improve the health of our patients. We implemented clinical practice guidelines in the software as a way to help clinical teams and patients make well-informed decisions that would improve their health. Did it keep him up at night? It’s on them.

Top 45 Healthcare Blogs for 2019


Healthcare IT News. Foley Health Care Law Today. Health Care Law Today provides up to date information regarding health care law, and how it relates and impacts those within and around the industry. The Department of Health and Human Services.

Healthcare CIOs Face New Pressures and Novel Opportunities

David Chou

In fact, Black Book Market Research raised some eyebrows with its 2018 study that found healthcare CIOs losing influence in IT purchasing to departmental managers. According to the survey, only 21 percent of CIOs said they believed they were meaningfully involved in market-facing innovations and strategic departmental IT selections. Healthcare CIOs Embrace Collaboration with Business Leaders It’s not all bad news. It is a juggling act,” he says.

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HIMSS14: Patiently Waiting for Progress

Chilmark Research

A grade-school English teacher of mine would write a little guide on the chalkboard at the beginning of our expository writing lessons: Say what you’re going to say; Say It; Say what you said.

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