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60 Seconds Smarter: Population Health.

60 Seconds Smarter: Population Health
Industry overseers are increasingly focusing on improving the health of patients with chronic diseases. So how is the industry defining "population health"?
UPMC: Meeting I.T. Challenges And Improving Care

Rasu Shrestha, VP of Medical IT Director, Interoperability & Imaging Informatics at UPMC, talks about the importance of data liquidity, interoperability and the role each plays in improving patient care.

How Canada Is Adopting EMRs

Neil Gardner, President of the Coach association and Director of Standards & Patient Safety at eHealth Saskatchewan, talks about the EMR Maturity Model and the role it plays in electronic medical records adoption.

What's Happening with Electronic Clinical Quality Measure

Julia Skapik, MD, Medical Director, Office of the Chief Medical Officer at the ONC discusses what's new with eCQM and how the effort can improve patient care.

ACOs: Meeting Security, Privacy Challenges

Adam H. Greene, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine, discusses the best ways to secure Accountable Care Organization data.

Improving Health Data Integrity

Lynne Thomas Gordon, CEO, AHIMA, explains why data governance is vital to lowering healthcare costs and improving patient outcomes

60 Seconds Smarter: How To Reduce Readmissions

As many as 75 percent of readmissions are preventable -- with data analytics and best practices helping to reduce relapses and infections.

60 Seconds Smarter: Strategic Sourcing

Strategic sourcing is being used by health care organizations are using to streamline inefficient supply chains, but in an era of accountable care, the strategy is taking on new meaning. Listen and learn.

60 Seconds Smarter: Patient Engagement

Providers, spurred by market pressures and meaningful use, are trying to electronically engage with patients and their families. But what, exactly, is "engagement," and how's it being accomplished?

60 Seconds Smarter: Meaningful Use Clinical Quality Reporting

Virtually every hospital and physician in the country is pursuing meaningful use dollars, and the key to success to clinical quality measure reporting. But will providers be able to measure up to the changes in CQM reporting in 2014?

60 Seconds Smarter: Enterprise Content Management

A modern health system must accommodate data and documents from a wide variety of sources, often beyond the reach of any given system, even a core EHR. How does the industry define "enterprise content management"?

60 Seconds Smarter: Accountable Care Organizations

Accountability is a key goal in the effort to overhaul the health care industry, and Accountable Care Organizations have been defined as the vehicles that will drive that transformation.

60 Seconds Smarter: Vendor Neutral Archiving

Health care organizations are trying to make their data live and work together, and vendor neutral archiving for some is defining the future of their data storage and management efforts.

60 Seconds Smarter: ICD-10

The tenth edition of the International Classification of Diseases is set to be rolled out in the United States, and getting smarter about ICD-10 is critical for all industry stakeholders.

Health I.T. Keeps NY Islanders On the Ice

How the Isles’ medical team uses PACS/RIS and other health information technologies to take care of John Tavares, Matt Moulson, Brad Boyles and the rest of NHL playoff-bound team.

NFL Drafts eClinicalWorks to Tackle On-Field Injuries

The NFL draft is getting underway, and the league has made a draft choice of its own: It has called on eClinicalWorks to create a mobile electronic health record that will be used by team caregivers to provide real-time access to player videos and information on how to diagnose and treat sports injuries.

Saint Vincent Partners With 3M To Improve Patient Care

Richard Ong, VP and CIO at Saint Vincent Health System, talks about how 3M is providing the leading-edge tools that are allowing the Erie, Pa., hospital to greatly increase data quality and accuracy and improve patient care (sponsored video).

The Mission Of HIEs

Frank DiSanzo, VP and CIO of St. Peter's University Health System, a member of the Jersey Health Connect health information exchange, talks about the HIE's challenges and goals.

The Keys To EHR Success

David Dyer, VP of IT services/planning and CIO of Somerset Medical Center - a HIMSS Analytics Stage 6 hospital - describes how his organization overcame the challenges and successfully implemented its EHR system.

Getting Health Care Teams To Collaborate

Texas Health Resources’ VP and CMIO Ferdinand T. Velasco, MD, talks about innovative ways to engage physicians and other stakeholder in change management and process improvement.

Best Health IT Practices

Kim Lamb, Executive Director of the Oregon Health Network, outlines the best IT practices for health care organizations.

Addressing the HIT Worker Shortage

Allen Kriete, Vice President of Healthcare Services at talent management firm TEKsystems, and Sanja Licina, Ph.D., and Senior Director of Talent Intelligence and Consulting at CareerBuilder, talk about the challenges or attracting and retaining health care IT staff.

Top HIT Usability Myths

Nancy Staggers, RN, a professor of informatics at the University of Maryland, talks about the top health care I.T. usability myths.

60 Seconds Smarter: Mobile Clinical Workflow

Mobile technologies have transformed the way clinicians access data and document care. In 60 seconds, we explain how and why mobility has changed the game in terms of workflow.

Why Health Insurers Are Investing In Analytics

James Gaston, Senior Director, Clinical and Business Intelligence, at HIMSS Analytics, discusses the reasons carriers are investing in business analytics.

The Need For Comparative Analytics In Health Care

RelayHealth's Vice President of Business Analytics, Jason Williams, maintains the sharing of financial risk among stakeholders is steeped in prerequisite advancements in analytic information. Much of the transparency required in the future will be driven by comparative analysis. Technology solutions and the connection of billions of provider, pharmacy, patient, and payer transactions are the foundation for the global view needed to drive new paradigms of care delivery and payment models.

Transforming The Health Ecosystem Through Advanced Analytics

Jason Burke, founding director and chief strategist at SAS's Center for Health Analytics & Insights, discusses how advanced analytics hold the promise to vastly improve health care.

Analytics Driving Collaboration

Casey Graves from Deloitte Consulting says during an interview at AHIP 2012 that those big, bad cost problems the industry is facing is resulting in new levels of collaboration between payers and providers, and that collaboration is being fueled in large part by analytics.

Work in Progress: Health Care Data Governance and Master Data Management

Jim Costanzo from Ernst & Young talks about how far the health care industry still has to go before data governance and MDM are mature during a conversation at AHIP 2012 in Salt Lake City.

More Conversations Around Health Care Payments

Kevin Arner, CEO of PaySpan, says market shifts are forcing providers and payers to have more cordial "conversations" about payments, during an interview at AHIP 2012.

Integrated Data Means a New Path for Care Management

Chinese Community Health Plan has embarked on a big-time data crunching initiative to integrate data feeds for predictive modeling and a new approach to care management. Larry Loo, the plan's director of business development and operations, explains the technological building blocks the plan has put in place during an interview at AHIP 2012 in Salt Lake City.

The Analytics Edge

Sumeet Seth, the vice president of information technology at Chartered Health Plan, discusses the competitive edge the plan gets from its granular analytics program, and hits on "mandate" analytics and workforce issues during an interview at AHIP 2102.

Intimate Relationships

Carl Ascenzo, vice president of global health solutions at Virtusa, talks about the push to establish a new level of intimacy--his word--with patients during a sit-down at AHIP 2012 in Salt Lake City.

Using IT to Improve the Quality of Health Care

Dr. Yael Harris, Director of the Office of Health Information Technology and Quality at the Health Resources and Services Administration, talks about how IT can be used to improve the quality of patient health.

Clinical Decision Support: The Key Ingredient

Adam Wright, Research Scientist, Brigham and Women's Hospital, explains how important the human element is in ensuring the success of clinical decision support systems.

How to Market Health Care Projects

Good Samaritan Hospital CIO Charles Christian talks about what it takes to successfully market IT projects to both the executive suite and the user community.

Deploying an Enterprise Data Warehouse

Rick Schooler, CIO at Orlando Health, talks about the challenges, and the benefits, of implementing an enterprise data warehouse in a health care organization.

The Challenges of Integrating PACs and EHRs

Dr. John Riggs, Medical Director of Clinical Information Systems at the Harris County Hospital Districts, talks about the challenges of integrating imaging applications into EHRs.

Trends in Patient Privacy

Deven McGraw, Director of the Health Privacy Project at the Center for Democracy and Technology, talks about the recent trends in protecting patient privacy.

The Importance of Disaster Recovery in Health Care

Mercy Health CIO William Showalter explains how important his disaster planning was in bringing back St. John's Regional Medical Center after it was severely damaged by a powerful tornado.

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10 Tips for Successful Implementation of a Patient Portal

Many providers have implemented or are considering the use of patient portals to assist in meeting meaningful use patient engagement criteria. Quest Diagnostics, which sells the Care360 suite of provider software, gives tips to physician practices for successful use of portals.



Unlike some other major industries, health care incorporates geospatial data only sparingly. But that could change quickly with population health a priority.

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