Should ACO patients receive better care than those under the fee-for-service model? Even if that expense falls on the provider? CMIO John Frownfelter, MD, discusses the big data approach UnityPoint is taking to answer those questions.
With its second annual meetup around the corner, the open source custodial agent has been undertaking some massive projects, such as unifying the VistA code base. CEO Seong Mun discusses that effort, VistA at the state level, and more.
They get one year to solve complex problems. And then, whether they fail or succeed wildly, the HHSentrepreneurs such as Zac Jiwa and his brethren are cut loose. Jiwa discusses the obstacles and opportunities.
Healthcare organizations are struggling to find skilled workers, a surprising percentage are putting analytics efforts on a backburner for lack of talent, and that is holding them back from population health management techniques.
Averill discusses the surprising resistance to ICD-10, widespread misperceptions, how another delay could enter the legislative discourse, and reasons that physicians are not dying to their hands on the coming code set's more granular data.
Previewing his session at the Government Health IT Conference, Tuesday and Wednesday, Siemens Health Services CEO John Glaser discusses IT ramifications in the era of accountability, patient engagement, and what he learned in a clinical trial.
Leading up to next week's Government Health IT Conference, Daniel Newman, MD, CMIO of MEDfx discusses the current state of population health management, how far we have to go, and the need to not lose focus on individual patients.
Mark Savage, HIT policy and program director at the National Partnership for Women and Families, on the progress and lesser-discussed advantages of meaningful use, the promise of population health management, and the culture shift currently underway.
Dan Diamond ran a triage unit in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina, and was in-country immediately after the earthquake struck Haiti. The difference between available mobile technologies for each disaster was like night and day, but there are still some apps and tools he said would be really helpful.
Bob Brown and Steven Waldren, MD, outline the goals and the need for their joint effort, the Cure Project. The gist: Harness the healthcare community to define what IT functions various care settings need to the benefit of both providers and vendors. Just don't get hung up on what the technologies are called.