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One Doctor's Quest to Save the World With Data | WIRED

One Doctor's Quest to Save the World With Data | WIRED | #HITsm | Scoop.it
The world has more medical data than it knows what to do with. How can we use it to help save lives?
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Pioneer Accountable Care Organizations

Pioneer Accountable Care Organizations | #HITsm | Scoop.it
In their article, Nyweide and colleagues1 present results from the first 2 years of the Pioneer accountable care organization (ACO) program. Like the Medicare Shared Savings ACO Program (MSSP), the Pioneer program rewards health care organizations that accept accountability for a population of...
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Why does the HIT industry lag behind in terms of supporting workflow-friendly technology & process awareness? How do we fix?

Why does the HIT industry lag behind in terms of supporting workflow-friendly technology & process awareness? How do we fix? | #HITsm | Scoop.it

Tuesday during HIMSS15 (great conference!) a special #HITsm tweetchat occurred during a live panel. I’d submitted a question about workflow, but didn’t think it had been accepted. Only Thursday did I realize the question had indeed been tweeted and discussed. Better late than never! Here are my tweeted responses to panelist answers to my question. I may write a complete blog post later, with links to my many other posts about healthcare workflow technology.

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8 Life-Changing Lessons From TED Talks on How to Be Happy

8 Life-Changing Lessons From TED Talks on How to Be Happy | #HITsm | Scoop.it
en doing it for a while, you probably have experienced "flow," that state where you get so lost in what you're doing that you forget yourself and everything else. That state of flow is where true happiness lies, says psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, and we can also find it when doing something creative, or even something re
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Introducing ConCert by HIMSS interoperability and certification testing

Introducing ConCert by HIMSS interoperability and certification testing | #HITsm | Scoop.it

Introducing ConCert by HIMSSTM, the comprehensive interoperability testing and certification program governed by HIMSS and built on the work of the EHR | HIE Interoperability Workgroup and IHE USA. The Concert by HIMSS certification is a comprehensive program that tests and certifies electronic health record (EHR) and health information exchange (HIE) vendors committed to advancing interoperability and enabling secure, reliable transfer of data within and across organizational and state boundaries.

 

The ConCert by HIMSS program streamlines the certification of interoperability in health IT and helps you evaluate vendor claims, simplifying the task of selecting the right information systems for your organization.

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HIMSS15 Video Guide: Corepoint Health, via ICE Technologies

Corepoint Health is the interface engine we recommend for our clients. We stopped by their booth at HIMSS15 so that you could hear the latest and greatest th...
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HIMSS15: It's about the Patient, Stupid

HIMSS15: It's about the Patient, Stupid | #HITsm | Scoop.it
This year at HIMSS the buzz wasn't about the geekiest new technology, or the latest vendor acquisition. It centered around the patient. And that’s exciting.
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SGR Appeal: Fixing the Present, Setting a Foundation for the Future

SGR Appeal: Fixing the Present, Setting a Foundation for the Future | #HITsm | Scoop.it

Last week, I was riveted to the deliberations on the Senate floor, as the fate of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA – so far, more commonly called the “SGR fix”) was decided. One amendment after another failed to pass; the legislation ultimately passed by a vote of 92-8, and was signed into law shortly thereafter.

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HIMSS15: Health IT Leaders 3.0 & The Venture + Forum

HIMSS15: Health IT Leaders 3.0 & The Venture + Forum | #HITsm | Scoop.it

I made it to Chicago Sunday morning and hit the ground running. After arriving at the mammoth McCormick Center I headed to the CHIME meeting just as several hundred CIOs were returning from lunch. Three of the industry’s most prominent CIOs  were the keynote speakers for a session entitled, “Health IT Leader 3.0 Great Ideas In Action.” Ed Marx of Texas Health Resources shared his insights on employee engagement, while Patricia Skarulis of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center discussed security. Finally Timothy Stettheimer of Ascension Information Services offered some great wisdom on life and work balance.

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The Coming Health Tech Disruption | The Health Care Blog

The Coming Health Tech Disruption | The Health Care Blog | #HITsm | Scoop.it

The tech sector will leave people better off at a lower cost. Moore’s law will have its day. But we are 5 years off from minimal impact. 10 years off from Marginal Impact.

In 20 years we will all look back and think 2015 was a barbaric year of discovery.

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Apple Watch Review: Bliss, but Only After a Steep Learning Curve

Apple Watch Review: Bliss, but Only After a Steep Learning Curve | #HITsm | Scoop.it
When apps are streamlined and first-generation bugs are fixed, the Apple Watch has the potential to be a life-changer.
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#HITsm at HIMSS15: YourTurn with the Health IT Experts

#HITsm at HIMSS15: YourTurn with the Health IT Experts | #HITsm | Scoop.it

For the fourth consecutive year, we will be having a #HITsm meetup at HIMSS. This year's event is certain to break attendance records...

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Interoperability begins at home: Three lessons from community hospitals

Interoperability begins at home: Three lessons from community hospitals | #HITsm | Scoop.it
Nobody is explicitly opposed to interoperability in healthcare IT. That would be like opposing the eradication of poverty or hunger or child slavery. People of good will just can't argue against it. The potential benefits are too clear.
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HIT: Where We Stand and Where We Go From Here

HIT: Where We Stand and Where We Go From Here | #HITsm | Scoop.it

This post is adapted from DeSalvo’s talk at the annual meeting of the Health and Information Management Systems Society in Chicago last week.

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#HITsm Panel at HIMSS Part 1: FHIR, Workflow and Patient-Centered Care

#HITsm Panel at HIMSS Part 1: FHIR, Workflow and Patient-Centered Care | #HITsm | Scoop.it
At HIMSS15, I had to the pleasure of teaming with Mandi Bishop and four health IT leaders to organize our annual #HITsm live event. The previous three
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Working to Understand FHIR

Working to Understand FHIR | #HITsm | Scoop.it
Ever since I'd heard so many good things about FHIR, I've been slowly trying to learn more about it, how it will be implemented, what challenges it faces, and
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Physicians Polled On Mark Cuban Debate

Mark Cuban’s personal health recommendation from earlier this month continues to draw interest and strong opposition from the medical community. Here are some examples... Forbes.

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Clearinghouses, Interoperability, and Continuity of Care

Continuity of Care revolves around the concept of relevant information. Providers do not need, nor do they want, access to the lifetime healthcare record of the
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The Day “View, Download, and Transmit” Died by @JimTate

The Day “View, Download, and Transmit” Died by @JimTate | #HITsm | Scoop.it

Proposed rules released last week have effectively gutted the most troublesome of the “patient engagement” requirements. The issue is the sudden collapse of requirements related to “patient engagement”. There had been intense pushback against the measures that required patients to come to a provider’s portal or send a secure message to their provider. 

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George W. Bush on health IT: 'Logical solutions become inevitable'

George W. Bush on health IT: 'Logical solutions become inevitable' | #HITsm | Scoop.it
At HIMSS15 on Wednesday, the 43rd president and early champion of health IT weighed in on world events, his family's political legacy and his firsthand experience with the fact that
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Learning From Our Interoperability Failures | @fredtrotter

Learning From Our Interoperability Failures | @fredtrotter | #HITsm | Scoop.it

Currently, when healthcare data moves in this country it does it using fax machines and patient sneaker-nets. Automated digital interoperability is still in its earliest stages, mostly it has a history of being actively resisted by both the EHR vendors and large healthcare providers. We, as an industry, should be doing better, and our failure to do so is felt everyday by patients across the country.

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HL7 FHIR and Corepoint Health featured on The Health Care Blog

HL7 FHIR and Corepoint Health featured on The Health Care Blog | #HITsm | Scoop.it

In the article, titled FHIR: Technology and Governance, Rob discusses why the new standard is so popular in health IT circles and why it is a key advancement in the industry's quest for real interoperability, including the use of mobile devices and the inclusion of patient-generated health data in EHR systems. However, the intent of Rob's post is to highlight the need for governance in order for FHIR to avoid the same adoption issues that have plagued Direct Project. 

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