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A parallel universe: 25 years of the HIMSS Leadership Survey
Healthcare IT News : September 16, 2014, 11:22 am
Who knew 25 years ago where we’d be today?
Me, I was boarding a Greyhound bus in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada with two suitcases and a one-way ticket to start a new life in the United States. I had completed a graduate degree from Baylor University in Waco, Texas in 1988 and had moved back to Canada, where I was settling into a promising market research job. Then, my life took an interesting turn when I received a letter from the U.S. Consulate informing me that my application for permanent residency was selected.
Calls for Stage 2 changes grow louder
Healthcare IT News : September 16, 2014, 11:13 am
In a pointed letter sent to HHS Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell on Monday, a who's-who of industry stakeholders complained of "immediate concerns" about their members' ability to continue meaningful use participation.
[See also: MU Stage 2 offers 2014 flexibility]
Getting to Stage 2 one patient at a time
Healthcare IT News : September 16, 2014, 10:49 am
You might say the CIO and IT team at Harrisburg Medical Center are hands on. When it came to tackling the toughest piece of meaningful use Stage 2, they added a staff member to connect with patients at home.
Patient story kicks off Health IT Week
Healthcare IT News : September 16, 2014, 9:51 am
National Health IT Week kicked off this Monday in Washington, DC, with prepared speeches and big names in the health IT arena. Among the overarching themes? Interoperability and patient engagement.
Predictive analytics lowers readmissions
Healthcare IT News : September 15, 2014, 11:08 am
The challenge for the Carolinas Healthcare System was to reduce the readmission rate for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The solution: predictive analytics.
One of the biggest problems, according to Jean Wright, chief innovation officer at CHS, was in identifying patients at risk of readmitting before they leave the hospital and enable care providers to intervene.
[See also: Predicting what's next: Isn't that the work of the physician?]