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Change Healthcare CEO: Blockchain can help manage patient encounters

It’s been just under a year since McKesson and Change Healthcare Holdings officially established Change Healthcare as its own new health IT vendor — meaning that this year’s HIMSS conference is technically the company’s first....

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Trump's budget proposes deep cuts to HHS, ONC, OCR budgets and staff

The Trump Administration's 2019 budget proposal would make steep cuts to the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, the Office of the National Coordinator and the Office of Civil Rights, even as he doubles down on the government's eff...

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A guide to revenue cycle education at HIMSS18

Revenue cycle management. Whether dealing with claims, high deductibles, tweaking workflows or patient experience matters, every hospital has its shares of rev cycle challenges and opportunities. This year at HIMSS18 it will be among the big themes f...

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Indiana University, Regenstrief to create Addiction Data Commons

Credit: Google Street View Indiana University and the Regenstrief institute began a five-year $50 million initiative called Addictions Crisis Grand Challenge to tackle apply scientific research and community engagement to the state’s addict...

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AAFP asks CMS, ONC to eliminate health IT utilization measures

The American Academy of Family Physicians is asking the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology to help combat the administrative burden on family physicians by eliminati...

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ONC names Robert Wah, Carolyn Petersen new HITAC co-chairs

Carolyn Petersen and Robert Wah are the new HITAC co-chairs. Robert Wah, MD former American Medical Association president and Carolyn Petersen, senior editor of Mayo Clinic’s health information website are the new co-chairs of the Offi...

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HIMSS18 guide to cloud computing sessions

This year’s health IT conference will feature a number of sessions specific to cloud computing. Experts will address a range of topics, from security and compliance to artificial intelligence, machine learning to disruptive transformation to cl...

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HIMSS18 innovation symposium to feature Aneesh Chopra, Jacob Reider, Rasu Shrestha

CareJourney president Aneesh Chopra, UPMC chief innovation officer Rasu Shrestha, MD, and CEO of the Alliance for Better Health Jacob Reider, MD, will all be speaking at the HIMSS18 innovation symposium on March 5.  Innovation has ...

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Taking aim at building a better person-centered HIE at HIMSS18

Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative CEO Micky Tripathi speaking at HIMSS17. He'll be a keynote at the HIMSS/ SHIEC Interoperability & HIE Symposium at HIMSS18 on March 5. The focus of the HIMSS/SHIEC Interoperability & HIE Symposium a...

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What does a successful AI and analytics program look like?

Chris DeRienzo, chief quality officer at Asheville, North Carolina-based Mission Health, will be speaking at HIMSS18 on March 8. Table stakes. That’s what the ability for hospitals to leverage analytics today has become, according to Chris ...

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HIMSS18 Business of Healthcare Symposium to focus on finding success in a value-based world

Among the value-based issues the symposium will address, a highlight will be several legal issues organizations must consider when executing their alternative payment model strategy. Credit: Sarah Stierch The move from fee-for-serv...

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Guide to population health events and sessions at HIMSS18

Population Health has been among the most intriguing topics the last few years at HIMSS and the roster of related educational sessions and events at HIMSS18 suggest that it will again be among the most prevalent themes at the health IT show. That beg...

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