Archive for the ‘CMIO Interview’ Category

Epic CEO Judy Faulkner reveals two new EHR versions are in development

Icon Written by Alex on March 12, 2018 – 5:54 pm

The new versions will provide pathways for providers who don’t need the full version of Epic. What a difference one year can make. In the world of Epic founder and CEO Judy Faulkner, where creating new technology meets with a delight for words, 2016 was a productive and rewarding year. How so? “We’re developing some […]

Healthcare organizations praise CMS’ overhaul of EHR incentive programs

Icon Written by Alex on March 9, 2018 – 10:13 am

LAS VEGAS — After CMS administrator Seema Verma announced plans to overhaul of the federal electronic health record incentive programs, healthcare organizations are wondering how those plans will unfold and whether they’ll meet the stated goal of boosting interoperability. Details on the changes have been few and far between. The Office of the National Coordinator […]

Atrium Health to merge with Navicent

Icon Written by Alex on February 11, 2018 – 9:38 am

Atrium Health, previously Carolinas HealthCare System, and Navicent Health signed a letter of intent to merge, the organizations announced Thursday. The merger of not-for-profits would give Atrium Health a regional presence in Georgia, opportunity to expand to other areas and bolster its service lines. Macon, Ga.-based Navicent, which would become part of Atrium, would gain access […]

2018 Outlook on Politics and Policy: Insurers will come out ahead

Icon Written by Alex on January 2, 2018 – 9:18 am

Despite a year of policy delays, glitches and uncertainty, insurers may be the ones to come out ahead of other segments of the industry in 2018. Uncertainty and policy confusion will no doubt continue this year since House and Senate Republicans are already on different pages when it comes to healthcare reform. Now that the […]

Loma Linda University Medical Center Gets HIMSS Stage 7 Designation

Icon Written by Alex on December 19, 2017 – 11:26 am

Loma Linda University (LLU) Medical Center and other patient care facilities linked to the health system have achieved Stage 7 designation on HIMSS Analytics’ inpatient Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM).

Ascension and Providence St. Joseph in talks to merge

Icon Written by Alex on December 12, 2017 – 2:46 pm

Ascension Health and Providence St. Joseph Health are in talks to merge and create the nation’s largest hospital chain, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday 12/10/2017.

Providers and vendors team up for user-friendly EHRs

Icon Written by Alex on December 1, 2017 – 7:02 pm

Before an Allscripts electronic health record appears on screen, it first appears on a storyboard—sometimes even a paper one. That’s where Allscripts developers can test new ideas on providers, figuring out what should go where. “The design on paper is still at the basic level where we can change on a dime,” said Ross Teague, […]

Top heart hospitals zero in on continuum of care

Icon Written by Alex on November 9, 2017 – 8:49 am

Before cardiac surgery patients are discharged from St. Luke’s Boise (Idaho) Medical Center, they are referred to the hospital’s cardiac rehabilitation program. The 12-week program offers routine monitoring by clinicians for patients who recently underwent open-heart surgery, a valve replacement or any other type of cardiac procedure. The rehab center is staffed with a multidisciplinary […]

Anthem CEO Joseph Swedish to retire

Icon Written by Alex on November 3, 2017 – 9:16 pm

Joseph Swedish is retiring from his post as CEO of Anthem, the second-largest health insurer in the nation.  Swedish will be succeeded by Gail Boudreaux, the former CEO of UnitedHealth Group’s insurance arm.   The leadership shift has been in the works for a year, Swedish said, and the company plans to make the announcement Monday. It […]

Delivery system reform hampers ACO progress on risk-based contracts

Icon Written by Alex on October 16, 2017 – 9:54 am

Accountable-care organizations are participating more and more in risk-based contracts, but that progress has been stalled by sluggish care-delivery changes, a new survey suggests. Roughly 50% of ACOs are involved in at least one downside risk contract, such as shared savings and capitation contracts, according to a Leavitt Partners and National Association of ACOs report recently published […]