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by John Moore lll | April 03, 2015

#WWBR Week of March 30, 2015

The Healing Power of Your Own Medical Records Steve Lohr for The New York Times "The more of these stories that come out, the more that society will understand how inequitable and broken the healthcare system is for patients. Data access is an important piece of this article, but beyond

by John Moore lll | March 06, 2015

#WWBR Week of March 2, 2015

If Patients Only Knew How Often Treatments Could Harm Them Austin Frakt in The New York Times "It's somewhat understood that most people occasionally make decisions without a complete understanding of their choice. Yet in healthcare, patients face complex and potentially hazardous decisions when it comes to choosing cancer screenings,

by Matt Guldin | September 17, 2014

What Lies Ahead for Meaningful Use?

After much speculation and mounting criticism of Meaningful Use (MU), two recent developments provided some clarity on the future direction of the program and indications of how rocky a road it will be for providers in stage 2. Fleeting Relief After a summer filled with mounting criticism and a litany

by Naveen Rao | April 27, 2014

Stage 3 and Patient Engagement: VDT, API, PGHD, Oh My! As Industry Goes, So Goes CMS

Staying the Course Patient engagement requirements outlined in CMS’ Stage 3 regulations have drawn attention for two reasons. First is the aggressive increase in the percentage thresholds from Stage 2. Second is the addition of two major components into the program: the use of an API to enable patient access

by John Moore | December 30, 2013

What’s in Store for 2014?

That time of year once again where we collectively look into our crystal ball, or throw the sticks or maybe even look at the coffee grinds dripping down the sides on our coffee cup to see what may be in the year to come. Making these predictions for the coming

by Brian Murphy | July 24, 2013

Pushing the Envelope to HIE 2.0

Innovation driven by the effective use of IT has long catalyzed industry transformations – except in healthcare. We all know people who have never waited in a teller line to cash a check. In the now unlikely event that systems fail, it would be a new experience for many to

by John Moore | February 22, 2013

ACO Here, ACO There, ACO, ACO Everywhere & Vendor Response

In less than two years we have gone from Accountable Care Organization (ACO) as a concept, to ACO as a new model of care delivery. With the January announcement that there were 106 more added to the Medicare ACO program, we now have 254 ACOs nationwide. David Muhlestein of Leavitt

by John Moore | January 21, 2013

2013 – A Year of Surprises

In the blink of an eye, a New Year has appeared and with it the need to look into our crystal ball (or is it a magic 8 ball) to make our annual predictions for the healthcare IT sector. Personally, I find this to be one of the more interesting
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