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Wednesday 19th September 2018

Independence Blue Cross Notifies 17K Patients of Breach

Rajiv Leventhal, Managing EditorThe Philadelphia-based health insurer Independence Blue Cross is notifying about 17,000 of its members that some of their protected health information (PHI) has been exposed online and has potentially been accessed by unauthorized individuals.

Report: Healthcare Lags Other Industries in Phishing Resiliency

Heather Landi, Associate EditorPhishing attacks are a serious problem in the healthcare industry, yet a recent report found that the healthcare industry continues to trail behind many other industries in its phishing resiliency.

Survey: Physicians Sour on Value-Based Care Metrics, EHRs

Rajiv Leventhal, Managing EditorMore than 50 percent of U.S. physicians who receive value-based care compensation said they do not believe that the metrics the reimbursement is tied to improve the quality of care or reduce costs, according to a new survey.


Tuesday 18th September 2018

With Apple’s Launch of an ECG Device, Digital Health Leaders, Cardiologists See Possibilities, and Limitations

Heather Landi, Associate EditorDigital health leaders and cardiologists see Apple’s development of an ECG app as a significant step forward with consumer-facing health monitoring devices, while also seeing the technology's limitations.

A New Development Throws a Wrench into the Athenahealth Saga

Mark HaglandThe ongoing drama over the future of EHR vendor athenahealth seems to have entered a new phase, with a development that potentially throws a monkey wrench into its business process

Senate Passes Opioid Response Bill with Substantial Health IT Elements

Rajiv Leventhal, Managing EditorThe U.S. Senate yesterday passed The Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018, which includes numerous important health IT provisions, by a vote of 99-1.

Brigham Health’s 3-Pronged Approach to Reducing EHR’s Contribution to Burnout

David Raths, Contributing EditorWith EHR documentation ranked high among aspects of their work physicians are dissatisfied with, Brigham Health has taken a three-pronged approach to reducing the pain.

The CEO of a Nationwide Association of MD Groups Sees the Future—and It’s Not in Fee-For-Service

Mark HaglandDon Crane, CEO of APG, a nationwide association of medical groups working in risk-based contracting, shares his perspectives on the future of medical groups in a shifting landscape

At Partners HealthCare, Bringing Digital Transformation to Clinical Care

Rajiv Leventhal, Managing EditorAn innovative partnership between Partners and Persistent Systems looks to move the needle on healthcare digital transformation with the development of an industry-wide open-source platform.

Monday 17th September 2018

Justice Department Clears Cigna’s Acquisition of Express Scripts

Heather Landi, Associate EditorThe Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) has cleared the pending merger between Cigna Corporation and Express Scripts Holding Company, the companies announced in a statement issued today.

Regional New York HIE, Hixny, Adds Nine Counties to Its Territory

Heather Landi, Associate EditorHixny, a regional health information exchange (HIE) based in Albany, has added nine counties to its territory, committing a significant amount of funding over the next 18 months to connect local providers.

Flatiron Health to Power Community Oncology Startup

David Raths, Contributing EditorThree oncology practices have joined forced to launch OneOncology, a startup designed to manage independent cancer-treatment clinics.

On Staten Island, a Highly Innovative Program That's Redefining What’s Possible Under Medicaid

Mark HaglandHealthcare leaders on New York City's Staten Island have been achieving exciting success in population health management in their community’s Medicaid and uninsured populations

On Capitol Hill, Healthcare Leaders Raise Concerns with CMS’ Proposed ACO Rule

Heather Landi, Associate EditorDuring a House subcommittee hearing, healthcare leaders voiced concerns that CMS' proposed changes to the MSSP ACO program will impede progress in the transition to value-based care.

During House Hearing, Healthcare Leaders Raise Concerns with CMS’ Proposed ACO Rule

Heather Landi, Associate EditorA panel of healthcare organization leaders voiced concerns about polices and laws that they believe are impeding progress in the transition to value-based care during a House subcommittee hearing.

Cigna to Invest $250M in Venture Fund with Eyes on Healthcare Startups

Rajiv Leventhal, Managing EditorCigna, the Connecticut-based health services company, has announced the launch of Cigna Ventures, a corporate venture fund focused on investing in promising healthcare startups and growth-stage companies.

Friday 14th September 2018

Humana’s CMO Speaks of the “Bold Goal” Embedded in the Company's Population Health Work

Heather Landi, Associate EditorRoy Beveridge, M.D., Humana’s chief medical officer, shares his perspectives on the drive to value-based care, population health and addressing social determinants of health.

Humana’s CMO Speaks of the “Bold Goal” Embedded in its Population Health Work

Heather Landi, Associate EditorRoy Beveridge, M.D., Humana’s chief medical officer, shares his perspectives on the drive to value-based care, population health and addressing social determinants of health.

The Power of Data Exchange as Disaster Strikes: How HIE Leaders Have Prepared for Hurricane Florence

Rajiv Leventhal, Managing EditorTwo Southeast HIE executives discuss how they have diligently prepped for Hurricane Florence.

EHR-Compatible Pharmacist Care Plan Standard Opens the Door to Cross-Setting Data Exchange

Zabrina Gonzaga, R.N., Industry VoiceTo address the issue of trapped pharmacy data, Lantana Consulting Group and Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC) developed an electronic document standard for pharmacist care plans.

Thursday 13th September 2018

Health IT Now Pushes for Information Blocking Regulation, Says Administration “Must Uphold its End of the Bargain”

Rajiv Leventhal, Managing EditorThe executive director of Health IT Now, a coalition of healthcare and technology companies, is again criticizing the Trump administration for not yet publishing any regulation on information blockin

Portal Makes Genomic, Clinical Data Resources Available to Pediatric Health Researchers, Families

David Raths, Contributing EditorA new data resource portal at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) offers researchers, clinicians and families access to open-source and cloud-based data resources to share information about childhood diseases, including pediatric cancer and birth defects.

The Shock of the New: The Paris Art World of 1916—and the U.S. Healthcare Landscape of 2018

Mark Hagland, Editor-in-ChiefWhat does a revolution in art from a century ago say about the present moment in U.S. healthcare?

Physician Groups Ask Congress to Curtail Appropriate Use Criteria Law

David Raths, Contributing EditorAlthough implementation of a law to require clinical decision support (CDS) use involving diagnostic imaging orders was pushed back from 2018 to 2020, medical organizations are asking Congress to consider modifications to reduce the burden on clinicians.

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