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Q&A: Building the business case for achieving health equity

Q&A: Building the business case for achieving health equity

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 23, 2016

Cara James, director of the Office of Minority Health at the CMS, runs the agency's program for addressing racial health disparities. She recently discussed the agency's efforts with Modern Healthcare reporter Steven Ross Johnson.

Q&A: Building the business case for achieving health equity

Q&A: Building the business case for achieving health equity

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 23, 2016

Cara James, director of the Office of Minority Health at the CMS, runs the agency's program for addressing racial health disparities. Modern Healthcare reporter Steven Ross Johnson recently explored the agency's efforts to address healthcare disparities.

Orcas swimming into health IT with EHRs

Orcas swimming into health IT with EHRs

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 16, 2016

Researchers studying the pods of killer whales that arrive each spring in Washington's Puget Sound want a new tool for their scientific arsenal: electronic health records.

Hospitals discover their inner venture capitalist

Hospitals discover their inner venture capitalist

By Beth Kutscher  |  April 09, 2016

The number of healthcare systems setting up venture capital arms has exploded as they seek commercial success and technologies to help solve their business problems.

Commentary: Cut the strings on software

Commentary: Cut the strings on software

By Jonathan Bush  |  April 06, 2016

The electronic health record was meant to be the “Great IT Hope,” yet decades later, healthcare still languishes in a disconnected state, says Athenahealth co-founder Jonathan Bush.

Mandatory e-prescribing in New York state starts this week

By Adam Rubenfire  |  March 26, 2016

Physicians in the state of New York say they're mostly ready to begin prescribing drugs solely through electronic methods this week after being given an extra year to prepare. They'll be the first in the nation to face penalties if they fail to do so.

Electronic health-record messages overwhelm providers' inboxes

By Joseph Conn  |  March 19, 2016

Physicians have longed for EHR systems that could share information across networks. But as their dreams are fulfilled, a new problem has emerged—inbox overload. And that burden is causing physician burnout, patient-safety issues and the need for new innovations to help triage the most-urgent...

IT leaders' survey says tech spending to drop in 2016

By Joseph Conn  |  February 22, 2016

Health information technology departments will spend less in 2016. The dip is the result of organizations having "become increasingly comfortable,” since they've “turned the corner” on meeting federal requirements under the EHR incentive payment program, according to TEKsystems.

 Q&A: '2016 will be the year of change from the inside out,' IHI chief says

Q&A: '2016 will be the year of change from the inside out,' IHI chief says

By Sabriya Rice  |  February 06, 2016

Derek Feeley, the former head of the National Health Service in Scotland, replaced Maureen Bisognano this year as CEO of Institute for Healthcare Improvement. He recently spoke with Modern Healthcare about the changes in healthcare and their impact on the organization.

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