First Look At The MACRA Proposal

The newly released MACRA Notice of Proposed Rulemaking offers good concepts with its “focus on outcomes and quality, says CIO John Halamka. But there’s one major component that has him concerned.

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The State Of Information Security In 2015

No matter how much time and money is dedicated to new technology and education, health systems are as vulnerable as their most gullible employee, says CIO John Halamka, who discusses his own organization’s security strategy.

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Steve Hess, CIO, University Of Colorado Health, Chapter 3

Merging 3 health systems — “It’s still a work in progress.”
MU as a carrot
Focus on telehealth, e-visits
3 areas of growth: construction, affiliation & acquisition
Reflecting on the days of mainframe-based email
Personalized care — “It’s a journey.”

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From ICD-10 To The Cloud: 2015 In Review

With the year coming to a close, CIO John Halamka puts a bow around 2015: ICD-10 served largely as a distraction, Meaningful Use moved along, security took a front seat, and the cloud loomed over all of us.

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The Path Forward For Meaningful Use

Below is my assessment of the current Meaningful Use program and a proposal to better serve the needs of stakeholders. I’m likely going to violate many rules with this post. First, it’s over 1,500 words, which is not ideal for social media. Second, there are many who will find my conclusions politically unpopular. I’m not […]

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