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#WWBR Week of May 25, 2015

The four global forces breaking all the trends Richard Dobbs, James Manyika, and Jonathan Woetzel for McKinsey “Good abstract from McKinsey on the four global disruptive macroeconomic forces that will impact pretty much everything we do in all corners of … Read more ›

Susannah Fox Appointed New CTO of HHS

Former associate director of the Pew Research Center, Susannah Fox has been appointed the new chief technology officer (CTO) at HHS. Fox will replace Bryan Sivak who held the post since 2012 after succeeding the inaugural CTO Todd Park.  In a post on the HHS Idea Lab blog, Fox said “when I was asked to... Read More

5 Common Myths About The ICD-10 Transition

With ICD-10 compliance date less than five months away, there is still an abundance of common misconceptions associated to this transition. For providers, these ICD-10 misconceptions can prove extremely costly and damaging to the implementation. ...Show More Summary

Isn’t It Wonderful How Politicians Can Tell The Truth After Leaving Parliament. This Analysis Is Surely True And We Should All Learn From It!

This appeared a few days ago:Queensland govt bought wrong IBM product for Health IT: BlighSummary: Former Queensland Premier Anna Bligh has acknowledged that when the state government partnered with IBM to roll out its new health payroll...Show More Summary

Persivia Acquires Alere Analytics to Expand Footprint in Population Health

Persivia, a chronic care and population health company has announced the acquisition of Alere Analytics to help build out its portfolio in chronic care, cancer, genetics and population health management.  Persivia CEO Mansoor and chief medical officer Dr. Show More Summary

Nuance Launches Evidence Based Computer-Assisted Reporting for Radiologists

Nuance today announced the industry’s first integrated computer-assisted reporting solution at the point of clinical documentation for radiologists, PowerScribe 360® Reporting version 3.0. The solution uses the Nuance PowerShare Network’s...Show More Summary

Unity Farm Journal- Fifth week of May 2015

Spring and Fall are very busy days on the farm. With each passing day in May, you never know what new task will appear.On Saturday, Kathy and I drove to Western Massachusetts near the border of Vermont and New York to pick up our Russian “nucs”, the mini-hives used to start a new hive. Show More Summary

2016 Budget - Articles Covering The Selling And What I Suspect Will Be A Powerful Slow Burn Of Horror.

Budget Night was May 12, 2015.Since then the selling has been at full throttle and we have all gradually come to grips with what it means for all sorts of groups.We have seen the childcare package come under all sorts of criticism re...Show More Summary

DPS Health Rebrands as Canary Health, Targets Emergent-Risk Population

As “population health” continues to be on the minds and priority lists of healthcare professionals and vendors alike, the conversation cannot take place without recognizing a new population – one requiring perhaps even more attention...Show More Summary

Allscripts Expands Patient Admin System Presence in UK

Allscripts is expanding its patient administration system presence in the United Kingdom with recent agreements from East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust and Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust to deploy Allscripts PASTM. Show More Summary

How Accountable Is The Care Without Behavioral Health?

Continuity of care, accountability of care, unlikely without Medicare Shared Savings and Meaningful Use health IT incentives for mental and behavioral health providers Dr. Edmund Billings I could understand completely if many behavioral health providers and facilities feel like the proverbial red headed stepchild. Show More Summary

Interoperability and the Trough of Disillusionment

Every technology has an adoption journey. The classic Gartner hype curve travels from a Technology Trigger to the Peak of Inflated Expectations followed by the Trough of Disillusionment. It often takes years before organizations reach...Show More Summary

Now Here Is A Way Of Replicating Most Of What The PCEHR Was Meant To Do Without A Huge Centralised Database.

This article appeared a little while ago.Records access target hit19 May 2015 Thomas Meek Nearly all GP practices in England are able to offer a variety of online services to patients, including access to a summary of their record, appointment...Show More Summary

Healthcare through the looking glass; Consolidation, more employed physicians, staff reductions, and smarter use of IT

As a physician it pains me to say this, but the future of healthcare appears to be one of increasing consolidation of facilities, employment of physicians, and strategic staff reductions. It must also necessarily be a future work environment that is much...(read more)

5 Cultural Pitfalls To Avoid In Health System Integration

Editor’s Note: This spotlight article was recently included as a spotlight in PwC’s Q1 2015 US health services deals insights report.  These days it seems every health system is in the middle of a transformation — be it buying, selling or trying to integrate the assets it has amassed over time. Being in the business of... Read More

Partners HealthCare Offers Access to PatientsLikeMe Via Patient Portal

Partners HealthCare announced they would provide their patients access to PatientsLikeMe website tools and information that can help improve decision making with their clinical teams and enhance health outcomes. PatientsLikeMe Executive...Show More Summary

Senate Estimates - E-Health On Next Week - Tuesday June 2, 2015.

Here is the current program:Tuesday, 2 June 2015Health Department - Community Affairs Committee10:45am – 12:25pm(100 mins)Outcome 7: Health System Capacity and QualityProgram 7.1: e-Health ImplementationProgram 7.2: Health InformationProgram...Show More Summary

HealthIMPACT Southwest recap: CIOs think dashboards need significant improvement

I chair the HealthIMPACT series of events that is held in a variety of cities throughout the year. HealthIMPACT is a no-nonsense and “No BS” local one-day event for busy health IT professionals that pretty much know what they’re doing...Show More Summary

Providers and Telehealth: Ready For One Another?

Telehealth has generated much excitement in the payer, employer, and even DTC segments. As telehealth vendors enter the provider market, several business, technology, and cultural dynamics loom large. Read more ›

Now This Is Going To Make A Major Change To The Way The PCEHR Will Work. Will Be Fun To Watch.

This appeared a few days ago.Doctors hit out over greater care role for pharmacists under new $19b dealDate May 18, 2015 - 11:41PM Dan Harrison "There is an opportunity for pharmacists to step into the primary care space, but we are doing this carefully and in an evidence-based way": Health Minister Sussan Ley. Show More Summary

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