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 Exclusive Living Case Studies 

Update #4: How self-service check-in works in the real world

 By HMT Staff on March 20, 2015

The final update of the Consortium Living Case Study series...


Update #3: Letting go for a new beginning

 By HMT on March 1, 2015

The third update in the Consortium Living Case Study series. ...


 Guest Blog 

Consumer-driven healthcare demands business agility

 By Suresh Chandrasekaran, Senior Vice President, Denodo Technologies on January 30, 2015

Suresh Chandrasekaran, Senior Vice President, Denodo TechnologiesThe healthcare industry is undergoing an upheaval...


 April's Thought Leader 

The Rx for better care: Undistracted doctors

 By Jonathon Dreyer on March 26, 2015

Silence. At one point or another, we all crave it. No email. No texts. No buzzing, honking or chiming notifications every time there is a new update, a faster commute route or an upcoming meeting. We talk about “unplugging” like we’re intrepid adventurers carefully planning an expedition to a far-away place, weighing approaches, reading best practices, talking to others who...



 HMT News  

HHS announces $1 million in new grant programs to help improve sharing of health information

Projects to help long-term and behavioral healthcare providers National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Karen B....

Online tools available to help states use health IT to improve healthcare, lower costs

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) announced today the availability of online tools...

HHS announces proposed rules to support the path to nationwide interoperability

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and Office of the National...

AHIMA, HBMA establish partnership for health information, revenue cycle collaboration

The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and the Healthcare Billing Management Association (HBMA) have...

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 HIT Leader Insights 

HIT Leader Insights: The why and how of telemedicine

 By Wayne Gibson, Senior Managing Director, Forensic & Litigation Consulting, and Jeffrey Bessette, Managing Director, FTI Consulting, April 2, 2015

Telemedicine encompasses a wide range of technologies, from in-home heart pressure monitoring to live video consultations. Our focus here is the potential for synchronous and asynchronous online communications between patients and clinicians: televisits, Web-based group meetings and pre-recorded video presentations. ...

Ten key attributes of a sustainable healthcare delivery system

 By Richard Wheeler, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Verisk Health, February 27, 2015

The United States spent $2.9 trillion on healthcare in 2012, equaling 17.9 percent of the GDP. Additionally, by 2030, the total U.S. population over the age of 65 is projected to grow from 12.4 to 19.6 percent. This staggering 65+ population increase, coupled with the increase in chronic disease burden and the accelerating advances in technology, is estimated to cause U.S. healthcare spending to increase to 19.9 percent of the GDP by 2022. From this data, it is easy to see that healthcare delivery in the United States is unsustainable. In order to improve the current system, the U.S. must implement new best practices with the assistance of innovative technologies....