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 Exclusive Living Case Studies 
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Update #3: Letting go for a new beginning

 By HMT on March 1, 2015

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

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Introduction - The need for a common throughput language

 By Melanie K. Morris, MSN, R.N., NREMT-P, CMC Director, Carilion Clinic Transfer and Communications Center on February 24, 2015

The introduction of a Living Case Study series featuring TeleTracking solutions within healthcare....

 

 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...



 

 

 Online Only Features 

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....



 

 

 HMT News  

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...




CMS issues the final HHS Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2016

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued the Final HHS Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for...




HHS invests in enhancing domestic preparedness efforts for Ebola

The Department of Health and Human Services released a new funding opportunity announcement (FOA) today:  the Hospital...





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 Conference Call 

Big Data analytics

 By Jason Free, Features Editor on June 4, 2014

Big Data is becoming less of a talking point and more of a practical source of information for many stakeholders in healthcare today. We asked three executives to discuss the issues they see as being paramount when dealing with Big Data analytics in medicine.



Security risk assessment

 By Jason Free, Features Editor on May 27, 2014

Risk assessment is a vital, and daily, consideration for any organization in healthcare. We asked three executives to discuss the issues within risk assessment that they find to be the most compelling today.