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    Clinicians, hospital admin: Leave these 3 biases at the door

    To focus completely on patient care, hospital administration and physicians need to work together in an environment of trust, argues Pat Cormier, managing director of consultancy Kotter.

    Pat Cormier • Jan. 18, 2019
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    How healthcare leaders can spend less time on procurement and more time on care

    Amazon Business head of global healthcare Chris Holt makes the case for e-commerce in streamlining healthcare supply chains.

    Chris Holt • Nov. 26, 2018
  • HCC: The 3-letter word that can build payer-provider trust and improve quality

    One of the fundamentals of best-practice disease management is to have patients with chronic conditions regularly check in with the appropriate provider to discuss their treatment plans and health, writes Rodrigo Martinez, SVP of consulting at Advisory Board Company.

    Rodrigo Martinez • Feb. 5, 2018
  • Healthcare revenue drivers for 2018 — Peering into the data integration futures market

    Rehoboth McKinley Christian Healthcare Services CEO David Conejo shares why he thinks 2018 won't just be about managing revenue cycles, but creating them.

    David Conejo • Jan. 3, 2018
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    To meet new blood pressure guidelines, we will need artificial intelligence

    Julia Hu, CEO and co-founder of Lark, says AI can help with managing the newly updated guidelines.

    Julia Hu • Nov. 27, 2017
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    Getting the 'full view': 4 critical building automation system considerations for healthcare executives

    Healthcare facilities are not static buildings that remain unchanged from the day they are built, reminds Damian Skelton, area vice president at Medxcel Facilities Management.

    Damian Skelton • Oct. 30, 2017
  • Real estate strategies must keep pace with provider business strategies

    As hospitals and health networks embrace a more patient-centric model of care, real estate strategies must follow suit, writes Peter Bulgarelli, executive managing director at JLL Healthcare Solutions.

    Peter Bulgarelli • Oct. 16, 2017
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    The health IT M&A era is coming. Are you ready?

    Provider frustrations over lack of interoperability will peak in 2019, with vendors feeling the brunt of this challenge, writes Angela Pierce, CFO of AirStrip.

    Angela Pierce • Oct. 9, 2017
  • Keys to accelerating transformation in healthcare

    Constance Sjoquist, chief content officer for the health innovation event HTLH, argues there is no magic bullet to revolutionize the industry, but there are strategies that can result in significant change. 

    Constance Sjoquist • Aug. 29, 2017
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    The promise of physician-owned practices: Optimism in the AMA Physician Practice Benchmark Survey

    Aledade co-founder and CEO Dr. Farzad Mostashari shares why he believes small, physician-owned practices are neither irrelevant nor going extinct.

    Dr. Farzad Mostashari • July 24, 2017
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    A world without EHR certification

    Stephanie Zaremba, director of government and regulatory affairs for athenahealth, weighs in on why the healthcare industry could benefit from less regulation over EHR certification.

    Stephanie Zaremba • June 28, 2017
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    A vision for measuring success in digital health

    Organizations should "take a hard look at who is engaged in making the recommendations and ultimately the decisions regarding digital health technologies," said Dr. Travis Good, founder and CEO of Datica.

    Dr. Travis Good • June 9, 2017
  • Performance improvement initiatives: Are you playing 'whack-a-mole'?

    Without looking at enterprise-wide performance indicators and their often complex interplay, organizations risk playing “whack-a-mole” with their performance improvement efforts, argues David Costello, chief analytics officer at Verscend Technologies.

    David Costello • June 5, 2017
  • What happens to telemedicine if we lose net neutrality?

    The current war on net neutrality could create barriers to care access for patients, Beatriz Mallory, SVP, managing director at healthcare marketing practice SensisHealth, argues.

    Beatriz Mallory • May 31, 2017
  • Disaster preparedness: 5 key components to effective emergency management

    Healthcare facilities can prove their worth to their communities by being open and honest, Scott Cormier of Medxcel Facilities Management says.

    Scott Cormier • April 18, 2017
  • Leveraging Big Data to make better healthcare decisions

    Dr. Mark Johannsson, academic dean of the College of Health Professions at University of Phoenix, says the actual power of health-related “Big Data” is not just the data that are collected.

    Mark Johannsson • April 11, 2017
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    For National Doctors Day, let's do more than say 'thanks'

    athenahealth CEO and President Jonathan Bush yesterday shared a few steps healthcare players can take to put a dent in doctors’ workload and stress.

    Jonathan Bush • March 30, 2017
  • WTF, OMG — and now — #WhatTheHealthcare

    HealthSparq's Burt Rosen looks at how the patient could be getting better service in a new social media campaign.

    Burt Rosen • March 10, 2017
  • Tips to transition to outcomes-based marketing in healthcare

    Response Mine Interactive's Ken Robbins states the marketing metric that matters most is conversion.

    Ken Robbins • March 2, 2017
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    Three priorities for Seema Verma as she nears CMS confirmation

    ChenMed's Dr. Jeffrey Kang believes Verma could strengthen Medicare Advantage in part by increasing access to seniors with low incomes.

    Dr. Jeffrey Kang • Feb. 28, 2017
  • The continuing evolution of the Medicare Shared Savings Program

    Aledade's Dr. Farzad Mostashari and Travis Broome weigh in on how more investment and fine-tuning will be required to strengthen the program to help power the transformation of Medicare to a value-based system. 

    Dr. Farzad Mostashari & Travis Broome • Feb. 4, 2017
  • More than meets the eye: Unstructured data's untapped potential

    Apixio CTO John Schneider weighs in on how the healthcare industry can benefit from harnessing unstructured data.

    John Schneider • Feb. 2, 2017
  • Healthcare continues to feel the pain of reform in 2016

    From digital health trends to the incoming Trump administration, 2016 was a year to lose convictions.

    Jeff Byers • Dec. 20, 2016
  • Where should digital health elevator pitches really start?

    Health2047's Jack Stockert discusses origin stories and their implications for the healthcare industry.

    Jack Stockert • Nov. 22, 2016
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    Why this campaign represents healthcare's greatest opportunity yet

    Athenahealth's Jonathan Bush on election day weighed in on the 2016 presidential election and what it means for the industry.

    Jonathan Bush • Nov. 8, 2016