Stephen Nuckolls, CEO of Costal Carolina Health Care, led a discussion on lessons learned from his organizations ACO experience during this weeks MGMA conference. Inga attended the conference and offers her own insights over on HIStalk Practice.
Geisinger Health System, IBM, and Sutter Health have been awarded a $2 million NIH grant to study how data analytics might help primary care doctors detect heart failure earlier than is currently possible.
Boston,MA-based Beth Israel Deaconess CIO John Halamka, MD offers his advice to the next National Coordinator for Healthcare IT. He remembers Blumenthal’s era as the "regulatory era," and Mostashari’s as the "implementation era." He says the next coordinator will need to "consolidate our gains" during a period that will likely include a significantly smaller budget.
As more and more bills are passed during the government shutdown funding special programs, VA secretary Eric Shinseki has requested funding to continue paying disability benefits beyond their November 1 expiration.