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ACO veterans share lessons from the trenches at MGMA

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.

Early detection of heart failure gets the big data treatment in NIH study with Geisinger Health, IBM

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.

Advice to the Next National Coordinator

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.

Shinseki wants a budget for the VA

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. 

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  1. http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Body-in-SF-General-stairwell-IDd-as-missing-4881978.php

    This happened in a recently wired hospital. But, every one will say that the user unfriendly EHRs have absolutely nothing to do with the neglect that was the genesis of this catastrophe. Condolences to all the family. Good luck to the hospital.

    The new ONC director ought to devote attention the abject failure of the certified EHR systems to be certified as being safe, effective, and usable. The only gains have been are in the stock prices of the vendors who have backed up their vans to the US Government’s mint.

    If there was not the coercion pressure and financial incentives to buy these systems, few in their right mind would buy them unless the data supported improved outcomes, fewer deaths, and improved costs.







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