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3 Tips That Could Reduce Friction in Payer-Provider Relationships

During a panel at MedCity News’ INVEST Digital Health conference, three executives representing a provider, a payer and a technology vendor shared their thoughts on how to heal the rocky relationship between hospitals and health plans. For instance, one leader encouraged payers and providers not to be afraid to give up some control, and another urged them to build comprehensive risk models.

Could cloud-based EHRs have detected Ebola?

When Dallas Presbyterian Hospital initially attributed its mishandling of America’s fist Ebola patient to its EHR system, it triggered a wave of discussion on the effectiveness of EHRs, highlighting provider dissatisfaction and the usability of such systems. While the hospital walked back the statement (undoubtedly after the vendor, Epic, took strong exception to the claim) […]

Hospital CIOs dealing with ‘intense’ landscape

With all the rapid change occurring within health IT — from Silicon Valley and tech jumping feet first into healthcare with promises of disruption to Meaningful Use and ICD-10 to interoperability — the role of hospital CIOs is increasingly resembling that of an embattled soldier. So much so that Jim Turnbull, CIO for University of Utah Heatlth […]