Weekly Roundup: January 16-20, 2017

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The IBM Center's Weekly Roundup highlights articles and insights that we found interesting for the week ending January 20, 2017.

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Baligh Yehia
Former Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Community Care
Department of Veterans Affairs

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Making Open Innovation Ecosystems Work: Case Studies in Healthcare
In recent years, government agencies have been faced with the following challenge: finding innovative approaches to deliver technological solutions to agency...

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VA’s EHR decision and the future of government
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 13:47
A collaborative, cross-agency government that is focused on the best possible service to its constituents should be the...
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What are the key priorities for National Institutes of Health Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC)? How does NITAAC assist federal agencies to accomplish their mission? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and so much more.
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Dr. Shantanu Agrawal leads the Center for Program Integrity with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. He joined me on The Business of Government Hour to discuss his efforts in combating fraud, waste, and abuse in federal healthcare programs.
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Information is the lifeblood of medicine and improving the availability and usage of health care information is foundational for enhancing the modern health care systems’ efficiency and effectiveness.
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Across the country, health care systems are focusing on ways to reduce variation in care, improve patient safety, and more effectively use health information technology to improve clinical decision making and outcomes.
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With each edition, my goal is straightforward: to introduce readers to the works, insights, and advice from some of today’s key government executives, who are tackling significant management challenges and seizing opportunities to lead.
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A critical factor that will move the transformation of the healthcare industry from the initial efforts of early adopters to general acceptance is payment reform. The existing model of fee for service perpetuates retention of information rather than sharing and interoperability. Shifting payment for care to an outcomes based model will reward practices that take a more comprehensive view of the patient.
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The IBM Center's Weekly Round Up highlights articles and insights that we found interesting for the week ending January 30.
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The IBM Center's Weekly Round Up highlights articles and insights that we found interesting for the week ending January 23.
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The patient as a focal point is emerging as a significant driver in healthcare transformation. A focus on customers in the digital space (involving smart phones and apps), and bringing enabling customers to engage in the heavy lifting (such as scheduling travel, checking in for flights, or ordering Uber) is motivating change in the healthcare space.
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The IBM Center's Weekly Round Up highlights articles and insights that we found interesting for the week ending January 16.
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