Reflection on Innovation Centers Summit

The proliferation of information technology in the last decade in the realm of healthcare delivery signifies a disruptive change in the way healthcare businesses are organized and care is delivered. Increasing investments in healthcare IT (HIT), the passing of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH), and the successful defense of […]Continue reading «Reflection on Innovation Centers Summit»

Patient-centered Care–Powered by Health IT and Informed Usage

We have previously covered (for previous blog posts, see here, here and here) the impact of the ACA (Affordable Care Act), which involves three major themes: 1) enhancing quality reporting and measurement; 2) establishing uniform operation rules and standards; 3) promoting health IT workforce development. This post will cover a core component of the ACA, […]Continue reading «Patient-centered Care–Powered by Health IT and Informed Usage»

Top 5: “Deciphering the Alphabet Soup of Health Reform”

Health reform institutions, as interpreted by New York State Health Foundation President & CEO James Knickman in his recent Huffington Post article: Primary Care Medical Homes: “A primary care provider that has instituted a series of processes that have been shown to permit better outcomes (for example, some activities that help patients do self-management). Medicaid […]Continue reading «Top 5: “Deciphering the Alphabet Soup of Health Reform”»