Cancer rate decline & Oncology Care Model

A great article about the decline of cancer death rate over a 25 year period. The article talks about how the rate of dying of cancer has reduced by 27% which is a huge considering that it translates to about 2.6 million fewer cancer related deaths in the United States. Cancer is the leading cause of death worldwide. Programs from CMS like the Oncology Care Model that I’ve recently had the opportunity to work on, have made an impact for cancer patients nationwide by providing higher quality and better coordinated oncology care at the same or lower cost to Medicare for many patients.

Check out the article. https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/08/health/cancer-death-rate-decline-us-study/index.html

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Healthcare Pricing Transparency

On January 1st, 2019, a curious thing happened. Healthcare provider organizations started to disclose patient pricing on their websites. CMS identified for all US hospitals that they make a list of current standard hospital charges in a machine readable format. To those who know me well, know that I have been advocating this move for many years and I am glad that CMS finally focused in this for patients to see the cost of their care up front.

Check out https//s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2018-16766.pdf for more information.

Happy New Year 2019

Here’s wishing all the readers of Healthcare Interoperability a very happy and healthy 2019. What will 2019 hold in store for us in the Healthcare IT ecosystem? How will we handle disruption? How will we leverage Artificial Intelligence in our daily lives in healthcare? As the ball drops, think about how our lives might change in 2019.

Keep smiling and thanks for reading Healthcare Interoperability.

Honoring our Veterans

One hundred years ago, World War I, the war to end all wars ended. Great advancements in Healthcare occured, from facial surgery to anesthetics to the precursor of the modern ambulance.

Give a thought to all those that have sacrificed on behalf of our nation today and thank them for their service. The news clip below from NBC has some amazing footage from the early 20th Century that is indeed fascinating.

https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/exclusive-on-board-an-american-missile-destroyer-as-it-pursues-russian-submarines-1367787075585

Breaking News: Cerner President Zane Burke to step down this fall

Breaking news from Healthcare IT News that Cerner President, Zane Burke will step down this fall. After having spent two decades at the organization, starting in 1996, Burke plans to step down sometime this fall.

John Peterzalek, Cerner’s executive vice president of worldwide client relationships, will take on Burke’s responsibilities. In recent years, Burke was instrumental in helping the company win the Department of Defense and Veteran’s Affairs EHR modernization contracts.

More in the article here

CSO HIMSS Fall Conference 2018 – The Future of the Healthcare C-Suite

CINCINNATI, Aug. 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The Central and Southern Ohio chapter of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (CSOHIMSS) announced its annual fall conference titled The Future of the Healthcare C-Suite. The conference will take place Friday, September 28 at the Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center at the University of Cincinnati.

The conference has a great lineup of healthcare IT industry speakers with a wide range of future-focused topics including population health, analytics, IT leadership and HITRUST. Attendees will have a chance to network with peers during the event and learn about the latest technology and products from participating vendors including Cisco, Imprivata, Leidos, Path Forward IT and PC Connection.

The event will open with a welcome from CSOHIMSS Program Chair, Caitlin Graham and President Ajay Sharma. Attendees will then hear a keynote presentation from Cerner Vice President of Population Health, Ray Herschman, on the evolution of population health technologies and capabilities.

The afternoon keynote session will be presented by Dr. David Butler, Founder/CEO of Calyx Partners, LLC. Dr. Butler has over 15 years of experience working with leadership teams at health systems on strategic advising, electronic health record optimiation and efficiency, and training and communication. His Keynote, “Health 2.X: Days of Future Past” is sure to be engaging for the membership.

 
The conference will conclude with a popular CIO panel discussion focusing on the future of the healthcare CIO.

“Each year, the Central & Southern Ohio HIMSS Conference is a wonderful way to learn what’s next for our ever-changing industry,” Graham said. “Our speakers for the fall event are some of the top healthcare IT leaders and are paving the way for the future of healthcare. While our theme is the Future of the Healthcare C-Suite, the agenda covers a wide range of topics for anyone looking to stay ahead of the industry curve. We’d like to thank our platinum sponsor Cisco, and our premier sponsors. We hope you’ll join us in Cincinnati!”

Interested participants can register for the conference at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cso-himss-presents-the-future-of-the-healthcare-c-suite-tickets-46076778886. Early bird registration is open until September 3.

CSO HIMSS supports careers in healthcare information systems in Ohio. CSO HIMSS has representation from the provider, consultant and vendor healthcare industry segments and works to enhance communication and education among its over 1,100 local chapter members!

Additional information is available on the CSO HIMSS website at http://csohio.himsschapter.org/ and via social media on Twitter at http://twitter.com/CSOHIMSS and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Csohimss.

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