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The Politics of Health Care

Hillary Clinton’s Healthcare Plan
May 9, 2016 12:58 PM by Monique Barrett
[Editor's note: Kirsten Malenke, on staff at ADVANCE, originally wrote this blog.] Hillary Clinton has been working to expand healthcare coverage since 1979, when she chaired the Arkansas Rural Health Advisory Committee and focused on increasing healthcare Read More...
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Medicare's Best Program: Chronic Care Management
April 26, 2016 11:51 AM by Monique Barrett
[Editor's note: Nat Findlay, CEO, Hello Health, originally wrote this blog.] Medicare in 2016 Medicare has existed in many forms since its inception under LBJ over 50 years ago, but it's safe to say the program has certainly grown in complexity and range Read More...
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Lessons Learned
March 7, 2016 6:23 PM by Michael Jones
[Editor’s note: this article was contributed by Mike Baker, senior vice president and GM of commercial products, and Maydad Cohen, senior vice president and GM of government solutions, at hCentive (www.hcentive.com ) .] Now that the annual open enrollment Read More...
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Trump’s 7-point Healthcare Plan, Part 2
March 7, 2016 2:55 PM by Michael Jones
[Editor’s Note: This blog was originally contributed by ADVANCE staffer Valerie Neff Newitt.] Major news organizations have been quick to examine and critique the policy, and have noted that requests for further details from Trump headquarters have so Read More...
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Achieving the Eight Information Governance (IG) Principles
April 3, 2015 9:56 AM by Robby Chakler
[Editor's note: the following blog post was written by Rita Bowen, MA, RHIA, CHPS, SSGB, senior vice president of HIM and privacy officer .] AHIMA's Information Governance Principles for Healthcare (IGPHC) provides a comprehensive framework for managing Read More...
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Understanding and Addressing Physicians' Barriers to Achieving Better ACO Quality Metrics
March 24, 2015 8:35 AM by Robby Chakler
[Editor's note: the following post was written by Dan Malloy PhD, executive vice president, Quantia, Inc.] ACOs have long understood that patient engagement is a critical element to keeping individuals healthy and the chronically ill stable. Now ACOs Read More...
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A New Perspective on Privacy and Security as Foundational Components of Information Governance (IG)
March 16, 2015 2:01 PM by Robby Chakler
[The following blog post was written by Rita Bowen, MA, RHIA, CHPS, SSGB, Sr. VP of HIM and Privacy Officer, HealthPort] Healthcare must move beyond compliance to a greater model of IG. For the past three years, the Privacy Point column has focused primarily Read More...
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Data Security Dilemma
March 3, 2015 12:09 PM by Robby Chakler
[Editor's note: the following blog post was written by Jeff Margolis, chair and CEO, Welltok] Data, data, everywhere...the practical dilemma is that even as the increasing threat of data security challenges is hitting the front page, healthcare industry Read More...
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Will 2015 Be The Year Your Watch Teaches You About Your Health?
February 5, 2015 8:57 AM by Robby Chakler
[Editor's note: the following blog post was written by Dr. van Terheyden, CMIO at Nuance Communications.] Regardless of which side of the exam table you sit, we're all healthcare consumers. Technology holds the potential to create clinical synergy between Read More...
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ICD-10: Ready, Set, Code
October 2, 2014 10:10 AM by Robby Chakler
[Editor's note: the following blog post was written by Bonnie Cassidy, senior director of health information management (HIM) innovation for Nuance.] Much has been said about the politics and jockeying of groups behind the scenes, lobbying either for Read More...
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Global Healthcare Megatrends: Clinical Challenges
September 3, 2014 1:36 PM by Robby Chakler
[Editor's note: the following blog post was written by Toby Samo, M.D., chief medical officer, Allscripts. This is the first installment in our 5-part series focusing on Global Healthcare Megatrends] There are more than 7 billion people on the planet Read More...
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Fixing Healthcare Costs
May 17, 2013 10:43 AM by Kelly Wolfgang
Editor's note: This blog post is written by Alex Tolbert, founder of Bernard Health . Our healthcare system is broken partly because consumers don't know what anything costs. As patients become more proactive in making informed healthcare decisions, we Read More...
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Patient Confidentiality and Social Media
April 26, 2013 11:22 AM by Kelly Wolfgang
Editor's note: This article was posted with permission from its author, Christine Gondos, Igloo Software. She can be reached at cgondos@igloosoftware.com . The fastpaced healthcare industry is continuously evolving -- whether it be newly released studies, Read More...
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Cloud Computing Meets HIPAA Omnibus: A Provider Checklist
March 26, 2013 12:08 PM by Adrianne OBrien
(Editor's Note: This guest blog was written by Frankie Rios, CISSP, VP information security and compliance, GNAX.) Cloud computing and storage is an undeniable migration path and IT strategy. Overall spending on cloud technology is expected to reach an Read More...
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Implications of the Affordable Care Act
March 13, 2013 12:40 PM by Kelly Wolfgang
Editor's note: This blog is written by Anthony J. Hall, RN, BSN, behavioral health charge nurse at Atlanta Medical Center. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) means major changes in the way Americans view health issues and treatment options. While there is Read More...
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