And four more news items for hospital administrators, health system leaders, practice managers, and other healthcare executives to peruse this week.
- While three-quarters of hospital executives polled for a recent American Hospital Association (AHA) survey recognized the importance of digital innovations, a Harvard Business Review article conveys healthcare leaders have been slow in implementing such advances. Moreover, the piece identifies obstacles to embracing new technology, established by facilities’ budgeting systems, and suggestions for overcoming them.
- Health Data Management highlights a clinical data analytics device designed to help radiology practice managers achieve performance improvement within their organizations. Launched late last month, the tool—Deep Dive Analytics—includes two modules. The first part mines radiology clinical data while the practice productivity and quality maximization component probes dictated reports to advance patient care and operational efficiency.
- “Today’s CIO is no longer an engineering expert provisioning hardware and software,” John Halamka of Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center tells Healthcare IT News. In the newly published piece, Halamka and David Higginson of Phoenix Children’s Hospital discuss how the job of a healthcare chief information officer is changing and what those in this role must do to flourish in their careers.
- In its 2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services created a new Psychiatric Collaborative Care Model. Medical Economics examines how it can provide practices with the opportunity to improve outcomes and generate additional reimbursement through co-management of patients, legal considerations, and more in a current post.
- In a press release issued earlier this month, the American College of Physician Advisors (ACPA) and the Case Management Society of America (CMSA) announced an alliance to support the development and education of physician advisors and case managers. “CMSA and ACPA are healthcare professionals working toward quality outcomes for patients, healthcare systems, and health plans,” said Mary McLaughlin-Davis, DNP, ACNS-BC, NEA-BC, CCM, CMSA national president. “We’re so pleased to partner with ACPA and look forward to making a positive impact together.”