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March 6, 2014
CHiME Healthcare CIO SmartBrief Special Report
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The CHIME 2014 CIO Forum
The CHIME 2014 CIO Forum, which was held in Orlando, Fla., on Feb. 22 and 23, gave CIOs the knowledge and tools they need to lead their organizations' health IT efforts through a time of technological advances, tight budgets and competing federal health IT initiatives. This CHIME SmartBrief Special Report looks at topics such as leadership, innovation and organizational transformation that were featured during the CIO Forum to help attendees put "Leadership in Action" in their organizations.
  • CIOs must change strategies to take control of tech agenda
    When IT is seen only as an expense, as it is in many health care organizations, CIOs lose the opportunity to take control of the tech agenda, according to speakers at the CHIME CIO Forum. CIOs must change the conversation to talk about the return on investment for EHR spending and learn how to engage users in new ways, said keynote speaker Dr. Saum Sutaria of McKinsey. Chip Heath, another keynote speaker, recommended that CIOs adopt a decision-making process that widens their options, gives their assumptions a "reality test," looks at options in the long and short terms, and recognizes that they may be wrong. (2/24) Email this Story
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  • Predictive data modeling helps clinic identify heart failure risk
    A pilot project launched by Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, Va., with IBM and Epic to enhance early diagnosis of heart failure has allowed the health care facility to identify 8,500 people who are at risk for the condition. IBM's predictive data modeling was leveraged by the groups to analyze Carilion's EMRs, and unstructured information was analyzed using IBM's natural language processing technology. "These results and innovations are helping us move the needle on quality and the costs of care," said Carilion Clinic Chief Medical Information Officer Dr. Steve Morgan. Healthcare Informatics online (2/21) Email this Story
  • Aerospace data technology helps detect sepsis in study
    Medical experts and aerospace company Lockheed Martin used the latter's signal processing and data analytics technology to detect cases of sepsis based on patients' vitals and laboratory data. In a pilot program at the University of Pennsylvania, the technology detected 90% of sepsis cases in 4,500 patients with a false-positive rate of less than 1%. (2/24) Email this Story
  • Patient-generated data could be a big hurdle for providers
    Incorporating patient-generated data, including information given by patients as well as biometric data from devices, into EHRs could be the next step in the evolution of health care technology, and provider organizations are ill-prepared for it, writes Dr. Israel Green-Hopkins of Boston Children's Hospital. Obstacles include the reliability of patient-generated information and the complexities of incorporating device-generated data into the EHR. The HIT Standards Committee has recommended that incorporating patient-generated health information be a requirement in stage 3 meaningful use. (Boston)/Vector blog (2/25) Email this Story
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Organizational Transformation 
  • Federal data show varying ACO success rates
    CMS data showed that accountable care organizations on average met quality care metrics for most of their patients, but there was wide variation between organizations. ACO diabetes patients met blood sugar targets at a 65% rate, but the organizations ranged from 84% to 24%. In another quality metric, 70% of heart disease patients received appropriate cardiac medication. (2/24) Email this Story
At the CIO Forum 
  • CHIME announces 5 new programs at fall CIO forum
    Five new initiatives were launched by CHIME at the recent 2014 CHIME/HIMSS CIO Forum to expand partnership opportunities and educational services for members. These include two specialized educational programs patterned after CHIME's Healthcare CIO Boot Camp, the return of the one-day, regional LEAD Forums, and the CIO Advisory Boards that will provide assistance to health IT vendors. (2/24) Email this Story
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