Because of increasing interest in the subjects of health informatics and health information exchange, stories about how Mosaica Partners works with its clients – and the successes of those clients -- regularly appear in the business and healthcare press. In addition to covering the work of Mosaica Partners and its clients, the media also regularly seeks out the principals of Mosaica Partners for their insights on healthcare informatics and health information exchange, related social and industry trends, and to respond to specific events.
Listed below are some recently written articles about Mosaica Partners or our clients.
Tech Survey 2013
Physicians Practice - June 2013
This article, by Aubrey Westgate, reports on a survey responded to by over 1,000 physicians about the use of EHRs in their practices. Laura Kolkman is quoted in the article about the correlation of EHR use and heath information exchange.
Health Information Exchange Critical But Suffers From Complications
CIO Magazine – April 1, 2013
In this article, written by Brian Eastwood, about the complicated and slowed growth of HIEs, Laura Kolkman discusses findings from an in-depth study recently done by Mosaica Partners, which scanned the health information exchange environment in rural Arizona. Ms. Kolkman relates that one of the conclusions from study demonstrates that collaboration among stakeholders is the key to establishing which services to provide to the HIE’s trading partners.
Exclusive Q&A: The Pair Behind #EHRbacklash and the Cure Project Government Health IT - March 18, 2013 In an exclusive interview with Tom Sullivan, editor at Government Health IT, Bob Brown, Vice President of Professional Services at Mosaica Partners, and Steven Waldren, senior strategist for the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Center for Health IT, talk about the research that lead to the formation of The CURE Project. Read more…
The CURE Project Aims To Give Providers a Place at the HIT Table Government Health IT - March 4, 2013 This article, written by Tom Sullivan during the HIMSS13 Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans, explains Bob Brown,VP Professional Services at Mosaica Partners, and Steven Waldren's purpose behind the creation of The CURE Project. Read more...
Arizona Taps Mosaica Partners To Update HIE Plans Government Health IT - May 15, 2012
In this industry news release, Government Health IT reports about the recent selection of Mosaica Partners by the State of Arizona to assist in updating its health information exchange (HIE) strategic and operations plans. Read more...
Meet Our Members: Bob Brown, Mosaica Partners HIMSS Weekly Insider - May 9, 2012
This issue of the HIMSS Weekly Insider spotlights Mosaica Partners Vice President of Professional Services, Bob Brown. The interview highlights Bob's career in management and executive-level consulting, his involvement with the HIMSS organization, his observations of changes in the field of health IT, and key points from the 2011 HIMSS Book of the Year award winner that Bob co-authored with Laura Kolkman, “The Health Information Exchange Guide: The Authoritative Guide for Planning and Forming an HIE in Your State, Region or Community". Read more...
HIMSS Book of the Year Named
Executive Insight - April 4, 2012
Laura Kolkman and Bob Brown are interviewed about their book, "The Health Information Exchange Formation Guide," which received the HIMSS Book of the Year Award at the 2012 HIMSS Annual Conference in Las Vegas.
EHR Certification Proposal Stresses Interoperability
Information Week - March 01, 2012
Laura Kolkman is interviewed and asked to comment in this article by Ken Terry about the NPRM that CMS released last week. The new rule is designed to improve communications between providers through the use of a single standard of continuity of care documents, standardized terminology, and Direct secure messaging. In the article, Laura states that the federal government "is listening to the industry and to the providers" therefore the new rule should "provide more flexibility to meeting" the federal requirements.
5 Tips for Getting Involved in Health Information Exchanges Modern Medicine / Medical Economics - February 29, 2012
Bob Brown and Laura Kolkman were interviewed by Medical Economic eConsult at the HIMSS12 Annual Conference. Based on their expertise in the field of HIE, they offered five tips to help small physician practices get involved in HIEs. Bob and Laura were awarded the 2011 HIMSS Book of the Year award for their recently published book, "The Health Information Exchange Formation Guide". Read more...
HIMSS Announces 2011 Award and Scholarship Recipients HIMSS Press Release - January 25, 2012 Recognizing outstanding contributions to HIMSS and the healthcare industry, HIMSS named its 2011 award and scholarship recipients. All award and scholarship recipients will be honored at the HIMSS Awards Banquet on Feb. 23, 2012, which will be held at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Among those being honored are Laura Kolkman and Bob Brown, authors of the 2011 HIMSS Book of the Year Award – "The Health Information Exchange Formation Guide: The Authoritative Guide for Planning and Forming an HIE in Your State, Region, or Community." Read more...
How EHRs Can Transform Health Care, If Providers Give Green Light HealthyState.org - August 24, 2011
In this article about providers sharing patient data through health information exchanges (HIEs), Laura Kolkman discusses the significance of the HIE in the delivery, the outcomes and cost of medical care. She states that this shift from hospital-oriented care to community-oriented care where providers can coordinate the care of a patient with all of the patient's medical professionals is a significant transformation. Laura notes that "better care means better outcomes which will lead to decreased costs."
Health Care Providers Prepare for 'Paradigm Shift' with ACOs Tampa Bay Business Journal - August 19, 2011
Laura Kolkman, along with two other subject matter experts, is quoted in this article that describes the changes coming to the delivery of health care by the establishment of accountable care organizations (ACOs). Laura states that, "If ACOs do what they are supposed to do, they will get health care costs under control and will change the way we think about and deliver health care." This in effect would "reduce health care costs and improve health care delivery." Read more...
Mosaica Partners’ Laura Kolkman Named as HIMSS Fellow ExecutiveInsight – July 5, 2011
In this on-line article, ExecutiveInsight reports Laura Kolkman’s selection as a Fellow of the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). Members who obtain the Fellow member status are awarded the FHIMSS designation, are honored at the HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition and asked to participate in special taskforce workgroups. Read more…
HIE Sustainability: Forget the Silver Bullet CMIO - June 24, 2011
Based on a series of interviews with successful HIEs, Jeff Byers cites factors that are essential to a successful and sustainable HIE. Laura Kolkman, President of Mosaica Partners, who is quoted in the article, states that one of the most important factors in sustainability is staying engaged with your stakeholders. The article also highlights Mosaica Partners’ graphical representation of the “X-factor”, which visually explains that fulfilling an unmet need drives demand and from that recognized value comes revenue and sustainability. Read more…
New Book Offers Guidance to Health Information Exchange Formation HIMSS Insider – February 2011
On the first day of the HIMSS11 conference, this HIMSS Insider Magazine article announces the newly published book written by Laura Kolkman and Bob Brown, The Health Information Exchange Formation Guide. The article describes the rich content of the book, which is based upon the authors’ experiences as nationally recognized HIE consultants. The book describes Mosaica’s HIE Maturity Framework and includes numerous case studies, examples, checklists and references that greatly assist a forming HIE.
Ignorance Is Not An Option Healthcare Informatics - November 5, 2010
Dr. Joe Bormel writes about highlights from a recent conference he attended, “Achieving Meaningful Use Criteria With Electronic Health Record Technology.” In this article, he cites one of the presenters, Laura Kolkman, the president and founder of Mosaica Partners. Laura walked through and detailed a five-stage HIE maturity model. This maturity model, which was developed by Mosaica Partners, is also the centerpiece of a new HIMSS guidebook that Laura and Bob Brown are writing. The book titled, "The Health Information Exchange Formation Guide: An Authoritative Guide to Planning and Forming an HIE in your State, Region, or Community" is scheduled to come out in January. Read more…