IBM Watson Continues Cognitive Computing Push for Genomic Medicine, EMRs

May 5, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
IBM Watson Health made two announcements on May 5 to advance the use of cognitive computing for both genomic medicine and enabling electronic medical records (EMRs) to tap the power of IBM Watson.

At Mary Washington Healthcare, Laying Bricks in the Population Health Foundation

May 5, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
With provider organizations taking on more risk as they continue to enter into the world of value-based healthcare, BI and analytics become crucial elements. In Virginia, one healthcare organization has recently taken the dive into this pool, keying its...

What’s “Big”? When It Comes to Judging Pioneer ACO Savings, It Depends on Who’s Measuring

May 5, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
blog
We’re collectively very early on in a very, very long, complex journey to fully accountable care in U.S. healthcare, and the initial Pioneer ACO Program savings need to be understood in that context

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House Bill Proposes Halt to ICD-10 Implementation

May 5, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
A new bill has been introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives that would prohibit the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) from replacing ICD-9 with ICD-10.

HHS Announces $284 Million Saved in Pioneer ACO Program After Two Years

May 4, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
news
After two years in existence, the Pioneer Accountable Care Organization (ACO) program has saved the Medicare program $384 million in total, or $300 per Medicare beneficiary per year

When Will Radiologists See the “Light” on the Need to Justify Diagnostic Imaging Utilization?

May 4, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
blog
One radiologist makes what might seem like a radical suggestion: with accelerating risk contracting, radiologists are going to need to document the differential outcomes benefits of specific diagnostic imaging procedures

ATA Ranks States on Telemedicine Policy

May 4, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
news
The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) analyzed how all 50 states grade out on telemedicine policy, finding a supportive landscape for physician practice standards and licensure in slightly less than half of them.

Washington Debrief: 21st Century Cures Initiative Expected to Include Interoperability Provisions

May 4, 2015   |  Leslie Krigstein, Interim Vice President of Public Policy
article
Last week, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce released the latest draft of legislation focused on making significant changes in the regulation of drugs and medical devices, which included placeholders for forthcoming language to address health IT...

Telehealth Program at Banner Health Reduced Costs, Hospitalizations

May 4, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
The Phoenix, Az.-based Banner Health has announced successful results from its at-home telehealth pilot program for patients with multiple chronic conditions.

Hospital CFO Fined $4.4 Million for Meaningful Use Fraud

May 4, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
news
Joe White, former CFO of the now-closed Shelby Regional Medical Center in Center, Texas, has agreed to pay back $4.4 million obtained through fraudulent attestation to meaningful use; he could face seven years in federal prison

Time to Retire the term “VNA”?

May 1, 2015   |  Joe Marion
blog
Is it time to create a better acronym for clinical image content management than the VNA?

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What’s “Big”? When It Comes to Judging Pioneer ACO Savings, It Depends on Who’s Measuring

May 5, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
We’re collectively very early on in a very, very long, complex journey to fully accountable care in U.S. healthcare, and the initial Pioneer ACO Program savings need to be understood in that context

When Will Radiologists See the “Light” on the Need to Justify Diagnostic Imaging Utilization?

May 4, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
One radiologist makes what might seem like a radical suggestion: with accelerating risk contracting, radiologists are going to need to document the differential outcomes benefits of specific diagnostic imaging procedures

Time to Retire the term “VNA”?

May 1, 2015   |  Joe Marion
Is it time to create a better acronym for clinical image content management than the VNA?

Chronic Care World: What a New California Report Tells Us About the Future of U.S. Healthcare

May 1, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
A new report from the California Healthcare Foundation adds to the evidence of providers’ need to push hard to implement population health and care management programs

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