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Montefiore Leaders Share Insights on Care Coordination Gaps

John Morrissey
To succeed as an accountable care organization, care coordination has to be planned and executed well, with a big assist from healthcare IT, senior leaders from Montefiore Medical Center told their HIMSS15 audience

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Five Proven Approaches to EHR Test Planning

August 31, 2015   |  By Jennifer Trandem, Senior Advisor, Aspen Advisors, Part of The Chartis Group
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With the complexity of electronic health record (EHR) implementations and accelerated timelines, some organizations wait to consider what is needed for testing until it is time to start.

EHR Optimization and Clinical Transformation Push Ahead at CHI Franciscan Health

August 30, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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Dean Field, M.D., vice president for informatics and operations at CHI Franciscan Health in Tacoma, Washington, is helping to lead important initiatives in EHR optimization and clinical IT-facilitated care delivery transformation

Premier’s Damore: With the Right Help, ACOs Are Moving in the Right Direction

August 28, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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As new Medicare Pioneer ACO and MSSP program results are released, Premier, Inc.’s Joe Damone shares insights on Premier ACO Collaborative members’ progress across several areas of endeavor

Report: No Single Vendor Controls the EMR Market

August 27, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Despite the public at times thinking otherwise, no single health IT vendor has outright dominated the electronic medical record (EMR) market, according to healthcare market research publisher Kalorama Information.

Research: Electronic Triggers Reduce Delays in Cancer Diagnosis Evaluations

August 27, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Electronic triggers designed to search for key data in electronic health records (EHRs) were able to identify and reduce follow-up delays for patients being evaluated for a diagnosis of colon or prostate cancer, according to researchers at Baylor College of...

Why Did Two Very Similar EHR Satisfaction Surveys Produce Two Very Different Results?

August 26, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
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I became quite intrigued when I read two surveys on electronic health records (EHRs) over the past few weeks that garnered very different results.

CVS Health Partners with Top Telehealth Companies

August 26, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
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CVS Health is partnering with three proven telemedicine companies to explore how direct-to-consumer telehealth providers, retail pharmacy and retail clinic providers can collaborate to improve patient care.

Glass Half-Empty, Half-Full, or Opaque? CMS Spins the New ACO Numbers

August 26, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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With the release of the latest results coming out of the MSSP and Pioneer ACO Programs, CMS officials choose unnecessarily to spin the numbers—when in fact, being frank about the challenges would have been better for everyone

Medicare ACOs Produce $411M in Savings in 2014, Many Fall Short of Bonuses

August 26, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
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In total, 353 Medicare accountable care organizations (ACOs) generated more than $411 million in net savings in 2014, although many of those ACO organizations did not generate enough savings to receive bonuses, according to an Aug. 25 announcement from CMS.

White House Asks for Stakeholder Help with Precision Medicine Initiative

August 25, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The White House wants to hear from healthcare stakeholders about new activities that support the Administration’s precision medicine goals it laid out earlier this summer.

Texas Health Resources’ New CIO Optimistic on the Challenges and Opportunities Ahead

August 25, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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Joey Sudomir, who began his tenure as the new CIO of 25-hospital Texas Health Resources health system last month, is bullishly optimistic on the organization’s future strategic IT horizons

CVS Telehealth Pilot Generates Positive Reviews

August 24, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
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New data from the CVS Health Research Institute shows very high levels of patient satisfaction with the quality of care delivered via telehealth at MinuteClinic retail medical clinics.