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CPSI Acquires EHR Provider Healthland for $250M

December 1, 2015  |  Heather Landi
In a deal that will impact rural and community hospitals, Mobile, Ala.-based Computer Programs and Systems, Inc. (CPSI) announced last week that it would acquire Healthland Holding Inc. and its affiliates for $250 million.

Survey: So Far, Most Orgs Satisfied with ICD-10 Transition

November 30, 2015  |  Rajiv Leventhal
About eight in 10 healthcare organizations have said that the ICD-10 transition—now two months in—has gone smoothly, according to a KPMG LLP survey.

On the Eve of RSNA: Scanning the Imaging Landscape with Joe Marion

November 27, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
As tens of thousands prepare to gather for the annual RSNA Conference at Chicago’s McCormick Place Nov. 29-Dec. 4, industry expert Joe Marion shares his perspectives on the massive changes taking place in the radiology and imaging informatics world

Black Book Research: IT Outsourcing Poised for Growth in Healthcare Payer Sector

November 23, 2015  |  Rajiv Leventhal
A new Black Book Research report estimates the demands of data security, population health and value-based benefits solutions—and revenue cycle modernization—will drive the payer IT outsourcing market in excess of $60 billion by the end of 2017.

The Soft Underbelly of ACO Development: PCP Office Processes?

November 21, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
A recent online American Managed Care Journal article, based on a conference presentation, points out some of the operational challenges ACO leaders face, around primary care physician participation

USDA Awards $23.4M in Grants for Rural Telemedicine Projects

November 20, 2015  |  Heather Landi
In conjunction with National Rural Health Day yesterday, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $23.4 million in distance learning and telemedicine projects in rural areas.

Geisinger Health System Launches Patient Refund App

November 20, 2015  |  Heather Landi
Geisinger Health System unveiled last week its ProvenExperience pilot program, which will offer refunds to dissatisfied patients.

Atlantic Health’s ACO-Driven Strategy for Population Health

November 17, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
Poonam Alaigh, M.D. of New Jersey's Atlantic Health System shares her perspectives on the Atlantic Health System’s aggressive push into accountable care and population health management

Live from the HIMSS Connected Health Conference: Steward Health Care Drops from Pioneer ACO Program, but Forges Ahead into Population Health World

November 11, 2015  |  Rajiv Leventhal
For effective population health management at Steward Health Care, it's about putting data and analytics to work to change patient behavior.

Addressing the Multi-Dimensional Challenges of Population Health in a Medical Group Setting

November 9, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
Mark Werner, M.D. and Bob Schwyn of The Chartis Group share their perspectives on the strategic, IT, and patient engagement challenges facing medical group executives, as they plunge into population health initiatives

With Two More Dramatic Departures, Is It Time for CMS Officials to Rethink the Pioneer ACO Program?

November 7, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
The announcement of the departures of the Steward Health Care System and the Mount Auburn Cambridge IPA (MACIPA) from the Pioneer ACO Program speaks to the need for senior CMS officials to rethink—and tweak—the program, before it’s too late

Allscripts Reports Third Quarter Loss, Record Bookings

November 6, 2015  |  Heather Landi
Despite increasing its revenue 2.6 percent, Chicago-based Allscripts Healthcare Solutions posted a third-quarter loss of $5.2 million, the company reported this week.


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