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Premier ACOs Continue to Outpace Peers, Data Shows

November 17, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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While federal accountable care organization (ACO) program results from 2015 exposed another year of mixed outcomes, Premier, Inc. has just released data showing that its ACO participants continue to outpace their peers.

Navigate Effectively through Medicare’s New CJR Program (Part 2)

November 16, 2016  |  Debra Mathias, consultant, Freed Associates
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In part two of a two-part series on successfully navigating through the new Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) model, Debra Mathias, a consultant with Freed Associates, explores the role of post-acute care (PAC) networks in the new CJR model.

Survey: 82 Percent of Healthcare Orgs Have Comprehensive Mobile Strategy

November 14, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Some 82 percent of respondent healthcare organizations have a fully implemented mobile strategy, indicating a greater level of maturity compared to commercial enterprises, according to a survey from software provider Red H

Looking at Hospital M&A Activity in the Value-Based Care World

November 11, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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According to the latest analysis by the Skokie, Ill.-based advisory company Kaufman, Hall and Associates, hospital and health system mergers and acquisitions in 2016 are on pace to match the large-scale level of M&A activity in 2015.

Navigate Effectively through Medicare’s CJR Program (Part 1)

November 10, 2016  |  Debra Mathias, consultant, Freed Associates
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In a two-part series, Debra Mathias, a consultant with Freed Associates, explores how to navigate through Medicare’s mandatory new Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement reimbursement model and the role of post-acute care (PAC) networks in the new CJR model.

Healthcare Analytics’ New World

November 10, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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In the first part of this Healthcare Informatics Special Report on data analytics, industry leaders take a look at the strategies and challenges around leveraging robust data analytics and IT for continuous performance improvement.

Survey: CMIO Salary Increases Have Outpaced Other C-Suite Physician Leaders

November 4, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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The greatest increase in C-suite compensation since 2013 was 18 percent for physicians in the Chief Information Officer (CIO) or Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) roles, according to a survey by Cejka Executive Search in partnership with the American...

Live from CHIME16: Banner Heath's Prosperous Story on Aligning IT and Business

November 3, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Banner Health’s senior vice president of IT and CIO delivered a key message to healthcare attendees at the CHIME16 CIO Fall Forum who are still using traditional IT project management approaches.

CHIME Hands out Innovation, Leadership Awards at Fall CIO Forum

November 2, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) gave out awards for health IT innovation and transformational leadership at the CHIME16 Fall CIO Forum on Nov. 2.

A New World of Bundled Payments is Upon Us: Are Hospitals Ready?

November 1, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Federal healthcare leaders have continued to prioritize the shifting of Medicare payments from fee-for-service to alternative payment models. But are hospitals ready to participate in mandatory bundled payments?

Premier Looks at Prospects for the Provider-Sponsored Health Plan Proposition

October 31, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Earlier this month, Premier Inc. looked at the prospects for the development of provider-sponsored health plans in the current operating environment—and found a very mixed landscape

At The HIT Summit-Washington, DC, a Robust View of Population Health

October 27, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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A lively discussion ensued at the Health IT Summit in Washington, D.C., when panelists parsed the meanings and complexities of the population health concept—and considered challenges around data usability and physician culture

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