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Black Book Surveys the Healthcare C-Suite, Reveals Biggest Tech Trends

December 21, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
Black Book’s year-end healthcare C-suite survey revealed that organizations are slowing down on advanced software acquisitions due to political and funding uncertainty that is menacing long term strategies.

Yes, They’re Making It Happen: How Healthcare Leaders Found Their Way Forward in 2016

December 20, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
As the pace of change across healthcare accelerates seemingly by the day, the pioneers of U.S.—and international—healthcare, are showing that transformational change is not only possible—it’s happening now

Global Study: 16% of Healthcare Orgs Ready to Commercialize Blockchains in 2017

December 20, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
Some healthcare organizations are moving fast on commercializing blockchain at scale and even seem to be ahead of the financial industry, according to a report by IBM Institute for Business Value.

For Hospitals, Patient Misidentification Impacts Patient Safety, Productivity and the Bottom Line

December 14, 2016  |  Heather Landi
article
Patient misidentification costs clinicians close to 30 minutes in wasted time per shift and contributes to 35 percent of all medical claims being denied, according to a recent survey of care providers compiled by The Ponemon Institute.

Survey: Transition to Value-Based Reimbursement Slowing

December 12, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
Close to 60 percent of multispecialty medical groups and integrated delivery systems are ready to accept downside risk within two years, but several obstacles are slowing the transition from fee-for-service to value-based payments, according to a recent survey...

Premier ACOs Continue to Outpace Peers, Data Shows

November 17, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
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
article
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
news
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
article
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
article
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
article
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
news
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...

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