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Diving into Healthcare’s Data Blocking Enigma

October 11, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
commentary
A recent conversation with the notable Dr. Farzad Mostashari left me further pondering one of the core issues in health IT right now.

Industry Expert: Time for Physician Groups to “Figure Out” the Volume-to-Value Transition

October 10, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
article
At a time when more and more MD groups are taking on risk, the leaders of member groups in the California-based association known as CAPG, are figuring how to successfully navigate the transition from volume to value, says CAPG CEO Don Crane

UPMC’s Solano Shares What Works in MD-Driven Population Health (Part I)

October 7, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Francis X. (Fran) Solano, M.D., president of Community Medicine, Inc., the largest group of employed primary care physicians at UPMC health system in Pittsburgh, shares what has worked very well so far, in supporting physicians in practice, as they plunge into...

Farzad Mostashari: Some Hospitals Engaging in “Very Active Information Blocking”

October 6, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
Farzad Mostashari recently spoke with Healthcare Informatics Managing Editor Rajiv Leventhal on a myriad of healthcare IT issues, including information blocking and drilling down on the results of ACOs to date.

At St. Louis’s Mercy Health, an Analytics-Driven Performance Push

October 3, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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The CIO and the vice president of integrated performance solutions at the St. Louis-based Mercy Health share the story of their organization’s enterprise-wide, data-driven performance improvement initiative

Hawai‘i Pacific Health Becomes Two-Time HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award Winner

September 29, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
For the second time, Hawai‘i Pacific Health, one of the largest healthcare providers in Hawaii, has been named a HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award recipient.

Survey: Healthcare Reform, IT Burdens Play Key Role in Reduced Physician Morale

September 27, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Across the U.S., physician morale is down, with leading contributors including regulatory/paperwork burden, dissatisfaction with electronic health records (EHRs), and doubts about the future of healthcare reform.

Making Sense of Data Analytics Development Now

September 26, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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The Chartis Group’s Mary Jo Morrison shares her perspectives on the current gaps in strategy and tactics around data analytics for accountable care and population health

Provider Associations Laud Bipartisan, ACO-Focused Legislation

September 22, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
news
Four major healthcare professional associations on Thursday publicly expressed support for legislation aimed at modifying the Medicare Shared Savings Program for ACOs in order to ease providers’ concerns

Dr. Mostashari Gives “Report from the Field” Inside Look on Aledade ACOs

September 21, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
Farzad Mostashari, M.D., founder of Aledade, a company focused on physician-led accountable care organizations (ACOs), co-published a report this week looking at the highs and lows of Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) ACOs in light of recent performance...

In the World of Hospital Readmission Rates, There is More than One Story to Tell

September 15, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
commentary
CMS revealed data earlier this week pointing to a nationwide reduction in avoidable hospital readmissions. But is there more to the story?

Ambulatory Clinic HIE Activity Declines, Minnesota Survey Finds

September 14, 2016  |  David Raths
commentary
Despite all the successes when it comes to EHR adoption, e-prescribing, and clinical decision support, a Minnesota survey found HIE activity actually declining. What are the implications?

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