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How Florida’s Health First Has Leveraged Real-Time Data to Improve Hospital Operations

June 14, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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In Florida, Health First has been able to leverage minute-by-minute census data to forecast and anticipate capacity issues before they occur.

Black Book: Small Physician Practices Foresee End of Their Independence Due to MACRA

June 13, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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According to a Black Book survey of 1,300 physician groups of five or fewer clinicians, more than two-thirds (67 percent) of high Medicare-volume doctors foresee the end of their independence due to the physician payment changes that will take place under MACRA

Health Catalyst: Hospitals Progressing Sluggishly toward HHS’ Value-Based Reimbursement Goals

June 9, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Fewer than a quarter of U.S. hospitals are on track to hit the Obama Administration’s 2018 goal of providing at least half their patient care through value-based arrangements, according to new research from Salt Lake City, Utah-based analytics vendor Health...

CMS Issues Final Rule on MSSP ACOs

June 7, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a final rule on Monday June 6 that aims to improve how Medicare pays accountable care organizations (ACOs) in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) for delivering better patient care.

Lessons Learned from the Mississippi Delta, Tackling Chronic Disease Through Remote Monitoring Technology

June 6, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Following a successful remote patient monitoring pilot project for diabetes patients in rural Mississippi, the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) is now focused on improving care management for chronically ill patients across the Southeast.

As the Sands in the Hourglass Begin to Trickle Down, It’s Time for Healthcare IT Leaders to Help MDs Prepare for MIPS and APMs

June 4, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Recent analyses of this spring’s CMS Proposed Rule on MIPS offer healthcare IT leaders a heady preview of what’s ahead for practicing physicians under MIPS—and why IT leaders will be called on to help them facilitate their future success

Most Interesting Vendors 2016: athenahealth: Accelerating its Growth in Hospital IT

May 25, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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In early 2015, the Watertown, Mass.-based athenahealth, the provider of ambulatory cloud-based electronic health record (EHR) systems, made quite a splash when it jumped into the hospital market with two strategic acquisitions of inpatient EHR systems.

A Sober Analysis Sees Both Forward Movement and Complexity in ACO Development Nationwide

May 21, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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An article published last month in the Health Affairs Blog offers a compelling analysis of the growth and progress of ACO development nationwide—and perspectives on the challenges and opportunities of ACO development going forward

CIOs Under Pressure to Keep Up With Interoperability, Big Data and Security Challenges

May 19, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Healthcare CIOs expect IT budgets to increase in the next two years, but, at the same time, healthcare IT leaders are facing pressing challenges related to security and compliance and the role of IT in driving revenue, according to a new survey report.

AHA Supports Draft Legislation to Include Hospitals in MU Flexibility

May 18, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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In a letter to Senator John Thune (R-S.D.), the American Hospital Association voiced it support for proposals in draft legislation that would make changes to the meaningful use program.

Fingerprints of Value-Based Care Revealed in Much of 2015’s M&A Activity

May 17, 2016  |  Michelle Mattson-Hamilton and Ben Rooks, ST Advisors
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It’s that time of year again; time to sit back and reflect/opine on another year of mergers and acquisitions (M&A)—and what a year it was

MD Anderson Points to Epic EHR Implementation to Explain Drop in Income

May 13, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston recently reported a $160 million drop over a seven-month period ending March 31, blaming in part, “an increase in expenses combined with a decrease in patient revenues as a result of the implementation...

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