Premier Inc.’s Blair Childs on the Coming Revolution in Physician Payment Incentives

March 27, 2015     Mark Hagland
One day after the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation that would overhaul physician reimbursement under Medicare, Premier’s Blair Childs spoke with HCI Editor-in-Chief Mark Hagland about the dramatic changes ahead in physician payment

MU Maintenance: Solving the Patient Engagement Pain Points

March 25, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
When it comes to meeting MU requirements, it’s no secret that providers across the country have struggled with the patient engagement aspect of the mandate. One consultant offers strategies that could help and takes a look ahead to Stage 3.

Premier Alliance Expresses Support for HHS’s Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network

March 25, 2015     Mark Hagland
Premier senior vice president for public affairs Blair Childs calls the Department of Health and Human Services’ new Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network worthy of support

Health IT to Support ACOs: Process and MD Alignment Challenges Set Obstacles, Healthcare IT Leaders Say

March 24, 2015     Mark Hagland
A panel of industry leaders from organizations pioneering in the ACO and risk contract-based space offer their perspectives at the World Health Care Congress

Foundation Launches $100M Initiative to Improve Public Health Data Collection

March 24, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
Bloomberg Philanthropies, a foundation created by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and the Australian government, are launching a $100 million initiative aimed to improve public health data collection in 20 low- and middle-income countries.

Stage 3 Proposal Embraces Open API Movement

March 24, 2015     David Raths
Although it rejected recommendations to limit Stage 3's focus to interoperability, CMS is looking to application programming interfaces to provide patients with access to their health information through third-party applications with more flexibility than...

At the World Health Care Congress, Industry Experts Agree: Managing Big—Or Even Bigger—Data Will Require a Great Deal of Thought

March 23, 2015     Mark Hagland
Industry experts participating in a panel on care delivery transformation through data agree—how to manage data-driven processes is itself a work in process

Is the Stage 3 Proposed Rule Too Aggressive? Industry Experts React

March 23, 2015     Gabriel Perna and Rajiv Leventhal
Are providers being asked to do too much? Industry stakeholders have weighed in on the CMS' proposed rule for Stage 3 of meaningful use, expressing concern for aggressive benchmarks for patient engagement and HIE requirements.

Report: Physician Practices Need Help With Alternative Payment Models

March 23, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
Although physician practices are participating in new value-based healthcare payment models, they need help with successfully managing increasing amounts of data and figuring out how to respond to the diversity of programs and quality metrics from different...

For U.S. Physicians, the Healthcare Policy Train Has Already Left the Station

March 21, 2015     Mark Hagland
With two tremendously significant healthcare policy developments taking place within the same week, no one can doubt any longer the broad direction of federal healthcare policy—especially for practicing physicians

BREAKING: INDUSTRY-FIRST INTERVIEW: CHIME CEO Russell P. Branzell on the MU Stage 3 Proposed Rule

March 20, 2015     Mark Hagland
In his industry-first interview, CHIME’s Russ Branzell shares with HCI Editor-in-Chief Mark Hagland his first impressions of the proposed rule for Stage 3 of meaningful use under the HITECH Act

EDITOR'S NOTES: Will Old-Style Healthcare Leaders Get “Googled” by the New Healthcare Pioneers?

March 20, 2015     Mark Hagland
Will "old media" types learn to adapt to a "new media" landscape? What about "old healthcare" types facing the new healthcare?
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