Policy

At iHT2-Boston, HealthInfoNet’s Dev Culver Offers a Success Story Around Predictive Analytics for Population Health

May 21, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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Innovation is proceeding apace in Maine, where HealthInfoNet, Maine’s statewide HIE, is now leveraging predictive analytics to support care management for its stakeholder provider organizations

Live from iHT2-Boston: Care Management In the Trenches: One MD Leader Shares a Success Story

May 19, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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In his keynote address at the Health IT Summit in Boston, David Ramirez, M.D. of the CareMore healthcare delivery system shared with his audience some of the secrets so far of his organization’s care management work

AMA Backs Bill to Prohibit ICD-10

May 19, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The American Medical Association (AMA) is supporting the Cutting Costly Codes Act of 2015, H.R. 2126, a proposed bill that would prohibit the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) from replacing ICD-9 with ICD-10.

What Will CIOs Most Need for the Journey Ahead? Halamka and Branzell Urge CIOs To Be “Revolutionaries”

May 18, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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In opening addresses to the CHIME LEAD Forum Boston, John Halamka, M.D. and Russ Branzell urge their CIO colleagues to get the big picture and move forcefully and consistently towards it

Advisory Board Exec: ICD-10 Isn’t Getting Credit it Deserves

May 18, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Teaser: Twice in recent weeks, legislation regarding the transition to the ICD-10 coding set has been introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives. Executives from The Advisory Board Company adamantly disagree with those bills, and think it’s time for “...

What Federally Qualified Health Centers Can Teach their Provider Peers About Data and Population Health

May 17, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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As she prepares to participate in a panel at the Health IT Summit in Washington, DC, HRSA’s Suma Nair discusses the progress being made nationwide among federally qualified health centers in leveraging data and IT for population health

New House Bill Calls for ICD-10 “Transition Period”

May 15, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Another bill regarding ICD-10 has been introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives. This one calls for a transition period—not a delay.

A Surge Towards Population Health Management in the Upstate of South Carolina

May 14, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
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In the upstate westernmost region of South Carolina lies Greenville Health System (GHS), among the largest healthcare networks in the Southeast. GHS has recently deployed various health IT solutions to support its population health management initiatives and...

Making Population Health Work at an FQHC: One CIO’s Experience

May 14, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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Angela Diop, ND, is helping to lead foundational work in population health as CIO at Unity Health Care, a federally qualified health center in Washington, DC

Judy Murphy, R.N. Talks About Population Health and Analytics

May 12, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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Earlier this spring, Judy Murphy, R.N., spoke with HCI about the state of population health and data analytics, at a time of intense change in the healthcare industry

KPMG Completes Acquisition of Beacon Partners

May 11, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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On Monday, the New York City-based KPMG announced that it had completed the acquisition of the Massachusetts-based Beacon Partners

Report: Medicare Reimbursed Nearly $14M for Telemedicine Last Year

May 11, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
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In 2014, Medicare telemedicine reimbursement totaled $13.9 million, a number that has steadily increased since 2008, according to the Robert J. Waters Center for Telehealth and eHealth Law (CTeL).
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