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Live from iHT2-Chicago: Senior BlueCross BlueShield Executive Offers a Collaborative Vision of Healthcare’s Future

October 6, 2015     Mark Hagland
Health plan-provider collaboration, facilitated by automation and technology, offers a path forward towards the re-visioning of U.S. healthcare, Dr. Stephen Ondra told iHT2-Chicago attendees

Insufficient IT and Analytics Capabilities Are Seen as Barriers to ACO Success: AMGA Survey

October 6, 2015     Mark Hagland
In a survey published last month by AMGA, medical group executives shared that they are finding their IT and analytics capabilities insufficient to support risk-based contracting

Telehealth Policy Picture Improving — But Slowly

October 5, 2015     David Raths
For almost 20 years, telehealth advocates have faced the Sisyphean task of trying to get the U.S. Congress to expand Medicare coverage for telehealth, while continuing to hammer away at the confusing landscape of state laws and regulations.

David Blumenthal, M.D. Shares His Perspectives on MU, HIE, and the Future of Data-Driven Healthcare

October 5, 2015     Mark Hagland
The complex meaningful use process will soon give way to inevitable progress towards a more data-connected, data-facilitated healthcare future, former National Coordinator David Blumenthal, M.D. told his iHT2 audience in New York last week

In the Trenches on Population Health: Medical Group Leaders Move Forward to Move Data (and Process) Mountains

October 2, 2015     Mark Hagland
Pioneering medical group leaders are moving forward to pursue a wide variety of population health strategies, and are pushing ahead on all the hard, complex work of population health advancement

At iHT2 New York, Making Data Analytics Real in Patient Care Organizations

September 30, 2015     Mark Hagland
Participants in a panel held during the Health IT Summit in New York on Wednesday delved into the complexities of leveraging data analytics to support improvements in patient care and wellness efforts

HHS Awards $685M in Funding for Healthcare Transformation Initiatives

September 30, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
Continuing its investment in The Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $685 million to 39 national and regional healthcare networks and supporting organizations to help give clinicians the...

UT Southwestern, Genesis Form New ACO for North Texas

September 29, 2015     Heather Landi
UT Southwestern Clinically Affiliated Physicians and Genesis Accountable Physician Network have announced a new accountable care organization (ACO) for North Texas.

At Lancaster General Health, an Assertive Push into Population Health

September 29, 2015     Mark Hagland
The leaders at Lancaster General Health in Lancaster, Pa., which in August became part of the Philadelphia-based Penn Medicine system, have been moving ahead on population health management initiatives recently

CHIME's Branzell, Other HIT Leaders Deliver Strong Message on the Future of Healthcare Leadership

September 28, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
New leadership traits and skills will be required for CIOs to thrive in tomorrow's healthcare, according to Russell P. Branzell, president and CEO of CHIME, and others, who presented at the CHIME Lead Forum-New York on Sept. 28.

One CIO’s Journey into Accountable Care: Baystate Health’s Joel Vengco Offers His Insights (Part 2)

September 24, 2015     Mark Hagland
Joel Vengco, vice president and CIO of Baystate Health, shares his insights on ACO development work for a six-hospital health system in western Massachusetts

ACO Leaders Describe Lessons Learned Generating Actionable Data

September 23, 2015     David Raths
At AcademyHealth’s Concordium 2015 meeting Sept 22 in Washington, D.C., three physicians leading accountable care organization (ACO) efforts at academic medical centers described the challenges they face.


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