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Report: What Providers Are Learning About Connecting with their Communities

January 6, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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When it comes to making connections with communities in order to improve the health status of their members, provider leaders are learning which strategies are essential to success, The Advisory Board Company reports

Scorecard: Keeping Track of Potential ACA—and Other—Federal Law Changes

January 3, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Even as Congress comes back into session, with anticipation around possible action to repeal the health insurance elements of the ACA, what might happen to the non-insurance-related internal health system reform elements of the law remains deeply unclear

Yes, They’re Making It Happen: How Healthcare Leaders Found Their Way Forward in 2016

December 20, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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As the pace of change across healthcare accelerates seemingly by the day, the pioneers of U.S.—and international—healthcare, are showing that transformational change is not only possible—it’s happening now

Crossing the Atlantic—and Embracing this Global Moment in Healthcare

December 15, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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It was great to attend the World of Health IT Conference in Barcelona last month, and to get to know European healthcare leaders, and to be reminded of the universality of the challenges and opportunities in this global moment in healthcare

Premier: Health System Leaders Must Better Leverage Post-Acute Care Providers

December 14, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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While 85 percent of health system leaders are interested in creating or expanding partnerships with preferred and local post-acute care providers, 90 percent report they may experience challenges in creating these partnerships, according to a survey from...

At Memorial Hermann ACO, Making Strides Forward under Accountable Care

December 12, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Three senior executives at the Memorial Hermann ACO in Houston share their perspectives on health system transformation, based on the rapid advances they’ve made in improving clinical outcomes and curbing costs

One Expert’s Insights into Reducing Unwarranted Clinical Variation

December 12, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Nancy Lakier, R.N., the founder and CEO of Novia Strategies, discusses her decades-long work around uncovering and eliminating unwarranted variation in clinical care—and what healthcare IT leaders need to know about their role in this work

Who is Seema Verma? Digging Deeper into Trump’s Pick to Run CMS

December 5, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Not a whole lot is known about CMS’ likely new leader. Does her past give us an indication of what the future of Medicare and Medicaid could look like?

A Pioneering Spanish CIO Shares His Perspectives on the New Healthcare

November 23, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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At WoHIT2016, Vicent Moncho Mas, CIO of the Hospital Marina Salud de Dénia in the suburb of Valencia, shares his learnings on digitization and clinical transformation in the context of a capitated healthcare system

Editor’s Notes: Thinking about “The Genius In All of Us”—and MDs’ Current Challenges

November 16, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
I’ve been absorbed lately in an intriguing book called “The Genius in All of Us: Why Everything You’ve Been Told About Genetics, Talent, and IQ Is Wrong”—and thinking about its conclusions in the context of the current moment in healthcare

A Federal Advocacy Leader Looks at the MACRA Final Rule

November 16, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Mara McDermott, vice president of federal affairs at CAPG, an association representing the interests of medical groups taking on risk contracting, shares her perspectives on the challenges and opportunities built into the MACRA final rule

At Memorial Hermann, a Bold Push into the Provider-Sponsored Health Plan World

November 6, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Leaders at many hospital-based health systems are reinvesting in the provider-sponsored health plan concept; one that is faring well is the Houston-based Memorial Hermann Health System

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