Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)

Premier’s Damore: With the Right Help, ACOs Are Moving in the Right Direction

August 28, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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As new Medicare Pioneer ACO and MSSP program results are released, Premier, Inc.’s Joe Damone shares insights on Premier ACO Collaborative members’ progress across several areas of endeavor

Glass Half-Empty, Half-Full, or Opaque? CMS Spins the New ACO Numbers

August 26, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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With the release of the latest results coming out of the MSSP and Pioneer ACO Programs, CMS officials choose unnecessarily to spin the numbers—when in fact, being frank about the challenges would have been better for everyone

Texas Health Resources’ New CIO Optimistic on the Challenges and Opportunities Ahead

August 25, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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Joey Sudomir, who began his tenure as the new CIO of 25-hospital Texas Health Resources health system last month, is bullishly optimistic on the organization’s future strategic IT horizons

Readmissions Penalties Get Very, Very Real

August 23, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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As the mandatory readmissions reduction program under Medicare expands and ramps up, hospital leaders need to ramp up with it—or face dire consequences

Can Healthcare IT Leaders Beat the Expectations Game with Good Governance?

August 21, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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Good governance, industry leaders participating in a panel at iHT2-Seattle agreed, naturally emerges out of strategic vision-driven clarity in every organization

The Thorniest Barriers to Robust Data Analytics? Panelists Uncover a Tangle of Them

August 19, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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Panelists at iHT2-Seattle tackle a complex set of thorny issues that must be addressed in order to overcome barriers to robust data analytics for clinical transformation and quality and efficiency improvement in U.S. healthcare

At iHT2-Seattle, Analytics as a Transformational Change Agent in Care Delivery

August 18, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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In Seattle, healthcare leaders addressed a spectrum of issues facing the industry as patient care organizations begin to leverage analytics capabilities for population health and accountable care purposes

Scottsdale Institute Unveils a New Model to Track Growing Patient and Consumer Engagement Adoption

August 18, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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Stephen Sproul, M.D. of Advocate Physician Partners shares his perspectives on patient engagement—and what the new SI Patient Consumer Engagement Adoption Model might mean for healthcare leaders

Could Well-Implemented IT Help Reverse Primary Care Physicians’ Skepticism Over the New Healthcare?

August 17, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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The results of a recent Commonwealth Fund survey point to both opportunity and risk facing healthcare IT leaders when it comes to end-user acceptance of IT for ACOs and PCMHs

National Quality Forum Urges Providers Forward on Data and Analytics in Healthcare

August 14, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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The National Quality Forum publishes a white paper analyzing how U.S. healthcare organizations can better leverage data to improve care delivery and support health system change

Commonwealth Fund Finds Mixed Views of PCPs Towards New Payment Models

August 13, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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The Commonwealth Fund's new brief finds mixed views among PCPs of new payment models, including ACOs and PCMHs—but more positive perceptions of healthcare IT

Developing a Clinically Integrated Network in a Pediatric Setting: Phoenix Children’s Hospital’s Experience

August 9, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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The leaders at Phoenix Children’s Hospital have been busy at work building a clinically integrated network, and an ACO, in a pediatric setting, and they’ve been learning important lessons along the way
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