Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Signs Value-Based Care Agreements with Six Hospital Systems

December 17, 2014     John DeGaspari
Six Michigan health systems have signed new value-based reimbursement agreements with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM). To date, 18 Michigan hospital systems, including 71 hospitals, have adopted this innovative payment model.

Putting Patient Data at the Provider’s Fingertips

December 4, 2014     John DeGaspari
QualCare, a hospital-owned managed care organization based in Piscataway, N.J., completed a three-year technology upgrade that would allow it to meet the data needs of its provider organizations. The technology upgrade was an effort to strengthen its support...

Big Data Opportunities Set to Expand in Louisiana

December 3, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
ShareCor, a healthcare shared-services organization in Louisiana, has hooked up with a cloud-based big data platform to expand its clinical data reporting and analysis services for its hospital members.

CMS’s Latest Move on ACOs: A Shift Towards Greater Realism Going Forward?

December 1, 2014     Mark Hagland
Just hours after the news broke that CMS was issuing a new rule on ACO development, at least a few things are already clear

EDITOR’S NOTES: Heading Towards That $5 Trillion Annual Price Tag on U.S. Healthcare Spending

November 24, 2014     Mark Hagland
With U.S. healthcare spending now anticipated to rise from just over $3 trillion this year to nearly $5.2 trillion by 2023, such increases will have an impact on many areas of activity, including among many others, imaging informatics

As ACOs and Population Health Move Forward, No “Big Boxes” of Diagnostic Images Needed

November 18, 2014     Mark Hagland
Multiple revolutions are taking place simultaneously, with accountable care and population health, HIE development, data-sharing and storage technologies, and policy and reimbursement changes, all impacting imaging informatics now

“Houston, We Have Solutions”

November 17, 2014     Mark Hagland
The 1995 movie “Apollo 13” made famous the (slightly misquoted) quote, “Houston, we have a problem.” How about coming to Houston for discussions that will offer (healthcare strategic) solutions, instead?

Could the Medicare ACO Program Be in Deep Trouble? Check Out the Latest Survey

November 13, 2014     Mark Hagland
If the results of a newly released survey from the National Association of ACOs are any indication, the Medicare Shared Savings Program for ACOs is in very deep trouble

Implementing the Tools to Support Accountable Care and Population Health at Bon Secours

November 11, 2014     Mark Hagland
Michael Spine, senior vice president of business development and managed care at Bon Secours Health System in Virginia, shares his perspectives on the tools needed to support ACO and population health work

Aspen Advisors and The Chartis Group Merge to Create Broader Consultancy

November 7, 2014     Mark Hagland
Two consulting firms, one focused on overall strategic planning and the other primarily on IT strategy, combine to better serve the needs of providers in an emerging healthcare landscape

Companies Demonstrate Cross-Vendor Interoperability; Missouri Health Connection CEO Sees Hope for Future

November 5, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
Two health IT vendors recently achieved a unique display of interoperability. Missouri Health Connection’s CEO discusses how it happened and why there’s hope for true interoperability in the years to come.

Live from the CHIME Fall Forum: Dr. Steele's Message from the Future to Healthcare Leaders Living in the Present

October 30, 2014     Mark Hagland
Glenn Steele’s message to CHIME Fall Forum attendees was surprising, in the very best way—and offers a doorway of hope for the future of U.S. healthcare
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