Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)

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

Live from the CHIME Fall Forum: CEO Glenn Steele, M.D. on Transformational Change: What Geisinger Has Achieved Is Replicable

October 30, 2014     Mark Hagland
Glenn Steele, Jr., M.R., Ph.D., president and CEO of the Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger Health System, offered CHIME Fall Forum attendees a prescription for transformational change in healthcare

UPMC CMIO Dan Martich, M.D. on Hospital Obsolescence and Other Hot-Button Thoughts

October 28, 2014     Mark Hagland
G. Daniel Martich, M.D. CMIO and associate CMO of the UPMC Health System, offers his perspectives on the transformation of U.S. healthcare that he believes is set to become turbocharged

The Good News- Bad News Scenario on U.S. Healthcare Spending: Big Numbers, Big Impacts

October 25, 2014     Mark Hagland
CMS’s new projections on overall U.S. healthcare spending from 2014 through 2023 are alarming—and they should be

Maryland ACOs Find Data Integrity Key to Progress

October 21, 2014     David Raths
MedChi Network Services (MNS), a subsidiary of the Maryland Medical Society, operates three Medicare Shared Savings Program Advance Payment ACOs, and has learned some lessons about the importance of data integrity to the overall mission of ACOs
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