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LIVE from HIMSS17: How Louisiana Healthcare Leaders Collaborated to Reduce ED Over-Utilization

February 19, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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A major collaboration between and among the Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Louisiana, and physicians and hospitals in that state, has yielded significant results in reducing unnecessary ED utilization statewide

LIVE from HIMSS17: Healthcare Organizations Should “Swim to Risk” When Moving into APMs

February 19, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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During a pre-conference session at HIMSS17 on Sunday, industry stakeholders representing three distinct segments—a health system, a physician provider group and a solo practitioner physician group—shared their insights about risk-sharing in a value-based world

Survey: Healthcare CIOs Cite EHR Optimization, Pop Health as Top Investment Priorities

February 16, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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In a survey of 128 CHIME members about healthcare IT investment priorities, 38 percent of respondents ranked EMR system optimization as their top priority for capital investment over the next year.

Flying Down to Orlando: This Year, Could HIMSS Be Different from in Years Past?

February 15, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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At this pivotal moment in U.S. healthcare and in the evolution of healthcare information technology, there’s never been a better moment to explore insights and innovations at the annual HIMSS Conference

Innovator Awards Semi-Finalist Team: Geisinger Health’s Unified Data Architecture Push

February 9, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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As Joseph Scopelliti explains, Geisinger Health’s unified data architecture initiative is moving it forward into an entirely new era in terms of the capability of leveraging data and analytics to support population health and quality improvement

Key Republican Members of Congress Appear to Be Wavering on Full ACA Repeal

February 4, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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In the first week of February, key Senate and House chairmen with jurisdiction over any ACA repeal legislation, appeared to publicly back away from the Republicans’ stated goal of full repeal of the law, speaking instead of “repair”

MGMA’s Jennifer McLaughlin on What’s Next on Healthcare Policy in Congress

February 3, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Jennifer McLaughlin, senior associate director for governmental affairs at the Medical Group Management Association, shares her insights on the present moment around healthcare legislation and regulation in Congress

For Health IT Leaders, a Highly Unsettled Business and Policy Landscape Demands Maximal Agility

January 24, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Monday’s federal court ruling blocking the Aetna-Humana merger served as a warning to IT leaders in patient care organizations that the U.S. healthcare system is headed into an unprecedentedly unsettled period for the foreseeable future, one requiring maximal...

Breaking: President Trump Issues Executive Order Around ACA Intentions

January 21, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Pres. Donald J. Trump, just hours after taking the oath of office, signed an executive order giving federal agencies greater flexibility to interpret and manage some of the regulatory requirements under the ACA; but the order does not touch the core of the law

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
commentary
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

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