Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)

Premier Health Alliance Expresses Support for HHS’s Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network

March 25, 2015     Mark Hagland
Premier senior vice president for public affairs Blair Childs calls the Department of Health and Human Services’ new Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network worthy of support

Health IT to Support ACOs: Process and MD Alignment Challenges Set Obstacles, Healthcare IT Leaders Say

March 24, 2015     Mark Hagland
A panel of industry leaders from organizations pioneering in the ACO and risk contract-based space offer their perspectives at the World Health Care Congress

At the World Health Care Congress, Industry Experts Agree: Managing Big—Or Even Bigger—Data Will Require a Great Deal of Thought

March 23, 2015     Mark Hagland
Industry experts participating in a panel on care delivery transformation through data agree—how to manage data-driven processes is itself a work in process

EDITOR'S NOTES: Will Old-Style Healthcare Leaders Get “Googled” by the New Healthcare Pioneers?

March 20, 2015     Mark Hagland
Will "old media" types learn to adapt to a "new media" landscape? What about "old healthcare" types facing the new healthcare?

BREAKING NEWS ANALYSIS: SGR Repeal Legislation Would Replace Current Value-Based Program with Sweeping New MD Incentive Payment System

March 19, 2015     Mark Hagland
A first analysis by Healthcare Informatics of the “SGR repeal” legislation introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives on March 19 to repeal Medicare’s SGR formula for physician payment finds a proposal for sweeping changes in Medicare physician payment

Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards: First Place Winning Team: Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic

March 19, 2015     Mark Hagland
Can a physician organization that serves an underprivileged population make it in a managed care-driven environment? The Folks at Yakima Valley prove it can be done—and done very well indeed

Rocky Mountain High: How CORHIO is Changing the HIE Narrative (Part 1 of 2)

March 11, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
When it comes to health information exchange, there is no shortage of naysayers nationwide. But in Colorado, HIE success has been evident. In a two-part interview, CORHIO’s CEO digs deeper into the state’s success with data exchange as well as some of the...

The New Next Generation ACO Model: Cause for Optimism?

March 11, 2015     Mark Hagland
Tuesday’s announcement of the new Next Generation ACO model being offered by CMS signals potentially more flexible thinking on the part of CMS officials

BREAKING NEWS: CMS Creates New “Next Generation ACO Model”

March 10, 2015     Mark Hagland and Gabriel Perna
On March 10, HHS/CMS announced the creation of a new accountable care payment and delivery vehicle, the “Next Generation ACO Model”

State and Regional HIE Sustainability: One Consultant’s View

March 10, 2015     Mark Hagland
Greg McGovern, a former health system CTO and now a director at Aspen Advisors, shares his perspectives on what is making some statewide and regional HIEs sustainable—and others not

Physician Alignment Around Physician Data: Simple in Theory, Complicated in Practice

March 7, 2015     Mark Hagland
As industry leaders at the Health IT Summit in San Francisco noted, aligning physicians around data-driven performance improvement to support value-based payment and delivery models is multi-dimensional—and deeply challenging

At iHT2-San Francisco, Aligning Physicians Around Value-Based Care: It’s All in the Data

March 6, 2015     Mark Hagland
When it comes to developing value-based reimbursement models and being successful with them, optimizing data processes and aligning physician incentives are key, industry experts agree
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