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At The HIT Summit-Washington, DC, a Robust View of Population Health

October 27, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
A lively discussion ensued at the Health IT Summit in Washington, D.C., when panelists parsed the meanings and complexities of the population health concept—and considered challenges around data usability and physician culture

BREAKING: CMS Officials Unveil Highlights of New MACRA Quality Payment Program In a Press Conference

October 14, 2016  |  Mark Hagland, Rajiv Leventhal, and Heather Landi
After unveiling the new Quality Payment Program under MACRA on the CMS website, the agency’s Acting Administrator and its CMO shared with the press their comments on the program's highlights; meanwhile, Farzad Mostashari, M.D. offered his initial thoughts

Can Medicare ACOs Learn from Commercial ACOs?

October 13, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
It was fascinating to read a new analysis from Commonwealth Fund researchers that looked at differences between commercial and government-sponsored ACOs in terms of making progress in key areas around accountable care development

Industry Expert: Time for Physician Groups to “Figure Out” the Volume-to-Value Transition

October 10, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
At a time when more and more MD groups are taking on risk, the leaders of member groups in the California-based association known as CAPG, are figuring how to successfully navigate the transition from volume to value, says CAPG CEO Don Crane

UPMC’s Solano Shares What Works in MD-Driven Population Health (Part I)

October 7, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
Francis X. (Fran) Solano, M.D., president of Community Medicine, Inc., the largest group of employed primary care physicians at UPMC health system in Pittsburgh, shares what has worked very well so far, in supporting physicians in practice, as they plunge into...

Will “Telehealth” Soon Become, Simply, “Health?”

October 2, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
A discussion at the Health IT Summit-New York probed some truly exciting potentialities around policy, payment, clinical, and technological changes that could transform U.S. healthcare delivery

At New York HIT Summit, an MD Leader Outlines How HIT Can Enhance Patient Centered Medical Homes

September 27, 2016  |  Heather Landi
At the Health IT Summit on Tuesday, Salvatore Volpe, M.D, chief medical officer at Staten Island Performing Provider Systems, urged physician leaders to adopt health IT to increase efficiency and improve patient care within Patient-Centered Medical Homes.

Diving Into the Deep End of the Pool: A Look at Physician Groups and Risk

September 14, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
As large medical groups from across the U.S. plunge into risk-based contracting, their leaders are finding that success depends on a combination of strategic prowess and the ability to skillfully leverage data analytics and information systems

Scottsdale Health Partners’ CMO Explains How His ACO Has Beaten MSSP Expectations

September 11, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
James Whitfill, M.D., chief medical officer at Scottsdale Health Partners in Phoenix (now Innovation Care Partners) shares the innovations that he and his colleagues have employed to earn MSSP Program checks two years in a row

Assessing the Challenges and Opportunities for MD Groups That Are Taking On Risk

September 7, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
Mark Werner, M.D. and Bob Schwyn of The Chartis Group share their perspectives on the plunge into risk-based contracting, among physician groups—and what the pioneers are learning about risk and about IT and data strategy

One Former HIT Executive’s Perspectives on What Non-HIT Leaders Need from HIT Leaders

September 6, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
Annamalai Ramanathan, who recently made the transition from IT leadership to general administrative leadership in a physician-governed organization, shares his perspectives on what non-IT leaders need from IT leaders these days

HHS Awards $100 Million to Improve Health Center Quality

August 19, 2016  |  Heather Landi
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded more than $100 million in grants to 1,304 health centers to invest in healthcare quality improvement efforts that engages patients and improves care coordination.


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