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Inland Empire Health Plan’s Clear-Eyed HIE Strategy

January 13, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Bradley Gilbert, M.D., CEO of the Inland Empire Health Plan, and also chairman of the board of the Inland Empire HIE, shares his perspectives on the importance of health information exchange to good care management

Key GOP Senator Vows to Repeal ACA Only Once a Comprehensive Replacement Is in Place

January 11, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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In the most concrete statement made so far by a Republican member of Congress who has jurisdictional responsibility over healthcare policy, Sen. Lamar Alexander told Talking Points Memo on Wednesday of his determination to develop replacement legislation...

For High-Risk Patients: ‘A Medical Home Within A Medical Home’

January 7, 2017  |  David Raths
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Partners HealthCare offers patients with multiple chronic conditions access to specialized resources including mental health, community resources expertise, pharmacy, and palliative care. Analytics and IT tools support the effort.

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

What Does Patient-Centered Radiology Look Like? Several U.S. Health Systems Are Leading the Way

January 5, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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In the ongoing transition from fee-for-service to value-based care delivery and payment models, there is an imperative to focus more on the patient, and that holds true for radiology as well.

Curriculum for a Learning Health System: ‘Teaching Toward an Ideal System That Does Not Yet Exist’

January 3, 2017  |  David Raths
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Duke University and the University of Michigan push ahead with efforts to develop curriculum for learning health system training programs for resident physicians and other medical professionals.

6 Keys to Building an Effective Analytics Program

January 3, 2017  |  George Reynolds, M.D., Principal, Reynolds Healthcare Advisers
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This article examines the analytics programs of four successful organizations that have made the transition to a data-driven culture. What organizational features do these programs have in common, and what lessons have they learned along the way?

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

An International Perspective on Healthcare Consumers’ Expectations

December 19, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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What do consumer expectations look like across international boundaries? Accenture’s Kaveh Safavi, M.D. shared his perspectives during the World of Health IT Conference last month in Barcelona

Crossing the Atlantic—and Embracing this Global Moment in Healthcare

December 15, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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It was great to attend the World of Health IT Conference in Barcelona last month, and to get to know European healthcare leaders, and to be reminded of the universality of the challenges and opportunities in this global moment in healthcare

Vermont HIE Expands Encounter Notifications to Include Home Health Agencies

December 14, 2016  |  David Raths
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Vermont hospital admission, discharge, and transfer messages will now be augmented by encounter messages from five visiting nurse associations.

At Memorial Hermann ACO, Making Strides Forward under Accountable Care

December 12, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Three senior executives at the Memorial Hermann ACO in Houston share their perspectives on health system transformation, based on the rapid advances they’ve made in improving clinical outcomes and curbing costs

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