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AHA Outlines Healthcare Policy Priorities in Letter to President-Elect Trump

December 2, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The American Hospital Association (AHA) has written a letter to President-elect Donald Trump outlining the organization’s public policy priorities for the new administration—including reducing regulatory burden for providers and continuing to advance health...

At Aurora Health Care, Telehealth Use is Improving ER Patient Flow

December 1, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Challenged by long wait times in its emergency rooms, Milwaukee, Wis.-based Aurora Health Care deployed a telemedicine solution in one of its hospitals with the aim of improving ER patient flow and has seen a 75 percent reduction in door-to-doctor wait times.

CMS Launches API to Help Clinicians with Quality Payment Program

November 17, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has just released a tool that will allow clinicians to automatically share electronic data for the Medicare Quality Payment Program.

A Federal Advocacy Leader Looks at the MACRA Final Rule

November 16, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Mara McDermott, vice president of federal affairs at CAPG, an association representing the interests of medical groups taking on risk contracting, shares her perspectives on the challenges and opportunities built into the MACRA final rule

In Trump’s Presidency, Value-Based Purchasing, Health IT Must Push Forward

November 15, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The results of last week’s presidential election were extremely unexpected to many. But now it’s time to ensure that value-based healthcare and health IT stay on track.

Cedars-Sinai’s Weingarten: Massive Payment Change Puts Spotlight on CDS

November 12, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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At the Health IT Summit in Beverly Hills, Scott Weingarten, M.D., chief clinical transformation officer at Cedars-Sinai Health, talked about the tools and strategies that physicians will need in the new payment environment

Could MACRA Ignorance Mean a Huge New Lift for CIOs and CMIOs?

November 2, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
The impending start of the huge new Quality Payment System is going to be a bombshell event for physicians—and their lack of preparedness for it will put unprecedented pressure on CIOs, CMIOs, and other healthcare IT leaders

Premier Looks at Prospects for the Provider-Sponsored Health Plan Proposition

October 31, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Earlier this month, Premier Inc. looked at the prospects for the development of provider-sponsored health plans in the current operating environment—and found a very mixed landscape

What Do Physicians Need to Transition to Value-Based Care?

October 31, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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The ongoing transition from volume-based to value-based payment and care delivery models has been a monumental industry-wide effort over the past few years, but there are many indicators that the pace of change has been slow, according to a Deloitte report.

Another MACRA Survey Reveals Alarmingly Low Levels of Knowledge

October 31, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
Nearly nine in 10 respondents to a Medscape survey said that they either have not heard of, don’t know a lot about, or know a little bit about the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) and its core components.

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

October 27, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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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

At the DC Health IT Summit, Intermountain’s Chief Strategy Officer Sees a Data-Driven Future

October 25, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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At the Health IT Summit in Washington, D.C., Greg Poulsen, senior vice president and chief strategy officer at Intermountain Healthcare, framed the path ahead for healthcare leaders around using data and information to improve patient and financial outcomes

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