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Using Data Analytics to Improve Clinical Performance and Its Reimbursement Outcomes: One Hospital’s Experience

June 20, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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At Butler Health System in Pennsylvania, A. Thomas McGill, M.D., the hospital’s vice president of quality and safety and CIO, is leading an ongoing initiative to leverage data analytics to improve clinical performance—and its resulting reimbursement outcomes

CMS’s New Comprehensive Primary Care Plus Program: Another Signal to Healthcare IT Leaders to Step It Up

June 16, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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A recent analysis of CMS’s new Comprehensive Primary Care Plus initiative reinforces the reality that we’ve reached a tipping point on value-based reimbursement in healthcare—and that healthcare IT leaders need to help physicians succeed in the new healthcare

Mastering the Complexities of MSSP ACO Payment at Janesville, Wisconsin’s Mercy Health System

June 14, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Ladd Udy of the Janesville, Wisconsin-based Mercy Health System, shares learnings so far in his health system’s work to investigate sub-optimal physician coding under the Medicare Shared Savings Program’s payment system

AMIA’s Doug Fridsma: Time for the Feds to Truly Open Up Patient Records to Fully Interoperable Data Use

June 13, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Following his participation in the ONC annual meeting last week, Doug Fridsma, M.D., Ph.D., CEO of AMIA, spoke with HCI about the broad policy aims of his association at this moment in U.S. healthcare policy

Why Provider Leaders Need to Understand the Significance of PBGH’s Recent Foray into Care Management

June 8, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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The Pacific Business Group on Health, one of the most progressive purchaser alliances in healthcare, has been involved in an extensive care management initiative, one that provider leaders would do well to understand and reflect on

Survey: Specialty-Driven EHRs Are a Growing Trend in Physician Specialty Practices

June 7, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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According to a recent survey by market research firm Black Book, 86 percent of specialist surgical and medical practices reported that the biggest trend in physician technology replacements has swung back to specialty-driven electronic health record (EHR) systems.

OpenNotes: What Members of the Northwest OpenNotes Consortium Have Learned So Far

June 6, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Homer Chin., M.D. has been helping to lead his colleagues in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area forward to implement OpenNotes in their patient care organizations. This month, he will share learnings from that experience with attendees at the AMDIS...

As the Sands in the Hourglass Begin to Trickle Down, It’s Time for Healthcare IT Leaders to Help MDs Prepare for MIPS and APMs

June 4, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Recent analyses of this spring’s CMS Proposed Rule on MIPS offer healthcare IT leaders a heady preview of what’s ahead for practicing physicians under MIPS—and why IT leaders will be called on to help them facilitate their future success

The Chartis Group’s Bob Schwyn: Looking at the Strategic IT Issues Around the Transition from Volume to Value

June 2, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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The Chartis Group’s Bob Schwyn shares his perspectives on the broad spectrum of challenges facing healthcare and healthcare IT leaders as they prepare their organizations to transition from volume-based to value-based payment arrangements

CMIO Robert Donnell, M.D. on the Journey of Clinical Decision Support at Froedtert Health

May 31, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Making practicing physicians part of the process at every step of the way has been key to the strong results of Froedtert Health’s journey into clinical decision support for the ordering of diagnostic imaging procedures

Study: Telemedicine Can Improve Diabetes Care for Patients in Correctional Facilities

May 31, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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As patients in correctional facilities have difficulty obtaining consultations with specialists, the use of telemedicine can help improve access to endocrinologists. A new study has found that these teleconsultations improved diabetes care for prisoners from 15...

Documenting the Cost Benefits of Care Management: One Care Management Organization’s Experience

May 26, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Leaders at AxisPoint Health, a Colorado-based company that provides care management services to a variety of insurers, including to state Medicaid programs, recently conducted a study to assess the potential cost savings of care management programs

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