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A Canadian Hospital Leverages IT to Optimize the Prevention of “Code Blues”

March 17, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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At Hamilton Health Sciences in Hamilton, Ontario, leaders have leveraged leading-edge IT to help optimize processes around monitoring patients in deterioration and averting “code blue” emergencies

What’s Next in Federal Healthcare Policy? Two Industry Observers Offer Predictions

March 14, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Two healthcare attorneys who are following current developments on Capitol Hill share their perspectives on the current moment in healthcare policy—and what’s coming next

At Chicago’s Presence Health, Taking a Thoughtful Path Forward into Value-Based Care

March 9, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Sam Bagchi, M.D., chief medical officer and chief quality officer at Presence Health, based in Chicago, shares his perspectives on the thoughtful path that he and his colleagues are taking forward into value-based and accountable care

One Radiology Chair’s Perspectives on the Use of Teleradiology Firms to Extend Radiologist Capabilities

March 8, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Phillip Kohanski, M.D., chief of radiology at William W. Backus Hospital in Norwich, Connecticut, shares his perspectives on his organization’s journey around the use of external teleradiology services

With the ACA-Repeal Bill Reveal, Patient Care Leaders Can Move Forward Confidently on Value-Based Healthcare

March 8, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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The release of House Republicans’ plan to modify the ACA—a bill focused solely on health insurance aspects of the law—means that patient care leaders can now move forward confidently on clinical transformation and population health

Time to Rethink Cost Reduction Strategies Focused on the Highest-Cost Patients?

March 7, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Medical researchers in Boston take a granular look at what elements really cause the over-utilization of unnecessary healthcare services—and opine on whether patient care leaders should reconsider their focus on which groups to look at in this key area of activity

GAO: HHS Needs Comprehensive Plan to Improve EHR Use in Post-Acute Settings

March 1, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Issues such as increased cost and lack of access to technology often deter the use of electronic health record (EHR) systems in post-acute care settings, such as rehabilitation and skilled nursing facilities, according to a study by the U.S. Government...

LIVE from HIMSS17: How Louisiana Healthcare Leaders Collaborated to Reduce ED Over-Utilization

February 19, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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A major collaboration between and among the Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Louisiana, and physicians and hospitals in that state, has yielded significant results in reducing unnecessary ED utilization statewide

Providence Regional Medical Center Receives HIMSS Stage 7 Certification

February 14, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Providence Regional Medical Center’s use of an electronic health record (EHR) has resulted in improved care for patients both during their hospital visits and once they have returned home.

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

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

Premier: Health System Leaders Must Better Leverage Post-Acute Care Providers

December 14, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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While 85 percent of health system leaders are interested in creating or expanding partnerships with preferred and local post-acute care providers, 90 percent report they may experience challenges in creating these partnerships, according to a survey from...

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