Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)

Advancing the Use of Data: Baylor Scott & White Plunges Into Population Health Management

November 24, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
The leading patient care organizations are adjusting to the new healthcare, with numerous IT indicatives to aid them along the way. In Texas, one large health system has advanced its use of data, leading to more successful population health management.

Tweet Chat Recap: HCI, Advisory Board Discuss Operational, IT Challenges in ACOs

November 21, 2014     Gabriel Perna and Megan Combs
The 2nd Healthcare Informatics tweet chat took place on Nov. 20, 2014, with The Advisory Board Company as our co-host and accountable care as the topic of choice. Advisory's Dr. Bill Lynagh and HCI Editor-in-Chief, Mark Hagland led a group of tweeters in...

Join Us: Healthcare Informatics and Advisory Board to Host Accountable Care Twitter Chat

November 20, 2014     Gabriel Perna
Accountable care organizations will be the subject and the Bill Lynagh, MD, Chief Medical Officer of Crimson at The Advisory Board Company will be the co-host of the second tweet chat from Healthcare Informatics. The Tweet chat will take place on November 20 from...

Information Requirements for the Competitive Healthcare Marketplace

November 18, 2014     Tonya D. Edwards, M.D.
CIOs of eight leading healthcare organizations convened on Sept. 12 for the annual Scottsdale Institute CIO Summit. This year’s theme, Information Requirements for the Competitive Marketplace, yielded lively discussion. In the session, the group shared...

Ezekiel Emanuel: Tertiary Preventative Care will Curb Health Spending, Improve Quality

November 18, 2014     Gabriel Perna
Ezekiel Emanuel, M.D. chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania and a former adviser of health policy to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) during the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA),...

As ACOs and Population Health Move Forward, No “Big Boxes” of Diagnostic Images Needed

November 18, 2014     Mark Hagland
Multiple revolutions are taking place simultaneously, with accountable care and population health, HIE development, data-sharing and storage technologies, and policy and reimbursement changes, all impacting imaging informatics now

“Houston, We Have Solutions”

November 17, 2014     Mark Hagland
The 1995 movie “Apollo 13” made famous the (slightly misquoted) quote, “Houston, we have a problem.” How about coming to Houston for discussions that will offer (healthcare strategic) solutions, instead?

The Trouble with Putting Care Management in a Box

November 17, 2014     Gabriel Perna
Health IT leaders are finding it difficult to define care management technology because they’re finding it difficult to define care management. Experts spoke to HCI on the increasing wave of investment into these technologies and provided a wide range of...

Could the Medicare ACO Program Be in Deep Trouble? Check Out the Latest Survey

November 13, 2014     Mark Hagland
If the results of a newly released survey from the National Association of ACOs are any indication, the Medicare Shared Savings Program for ACOs is in very deep trouble

Report: EHRs Will Save Healthcare Industry $78B over Five Years

November 12, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
Electronic health records (EHRs) are expected to save the global healthcare industry $78 billion between 2014 and 2019, according to a new report from Juniper Research.

Survey: Fewer Providers Concerned with Impact of ACA-Based Reimbursement Cuts

November 12, 2014     Gabriel Perna
Fewer providers are concerned about the expected impact that reimbursement cuts from the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will have on their bottom line, according to a new survey.

Implementing the Tools to Support Accountable Care and Population Health at Bon Secours

November 11, 2014     Mark Hagland
Michael Spine, senior vice president of business development and managed care at Bon Secours Health System in Virginia, shares his perspectives on the tools needed to support ACO and population health work
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