Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)

Opening the Door to True Health Information Sharing

May 28, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
Most people would agree that there is a ways to go for the healthcare industry to become truly interoperable. Recently, two health IT leaders discussed how to navigate the challenging road ahead when it comes to data sharing.

Reflecting on the Clash of Incentives Around “Information-Blocking” in the Push Towards the New Healthcare

May 27, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
A recent blog by Julia Adler-Milstein in Health Affairs online serves as reminder of the clash of incentives in U.S. healthcare right now over how, or indeed even whether, to share data and information for the common good

Is This Population Health’s Moment? Time for Data and Analytics

May 26, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
Leaders from all sectors of healthcare understand that the journey is going to continue to be a long, challenging one--but pioneering organizations are already effectively leveraging data for their groundbreaking programs

Medicaid Costs and the Logic of IT-Facilitated Population Health: Yakima Valley Knows

May 25, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
New GAO statistics speak to the need for innovative approaches to managing the care of Medicaid enrollees—such as those being pioneered by organizations like the Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic

At iHT2-Boston, HealthInfoNet’s Dev Culver Offers a Success Story Around Predictive Analytics for Population Health

May 21, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
Innovation is proceeding apace in Maine, where HealthInfoNet, Maine’s statewide HIE, is now leveraging predictive analytics to support care management for its stakeholder provider organizations

Starting Young: Ohio-Based Pediatric ACO Shows Promise in Population Health

May 20, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
Partners for Kids, a physician hospital organization that manages care for at-risk children in Ohio, originally began as a contracting strategy. It’s since evolved into something that may be looked at as a model for future pediatric care endeavors.

Live from iHT2-Boston: Care Management In the Trenches: One MD Leader Shares a Success Story

May 19, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
In his keynote address at the Health IT Summit in Boston, David Ramirez, M.D. of the CareMore healthcare delivery system shared with his audience some of the secrets so far of his organization’s care management work

What Will CIOs Most Need for the Journey Ahead? Halamka and Branzell Urge CIOs To Be “Revolutionaries”

May 18, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
In opening addresses to the CHIME LEAD Forum Boston, John Halamka, M.D. and Russ Branzell urge their CIO colleagues to get the big picture and move forcefully and consistently towards it

A Surge Towards Population Health Management in the Upstate of South Carolina

May 14, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
In the upstate westernmost region of South Carolina lies Greenville Health System (GHS), among the largest healthcare networks in the Southeast. GHS has recently deployed various health IT solutions to support its population health management initiatives and...

The Emergency Room Conundrum: We Can Do Better

May 14, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
Being sick made me realize the enormity of one of our foremost challenges in reforming the healthcare system: reducing usage of the emergency room. How do we get our head to win over our heart?

Moving Data Down I-44 and Making it Actionable

May 13, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
Mercy, a large four-state, 35-hospital, and approximately 700 clinic health system based in Saint Louis, explains how it’s leveraging an open-sourced framework to better process large datasets and improve documentation.

Judy Murphy, R.N. Talks About Population Health and Analytics

May 12, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
Earlier this spring, Judy Murphy, R.N., spoke with HCI about the state of population health and data analytics, at a time of intense change in the healthcare industry
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