Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)

Report: ACOs Continue to Grow, Now Serve 16 Percent of U.S. Population

April 24, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The number of accountable care organizations (ACOs) continued to rise in the past year, though at a slower pace than in 2013, according to new research from consulting firm Oliver Wyman.

In Tacoma, Harnessing Data for Clinical Performance Improvement

April 24, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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Leaders at the Tacoma, Washington-based MultiCare Health System are harnessing data for clinical performance improvement, across numerous areas of activity

Another Healthcare Organization Opens an Innovation Center

April 22, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
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Atrius Health, a Newton, Mass.-based nonprofit multispecialty medical group, is the latest organization to open its own innovation center. The nonprofit will invest $10 million in a place that will aim to develop and improve patient-centered care delivery models.

Medicare Pioneer ACOs Saved $118M in First Year

April 21, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
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A study on the Medicare Pioneer Care Organizations (ACOs) showed that while the program achieved a savings of $118 million in its first year, adjustments are necessary for its success going forward.

At HIMSS15, the Signs Were Everywhere—and They Were All Pointed Towards the Future

April 18, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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All the signs and signals at HIMSS15 were clear—and promise an exciting, challenging rocket ride for healthcare IT leaders in the next year, before HIMSS16

Montefiore Leaders Share Insights on Care Coordination Gaps

April 16, 2015   |  John Morrissey
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To succeed as an accountable care organization, care coordination has to be planned and executed well, with a big assist from healthcare IT, senior leaders from Montefiore Medical Center told their HIMSS15 audience

CMS’s Slavitt and ONC’s DeSalvo Offer Clarity on Federal Healthcare IT Policy

April 16, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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In prepared remarks and responses to proffered questions at the final keynote session at HIMSS15 in Chicago, Andy Slavitt of CMS and Karen DeSalvo, M.D., of ONC, made starkly clear what they expect of providers going forward—as well as of their own federal...

How an ACO is Bridging Functionality Gaps for Effective Care Coordination

April 16, 2015   |  John Morrissey
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To succeed as an accountable care organization (ACO), care coordination has to be planned and executed well with a big assist from healthcare IT. And that’s a challenge, because care coordination and care delivery are hardly the same from an IT perspective,...

Population Health is Not a One-Man Operation

April 14, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
blog
When it comes to population health management and value-based care, there is a recurring theme that I’ve heard everywhere, over and over at the 2015 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Conference in Chicago.

Moving Down the Path of Population Health in New Hampshire

April 14, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
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St. Joseph Hospital, a Nashua, N.H. facility that’s part of Covenant Health, a Tewksbury, Mass.-based Catholic health system, had a less than enjoyable experience with its first foray into population health management.

Humana CEO Bruce Broussard: Time to Change Business Models and Move Towards Value-Based Payment--With Interoperability

April 14, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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In a keynote address on Tuesday morning, Humana CEO Bruce Broussard called for a transformation of the U.S. healthcare industry based on value-based reimbursement and the encouragement of the health of individuals and communities

Intermountain's Marc Probst Stands by MU Claim, Still Believes it's Time to Move On

April 13, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Last October at the CHIME Fall Forum, Intermountain Healthcare's CIO Marc Probst said that it was time to move on from the meaningful use program. At HIMSS15, he still stands by that declaration.
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