As a result of a data-driven, multidisciplinary initiative, Scottsdale Health Partners has streamlined its care coordination program, resulting in some remarkable enterprise-wide achievements with reducing hospital readmission rates among its patients.
The announcement this week by senior CMS officials of a new proposed rule around requirements for the MSSP program offers hope that CMS officials will also consider reworking some similar Pioneer ACO Program elements
Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH), a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, has awarded 10 grants, totaling $2 million, to support projects that improve health through multi-sector data sharing collaborations.
Many accountable care organizations (ACOs) are wrestling with challenges related to health information technology integration and the effectiveness of health IT support tools, according to a study by the Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute.
SCIO Health Analytics has acquired Westlake Village, Calif.-based Clear Vision Information Systems, a vendor that specializes in risk adjustment and quality metric analytics for health plans and providers. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The hospital electronic health record (EHR) market is mature, but there is still potential growth for the ambulatory EHR market, particularly as ambulatory providers increasing adopt health IT due to meaningful use (MU) incentives and in response to ongoing...
A recent survey of 68 accountable care organizations (ACOs) found that despite steep investments in health information technology (HIT), ACOs still face interoperability challenges that make it difficult to integrate data across the healthcare continuum.
2016 already is shaping up to be a very interesting year for healthcare leaders and the health IT landscape. Harold (Hal) Wolf and Daniel Herman with The Chartis Group, a Chicago-based consulting firm, share their perspectives about the health IT trends and...
Given that authentic initiatives to make care more patient-centric in the U.S. are still relatively recent, gathering, analyzing, and sharing data to support such efforts will be essential to their success