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Industry Expert: Time for Physician Groups to “Figure Out” the Volume-to-Value Transition

October 10, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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At a time when more and more MD groups are taking on risk, the leaders of member groups in the California-based association known as CAPG, are figuring how to successfully navigate the transition from volume to value, says CAPG CEO Don Crane

From Value-Based Care to AI, Imaging Leaders Look to Radiology’s Future

October 10, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Medical imaging leaders face a number of challenges in the ongoing transformation of care delivery, yet many of the key market forces that are changing the field also are pushing imaging toward innovation, according to imaging informatics leaders.

UPMC’s Solano Shares What Works in MD-Driven Population Health (Part I)

October 7, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Francis X. (Fran) Solano, M.D., president of Community Medicine, Inc., the largest group of employed primary care physicians at UPMC health system in Pittsburgh, shares what has worked very well so far, in supporting physicians in practice, as they plunge into...

Health Affairs: Most ACOs’ IT Infrastructures Remain Immature

October 7, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Most ACO delivery systems remain at a nascent stage, according to a report published in the October edition of Health Affairs.

Patient Engagement Technology: Moving Beyond Patient Portals?

October 6, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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As healthcare organizations move towards coordinated care, one health IT analyst says healthcare leaders to think past the patient portal and focus on broader patient engagement technology models.

Farzad Mostashari: Some Hospitals Engaging in “Very Active Information Blocking”

October 6, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Farzad Mostashari recently spoke with Healthcare Informatics Managing Editor Rajiv Leventhal on a myriad of healthcare IT issues, including information blocking and drilling down on the results of ACOs to date.

NeHII’s Deb Bass: HIE Is Changing to Meet Changing Needs

October 6, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Deb Bass, the CEO of the Nebraska Health Information Initiative (NeHII) sees a bright future for HIEs—as long as their leaders find ways to provide truly needed services

University of California, UnitedHealth Group to Develop ACO

September 30, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The University of California (UC Health) and UnitedHealth Group are collaborating for a 10-year strategic relationship centered on value-based care and the formation of an accountable care organization (ACO).

Provider Associations Laud Bipartisan, ACO-Focused Legislation

September 22, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Four major healthcare professional associations on Thursday publicly expressed support for legislation aimed at modifying the Medicare Shared Savings Program for ACOs in order to ease providers’ concerns

Dr. Mostashari Gives “Report from the Field” Inside Look on Aledade ACOs

September 21, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Farzad Mostashari, M.D., founder of Aledade, a company focused on physician-led accountable care organizations (ACOs), co-published a report this week looking at the highs and lows of Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) ACOs in light of recent performance...

Medicare ACOs in the Trenches: How to Survive in Healthcare’s Changing World (Part 2)

September 9, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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In the second part of a two-part series, Healthcare Informatics takes a look at certain Medicare ACOs that are thriving in a care delivery space that has proved difficult for many.

Medicare ACOs in the Trenches: How to Survive in Healthcare’s Changing World (Part 1)

September 7, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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In Part one of a two-part series, Healthcare Informatics takes a look at certain Medicare ACOs that are thriving in a care delivery space that has proved difficult for many.

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