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...

Expert: Third-Party Telemedicine Services Can Complicate Care Management

November 21, 2014     Gabriel Perna
Third-party telemedicine services are promising but may complicate the care management under new reimbursement models, says Ryan Spaulding, Ph.D., Director for the Center for Telehealth and Telemedicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

ICD-10 Coalition Tells Congress “No More Delays”

November 19, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
The Coalition for ICD-10, a broad-based healthcare industry advocacy group, has sent a letter to House and Senate leaders urging them not to delay the ICD-10 implementation date again.

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),...

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...

Solving Mississippi’s Diabetes Problem with Telehealth and Care Management

November 14, 2014     Gabriel Perna
Mississippi has the highest rate of people with diabetes of any state in the union. The University of Mississippi Medical Center is leading the charge with a telehealth-based care management program to change its standing. HCI spoke with one of the program’s...

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

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.

With Dr. DeSalvo Focused on Ebola, Did the Federal Government Get Its Priorities Wrong?

November 11, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
Given her background, there is a legitimate rationale for Karen DeSalvo, M.D., to be helping out with Ebola response. But at a critical time for the industry, should her new job come at the expense of her role as National Coordinator for Health IT?

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

AMA to CMS: Suspend Meaningful Use Penalties

November 11, 2014     Jeff Smith, Vice President of Public Policy at CHIME
The American Medical Association (AMA) delegates are calling on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to suspend penalties for failure to meet meaningful use.

Washington Debrief: How the Republican Election Victories Impact Health IT Reform

November 10, 2014     Jeff Smith, Vice President of Public Policy at CHIME
The Republicans will take over leadership of the Senate and will have an expanded majority in the House when the 114th Congress begins in January. Shifts in committee leadership, especially in the Senate, increase the likelihood that health IT reform...
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