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At Lancaster General Health, an Assertive Push into Population Health

September 29, 2015     Mark Hagland
The leaders at Lancaster General Health in Lancaster, Pa., which in August became part of the Philadelphia-based Penn Medicine system, have been moving ahead on population health management initiatives recently

One CIO’s Journey into Accountable Care: Baystate Health’s Joel Vengco Offers His Insights (Part 2)

September 24, 2015     Mark Hagland
Joel Vengco, vice president and CIO of Baystate Health, shares his insights on ACO development work for a six-hospital health system in western Massachusetts

Why Everyone Needs to Pay Attention to the Premier Learnings on ACO Work

September 8, 2015     Mark Hagland
What the Premier ACO Collaborative’s member ACOs are finding as they pursue MSSP and Pioneer ACO work is a set of learnings that the entire industry should be paying attention to

Premier’s Damore: With the Right Help, ACOs Are Moving in the Right Direction

August 28, 2015     Mark Hagland
As new Medicare Pioneer ACO and MSSP program results are released, Premier, Inc.’s Joe Damore shares insights on Premier ACO Collaborative members’ progress across several areas of endeavor

Readmissions Penalties Get Very, Very Real

August 23, 2015     Mark Hagland
As the mandatory readmissions reduction program under Medicare expands and ramps up, hospital leaders need to ramp up with it—or face dire consequences

At iHT2-Seattle, Analytics as a Transformational Change Agent in Care Delivery

August 18, 2015     Mark Hagland
In Seattle, healthcare leaders addressed a spectrum of issues facing the industry as patient care organizations begin to leverage analytics capabilities for population health and accountable care purposes

Scottsdale Institute Unveils a New Model to Track Growing Patient and Consumer Engagement Adoption

August 18, 2015     Mark Hagland
Stephen Sproul, M.D. of Advocate Physician Partners shares his perspectives on patient engagement—and what the new SI Patient Consumer Engagement Adoption Model might mean for healthcare leaders

Could Well-Implemented IT Help Reverse Primary Care Physicians’ Skepticism Over the New Healthcare?

August 17, 2015     Mark Hagland
The results of a recent Commonwealth Fund survey point to both opportunity and risk facing healthcare IT leaders when it comes to end-user acceptance of IT for ACOs and PCMHs

Commonwealth Fund Finds Mixed Views of PCPs Towards New Payment Models

August 13, 2015     Mark Hagland
The Commonwealth Fund's new brief finds mixed views among PCPs of new payment models, including ACOs and PCMHs—but more positive perceptions of healthcare IT

Developing a Clinically Integrated Network in a Pediatric Setting: Phoenix Children’s Hospital’s Experience

August 9, 2015     Mark Hagland
The leaders at Phoenix Children’s Hospital have been busy at work building a clinically integrated network, and an ACO, in a pediatric setting, and they’ve been learning important lessons along the way

Peeling Yet Another Layer of the Onion: Polypharmacy and Readmissions Reduction Efforts

August 4, 2015     Mark Hagland
It turns out that the number of medications prescribed to the discharging patient is a significant indicator of readmissions risk—a factor that clinician leaders and clinical informaticists need to consider, as they pursue readmissions reduction work


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