Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH)

GUEST BLOG: Population Health: Are We REALLY Ready for Value-Based Care and Coordination?

October 17, 2014     Linda Lockwood and Michael Garzone
It’s one thing to say our industry needs to shift from fee-for-service to outcomes-based payment. It’s quite another to get there. Population health has certainly become THE healthcare buzzword, and rightfully so. Early successes show promise in improving the...

Critical Access Hospitals Band Together for Analytics

September 25, 2014     David Raths
Small, rural hospitals need to study their patient data trends but often lack the resources to invest in systems and informatics personnel. But with HRSA's help, some critical access hospitals are starting to pool their resources to create analytics...

Challenges for Population Health: A Clinical and Technology Approach

September 10, 2014     Dave Levin, M.D. and Pete Rivera
Now with Patient Centered Medical Home, Meaningful Use and Accountable Care we are seeing a shift in how we view this information. Data is now a valuable asset to be used as a patient health tool, not just for payment and operations.

Mapping Tool Helps NC Providers Allocate Resources

September 2, 2014     David Raths
There is a world of difference between a spreadsheet with a list of patient names and addresses and a map of a county with clusters of diabetic or asthmatic patients. That’s what public health officials and care coordinators in North Carolina are finding out from...

Health IT Advocate, Todd Park Leaving Federal Post

August 25, 2014     Gabriel Perna
Todd Park is stepping down from his position as U.S. Chief Technology Officer (CTO), multiple media outlets are reporting.

Of Oceans, Orcas—and HIEs

August 21, 2014     Mark Hagland
A lot of very important developments are taking place in the Pacific Northwest and in Canada, and a number of them were on display Monday and Tuesday of this week during the Health IT Summit in Seattle

Quality and Cost: Healthcare Leaders Learn How to Redefine Value

August 21, 2014     John DeGaspari
Is the healthcare industry at a tipping point, where the clinical and financial sides of the industry are beginning to come together to work toward the common goal of value-based care? In a compelling keynote presentation at the Healthcare Financial Management...

Health Information Technology: A Game Changer for Population Health

August 13, 2014     Cynthia E. Keen
Anticipating their participation in a panel discussion at the Health IT Summit in Seattle this month, three industry experts ponder the opportunities and challenges involved in leveraging healthcare IT to support population health

At Geisinger, the Clinical Transformation Revolution Keeps Moving Ahead

August 9, 2014     Mark Hagland
At the Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger Health System, leaders like John Kravitz and Alistair Erskine, M.D., are involved in exciting innovation work that simply won’t be paused

NJ HIE, REC Collaborate for Data Exchange

August 6, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
NJSHINE, a health information exchange (HIE) serving seven counties in southern New Jersey, has announced an alliance with a regional extension center in the state to promote data exchange between healthcare providers and patients.

Persistence of Vision: Billings Clinic CEO Dr. Nicholas Wolter Shares His Perspectives

July 31, 2014     Mark Hagland
As he prepares to deliver a keynote address at the upcoming Health IT Summit in Seattle, Nicholas Wolter, M.D., CEO of Billings Clinic, shares his perspectives on vision, innovation, and persistence in clinical transformation and internal healthcare reform

In Nebraska, a Transitions-of-Care Program Has Proved Its Worth

July 29, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
Starting out as an ACO learning lab program, UniNet Healthcare Network in Nebraska leveraged data and analytics to identify high-risk patients. The results have been a successful transitions-of-care program and significant cost savings.
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