Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH)

Survey Reveals Both Common Ground and Gaps between Patient and Provider Outlooks on Healthcare

December 17, 2014     John DeGaspari
Both providers and consumers feel some degree of anxiety about the future of healthcare, according to a study released today by Booz Allen Hamilton and Ipsos Public Affairs.

Innovation on the Plains: Hutchinson Clinic’s Bold Data Moves

December 16, 2014     Mark Hagland
Leaders at Hutchinson Clinic in south-central Kansas have been innovating with data analytics and other activities—even in a still-largely-fee-for-service environment

Live from the CHIME Fall Forum: Dr. Steele's Message from the Future to Healthcare Leaders Living in the Present

October 30, 2014     Mark Hagland
Glenn Steele’s message to CHIME Fall Forum attendees was surprising, in the very best way—and offers a doorway of hope for the future of U.S. healthcare

Live from the CHIME Fall Forum: CEO Glenn Steele, M.D. on Transformational Change: What Geisinger Has Achieved Is Replicable

October 30, 2014     Mark Hagland
Glenn Steele, Jr., M.R., Ph.D., president and CEO of the Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger Health System, offered CHIME Fall Forum attendees a prescription for transformational change in healthcare

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
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