Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH)

At the World Health Care Congress, Industry Experts Agree: Managing Big—Or Even Bigger—Data Will Require a Great Deal of Thought

March 23, 2015     Mark Hagland
Industry experts participating in a panel on care delivery transformation through data agree—how to manage data-driven processes is itself a work in process

Report: Physician Practices Need Help With Alternative Payment Models

March 23, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
Although physician practices are participating in new value-based healthcare payment models, they need help with successfully managing increasing amounts of data and figuring out how to respond to the diversity of programs and quality metrics from different...

BREAKING NEWS ANALYSIS: SGR Repeal Legislation Would Replace Current Value-Based Program with Sweeping New MD Incentive Payment System

March 19, 2015     Mark Hagland
A first analysis by Healthcare Informatics of the “SGR repeal” legislation introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives on March 19 to repeal Medicare’s SGR formula for physician payment finds a proposal for sweeping changes in Medicare physician payment

Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards: First Place Winning Team: Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic

March 19, 2015     Mark Hagland
Can a physician organization that serves an underprivileged population make it in a managed care-driven environment? The Folks at Yakima Valley prove it can be done—and done very well indeed

Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards: Co-Second Place Winning Team: Texas Children's Hospital

March 18, 2015     Mark Hagland
At Texas Children’s Hospital, clinician and IT leaders have achieved pioneering breakthroughs in standardizing and optimizing care delivery in the critically important area of appendicitis care and appendectomy delivery

The 2015 Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards Program: Semifinalists

March 16, 2015     the Editors of HCI
We at Healthcare Informatics were delighted by the exceptional quality of the submissions we received from innovating teams from across the country, this year. Inside, please find descriptions of the initiatives of the six teams whom we have awarded...

At St. Francis Hospital in Columbus, Georgia, a Pioneering Approach to Readmissions Analysis

March 13, 2015     Mark Hagland
At St. Francis Hospital in Columbus, Georgia, an initiative is underway to use analytics to predict the current inpatients at greatest risk for longer readmission stays

Rocky Mountain High: How CORHIO is Changing the HIE Narrative (Part 1 of 2)

March 11, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
When it comes to health information exchange, there is no shortage of naysayers nationwide. But in Colorado, HIE success has been evident. In a two-part interview, CORHIO’s CEO digs deeper into the state’s success with data exchange as well as some of the...

Population Health Would be Easy, If it Wasn’t for Our Patients!

February 24, 2015     Pete Rivera
We focus on the technology and clinical side of Population Health, but there is another aspect that is harder to control; Patient Compliance.

Forging Ahead on MSSP Progress in Small-Town North Carolina: Coastal Carolina’s ACO Experience

February 21, 2015     Mark Hagland
Stephen Nuckolls and his colleagues at Coastal Carolina are proving that the ACO model of care can work in eastern North Carolina

Reducing Readmissions via “Safe Transitions” at URMC

January 29, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
As a follow-up to one of our Top Ten Tech Trends, HCI takes an extended look at a readmissions reductions program that is centered around following the patient along the care continuum.

Major Providers, Payers Set Their Own Value-Based Goals

January 28, 2015     Gabriel Perna
An alliance of some of the country's biggest health systems and payers announced a significant commitment to value-based reimbursement models by the year 2020.
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