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Patient-Centric Care Models Require Substantial Investments in IT and Staffing, Rand Study Shows

January 12, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
There are substantial costs involved with transitioning primary care practices into a patient-centered medical home model, which may be a burden to small and independent practices wanting to make the shift, according to a new study from the Rand Corporation.

CMS Innovation Center Launches $157M Pilot Project to Bridge Clinical Care with Social Services

January 6, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) unveiled this week a new $157 million pilot program that will test the viability of focusing on the health-related social needs of Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries with the overall goal of lowering healthcare...

ONC Releases Interactive Dashboard for State Health IT Policy Levers

December 31, 2015  |  Heather Landi
news
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) offers a number of interactive tools through its Health IT Dashboards and one new feature displays 32 distinct state health IT policy levers and examples of how states are using them...

Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness Calls for Changes to Substance Abuse Privacy Laws

December 23, 2015  |  Heather Landi
news
Privacy protections for alcohol and drug abuse patient records need to be changed to be in harmony with the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act and to enable better coordinated care, according to a paper released this week...

Report: Beacon Community Programs Show Mixed Progress on Health IT Use, Quality Measures

December 18, 2015  |  Heather Landi
news
Beacon Community Programs had “mixed progress” on health information technology (IT) use and quality measures during the past four years, according to a new report from the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) presented to the Office of the National...

Indiana FQHC Selected as HIMSS Ambulatory Davies Award Recipient

December 7, 2015  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
HealthNet, Indiana’s largest federally qualified health center (FQHC), has been named a 2015 HIMSS Ambulatory Davies Award recipient, the Chicago-based Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) announced on Dec. 7.

North Carolina Medical Group Leaders Streamline Referral Processes

November 24, 2015  |  Heather Landi
article
Like many healthcare organizations, Raleigh Medical Group has been challenged with finding the most efficient way to exchange patients’ clinical records with other providers with the aim of quickly closing the loop on patient care.

CMS Officials Delay Diagnostic Imaging Test Mandate That Had Been Set for January 2017

November 12, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
news
According to a Nov. 11 report online at AuntMinnie.com, CMS has postponed its January 1, 2017 deadline for physicians to use clinical decision support software when ordering diagnostic imaging tests

Lancaster General Health’s Population Health Push: The Chief Quality & Medical Information Officer’s View

November 1, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
article
Michael Ripchinski, M.D. shares his perspectives on the long journey into population health of his organization, Lancaster General Health, and its attendant data analytics challenges

At Lancaster General Health, an Assertive Push into Population Health

September 29, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
article
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
article
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
commentary
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

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