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Medical Centers Receive NIH Funding to Recruit Volunteers for PMI Cohort

October 14, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded funding to four regional medical center groups that will join a national network of healthcare provider organizations that will implement the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) cohort program.

BREAKING: CMS Officials Unveil Highlights of New MACRA Quality Payment Program In a Press Conference

October 14, 2016  |  Mark Hagland, Rajiv Leventhal, and Heather Landi
article
After unveiling the new Quality Payment Program under MACRA on the CMS website, the agency’s Acting Administrator and its CMO shared with the press their comments on the program's highlights; meanwhile, Farzad Mostashari, M.D. offered his initial thoughts

Can Medicare ACOs Learn from Commercial ACOs?

October 13, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
It was fascinating to read a new analysis from Commonwealth Fund researchers that looked at differences between commercial and government-sponsored ACOs in terms of making progress in key areas around accountable care development

Alphabet’s Verily Collaborates with 3M on Population Health Management

October 12, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
St. Paul, Minn.-based 3M Health Information Systems is teaming up with Verily Life Sciences (formerly Google Life Sciences), an Alphabet company, to develop new population health measurement technology for managing clinical and financial performance.

IBM Watson Health, Siemens Healthineers Partner on Population Health Management

October 11, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
IBM Watson Health announced today a five year, global strategic partnership with Siemens Healthineers to offer population health management solutions.

NIH Awards The Scripps Research Institute $87 Million for PMI Enrollment

October 10, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
The Scripps Research Institute will receive an additional $87 million in funding form the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to expand the scope of its work as part of the national Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Cohort Program.

Industry Expert: Time for Physician Groups to “Figure Out” the Volume-to-Value Transition

October 10, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
article
At a time when more and more MD groups are taking on risk, the leaders of member groups in the California-based association known as CAPG, are figuring how to successfully navigate the transition from volume to value, says CAPG CEO Don Crane

UPMC’s Solano Shares What Works in MD-Driven Population Health (Part I)

October 7, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
article
Francis X. (Fran) Solano, M.D., president of Community Medicine, Inc., the largest group of employed primary care physicians at UPMC health system in Pittsburgh, shares what has worked very well so far, in supporting physicians in practice, as they plunge into...

UPMC Enterprises Invests in Predictive Analytics Startup RxAnte

October 7, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
Portland, Maine-based predictive analytics company RxAnte has received a growth equity investment from UPMC Enterprises, the commercialization arm of the UPMC health system in Pittsburgh.

Farzad Mostashari: Some Hospitals Engaging in “Very Active Information Blocking”

October 6, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
Farzad Mostashari recently spoke with Healthcare Informatics Managing Editor Rajiv Leventhal on a myriad of healthcare IT issues, including information blocking and drilling down on the results of ACOs to date.

South FL Behavioral Health Network Uses Population Health Tool to Identify At-Risk Individuals

October 5, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
In an effort to improve its system of care for individuals with mental illness and substance use disorders Miami-based South Florida Behavioral Health Network, Inc. (SFBHN) is deploying a population health solution to link mental health, substance use and social...

In Connecticut, Elevating Analytics Across the Enterprise

October 4, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
A few years ago, Saint Francis Care began to ponder if the organization’s analytics capabilities truly supported its mission of better health and lower costs for a lifetime.

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