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Survey: 50 Percent of Health Systems Receive Value-Based Payments

January 24, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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A recent KPMG survey found that half of health systems report at least some of their revenue comes from value-based payments, yet nearly a quarter of survey respondents indicated they are not making the move to value-based payments.

Republican Senators Unveil Proposed Bill as a Partial Replacement of the ACA

January 23, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Two Republican Senators, Bill Cassidy of Louisiana and Susan Collins of Maine, on Monday unveiled a proposed bill, called The Patient Freedom Act of 2017, that, rather than dismantling the Affordable Care Act (ACA), offered a partial replacement that would allow...

Report: What Providers Are Learning About Connecting with their Communities

January 6, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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When it comes to making connections with communities in order to improve the health status of their members, provider leaders are learning which strategies are essential to success, The Advisory Board Company reports

Fitbit Partners with UnitedHealthcare on Wellness Program Integration

January 3, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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San Francisco-based fitness wearables maker Fitbit has announced that it is integrating its Fitbit Charge 2 fitness tracker product into the recently expanded UnitedHealthcare Motion wellness program, powered by Qualcomm Life, Inc.

Survey: Transition to Value-Based Reimbursement Slowing

December 12, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Close to 60 percent of multispecialty medical groups and integrated delivery systems are ready to accept downside risk within two years, but several obstacles are slowing the transition from fee-for-service to value-based payments, according to a recent survey...

Looking at Hospital M&A Activity in the Value-Based Care World

November 11, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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According to the latest analysis by the Skokie, Ill.-based advisory company Kaufman, Hall and Associates, hospital and health system mergers and acquisitions in 2016 are on pace to match the large-scale level of M&A activity in 2015.

Healthcare Analytics’ New World

November 10, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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In the first part of this Healthcare Informatics Special Report on data analytics, industry leaders take a look at the strategies and challenges around leveraging robust data analytics and IT for continuous performance improvement.

Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Launches Alliance For Health Research

November 4, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Chicago-based Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) has launched a partnership with a group of leading health care academics to enable university researchers access to commercial insurance claims data.

What Do Physicians Need to Transition to Value-Based Care?

October 31, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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The ongoing transition from volume-based to value-based payment and care delivery models has been a monumental industry-wide effort over the past few years, but there are many indicators that the pace of change has been slow, according to a Deloitte report.

ACOs Looking to Expand Population Health Management Capabilities, Report Finds

October 27, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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As ACOs continue to progress, they are seeking to expand population health management capabilities, including their relationships with community organizations and patients, according to new research from Charlotte, N.C.-based Premier, Inc.

At MIT Conference, Economists and Healthcare Leaders Take a Deep Dive into Health IT

October 24, 2016  |  Heather landi
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During a recent health innovations conference at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), faculty, researchers and clinicians addressed the challenges confronting the healthcare industry and the tools being brought to bear to address those challenges.

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

October 12, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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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.

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