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For High-Risk Patients: ‘A Medical Home Within A Medical Home’

January 7, 2017  |  David Raths
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Partners HealthCare offers patients with multiple chronic conditions access to specialized resources including mental health, community resources expertise, pharmacy, and palliative care. Analytics and IT tools support the effort.

Report: Federal Health IT Spending Will Increase to $6.4 Billion in 2021

January 6, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The federal government is forecasted to spend $6.4 billion on vendor-furnished health IT products and services across all agencies in fiscal year 2021, a $400 million increase from the $6 billion on technology spending in fiscal 2016, according to a report from...

KLAS Report: Providers Are Raising the Bar for Population Health Management Vendors

January 6, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Many healthcare organizations have tested the waters of population health management with pilot projects and a few payer contacts, and some of these organizations are ready to dive in deeper, but are population health management vendors ready as well? At this...

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

Population Health: Organizational and Data Governance, and Analytics Strategies

January 5, 2017  |  Kevin Lamb, Health Catalyst
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The Scottsdale Institute convened 13 data, analytics, and information executives in Chicago for the 2016 SI Chief Data and Analytics Officers Summit last fall. They gathered to share issues, insights and lessons learned on the journey to pop health.

What Does Patient-Centered Radiology Look Like? Several U.S. Health Systems Are Leading the Way

January 5, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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In the ongoing transition from fee-for-service to value-based care delivery and payment models, there is an imperative to focus more on the patient, and that holds true for radiology as well.

Curriculum for a Learning Health System: ‘Teaching Toward an Ideal System That Does Not Yet Exist’

January 3, 2017  |  David Raths
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Duke University and the University of Michigan push ahead with efforts to develop curriculum for learning health system training programs for resident physicians and other medical professionals.

HHS Taps Eight States for Behavioral Health Demonstration Project

December 28, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) last week announced the selection of eight states for participation in a two-year Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) demonstration program designed to improve behavioral health services in...

Cleveland Clinic, IBM Collaborating to Build Population Health, Value-Based Care Models

December 27, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Cleveland Clinic and IBM have announced a five-year agreement to work together to establish a model for a health system transition to value-based care and population health, and to uncover potential standards that could be replicated by providers nationwide.

Crossing the Atlantic—and Embracing this Global Moment in Healthcare

December 15, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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It was great to attend the World of Health IT Conference in Barcelona last month, and to get to know European healthcare leaders, and to be reminded of the universality of the challenges and opportunities in this global moment in healthcare

At Memorial Hermann ACO, Making Strides Forward under Accountable Care

December 12, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Three senior executives at the Memorial Hermann ACO in Houston share their perspectives on health system transformation, based on the rapid advances they’ve made in improving clinical outcomes and curbing costs

NIH Funds Diabetes Translation Research with $2.9 Million Grant

December 9, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Health System a five-year, $2.9-million grant to launch a new center, one of only eight in the country, for diabetes translation research.

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