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Striving Forward, Atrius Health Focuses on ACO-Driven Learning

Mark Hagland
At Atrius Health, a non-profit alliance of six community-based medical groups in Massachusetts, mastering the ins and outs of the Pioneer ACO Program is part of a long-term strategic plan

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AMA Launches Interactive Tool Aimed at Helping Healthcare Providers Pinpoint Underserved Patient Care Areas

October 28, 2014     John DeGaspari
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The American Medical Association (AMA) today has introduced what it maintains is a first-of-its-kind resource aimed at helping physicians and other health care providers improve patient access to care.

Optum to Buy Alere Health for $600 Million

October 28, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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Optum has made a big move into population health management, with the Eden Prairie, Minn.-based clinical analytics firm announcing a $600 million acquisition of the Waltham, Mass.-based Alere Health.

Financial Performance Analysis: One Health System’s Journey So Far

October 26, 2014     Mark Hagland
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At CentraCare Health in Minnesota, CFO Greg Klugherz is helping to lead an organization-wide initiative to understand and improve financial performance across all areas of activity—with the help of sophisticated new tools

CHIME Launches Two Healthcare Technology Organizations

October 24, 2014     John DeGaspari
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The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) has launched of two new organizations to serve the education and professional development needs of healthcare executives in senior technology and application roles.

Regarding Readmissions, One Healthcare Leader Says Hospitals Are Missing the Obvious

October 23, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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In an effort to reduce avoidable readmissions, many patient care organizations have been implementing post-discharge planning programs. But according to one healthcare expert, this approach is only part of the solution.

M*Modal Names New CEO

October 23, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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M*Modal, the Franklin, Tenn.-based provider of clinical documentation and medical transcription software, has named Scott MacKenzie its new chief executive officer.

Epic to Integrate with Network of Cancer Centers

October 22, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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Epic Systems (Verona, Wisc.) will integrate its oncology information systems with chemotherapy order templates created by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, which is a not-for-profit alliance of 25 of the world's leading cancer centers.

ROI Important to the VNA?

October 20, 2014     Joe Marion
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In a recent conversation with Jeff Timbrook, global vice president of healthcare, Perceptive Software (http://www.perceptivesoftware.com/), the subject of an ROI analysis came up with respect to the vendor neutral archive (VNA). Jeff was curious as to whether...

Striving Forward, Atrius Health Focuses on ACO-Driven Learning

October 20, 2014     Mark Hagland
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At Atrius Health, a non-profit alliance of six community-based medical groups in Massachusetts, mastering the ins and outs of the Pioneer ACO Program is part of a long-term strategic plan

Aetna’s Dr. Kennedy Opens the Health Plan ACO-Strategy Kimono

October 14, 2014     Mark Hagland
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What does it mean when a prominent health insurer picks sole integrated health systems to partner with in individual healthcare markets? And will such single-health-plan-single-health-system partnering become a trend?

For One Health System, Better Labor Management Pays Off in Multiple Ways

October 14, 2014     John DeGaspari
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North Shore LIJ, a 16-hospital system based in Manhasset, NY, has undergone rapid growth in the last several years. With nearly 50,000 employees, including 9,400 nurses and 10,000 physicians system-wide, managing the labor allocation with an eye on efficiency...

Analyst: Open Source EHR Will Combat Interoperability Issues at DoD

October 8, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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As the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) closes the competitive bidding process on its $11 billion Department of Defense Healthcare Management Systems Modernization (DHMSM) electronic health record (EHR) contract, lawmakers remain skeptical about the 10-year...