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Healthcare Execs Anticipate High Cost Returns from Predictive Analytics Use

Healthcare executives are dedicating budget to predictive analytics, and are forecasting significant cost savings in return, according to new research from the Illinois-based Society of Actuaries.

Adam Boehler Tapped by Azar to Serve as Senior Value-Based Care Advisor

Adam Boehler, currently director of CMMI, has also been named the senior advisor for value-based transformation and innovation, HHS Secretary Alex Azar announced.

Vivli Launches Clinical Research Data-Sharing Platform

On July 19 a new global data-sharing and analytics platform called Vivli was unveiled. The nonprofit group’s mission is to promote, coordinate and facilitate scientific sharing and reuse of clinical research data.

Survey: More Effective IT Needed to Improve Patient Safety

In a Health Catalyst survey, physicians, nurses and healthcare executives said ineffective information technology, and the lack of real-time warnings for possible harm events, are key obstacles to achieving their organizations' patient safety goals.

Physicians Still Reluctant to Embrace Virtual Tech, Survey Finds

While consumers and physicians agree that virtual healthcare holds great promise for transforming care delivery, physicians still remain reluctant to embrace the technologies, according to a new Deloitte Center for Health Solutions survey.

Geisinger, AstraZeneca Partner on Asthma App Suite

Geisinger has partnered with pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca to create a suite of products that integrate into the electronic health record and engage asthma patients and their providers in co-managing the disease.

Presidio and VMware Team Up to Tackle Healthcare

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For one multi-site health system, our partnership’s infrastructure virtualization and consolidation generated nearly $17 million in savings over five years.

Has the Value-Based Care Train Stalled?

July 19, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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When pondering the question of if the value-based care train has stalled, the answer will depend on which side of the healthcare stakeholder table you are asking—payers or providers.

Could Last Week’s Proposed-Rule Release Represent an Inflection Point for CMS and for Value-Based Federal Payment?

July 18, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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CMS’s release of a proposed rule that will impact a range of issues, from physician payment to quality measures, has unleashed a range of reactions from industry leaders—could this prove to be an inflection point?

In Holston Medical Group’s March to Value, an HIE Proves Mission Critical

July 18, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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HIEs have been brought into the healthcare ecosystem to connect providers, improve workflow and coordinate care with others, in real-time. But HIEs are also serving as a critical component in the industry’s value-based care shift.

PODCAST: Policy Experts Dissect CMS’ “Modernizing Medicare” Proposed Rule

July 16, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Jeff Smith, vice president of public policy at AMIA, and Tom Lee, Ph.D., CEO and founder of Chicago based SA Ignite, a company that helps healthcare organizations with value-based reporting, weigh in on the different components of CMS' proposed rule

At the Health IT Summit in Denver, a Look at What Can Be Accomplished Under the Banner of Patient Engagement

July 12, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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At the Health IT Summit in Denver, Debe Gash, vice president and chief digital officer at Saint Luke’s Health System shared her organization’s story of mobile app-driven patient engagement progress

Optimize Compliance, Collaboration, Care, and Your Future

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With the right technology and strategy, healthcare organizations can stay compliant and connected — with minimal havoc. Register for this webinar today.

BREAKING: CMS Proposes Dramatic Changes with Aim to “Modernize Medicare and Restore Doctor-Patient Relationships”

July 12, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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CMS today proposed changes that the agency believes will “fundamentally improve the nation’s healthcare system and help restore the doctor-patient relationship by empowering clinicians to use their EHRs to document clinically meaningful information.”

Why FDA’s Scott Gottlieb Wants to Create a ‘National Utility’ for Real-World Evidence

July 12, 2018  |  David Raths
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is signaling its intent to expand its work to get real-world data from EHRs and other data sources to assess product efficacy and safety.

Mission Health M.D. Leader on The Power of Technology to Improve Health and Bring Humanity Back to Medical Practice

July 12, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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At Asheville, North Carolina-based Mission Health, senior leaders have created a culture of continuous improvement grounded in analytics and this is driving significant clinical and operational improvements across the enterprise.

The Rocky Path to Value for Medicaid Programs—and HIT’s Key Role in Making It All Work

July 11, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Medical researchers share some insights on the broad range of challenges facing the pioneers attempting to move Medicaid towards value-based payment incentives, including around the key role that HIT and data analytics will play in success

New Research Reveals MIPS Confusion Among Physicians

July 10, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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A survey of internal medicine physicians has revealed low levels of familiarity with the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), with some respondents also believing that MIPS requirements could lead to unintended consequences.

eBook: Say Hello to the Right Technology: A Guide to 2017 Connectivity Solutions

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It can be hard for today’s businesses to create a truly integrated work environment. Having an infrastructure built on outdated technologies can further complicate the situation, resulting in a variety of business challenges that fall under four distinct...