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Humana Taps New Fitbit Connected Platform for its Members

Fitbit and Humana are expanding their partnership to help members adopt and implement healthy behaviors to help prevent and manage chronic conditions.

NAACOS, AMA, Others Urge CMS to Reconsider MSSP Proposed Changes

NAACOS and eight other healthcare stakeholder groups have sent a letter to CMS, expressing concerns about the federal agency’s proposed changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Program.

HIPAA Settlements: Three Boston Hospitals Pay $1M in Fines for “Boston Trauma” Filming

Three Boston hospitals that allowed film crews to film an ABC documentary on their premises have settled with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) over potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule.

Town Hall Ventures Close First Fund at $115 Million

Town Hall Ventures, an investment firm built to address the healthcare challenges of the most vulnerable Americans, has closed its first fund at $115 million.

Independence Blue Cross Notifies 17K Patients of Breach

The Philadelphia-based health insurer Independence Blue Cross is notifying about 17,000 of its members that some of their protected health information (PHI) has been exposed online and has potentially been accessed by unauthorized individuals.

Report: Healthcare Lags Other Industries in Phishing Resiliency

Phishing attacks are a serious problem in the healthcare industry, yet a recent report found that the healthcare industry continues to trail behind many other industries in its phishing resiliency.

Presidio and VMware Team Up to Tackle Healthcare

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

Premier Inc. Executives: Time to Unpack Some of the Challenges and Opportunities Inherent in the Path Into Risk

September 24, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
Value-Based Care Shawn Griffin, M.D. and Steve Valentine of Premier Inc. discuss the challenges involved in the path into risk-based contracting, and the potential upending of the landscape by new disruptors

One New York Regional HIE Opposes Expansion of Another, Highlighting Issues with Competition Among HIEs

September 24, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
HIE A New York regional HIE, HealthlinkNY, has publicly come out against another regional HIE’s plans to expand its services into HealthlinkNY’s market, saying it creates “confusion and uncertainty” in the marketplace.

Who Will Watch the Apple Watch?

September 24, 2018  |  Dave Levin, M.D., Industry Voice
Mobile It does no good to have devices like AW4 generating data if we don’t know what to do with it or don’t have processes in place to reliably respond.

Is the Discourse Over the MSSP Program Teetering Towards Potential Conflict?

September 21, 2018  |  Mark Hagland, Editor-in-Chief
Value-Based Care The joint statement by nine associations challenging CMS Administrator Seema Verma around her plans to insert more rigor into the MSSP program, feels like a teeter-totter moment for CMS

How BI Tools Are Helping Jefferson Health Battle the Opioid Crisis

September 21, 2018  |  David Raths, Contributing Editor
EHR With guidance from their chief medical officer, the business intelligence team at Jefferson Health in Philadelphia has created dashboards highlighting potential opioid prescribing issues.

Optimize Compliance, Collaboration, Care, and Your Future

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

The CEO of a Nationwide Association of MD Groups Sees the Future—and It’s Not in Fee-For-Service

September 18, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
Value-Based Care Don Crane, CEO of APG, a nationwide association of medical groups working in risk-based contracting, shares his perspectives on the future of medical groups in a shifting landscape

At Partners HealthCare, Bringing Digital Transformation to Clinical Care

September 18, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
Innovation An innovative partnership between Partners and Persistent Systems looks to move the needle on healthcare digital transformation with the development of an industry-wide open-source platform.

On Staten Island, a Highly Innovative Program That's Redefining What’s Possible Under Medicaid

September 17, 2018  |  Mark Hagland, Editor-in-Chief
Population Health Healthcare leaders on New York City's Staten Island have been achieving exciting success in population health management in their community’s Medicaid and uninsured populations

On Capitol Hill, Healthcare Leaders Raise Concerns with CMS’ Proposed ACO Rule

September 17, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
Value-Based Care During a House subcommittee hearing, healthcare leaders voiced concerns that CMS' proposed changes to the MSSP ACO program will impede progress in the transition to value-based care.

Humana’s CMO Speaks of the “Bold Goal” Embedded in the Company's Population Health Work

September 14, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
Value-Based Care Roy Beveridge, M.D., Humana’s chief medical officer, shares his perspectives on the drive to value-based care, population health and addressing social determinants of health.

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

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 categories:

Featured Commentary

Who Will Watch the Apple Watch?

Mobile It does no good to have devices like AW4 generating data if we don’t know what to do with it or don’t have processes in place to reliably respond.

Is the Discourse Over the MSSP Program Teetering Towards Potential Conflict?

Value-Based Care The joint statement by nine associations challenging CMS Administrator Seema Verma around her plans to insert more rigor into the MSSP program, feels like a teeter-totter moment for CMS

The Shock of the New: The Paris Art World of 1916—and the U.S. Healthcare Landscape of 2018

Innovation What does a revolution in art from a century ago say about the present moment in U.S. healthcare?

The Next Frontier for Integrated Care Solutions

Rural Community Hospitals are searching for replacements comparable to those used in the larger metropolitan medical center.