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AMA-Led Alternative Payment Model Aims to Improve Opioid Use Disorder

April 17, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and the American Medical Association (AMA) have jointly announced the release of a concept paper detailing an alternative payment model (APM) that will aim to improve how patients with opioid use disorder are...

Survey: Measuring Care Quality a Top HIT Business Objective in 2018

April 16, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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In a recent survey, health IT leaders identified measuring improvement in patient care quality as one of their top business objectives in 2018, followed by identifying areas of cost reduction.

Baptist Health South Florida, Navigant Form RCM Joint Venture

April 11, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Coral Gables-based Baptist Health South Florida announced it has signed an operating agreement with Chicago-based Navigant to create a new joint venture entity to provide revenue cycle management (RCM) services to healthcare provider organizations.

Survey: Healthcare Providers Report Slow Progress on Population Health Goals

April 10, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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While most healthcare executives agree that population health is the future, most organizations have failed to keep pace with anticipated progress, indicating a growing gap between intentions and progress for provider adoption of value-based practices, according...

Analysis: MSSP ACOs Have Performed Below CBO Estimates

April 3, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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According to a new analysis from Avalere, MSSP ACOs have performed considerably below the financial estimates from the Congressional Budget Office made in 2010 when the MSSP was enacted as part of the ACA.

Five Leading Healthcare Entities to Launch Blockchain Pilot

April 2, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Five prominent healthcare organizations—Humana, MultiPlan, Quest Diagnostics, and UnitedHealth Group’s Optum and UnitedHealthcare—have announced that they are launching a blockchain-based pilot program with the aim to improve healthcare data quality and reduce...

At NYU Langone Health, “Value-Based Medicine” Takes Center Stage

March 28, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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For the project, the organization’s finance department collaborated with VBM physician champions to identify variations in care both internally and compared externally to benchmarked external institutions.

Three Myths About Cyber Insurance

March 26, 2018  |  Daniel Casey, president and CEO, Peoples United Insurance Agency
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Given the escalating number of attacks and increasing financial costs, the rate of cyber insurance adoption is somewhat surprising. There are three myths about cyber insurance that are keeping more businesses from adding these policies.

Arizona ACO Pilots Blockchain Platform to Improve Clinical Outcomes, Reduce Costs

March 21, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Arizona Care Network, a Phoenix-based accountable care organization (ACO), plans to pilot a blockchain technology platform developed by Solve.Care with the aim of improving clinical outcomes, relieving healthcare’s administrative burdens, and reducing waste...

CMS’ Goodrich: More MACRA Relief On the Way

March 19, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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CMS said last week that more changes will be coming this year to MACRA—including the alignment of quality measures between hospitals and hospital-employed physicians

Georgia Hospitals Eye EHR Add-On Offering Cost, Safety Information

March 15, 2018  |  David Raths
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Georgia Hospital Health Services (GHHS), the shared services subsidiary of the Georgia Hospital Association, is planning to offer member hospitals access to a tool that gives clinicians additional patient safety and cost information directly in their work flow.

HIMSS18 Day 3 Roundup: Federal HIT Leaders Outline Their Plan

March 7, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Healthcare Informatics’ editorial team breaks down what you need to know from day three of HIMSS18.

Inovalon to Acquire Ability Network for $1.2 Billion

March 7, 2018  |  David Raths
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Inovalon, a healthcare data analytics company, has agreed to acquire privately held Ability Network for $1.2 billion in cash and stock.

HIMSS18 Day 1 Roundup: Innovation Takes Center Stage

March 6, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Healthcare Informatics’ editorial team breaks down what you need to know from day one of HIMSS18.

Healthcare Innovators Dig Deep on Disruption, Digital Medicine at HIMSS18

March 5, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Two digital health pioneers opened the HIMSS18 conference in Las Vegas discussing the future of healthcare and how disruption and innovation will transform the industry.

Risk Management is Maturing, But Cybersecurity Gaps Still Loom, Report Finds

March 2, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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A new cybersecurity survey released this week finds that healthcare’s approach to cybersecurity is maturing, with more providers adopting cybersecurity frameworks, yet the average level of IT security spend has remained flat over the last three years.

Editor’s Notes: Can We “Rewire” Our Brains to Achieve the New Healthcare?

March 2, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
Just as Olympic figure skaters are able to rewire their brains to do amazing physical feats—with grace—so, too, the leaders of pioneering patient care organizations are able to “rewire” their care delivery and operational processes.

Some Health Employees Willing to Sell Confidential Data, Survey Finds

March 1, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Nearly one in five health employees (18 percent) said they would be willing to sell confidential data to unauthorized parties, according to a new survey from consulting and services company Accenture.

Uber Launches Ride-Hailing Platform for Healthcare

March 1, 2018  | 
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Uber has launched a new service, Uber Health, that provides a ride-hailing platform specifically to healthcare providers. Uber aims to partner with healthcare organizations to provide reliable, comfortable transportation for patients, even for riders who don’t...

Survey: Providers Increasingly Adopting New Payment Technologies

February 28, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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In just the last year, there has been a dramatic increase in the adoption of payment technologies, including web portals and interactive voice response (IVR) technology, by healthcare providers and healthcare collection agencies, according to a new survey.

Winners in the Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards Program: Vendors Division

February 26, 2018  |  Kayt Sukel and Pamela Tabar
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As part of the Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards Program, the editorial staff asked an esteemed panel of national industry leaders to evaluate submissions from dozens of solutions providers in five critical areas of innovation development.

New Salary History Ban Is Here to Stay

February 23, 2018  |  Tim Tolan
commentary
The art of negotiating salary and total compensation in the recruiting world is changing. Multiple states and cities have ratified salary history ban legislation. Some of these laws have gone into effect, while others will be enacted over the next few years.

Study: Use of EHRs Does Not Reduce Administrative Costs

February 21, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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A recent study by Duke University and Harvard Business School researchers found that costs for processing a single bill ranged from $20 for a primary care visit to $215 for an inpatient surgical procedure, or up to 25 percent of revenue.

PODCAST: Consultant Rita Numerof Affirms Position that “MIPS Isn’t the Solution”

February 21, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Rita Numerof, Ph.D., recently was a guest on the Healthcare Informatics podcast, where she reiterated her concerns with MACRA/MIPS, noting that there are “fundamental issues in the design and the philosophy behind the program.”

The 2018 Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards: Co-Third-Place Winning Team—Rhode Island Quality Institute

February 20, 2018  |  David Raths
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A dashboard tool created for nurse care managers by the Rhode Island Quality Institute connects opioid treatment teams in the Ocean State. For this effort, RIQI has been named a winner of one of Healthcare Informatics’ Innovator Awards for 2018.

Innovator Awards Program 2018: Semifinalists

February 19, 2018  |  the Editors of Healthcare Informatics
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We at Healthcare Informatics were ecstatic with the exceptional quality of the submissions we received from innovating patient care organizations across the U.S. Here are the 14 teams in the Provider Division that received semifinalist status this year.

BREAKING: The 2018 Healthcare Informatics 100 is Now Open for Submissions

February 14, 2018  |  the Editors of Healthcare Informatics
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Once again, Healthcare Informatics will rank the top vendors with the highest revenues derived from healthcare IT products and services earned in the U.S. based on revenue information from the previous year.

Report: Telehealth Adoption Still Lagging, but Healthcare Execs See the Value

February 12, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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More than half of healthcare executives said in a recent survey that they have already implemented telemedicine in their organization, but budgets supporting such initiatives are still modest.

Scottsdale Institute 2017 Population Health Fall Summit: Getting Pop Health Right

February 9, 2018  |  Scottsdale Institute
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Healthcare leaders from a variety of organizations came together to discuss the current state of the healthcare industry, including challenges, lessons learned and what’s next as they transition from fee-for-service to value-based care.

Podcast: A West Coast Healthcare Pioneer Speaks Out on the Power of Coordinated Care

February 6, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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On the podcast, Dr. Jim Rickards discusses the formation of Yamhill Community Care, lessons learned to date, how health IT has been leveraged, and why these types of care models are so important in their efforts to improve the health of its members.

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