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Survey: Physicians Quicker to Adopt Chronic Care Management Program, yet Moving Slow on MACRA

June 6, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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While physician groups in the U.S. are speeding up their adoption of the government’s Chronic Care Management program, they still remain in the dark about the details of MACRA, which the CCM initiative has come to support.

Top Takeaways from the 2017 Healthcare Informatics 100

June 6, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Every year when Healthcare Informatics officially releases its rankings of the top 100 vendors by revenue in the healthcare IT market, I like to take a deeper dive into the list’s nuances.

Most Interesting Vendors 2017: Optum

June 1, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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In a healthcare environment that’s becoming more about demonstrating quality and embarking on accountable care, Optum is setting the pace for how to get better insights into data

2016’s M&A within Healthcare Informatics’ Top 100—Caution Emerged

May 31, 2017  |  Ben Rooks and Michelle Mattson-Hamilton, ST Advisors
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Our annual review of the Healthcare Informatics 100, as it relates to investments and M&A activity

Chartis Group Leaders: It’s Time to Talk about IT Cost Rationalization

May 23, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Parrish Aharam and Greg McGovern, principals in The Chartis Group, share their perspectives on some of the important—and challenging and complex—discussions taking place these days in c-suites around the topic of IT cost rationalization

BREAKING: The Healthcare Informatics 100: Our Annual Ranking of Healthcare IT Vendors by Revenue

May 22, 2017  |  the Editors of Healthcare Informatics
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The editors of Healthcare Informatics are once again proud to present the newest edition of our unique industry offering: the Healthcare Informatics 100 (THE 100), a compilation of the top health IT companies based on HIT revenues from the...

Report: Despite Uncertainty, Healthcare Execs Focused on Value-Based Care Strategies

May 19, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Despite current uncertainties in the healthcare market, heightened by the recent passage of the Republican-led healthcare bill in the U.S. House of Representatives, most health system leaders are sticking to their existing business strategies, and will keep their...

CMS: Two-Thirds of Medicare Clinicians will be Exempt from MIPS Early On

May 16, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Although there has been significant concern regarding clinicians’ readiness for MACRA/MIPS, CMS has said that for varying reasons, many Medicare doctors won’t have to report to the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) this year.

Massive Ransomware Attack Spreading Across U.K. Hospitals

May 12, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Hospitals throughout the U.K. were hit with a massive ransomware attack that has affected providers’ and staffers’ ability to access patient data and has resulted in the diversion of ambulances.

Accenture: Internet of Health Things Could Lead To Big Cost Savings for Orgs

May 11, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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If healthcare organization leaders don’t take full advantage of the Internet of Health Things (IoHT), they could risk missing out on substantial cost savings, according to findings from a new Accenture report.

Leaving the Pioneer ACO Program Successful, Atrius Health Gets Ready for its Next Accountable Care Test

May 11, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Pioneer program ended in 2016, but Atrius Health is taking on the Next Gen ACO model with the same goals that it has always had—improving outcomes for patients at a more affordable cost.

Black Book Report Dives Deep Into Biggest MACRA Challenges for Clinicians

May 9, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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A new Black Book Research report has identified the 10 top challenges that providers have with MACRA (the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act) as it relates to value-based care and quality metrics.

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