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For North Carolina ACO, Tech-Enabled Patient Outreach Drives Continued Success

January 19, 2018     Heather Landi
At Triad Healthcare Network, technology has been a critical factor in the ACO’s success, specifically technology tools that help to identify gaps in care and scale patient engagement efforts, ultimately driving significant improvements in clinical outcomes.

Don't Tell This ACO MSSP Expectations Can’t Be Met

January 19, 2018     Faron Thompson, Chief Operating Officer, Innovation Care Partners
Innovation Care Partners (ICP), an affiliate of HonorHealth, is among the small number of MSSP ACOs that have achieved outstanding cost savings and clinical outcomes.

How One HIE is Solving its Unique Patient Matching Problem

January 18, 2018     Rajiv Leventhal
Leaders at CRISP, a regional health information exchange serving Maryland and the District of Columbia, are figuring out the significant and unique challenge of matching and linking patient identities

Cleveland Clinic’s Ed Marx Talks Health IT Disruption, Innovation and a “Patient-First Approach”

January 17, 2018     Heather Landi
Edward Marx, CIO of the Cleveland Clinic, discusses his priorities leading IT initiatives at the health system, the acceleration of health IT innovation and what he is excited to see develop in the healthcare technology space in 2018.

In Illinois, an MSSP ACO Proves its Worth Once Again

January 16, 2018     Rajiv Leventhal
Healthcare Informatics recently caught up with Lee B. Sacks, M.D., chief medical officer of Advocate Health Care, to talk about the ACO’s impressive 2016 results, reasons for its successful performance, challenges faced, and next steps.

Scottsdale Institute 2017 CISO Fall Summit: Best Practice Standards in Cybersecurity Risk Management

January 12, 2018     Shelley Ducker, Shelley Ducker Communications
Thirteen chief information officers and chief information security officers of leading health systems convened in Chicago in mid-October to discuss key challenges, best practice standards and collaborative opportunities in cybersecurity.

Clinical Performance Improvement Leaders Zero In on ICU Challenges

January 10, 2018     Mark Hagland
Last month, leaders at the Charlotte, N.C.-based Premier Inc. released a report on the potential for clinical performance improvement in ICUs in U.S. healthcare, outlining tremendous opportunities for systemic improvement in hospitals

CMS Announces New Voluntary Bundled Payment Model that Qualifies as Advanced APM

January 10, 2018     Rajiv Leventhal
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) yesterday announced the launch of a new voluntary bundled payment model called Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced (BPCI Advanced).

One Healthcare CISO’s View: CISOs Need to be True Business Partners

January 9, 2018     Heather Landi
Brian Kreitzer, CISO at Los Angeles-based UCLA Health, discusses the evolving role of the CISO and why an organization's reporting structure and executive leadership involvement can have a significant impact on security culture.

Healthcare Informatics Podcast: John Halamka on Precision Medicine and the Wide-Ranging Future of Health IT

January 9, 2018     Rajiv Leventhal
In the most recent Healthcare Informatics podcast, Managing Editor Rajiv Leventhal and Dr. John Halamka discuss the CIO’s latest takeaways on MACRA, and also touch on other key health IT topics such as the next frontier in innovation and precision medicine.

Five Tips for Seeking Greater Interoperability in 2018

January 8, 2018     Sarath Degala, BIP Capital
The recent merging of Aetna and CVS has me thinking about the potential implications of two disparate elements of the healthcare system—insurance companies and pharmacies—working together as part of a whole.

One Expert Looks at the CVS/Aetna Combination through the Broader Lens of Health Industry Change

January 6, 2018     Mark Hagland
David Friend, M.D., the chief transformation officer in the BDO Center for Healthcare Excellence and Innovation, shares his perspectives on some of the new business combinations that are disrupting all healthcare sectors

At UC San Diego Health, a Strategic Focus on Getting Providers the Right Information, at the Right Time

January 5, 2018     Heather Landi
Cassi Birnbaum, system-wide director of health information management and revenue integrity at UC San Diego Health, discusses the health system’s roadmap for health information exchange and shares progress on several grant-funded health IT pilot projects.

HHS Releases Draft Trusted Exchange Framework with Eyes on Creating “Network of Networks” Infrastructure

January 5, 2018     Rajiv Leventhal
HHS has released the draft Trusted Exchange Framework, as required by the 21st Century Cures Act of 2016. Federal health IT officials call the Framework “a significant step towards achieving interoperability.”

Optimism and Daily Challenges: The Leaders of a Rural Oklahoma FQHC on Revenue Cycle Management

January 4, 2018     Mark Hagland
The leaders of the Central Oklahoma Family Medical Center, a federally qualified health center in south-central Oklahoma, discuss the challenges and opportunities facing their organization in the revenue cycle management arena

What’s the Driving Force Behind UnityPoint Health’s Continued ACO Success?

January 3, 2018     Rajiv Leventhal
Leaders point to past experiences in value-based care programs, being data-driven, and having a strong focus and consistent messaging as reasons for strong ACO results

Market Profile: A MediCal Managed Care Perspective on the Challenges and Opportunities Facing San Diegans

January 2, 2018     Mark Hagland
In looking at the San Diego metro market, an important perspective is that of the MediCal (Medicaid) managed care viewpoint of that healthcare market; Community Health Group’s Joseph Garcia shares his views on the challenges and opportunities going ahead

Marin General’s Jason Johnson: Culture is Key to Hospital Information Security

January 2, 2018     David Raths
Jason Johnson, manager of information security at Marin General Hospital in California, is working to develop a strong focus on culture and learning rather than just technology solutions.

Evaluation Highlights Weaknesses of Vermont HIE

January 2, 2018     David Raths
A recent evaluation of the Vermont Health Information Exchange found governance and data quality issues and low usage rates.

Scottsdale Institute 2017 Business Analytics Fall Summit: Constructing an Analytics Strategy

December 22, 2017     Janice Wurz and Dan Golder, Impact Advisors
The Scottsdale Institute convened industry leaderss from across the country in October for the 2017 SI Business Analytics Fall Summit in Chicago. Attendees gathered to share strategies, concerns and insights as they look to reach an “analytics utopia.”

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