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For One North Carolina ACO, a Social Determinants-Driven Strategy is Reaping Results

May 4, 2018     Heather Landi
At Mission Health Partners, an Asheville, North Carolina-based Medicare ACO, a unique care coordination approach, focused on addressing the social and environmental issues underlying patients' health problems, has proven successful.

How Colorado’s Innovation Model is Connecting Primary and Behavioral Healthcare

May 4, 2018     Pamela Tabar
Thanks to a $65 million grant from CMMI, Colorado is solving two huge problems at once—and is one of the few states in the country to connect primary care and behavioral healthcare together in one system through telehealth technology.

Optimize Compliance, Collaboration, Care, and Your Future

May 2, 2018     Presidio
With the right technology and strategy, healthcare organizations can stay compliant and connected — with minimal havoc. Register for this webinar today.

At the World Health Care Congress, HHS Secretary Alex Azar Maps Out His Agency’s Top Priorities for Industry Leaders

May 2, 2018     Mark Hagland
On Wednesday at the World Health Care Congress, HHS Secretary Alex Azar mapped out for attendees his strategic vision of where the U.S. healthcare system needs to go, and the role he sees for his agency in its transformation

At the World Health Care Congress, a Business Leader and a Hospital Leader Talk About Disruption and Data

May 1, 2018     Mark Hagland
On Tuesday at the World Health Care Congress, Duke University Hospital’s Tom Owens, M.D. and venture capitalist John Doerr shared perspectives on transformational change in business and healthcare—and the role of data in that change

Former HHS Secretary Price Emphasizes Consumer Options and Voluntary Payment Programs in World Health Care Congress Keynote

May 1, 2018     Rajiv Leventhal
During his keynote speech at the World Health Care Congress in Washington, D.C. this week, former HHS Secretary Tom Price, M.D., spoke about the need “to fix a broken healthcare system.”

NIH’s All of Us Program Hits Milestone with National Enrollment to Launch May 6

May 1, 2018     Heather Landi
The National Institutes of Health’s “All of Us” Research Program, an unprecedented effort to advance precision medicine, has hit a significant milestone as the enrollment beta phase is ending and the program’s open national enrollment will launch May 6.

World Health Care Congress 2018: NewYork-Presbyterian CEO Expresses Great Hope for Telemedicine, Virtual Care

May 1, 2018     Rajiv Leventhal
Steven J. Corwin, M.D., president and CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian, said that telemedicine is the single healthcare innovation that he thinks has the best chance to turn around the troubling trends of rising costs and poor access.

At the World Health Care Congress, a Probing Discussion of the Shift Towards Value

April 30, 2018     Mark Hagland
The shift towards a value-based healthcare system in U.S. healthcare is going to be rocky, industry leaders agreed, during a panel Monday at the World Health Care Congress

An HIT Expert Dives into the Details of CMS’ Proposed Hospital Payment Rule

April 30, 2018     Heather Landi
With ongoing discussion about the implications of CMS' proposed hospital payment rule, Jeff Smith, vice president of public policy at AMIA, dives into the details of the rule, including how CMS might be raising the interoperability stakes.

At World Health Care Congress, CMS’s Seema Verma Promotes Patient Choice, Criticizes ACA Provisions

April 30, 2018     Mark Hagland
In an addresss at the World Health Care Congress, CMS Administrator Seema Verma shared her perspectives on healthcare costs, outlined her approach to regulatory reform, and strongly criticized the ACA

At World Health Care Congress, An Inspirational Interest in Better Understanding Social Determinants of Health

April 30, 2018     Rajiv Leventhal
At the 15th annual World Health Care Congress, leaders of various organizations across the healthcare ecosystem stressed the importance of understanding and acting on social determinants of health so that outcomes could be improved and costs lowered.

The CEO of The Leapfrog Group Speaks about Value, as the World Health Care Congress Gets Underway

April 29, 2018     Mark Hagland
As the 15th Annual World Health Care Congress got underway in Washington, D.C. on Sunday evening, the Leapfrog Group’s CEO Leah Binder discussed the current status of the concept of value in healthcare—after receiving a Health Value Award

Geisinger’s Data-Driven Approach to Reducing Prescription Opioid Abuse

April 27, 2018     Heather Landi
During a webinar sponsored by the CHIME Opioid Task Force, executive leaders at the Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger Health System outlined a multifaceted, data-driven initiative by health system leaders to address the opioid crisis in Pennsylvania.

In Proposed MU Rebranding Rule, CMS Raises the Interoperability Stakes

April 26, 2018     Rajiv Leventhal and Heather Landi
As health IT observers and stakeholders have begun to unpack the 1,883-page CMS proposed rule on meaningful use rebranding, discussion has emerged on if the government will be forcing providers to participate in health information exchange activities.

Health Datapalooza Day 1: FDA’s Scott Gottlieb on Lowering Barriers to Digital Health Innovation

April 26, 2018     David Raths
Scott Gottlieb, commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, kicked off the 2018 Health Datapalooza conference in Washington, D.C., on April 26 by announcing several new efforts at FDA to both streamline regulation of digital health tools and incorporate digital technology into the drug and device review processes.

BREAKING: CMS to Rebrand Meaningful Use Program with New Emphasis on Interoperability, Burden Reduction

April 24, 2018     Rajiv Leventhal
In a rule released late in the afternoon on April 24, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has made clear its intention to overhaul the meaningful use program.

In Response to Public Comments on CMMI, CMS will Consider Direct Provider Contracting Model

April 24, 2018     Rajiv Leventhal
CMS has released the comments submitted by healthcare stakeholders in response to the CMS Innovation Center’s new direction RFI, while also announcing that the agency is considering a direct provider contracting model as a result of the feedback.

Putting On a Public Face: UCHealth’s Corporate Branding Initiative

April 24, 2018     Mark Hagland
At UCHealth, the Denver-based integrated health system, rapid growth through merger and acquisition activity has led senior executives to undertake a comprehensive branding initiative—with robust results

One Consultant’s Take on GDPR and How It Raises the Stakes for U.S. Healthcare Organizations

April 23, 2018     Heather Landi
The General Data Protection Regulation goes into effect May 25. John Barchie, a senior fellow at Arrakis Consulting, discusses the implications for U.S. healthcare organizations and what steps organizations should be taking now to be GDPR-compliant.

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