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Mark Hagland

Editor-In-Chief

Mark Hagland

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Mark Hagland became Editor-in-Chief of Healthcare Informatics in January 2010. Prior to that, he...

We’re Getting to Know What the High-Needs Patient Population Looks Like—and Seeing Clear Gaps

May 25, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
What do we know about the patients with the highest and most complex needs, as the healthcare system evolves forward around population health and care management—and what do we need to know? Some recent research and analyses shed light

Time to Pay Attention to CPC-Plus—And Its Enormous Potential to Reshape Primary Care

May 22, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
CMS’s announcement of the broadening of the geographic base of the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus program speaks to its potential to reshape primary care—and it will take health IT redesign to achieve success

A Study of ACO-Based Care Management Shows that Results Are Highly Replicable

May 19, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
I read with interest an article in the May Health Affairs, in which researchers analyzed early results of care management work undertaken at Massachusetts General Hospital—with positive implications for ACO-based care management going forward

Wanna Decryptor and the National Health Service’s Fatal Vulnerability: Lessons Learned?

May 14, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
The Wanna Decryptor 2.0 ransomware virus severely disrupted the British National Health Service’s capabilities to provide patient care across England and Scotland last week: what have British—and European, and American—healthcare leaders learned?

A Recent Study Confirms It: High Volume Contributes to Better Care for High-Needs Patients

May 10, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
Medical researchers dig deeply into clinic-based care delivery, confirming what many might already have suspected—that volume of care of high-needs patients can strongly impact both the financial and clinical outcomes for patients

Innovative Direct Purchaser-Provider Contracting: a New Threat to Community Hospitals?

May 8, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
What do executives at Lowes home improvement and Johns Hopkins Medicine know? Healthcare and healthcare IT leaders in community hospitals need to consider emerging disruptors to their local markets—sometimes from very far away

Unlocking the Key to Readmissions Reduction Success—Looking at Clinical Transformation, and the “ACO Effect”

April 24, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
A recent study lends further credence to already-accumulating anecdotal evidence regarding the value of ACO, bundled-payment, and even MU-driven, work, to support the processes that can unlock success in reducing readmissions

What Can We Learn From Oregon’s Innovative Medicaid Experiment?

April 11, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
The March issue of Health Affairs includes an article based on a study of Oregon’s exceptionally innovative Medicaid managed care program—with major implications for the future of population health initiatives nationwide

Might Food Be the Next Frontier on the Population Health Horizon?

April 5, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
Connecting patients’ nutrition, exercise, and other “lifestyle”-related characteristics to health risk assessment and then to care management, could be next in efforts among population health pioneers, as they seek to improve both clinical and financial outcomes

Healthcare Informatics Report Confirms MDs’ Lack of Preparedness for MACRA

March 29, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
A survey cosponsored by Healthcare Informatics and physician social network SERMO uncovers a significant lack of preparation by most practicing physicians for the data reporting requirements under the MACRA law

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