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

April 24, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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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

Working in Diverse Markets, a Healthcare Company Achieves Noteworthy Population Health Results

April 21, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Alignment Healthcare, a population health company with diverse lines of business, is making documented progress in leveraging data and analytics to fuel leading-edge care management strategies

Health IT Innovation Lab Gets $5M Grant from Mass. Government

April 19, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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MassTech’s collaborative research and development matching grant program is awarding $5 million to support the launch of a healthcare research and product development initiative at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI).

In Pittsburgh, a Big Data Alliance Looks to Transform Healthcare

April 13, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Rob Hartman, program manager, UPMC Enterprises, discusses what’s new with the Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance and what lessons have been learned as it enters its third year.

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

April 11, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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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

Chartis Group Consultants: It’s Time for Patient Care Leaders to Rethink Revenue Cycle

April 7, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Kevin Ormand and Todd Bankhead of The Chartis Group believe it’s time for the leaders of U.S. patient care organizations to strategically rethink how they approach revenue cycle management—and for them to stop thinking in terms of revenue cycle management as a...

Achieving ROI from Population Health Investments: How Realistic is it?

April 5, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Advisory Board’s Dennis Weaver, M.D., last year led the development of a population health maturity model. He discusses the biggest learnings from it.

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

April 5, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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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

Five Steps Toward Maximizing Your Clinical and Business Intelligence

April 4, 2017  |  Kam Reams, Freed Associates
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Effectively addressing clinical and business intelligence (C&BI) can drive more accountable and higher quality patient care and improve an organization’s financial performance. Kam Reams of Freed Associates shares five steps for addressing C&BI to help...

One Industry Expert’s Perspectives on the Work of Clinical Transformation

April 1, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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When it comes to considering the potential for clinical transformation in U.S. healthcare, it really is about clinical redesign—facilitated by leading-edge IT—says Nancy Lakier, R.N., of Novia Strategies

HIT Summit: A Learning Experience

March 29, 2017  |  Joe Marion
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Last week I had the honor to attend and present at the HIT Summit in Cleveland, Ohio. What I found intriguing about the Summit was the diversity of topics addressed by the various speakers.

At the Cleveland HIT Summit, Looking at the Opportunities in Using Sociodemographic Data

March 28, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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At the Cleveland Health IT Summit, Michigan Medicine’s Justin Pestrue described his work with sociodemographic and socioeconomic data, and the potential for such data to assist in improving population health efforts

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