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At the Health IT Summit in Boston, a Mix of Clarity and Obscurity Seen Around Federal Health IT Policy

June 16, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Healthcare IT industry leaders share their perspectives on a range of federal policy issues, at the Health IT Summit in Boston, and speculate on what might happen next around MACRA/MIPS, Stage 3 of meaningful use, and nationwide interoperability

Brookings Scholar Touts Recent HIE Study as “Economically Significant”

June 15, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Health IT researcher Niam Yaraghi discusses a recent HIE study on reducing redundant medical procedures while examining HIEs’ struggles to date—and if they can be fixed going forward.

BCBS-Tennessee Leaders Make Headway with Medicaid Plan Member Engagement

June 13, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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When it comes to improving the health status of Medicaid recipients, leaders at BlueCare, the Medicaid division of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee, have been making gains in care management and plan member engagement

UPMC’s New CMIO on the Transformative Role of CMIOs in Health System Change

June 5, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Robert Bart, M.D., joined the Pittsburgh-based UPMC health system as CMIO, after serving as CMIO at the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, and shares his perspectives on health system change

The Leaders of a Unique Michigan ACO Organization Share their Perspectives on ACO Development

May 30, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Mazhar Jaffry, Abbas Kermani, and Diane Blackburn, three senior executives at Prime Accountable Care, LLC, in southeast Michigan, share their perspectives on physician-led ACO development, and on what they’ve learned so far

At Hackensack Meridian Health, an Innovative Approach to CDS in Cancer Care

May 29, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Clinicians at Hackensack Meridian Health, led by hematologist/oncologist Andrew Pecora, M.D., have been involved in an initiative that is bringing clinical evidence to the point of decision-making, and changing specialist care delivery

Up-and-Comers 2017: PeraHealth and its Rothman Index Tackle EHR Data

May 25, 2017  |  David Raths
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Leaders at PeraHealth initially set out to create a health “score” that could synthesize EHR data into meaningful, actionable information for care providers.

Up-and-Comers 2017: PatientPing: Bridging Silos between Unaffiliated Providers

May 24, 2017  |  David Raths
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In September 2013 Jay Desai co-founded Boston-based PatientPing, which offers providers real-time clinical event notifications. PatientPing’s technology bridges the silos between unaffiliated providers.

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

May 22, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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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
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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

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

May 10, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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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

Getting Practical on Population Health: What Pioneers Are Learning Now

May 9, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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As even the most advanced patient care organizations in the U.S. continue to work through some of the thorny fundamental issues around how to begin leveraging data analytics to support population health efforts under risk-bearing contracts, industry experts...

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