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At the HIT Summit in Minneapolis, an MD Informaticist’s Perspective on Clinical Transformation

June 18, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
article
Karl Poterack, M.D. spoke at the Health IT Summit in Minneapolis about the role of clinical informatics in standardizing physician practice—and moving the needle forward on clinical performance improvement

Kaiser, Emory Healthcare Partner on Integrated Care Model in Atlanta

June 14, 2018  |  David Raths
news
Emory Healthcare, the clinical arm of Emory University, and Kaiser Permanente have announced a partnership in metropolitan Atlanta.

Advantage: Interoperability

May 22, 2018  |  Joe Marion
commentary
Recent discussions emphasize the advantages of interoperability within and between healthcare providers.

Allscripts to Buy HealthGrid for Patient Engagement Functionality

May 4, 2018  |  David Raths
news
Health IT vendor Allscripts (NASDAQ:MDRX) has agreed to acquire HealthGrid Holding Co., the developer of a mobile patient engagement platform called CareNotify.

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

April 24, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
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.

AMGA Survey: Value-Based Care Driving C-Suite Compensation Incentives

April 24, 2018  |  Heather Landi
news
A recent survey by the American Medical Group Association (AMGA) of executive and leadership compensation reveals several trends, including that incentive compensation plays an important role in increases and value-based care is driving executive compensation...

Atrius Health Finding High-Value Use Cases for Natural Language Processing

March 26, 2018  |  David Raths
article
Natural language processing has the potential to help plug information gaps by unlocking the value in unstructured data. But health systems are still figuring out which use cases to apply it to.

Could the MedPAC Proposal Around MIPS End Up Being the Wrong Answer to the Right Question?

March 20, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, or MedPAC, has proposed that Congress eliminate the MIPS program and replace it with a new value-based purchasing program—but does that proposal make sense in the current policy and payment moment?

Rush University Medical Center Applies Analytics to Fine-Tune Clinical Documentation

March 19, 2018  |  David Raths
article
Physician burnout tied to dissatisfaction with EHR implementations can lead to inaccurate and incomplete documentation. That in turn can have financial, reputational and clinical repercussions. The Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, has spent the last...

Should MIPS be Repealed and Replaced? Several Industry Leaders Weigh in on MedPAC’s Published Proposal

March 19, 2018  |  Heather Landi
article
In its March report to Congress, MedPAC, a policy advisory group, recommends repealing MIPS and replacing it with an alternative model of reimbursement. Several industry thought leaders weigh in on the implications of this recommendation and the future of MIPS.

PODCAST: AMA President Dr. David Barbe on the 2018 MACRA Final Rule and the Future of MIPS

March 2, 2018  |  Heather Landi
article
In this latest Healthcare Informatics podcast, David Barbe, M.D., American Medical Association president, discusses the 2018 MACRA final rule, how it differs from 2017 and why he has reservations about the MedPAC proposal to repeal and replace MIPS.

Survey: Providers Increasingly Adopting New Payment Technologies

February 28, 2018  |  Heather Landi
news
In just the last year, there has been a dramatic increase in the adoption of payment technologies, including web portals and interactive voice response (IVR) technology, by healthcare providers and healthcare collection agencies, according to a new survey.

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