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Charleston Area Medical Center’s Patient Education-Fueled Readmissions Breakthrough

July 15, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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At the Charleston Area Medical Center, clinical and administrative leaders have leveraged their patient education program to make serious inroads in readmissions reduction in important chronic disease areas, including CHF and COPD

Making Major Inroads in the Care Management of High-Needs Populations, at L.A. Care Health Plan

July 4, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Katrina Miller, M.D., chief medical information executive at the 2.1 million-member L.A. Care Health Plan, shares her perspectives on some of the gains that she and her colleagues have been making in improving the care management of high-risk health plan...

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

Getting Right with Patients and Families: One Florida Surgery Center Leverages IT to Improve Flow

June 7, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Leaders at Panama City Surgery Center in Florida were experiencing patient flow, patient and family communication, and patient satisfaction issues, until they leveraged IT to improve flow, operational efficiency, and satisfaction

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

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 Nursing Informatics Leader Parses the Challenges of EHR Optimization

May 9, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Joyce Sensmeier, R.N., vice president of informatics at HIMSS North America, shares her perspective on the critical role nursing informaticists play in helping health systems realize value from health IT investments and achieve improved outcomes.

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

In Tacoma, CHI Franciscan Leverages IT to Transform Care Delivery

April 7, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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At Tacoma, Wash.-based CHI Franciscan Health, the initiatives being implemented by the Care Transformation team are resulting in significant positive impacts on patient outcomes, avoided healthcare costs and unprecedented system efficiencies.

At Augusta University Health, Wearable Technology Enables Real-Time Monitoring of At-Risk Patients

April 6, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Augusta University Medical Center (AUMC) has taken a leap forward into connected health innovation to leverage medical-grade wearable technology to improve patient monitoring, particularly for at-risk patients in low-acuity settings.

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

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