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Connecting Healthcare with Food and Health: First Attempts Are Showing Real Promise

April 14, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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With health plans like Kaiser Permanente Colorado, and patient care organizations like Geisinger Health System, beginning to work on the issue of food insecurity, as it relates to diabetes, the possibilities of real convergence are many

A Final Rule Around Medicare Advantage Plans Hints at Potential Future Changes to MIPS Data Reporting

April 2, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Amid the announcement of a final rule around changes to the Medicare Advantage program, CMS Administrator Seema Verma hinted at data measurement changes that could touch on provider measures as well

At the HIT Summit in Cleveland, MetroHealth Executives Share their Journey into Value

March 30, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Drs. Nabil Chehade and David Kaelber of Cleveland’s MetroHealth System shared with HIT Summit-Cleveland attendees insights on their organization’s journey into value-based care delivery, including on the vital role of HIT

A Clinically Integrated Network Forges Success in Southeastern New Jersey

March 25, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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In New Jersey, Shore Quality Partners is succeeding as a clinically integrated network, through clear strategy and excellent execution—and successful leveraging of data and IT to support clinical transformation

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

March 20, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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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?

Healthcare Innovation Leader David B. Nash, M.D. Shares His Perspectives on the Current Moment in Population Health

March 16, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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David Nash, M.D., one of the best-known pioneers in the world of population health management and related areas, shares his perspectives on the current moment in—and future prospects of—the population health management phenomenon

CMS Makes a Big Splash with Verma’s Speech, But What Does It Really Mean?

March 8, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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CMS Administrator Seema Verma made a huge splash with her speech Tuesday at HIMSS18, and that speech was followed by another significant one that HHS Secretary Alex Azar made at AHIP today; but what will the concrete fruits of those speeches be?

Results of the 2018 HIMSS Leadership Survey Confirm CIOs’ Focus on Clinical Outcomes Improvement—and Cybersecurity

March 8, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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The results of the 2018 HIMSS U.S. Leadership and Workforce Survey confirm healthcare IT leaders’ focus on improving clinical outcomes and operations—while also intensifying cybersecurity and data privacy and security

BREAKING NEWS: At HIMSS18, CMS’s Verma Announces MyHealthEData Initiative, to Give Patients Control of their Data

March 6, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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On Tuesday morning at HIMSS18, CMS Administrator Seema Verma announced a broad new initiative to empower patients to control their health data, with encouragement and warnings for healthcare stakeholders

The 2018 Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards: Second-Place Winning Team—Adventist Health System

February 21, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Leaders at the Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based Adventist Health System are moving forward to master bundled payment performance around joint replacement, and that initiative has borne abundant fruit with dramatic gains in clinical and financial performance.

Healthcare Orgs Report Improvements in Quality, Cost Using Data and Analytics

February 21, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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In 2017, nearly three dozen organizations ranging in size from small community hospitals to some of the nation’s largest integrated delivery systems documented 125 improvements in quality, cost and efficiency using technology and improvement processes.

Looking at the CVS-Aetna Deal: One Academic Sees Major Disruptive Potential

February 16, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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One academic researcher looks at CVS Health’s acquisition of Aetna, and shares her perspective that the proposed deal could have a very big disruptive impact on U.S. healthcare—including on provider organizations

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