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With $6.3M PCORI Contract, UPMC Health Plan to Study Tech-Based Approach to Chronic Disease

September 25, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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The UPMC Center for High-Value Health Care was recently awarded a $6.3 million contract from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study different care delivery models to improve outcomes for patients with chronic disease and a co-existing...

The CEO of a Nationwide Association of MD Groups Sees the Future—and It’s Not in Fee-For-Service

September 18, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Don Crane, CEO of APG, a nationwide association of medical groups working in risk-based contracting, shares his perspectives on the future of medical groups in a shifting landscape

Is It Time to Totally Rethink the Concept of Patient Engagement?

May 30, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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It was fascinating to listen to Dr. Katherine Schneider’s keynote presentation in Philadelphia, “Patient Engagement Is Not an App”—and to ponder the implicit challenge she posed to her audience

Putting On a Public Face: UCHealth’s Corporate Branding Initiative

April 24, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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At UCHealth, the Denver-based integrated health system, rapid growth through merger and acquisition activity has led senior executives to undertake a comprehensive branding initiative—with robust results

At One Florida Practice, MD Leaders are Leveraging Telehealth to Bridge Gaps in Care for Pediatric ADHD Patients

April 20, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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A leading private pediatric practice in Jacksonville, Florida is seeing success with the use of a telehealth platform targeting a particular population of pediatric patients, children diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

How One Venture Capital Executive Sees the HIT-Fueled Future of Patient Engagement

April 19, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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John Gardner, a partner in the San Francisco-based NGP Capital venture capital firm, shares his perspectives on the role of healthcare IT in the ongoing evolution of the patient engagement concept

What Nebraska’s Physician Shortage Says About the Emerging Healthcare System Nationwide

April 17, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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A report issued earlier this month by leaders at the University of Nebraska Medical Center looks at the cornhusker state’s physician shortage—with strong implications for the role of healthcare IT in the emerging healthcare system

A Rural Healthcare Report Examines Physician Shortage Issues in Nebraska

April 16, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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A new report on rural healthcare looks at the physician shortage in Nebraska, and some of the alternatives, around mid-level professionals, that are emerging in order to address that ongoing shortage

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

International Healthcare Leaders Share Perspectives on Common Challenges, Opportunities

March 9, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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At HIMSS18, international healthcare leaders shared the reality of vast commonalities in terms of the challenges facing healthcare systems around the world—and the potential for common strategies to address those challenges

Why Geisinger’s “Fresh Food Farmacy” Initiative Could Turn Out To Be a Nationally Replicable Model

February 13, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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It was very encouraging to read about the Geisinger “Fresh Food Farmacy” program, which is giving away healthy foods to diabetic patients, and moving forward strategically to improve their health status—using a model that could prove replicable nationwide

On the Horizon: A Delivery System Increasingly Untethered from In-Person Patient Visits

January 16, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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An op-ed in The New England Journal of Medicine, authored by Sean Duffy and Thomas H. Lee, M.D., lays out clearly an argument for the path forward around a care delivery system increasingly untethered to in-person patient visits

Edging into 2018, Could 2017 Turn Out To Have Been an Inflection-Point Year?

January 1, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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It feels as though 2017 was an important year in the preparation on the part of advanced patient care organizations, to plunge more deeply into risk-based contracting—at a time of accelerating risks to providers (including cybersecurity risks) of all kinds

In New York State, a Unique MSSP ACO Cares for Patients with Intellectual Disabilities

December 20, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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In New York state, the Alliance for Integrated Care of New York (AICNY) is leveraging data and analytics in order to optimize care delivery to patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities

When State Medicaid Leaders Talk, We Need to Listen

December 10, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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The discussion that took place at the Sloan School of Management at MIT last month was highly relevant to a host of issues around not only Medicaid program reform, but overall health system reform across the U.S. healthcare system

In San Francisco's Chinatown, Using HIT to Improve Patient Identification and Analyze Care Gaps

November 27, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Serving an immigrant community with complex medical and support needs, the Chinese Community Health Care Association (CCHCA) is moving forward to implement strategies that optimize patient identification and care management.

In New Mexico, a Medical Home Model Created Outside the Hospital

October 12, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Barbara McAneny, M.D., an oncologist/hematologist, was the leader behind the Community Oncology Medical Home, a model built around keeping patients out of the hospital.

UHIN, Utah’s Statewide HIE, Pushes the Envelope on Interoperability

October 2, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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UHIN, the Utah Health Information Network, that Utah’s statewide HIE, is moving forward quickly to connect payers, providers, public health, and patients, across Utah and beyond—with documented results

National HIE Leader Deb Bass Shares her Perspectives on HIEs’ Opportunity in this Moment

September 6, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Deb Bass, CEO of the Nebraska Health Information Initiative (NeHII), shared insights on the opportunities (and challenges) facing health information exchanges in the present moment in U.S. healthcare

At the SHIEC Conference, Payers and Social Service Providers Highlight Collaboration Plans with HIEs

September 1, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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At the SHIEC Annual Conference in Indianapolis this week, leaders of health plan and social service organizations agreed: HIEs can provide needed data to help both plans and social service providers to enhance community health status

HHS Awards $105 Million to Community Health Centers for Quality Improvement

August 16, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded nearly $105 million to 1,333 health centers in all U.S. states, territories and the District of Columbia as an investment in quality improvement.

NCQA Offers Comments to CMS on Quality Payment Program 2018 Rule

August 15, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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In comments to CMS, the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has offered several suggestions that it thinks the federal agency should consider before writing the final Quality Payment Program rule for 2018.

One Industry Leader Urges a Shift from “Patient-Centered” Care to “Collaborative Health”

August 4, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Healthcare author and consultant Michael Millenson urges the leaders of patient care organizations to rethink the concept of “patient-centered care” and consider shifting towards his concept of “collaborative health” instead

GUEST BLOG: Let’s Bring Warmth and Empathy to Digital Health

July 31, 2017  |  A. Marc Harrison, M.D.
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A. Marc Harrison, M.D., president and CEO of Intermountain Healthcare, offers insights on how patient care organization leaders can pursue strategies that are both high-tech and high-touch at the same time—for better outcomes and improved satisfaction.

When It Comes to Assessing the Value of the PCMH Model of Care, the Devil Really Is In the Details

July 8, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine has found some seemingly counter-intuitive results, in the analysis of the adoption of the patient-centered medical home model FQHCs—but counter-intuitive only on the surface

MACRA’s Quality Payment Program and the “Goldilocks Problem” in Federal Healthcare Policy

June 23, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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The release this week of the proposed rule for 2018 for the Quality Payment Program under MACRA has fueled a full spectrum of reactions from industry leaders. Are federal healthcare officials getting it “just right” in terms of the levels of rigor built into the...

Survey: The Advisory Board Company Looks at the Virtual Care Opportunity

June 20, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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On June 19, The Advisory Board Company announced the results of a survey of healthcare consumers, one that has found a very high level of interest among consumers in the provision of virtual visits on the part of providers

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

We’re Getting to Know What the High-Needs Patient Population Looks Like—and Seeing Clear Gaps

May 25, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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What do we know about the patients with the highest and most complex needs, as the healthcare system evolves forward around population health and care management—and what do we need to know? Some recent research and analyses shed light

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