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In Georgia, Helping Physicians Move Forward on MACRA/MIPS, EHRs, and APMs

April 25, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
article
The Georgia Health Information Technology Extension Center (GA-HITEC) is offering a lifeline to practicing physicians in the Peach State, as practicing doctors attempt to ramp up to meet the demands of MACRA/MIPS

Unlocking the Key to Readmissions Reduction Success—Looking at Clinical Transformation, and the “ACO Effect”

April 24, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
A recent study lends further credence to already-accumulating anecdotal evidence regarding the value of ACO, bundled-payment, and even MU-driven, work, to support the processes that can unlock success in reducing readmissions

Working in Diverse Markets, a Healthcare Company Achieves Noteworthy Population Health Results

April 21, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
article
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

New Hampshire Care Coordination Pilot Program Reduces Overdoses by 34 Percent

April 12, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
A pilot program in the South New Hampshire region that focuses on multi-agency care coordination for substance use disorder patients reported that the program has helped to reduce overdoses and fatalities related to substance abuse by 34 percent and saved $1.9...

What Can We Learn From Oregon’s Innovative Medicaid Experiment?

April 11, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
The March issue of Health Affairs includes an article based on a study of Oregon’s exceptionally innovative Medicaid managed care program—with major implications for the future of population health initiatives nationwide

Population Health in Maryland: ‘The Stars Are in Alignment’

April 10, 2017  |  David Raths
commentary
Maryland’s experiment in changing how provider organizations are paid opens the door to population health experimentation.

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.

Might Food Be the Next Frontier on the Population Health Horizon?

April 5, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
Connecting patients’ nutrition, exercise, and other “lifestyle”-related characteristics to health risk assessment and then to care management, could be next in efforts among population health pioneers, as they seek to improve both clinical and financial outcomes

University of Maryland Medical System Earns HIMSS Stage 6 Recognition

March 28, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS), based in Baltimore, has achieved Stage 6 on HIMSS Analytics’ Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM) for the ambulatory environment.

Intermountain Wins Hearst Health Prize for Mental Health Integration

March 28, 2017  |  David Raths
news
based Intermountain Healthcare was named the winner of the 2017 Hearst Health Prize for its mental health integration program, which embeds mental health screening and treatment within primary care and select specialty practices.

At the Cleveland HIT Summit, Looking at the Opportunities in Using Sociodemographic Data

March 28, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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At the Cleveland Health IT Summit, Michigan Medicine’s Justin Pestrue described his work with sociodemographic and socioeconomic data, and the potential for such data to assist in improving population health efforts

Top Ten Tech Trends 2017: Moving the Learning Health System from Concept to Reality

March 22, 2017  |  David Raths
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The potential of big data, within a learning health system, is starting to become a reality at some of the leading patient care systems in the country and through some consortia.

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