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In a Rural New Mexico Clinic, Leveraging IT to Optimize Patient and Activity Flow

April 26, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Dan Hamilton, COO of the Nor-Lea Hospital District in rural southeastern New Mexico, has been leading an IT-facilitated initiative that is optimizing patient and activity flow in a rural outpatient clinic setting

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

April 25, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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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
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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
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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

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

April 11, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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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

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

April 5, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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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

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

Healthcare Informatics Report Confirms MDs’ Lack of Preparedness for MACRA

March 29, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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A survey cosponsored by Healthcare Informatics and physician social network SERMO uncovers a significant lack of preparation by most practicing physicians for the data reporting requirements under the MACRA law

At the Health IT Summit in Cleveland, Framing MACRA As an Opportunity

March 23, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Robert Schwartz, M.D., a principal with The Chartis Group, told attendees at the Health IT Summit in Cleveland on Thursday that the requirements under the MACRA law offer both challenges and opportunities for hospital organization leaders

A Canadian Hospital Leverages IT to Optimize the Prevention of “Code Blues”

March 17, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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At Hamilton Health Sciences in Hamilton, Ontario, leaders have leveraged leading-edge IT to help optimize processes around monitoring patients in deterioration and averting “code blue” emergencies

What’s Next in Federal Healthcare Policy? Two Industry Observers Offer Predictions

March 14, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Two healthcare attorneys who are following current developments on Capitol Hill share their perspectives on the current moment in healthcare policy—and what’s coming next

At Chicago’s Presence Health, Taking a Thoughtful Path Forward into Value-Based Care

March 9, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Sam Bagchi, M.D., chief medical officer and chief quality officer at Presence Health, based in Chicago, shares his perspectives on the thoughtful path that he and his colleagues are taking forward into value-based and accountable care

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