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Strategizing on IT for ACO Development

February 18, 2011  |  Mark Hagland
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Within the past year, member organization leaders and executives at Premier Inc., the Charlotte-based healthcare provider alliance, have been strategizing forward on accountable care organizations (ACOs). Within that broad initiative has been a strong effort...

HIEs and ACOs: What's the Connection?

February 1, 2011  | 
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Whatever shape accountable care organizations (ACOs) take and no matter who end up running them, it is clear they will need to be adept at sharing patient data across care settings. As several panelists at the recent eHealth Initiative annual meeting in...

eHI Conference: Day Two

January 24, 2011  |  David Raths
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At a conference where the term “accountable care organization” was mentioned in every presentation, David Blumenthal, M.D., used his Jan. 20 talk to the eHealth Initiative to remind its members that the meaningful use effort is necessary to make ACOs possible...

Report: eHI Meeting Day 1

January 20, 2011  |  David Raths
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Kicking off the 2011 eHealth Initiative annual conference in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 19, William F. Jessee, MD, President and CEO of the Medical Group Management Association, noted that this promises to be an especially busy year in e-health as meaningful...

The ACO Experimentation Begins

January 19, 2011  |  David Raths
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At 33, Jason DeSantis may be one of the youngest health IT executives in the country. But that hasn’t stopped the division chief information officer of University Hospitals (UH) in Shaker Heights, Ohio, from getting involved in some cutting-edge projects. For...

What Are the IT Requirements of Accountable Care Organizations?

November 29, 2010  |  David Raths
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Although the accountable care organizations (ACOs) defined in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act won’t take shape until January 2012, chief information officers and chief medical information officers are already trying to determine ACOs’...

D.C. Report: Accountable Care Organizations on the Horizon, NHIN Testing

November 2, 2010  |  Sharon Canner, Sr. Director of Advocacy Programs
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While meaningful use and ICD-10 are capturing immediate attention of CIOs, there is also focus on certain key provisions of the Patient Protection and Accountable Care Act (PPACA), such as accountable care organizations (ACOs/section 3022). This shared savings...

ACO Risks and Rewards

September 3, 2010  |  Mark Hagland
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Last month, Lisa Bielamowicz, M.D., a practice leader at the Washington, D.C.-based Advisory Board Company, co-presented a webinar on the opportunities and challenges facing clinicians and provider organizations who might choose to participate in a new program...

Getting the Big Picture on ACOs

August 24, 2010  |  Mark Hagland
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One significant element in the comprehensive federal healthcare reform legislation passed by Congress and signed by President Obama in March (the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) was the inclusion of legislative language to support the development...

A Brave New World of Connectivity, Part 2

June 14, 2010  |  Jennifer Prestigiacomo
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Last week Keith Figlioli, senior vice president of healthcare informatics at the Charlotte, N.C.-based health alliance Premier, Inc., spoke with HCI

Healthcare Reform and IT

April 22, 2010  |  David Raths
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As soon as President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law in late March, CIOs, policy leaders and industry observers began trying to gauge its potential impact, as well as how it might relate to the HITECH Act's meaningful...

Measuring Healthcare Reform's Impact

April 1, 2010  |  David Raths
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As soon as President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law in late March, CIOs, policy leaders and industry observers began trying to gauge its potential impact, as well as how it might relate to the HITECH Act’s meaningful use...

The Law of Unintended Consequences - Will the Stimulus Topple the House of Cards?

February 23, 2009  |  Pam Arlotto
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While the healthcare industry contemplates the positive impact of the stimulus, it is also important to pause and consider the “unintended consequences” of incenting IT adoption.

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