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Health Affairs: Most ACOs’ IT Infrastructures Remain Immature

October 7, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Most ACO delivery systems remain at a nascent stage, according to a report published in the October edition of Health Affairs.

Patient Engagement Technology: Moving Beyond Patient Portals?

October 6, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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As healthcare organizations move towards coordinated care, one health IT analyst says healthcare leaders to think past the patient portal and focus on broader patient engagement technology models.

Farzad Mostashari: Some Hospitals Engaging in “Very Active Information Blocking”

October 6, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Farzad Mostashari recently spoke with Healthcare Informatics Managing Editor Rajiv Leventhal on a myriad of healthcare IT issues, including information blocking and drilling down on the results of ACOs to date.

NeHII’s Deb Bass: HIE Is Changing to Meet Changing Needs

October 6, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Deb Bass, the CEO of the Nebraska Health Information Initiative (NeHII) sees a bright future for HIEs—as long as their leaders find ways to provide truly needed services

University of California, UnitedHealth Group to Develop ACO

September 30, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The University of California (UC Health) and UnitedHealth Group are collaborating for a 10-year strategic relationship centered on value-based care and the formation of an accountable care organization (ACO).

Provider Associations Laud Bipartisan, ACO-Focused Legislation

September 22, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Four major healthcare professional associations on Thursday publicly expressed support for legislation aimed at modifying the Medicare Shared Savings Program for ACOs in order to ease providers’ concerns

Dr. Mostashari Gives “Report from the Field” Inside Look on Aledade ACOs

September 21, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Farzad Mostashari, M.D., founder of Aledade, a company focused on physician-led accountable care organizations (ACOs), co-published a report this week looking at the highs and lows of Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) ACOs in light of recent performance...

Medicare ACOs in the Trenches: How to Survive in Healthcare’s Changing World (Part 2)

September 9, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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In the second part of a two-part series, Healthcare Informatics takes a look at certain Medicare ACOs that are thriving in a care delivery space that has proved difficult for many.

Medicare ACOs in the Trenches: How to Survive in Healthcare’s Changing World (Part 1)

September 7, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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In Part one of a two-part series, Healthcare Informatics takes a look at certain Medicare ACOs that are thriving in a care delivery space that has proved difficult for many.

How Medicare ACOs Fared Financially in 2015: A Visual Analysis

August 30, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Healthcare Informatics has put together a series of visuals that we think will help readers better conceptualize how ACOs performed financially in 2015.

BREAKING: Medicare ACOs Saved $466M in 2015, but Nearly Half Failed to Generate Any Savings

August 25, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Although more than 400 Medicare accountable care organizations (ACOs) generated more than $466 million in total program savings in 2015, nearly seven in 10 of those ACO organizations did not generate enough savings to receive bonuses, according to an Aug. 25...

National Business Group Survey: Telehealth on the Rise, Uncertainty around ACOs

August 12, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Nine in 10 employers will make telehealth services available to employees in states where it is allowed next year—a sharp increase from 70 percent this year, and from 7 percent in 2012, according to a recent National Business Group on Health survey.

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