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Reinventing Utilization Management to Bring Value to the Point of Care

February 21, 2018  |  Nilo Mehrabian Vice President, Product Management, Decision Support, Change Healthcare
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How an automated exception-based approach can make UM more efficient and effective.

PODCAST: AMIA’s Jeff Smith on MACRA/MIPS in this Current Moment and What’s Next in HIT Policy

April 19, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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On the latest Healthcare Informatics podcast, AMIA’s Jeff Smith gives his thoughts on where things stand with MACRA/MIPS right now, the future of MU, 21st Century Cures tidbits and more.

In Southern Colorado, a Technology-Driven Initiative is Helping to Fill in the Gaps for Underserved Patients

April 12, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Community Health Partnership has been making strides to provide integrated care for high-risk populations in its Southern Colorado communities, with a focus on collaboration and whole-person care coordination, powered by technology.

Pennsylvania Ramping Up Connections to Public Health Gateway

April 11, 2018  |  David Raths
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The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is ramping up a Public Health Gateway (PHG) that was created as a single point of entry for healthcare information organizations (HIOs) submitting data for provider organizations to dozens of applications in the Department of...

The Federal Message is Loud and Clear: It’s Time for Patients to be Truly Empowered

April 11, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Government health IT officials are serious about creating a true market for healthcare in which patients are engaged and empowered. Will their message hit home?

Community Health Leaders Share Their Progress on Integrating SDoH Data into Healthcare

April 10, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Many community-based organizations are advancing forward in their efforts to use health IT to collect, standardize and integrate social and behavioral health data, as detailed during a panel discussion at the 2018 State Healthcare IT Connect Summit last week.

Adam Boehler Officially Named CMMI Director

April 9, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) officially has a new director—Adam Boehler, the former CEO of home-based care startup Landmark Health.

Baylor Scott & White Pop Health Initiative Reduced ED, Inpatient Care Use

April 5, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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In an effort to reduce rising rates of ED use and inpatient hospitalizations, Dallas-based Baylor Scott & White was able to deploy a population health strategy, centered around the integration of social determinants of health data, to help accomplish the goal.

PODCAST: Brookings Fellow Yaraghi Slams ONC’s TEFCA

April 4, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Niam Yaraghi and I discuss TEFCA, the evolution of HIEs and where things stand today, and the government’s push for a market-oriented healthcare that is centered around patient empowerment.

Health Affairs: PCPs’ EHRs Struggle with Quality Improvement Reporting

April 3, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Although federal value-based payment programs require providers to conduct quality improvement activities, many EHRs are not up to the task, according to new research in the April issue of Health Affairs.

Analysis: MSSP ACOs Have Performed Below CBO Estimates

April 3, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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According to a new analysis from Avalere, MSSP ACOs have performed considerably below the financial estimates from the Congressional Budget Office made in 2010 when the MSSP was enacted as part of the ACA.

AAFP Calling on CMS to Make Improvements to MyHealthEData Initiative

March 27, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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In a letter to CMS Administrator Seema Verma, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) voiced it support of the MyHealthEData initiative, but also called for some improvements to certain aspects of the fledgling patient data initiative.

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