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PCORI Awards $3.8 Million in Research Funding to UPMC Center

September 15, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
The UPMC Center for High-Value Health has been approved for a $3.8 million funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to research integrated care models for patients with complex care needs.

AT NYU Langone Health, Driving Forward on Technology Innovation at an Enterprise Level

September 14, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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At New York City-based NYU Langone Health, healthcare senior executive leaders are leveraging technologies like intelligent automation and machine learning to improve care quality and operational efficiency while also striving to enhance the patient experience.

Summit Health: A Pioneering New Jersey Medical Group Expands its Reach Out West

September 14, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
article
A pioneering multispecialty medical group based in New Jersey is expanding its reach across the country, through its management company, bringing its innovations to healthcare markets in Arizona and Oregon

HIE Leaders Crack the Code on Indispensability

September 7, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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At the SHIEC Conference in Indianapolis last week, all eyes were on the future, and a range of opportunities for health information exchanges to make themselves indispensable to payers, providers, and public health

National HIE Leader Deb Bass Shares her Perspectives on HIEs’ Opportunity in this Moment

September 6, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Deb Bass, CEO of the Nebraska Health Information Initiative (NeHII), shared insights on the opportunities (and challenges) facing health information exchanges in the present moment in U.S. healthcare

At the SHIEC Conference, Payers and Social Service Providers Highlight Collaboration Plans with HIEs

September 1, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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At the SHIEC Annual Conference in Indianapolis this week, leaders of health plan and social service organizations agreed: HIEs can provide needed data to help both plans and social service providers to enhance community health status

Getting Your "Value-Based Care House” in Order by Embracing Primary Care

August 28, 2017  |  Sylvia Dochterman, consultant, Freed Associates
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Regardless of what becomes of the Affordable Care Act, industry experts agree that value-based care (VBC) initiatives will likely remain. Here are five key VBC-oriented questions to ask regarding your primary care offerings.

Creating Care Plans With Patients’ Ideas of Success Front and Center

August 25, 2017  |  David Raths
article
With the opioid crisis directly in their sights, Medicaid providers in New Hampshire are working under a CMS waiver to better coordinate care between primary care, behavioral health, and substance use disorder clinicians.

Sutter Health, Quartet Collaborate on Tech to Improve Mental Healthcare

August 23, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
Sutter Health, a healthcare system in Northern California, and behavioral health technology company Quartet, are collaborating to deploy a technology platform that aims to better integrate mental and physical healthcare in Sutter Health’s network.

Doing the Right Thing in the Era of MACRA: The Role of Care Coordination

August 15, 2017  |  Thomas James, III, M.D.
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In the era of MACRA, providers need to balance reporting requirements, which can be time-consuming, while continuing to put patients first. One of the best ways to do this is to ensure patient care is well coordinated.

Health IT Analytics: ‘More Time Spent Shoveling Coal Than Steering the Ship’

August 10, 2017  |  David Raths
article
As health systems and ACOs establish the infrastructure to provide actionable data to care managers and front-line clinicians, they continue to struggle with messy data, incompatible systems and a lack of automation.

At the Health IT Summit-Philadelphia, a Frank Discussion of the Challenges around MACRA

August 10, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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At the Health IT Summit in Philadelphia, industry leaders engaged in a bracingly candid discussion of the complexities and challenges around the implementation of the MACRA law and around its requirements for providers

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