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Data Quality, Liquidity Key to Physician Practice Transition to Value-Based Care

November 20, 2017  |  David Raths
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Issues with data liquidity and quality will make the transition to value-based care difficult, says the American Academy of Family Physicians' Steven Waldren, M.D., “but the horse is out of the barn, and we will move toward value-based payment no matter...

Good Signs: NYC Health + Hospitals Corporation Boasts a True ACO Success Story

November 9, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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New York City Health & Hospitals Corporation’s leaders have been able to boast very impressive results from their organization’s MSSP work--results that offer hope for leaders from all types of patient care organizations

In Dallas, UT Southwestern’s Leaders Push Ahead on their Ambulatory Quality Initiative

November 3, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Things continue to move forward at UT Southwestern, where an extraordinary Ambulatory Quality Outcomes initiative snared its leaders the first-place award in Healthcare Informatics’ 2016 Innovator Awards Program

Partners to Bring Patient-Generated Data to EHR, Care Plans

October 27, 2017  |  David Raths
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Partners HealthCare is working on an effort to provide its clinicians and researchers with access to patient-generated health data from over 420 consumer and clinical health devices.

Reports: CVS Health Makes Bid to Purchase Aetna for $66B

October 26, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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CVS Health is reportedly in talks to purchase Aetna, a deal that would be the largest ever in the health insurance industry if it goes through.

Michigan HIE Implementing Alerts for Social Determinants of Health

October 23, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Great Lakes Health Connect (GLHC), Michigan’s health information exchange (HIE), is partnering with health IT solutions company Holon Solutions to enable alerts that address patients’ physical, mental and social determinants of health.

Medtronic, American Well Team Up to Integrate Telehealth Capabilities

October 19, 2017  | 
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Medtronic and American Well announced a partnership to offer a telehealth solution focused on the unique needs of the complex, chronic, co-morbid patient population.

KLAS: Providers’ Needs for Advanced Pop Health Solutions Ramp Up

October 13, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Provider organizations’ needs in managing population health are as varied as the capabilities of the IT solutions designed to assist them, according to KLAS researchers following a new report.

As North Carolina Moves Towards Medicaid Managed Care, Its Leaders Approach the Operational Issues

October 11, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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As North Carolina moves to transform its Medicaid program into a managed care one, its operations leaders are tackling the process and IT challenges involved, notes Sam Gibbs, a speaker at the upcoming Health IT Summit in Raleigh

A Health Affairs Study Finds ACOs Moving Forward Quickly—If Unevenly—Into Risk

October 6, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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A study published online this week in Health Affairs offers some of the best analysis yet, based on survey data, around the accelerating pace of ACO development—and its numerous implications for healthcare IT leaders

Value-Based Healthcare and IT: HIT Leaders Work Out New Strategies

September 27, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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When it comes to the plunge into value-based healthcare of all kinds, the leaders of patient care organizations are only beginning to fully realize how complex the strategic IT challenges involved really are.

In L.A. County, Building an Integrated Health System to Serve the Highest-Risk Individuals

September 26, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Within Los Angeles County, there is an ambitious project underway to build an integrated, county-wide system that will link health and social service agencies to provide more coordinated services to the sickest, most vulnerable county residents.

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