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Quantifying (and Alleviating) the Quality Measurement Burden

November 9, 2017  |  David Raths
commentary
Can EHRs be designed to more easily collect and report metrics? What other steps can help keep externally reported measures to a manageable level?

Providers Plan to Meet Patient Consumerism Rise, Survey Finds

October 24, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
The new era of patient payment technology has put more demands on healthcare providers today, but most of them plan to meet the rise in patient consumerism with more retail-like technology solutions and practices, according to a new Black Book report.

A CIO Explores Dallas-Fort Worth’s Biggest HIT Challenges, Opportunities

October 18, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
Pamela McNutt, a veteran CIO with 30 years of experience in health IT, discusses how CIOs can help reduce physician burnout, and what innovation she’s seeing these days in the Dallas region.

Anthem to Create Tech Center in Downtown Atlanta

October 17, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
Anthem has announced that its local Atlanta affiliate will build a new technology center downtown where 3,000 multidisciplinary IT professionals will work on innovative projects to help improve the consumer experience.

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

October 11, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
article
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
article
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

The Texas Hospital Association’s Bold Data Analytics Thrust

October 4, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
article
Leaders at the Texas Hospital Association have been innovating around data analytics, supporting its advocacy leaders in communicating with state legislators, and also helping hospitals to improve their quality and cost outcomes

Survey: Value-Based Care Driving Investments in Consumer Engagement

October 4, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
Investment in consumer engagement is a top priority for 80 percent of payers and 72 percent of providers, and value-based care is the top reason why, according to new research.

At UNC Health Care, A Continued Commitment to Value

October 3, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
About three years ago, C-suite leaders at UNC Health Care began to realize that they needed to put more emphasis on moving from transition-based healthcare to value-based healthcare.

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

September 27, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
article
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
article
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.

“One Foot in the Boat, One Foot on the Dock”: Providers and Payers Forge a New Social Contract into Value-Based Healthcare

September 26, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
article
The leaders of medical groups, hospitals and health systems are finding willing partners—and tons of practical challenges—as they move forward with the federal government and with private health insurers into the new world of value-based healthcare.

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