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Is HHS’ Proposal to Scale Back Mandatory Bundled Payments a Step Back from Value-Based Care? Many Healthcare Experts Say No

August 18, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Does HHS’s proposal to eliminate mandatory bundled payments signal that CMS is taking its foot off the accelerator in the movement to advanced alternative payment models? Some healthcare experts say no, as value-based payment models continue to drive forward.

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.

How Predictive Analytics Can Help Address the Opioid Crisis

August 14, 2017  |  Sanket Shah, Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago
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Using healthcare data and actionable analytics could play a key role in helping to combat the opioid crisis.

Allscripts Buys NantHealth’s Provider and Patient Engagement Business

August 13, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Digital health company NantHealth announced that it signed an agreement with Allscripts to sell the electronic health record (EHR) vendor its provider/patient engagement assets.

Leaders at Virginia Tech’s Biocomplexity Institute Devise an Analytic Platform to Address Infectious Disease Spread

August 11, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Leaders at the Biocomplexity Institute at Virginia Tech have been working on an exciting initiative, developing an analytic modeling platform that could help to prepare for and prevent the spread of common infectious diseases

Leveraging Data and Technology to Advance Enterprise-Wide Pharmacy Operations

August 10, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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As the healthcare landscape undergoes accelerating change, almost every clinical and operational area within health systems must evolve to keep pace, including pharmacy operations. One health system is leveraging technology and data to help them better manage...

Looking at a Recent Survey—and Patient Care Leaders’ Determination to Move Ahead on Population Health

August 8, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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A practicing physician and industry expert looks at the results of a new survey affirming providers’ determination to move forward on population health strategies

NIH’s All of Us Research Issues Initial Research Protocol

August 8, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The National Institute of Health’s All of Us Research Program, previously called the Precision Medicine Initiative, released its initial research protocol, or research plan.

The Key to the Value-Based Transition: Marrying Clinical and Claims Data, Says One Expert

August 8, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Dr. Emad Rizk recently was interviewed by Healthcare Informatics about how healthcare organizations are progressing in their shift to value-based care, what the biggest challenges are, and how IT is playing a role.

One Industry Leader Urges a Shift from “Patient-Centered” Care to “Collaborative Health”

August 4, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Healthcare author and consultant Michael Millenson urges the leaders of patient care organizations to rethink the concept of “patient-centered care” and consider shifting towards his concept of “collaborative health” instead

80% of Healthcare Execs Confident in Future of Population Health Despite Political Uncertainty

August 1, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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More than 80 percent of healthcare executives feel that the effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has not caused them to pause or otherwise change their approach to population health management.

GUEST BLOG: Let’s Bring Warmth and Empathy to Digital Health

July 31, 2017  |  A. Marc Harrison, M.D.
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A. Marc Harrison, M.D., president and CEO of Intermountain Healthcare, offers insights on how patient care organization leaders can pursue strategies that are both high-tech and high-touch at the same time—for better outcomes and improved satisfaction.

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