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Survey Gauges Health System Preparedness for Quality Payment Program

November 17, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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A new survey indicates that most healthcare organizations are relying on EHRs and population health management solutions for quality performance management. However, survey respondents also report low satisfaction with these solutions, which puts organizations at...

Wide Load: Puzzling Out the Place of the Diagnostic Image in the Emerging Healthcare Landscape

November 16, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Even as the U.S. healthcare system shifts from volume to value, how best to integrate image exchange into overall data exchange remains unresolved.

Premier Submits Comments on Future of CMMI

November 15, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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In its comments to CMS, Premier officials highlighted how critical it is for CMMI to continue to serve as a leader in testing value-based care models, incorporating the successes of past models into new models.

Lessons Learned from the Trenches of Healthcare Policy

November 15, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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A former OMB director discusses federal rulemaking, the future of CMS’ Innovation Center, and if the push toward value-based care has been slowed at all in recent months.

Deadline Approaching! Our Innovator Awards Program Awaits Your Stories of Innovation

November 14, 2017  |  the Editors of Healthcare Informatics
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Each year, Healthcare Informatics recognizes the best health IT innovation case studies from both provider organizations and vendor solution companies as part of its Innovator Awards Program

Over 40 U.S. States Pursuing Value-Based Payment Programs, Report Finds

November 14, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Alternative payment programs are becoming entrenched in state-level healthcare policy, according to a new study from Change Healthcare, which found that at least 40 states are pursuing value-based payment programs, with 15 multi-payer initiatives across those...

David Muntz Looks at Dallas, at Texas, and at Nationwide Healthcare Trends—in Context

November 13, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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David Muntz, the former Deputy National Coordinator for Health IT, and a former healthcare CIO for decades prior to that, offers his perspectives on key trends impacting the Dallas and Texas healthcare markets.

A Rural Healthcare CIO Speaks Out on East Texas’ Barriers to Value-Based Care

November 10, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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ETMC Regional Healthcare System’s CIO spoke to Healthcare Informatics about the organization’s biggest challenges right now as it relates to healthcare IT and value-based care, as well as other trends and innovation going on in the region.

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

More Hospitals are Voluntarily Submitting eCQM Data, Report Finds

November 9, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The number of U.S. hospitals that voluntarily submitted eCQM (electronic clinical quality measure) data has increased significantly in the last year, according to the Joint Commission’s 2017 annual report.

Market Report: Dallas’ Slow but Steady Push Toward a Value-Based Care Future

November 8, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Regional healthcare leaders are alert to the idea that leveraging IT at a high level will be crucial to helping them navigate their journeys into value-based healthcare

Report: Most States Fail with Healthcare Price, Quality Transparency

November 8, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Most states fail to provide consumers with the information they need to make informed healthcare choices and even fewer provide data on the price and quality of care together, according to a new report.

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