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When State Medicaid Leaders Talk, We Need to Listen

December 10, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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The discussion that took place at the Sloan School of Management at MIT last month was highly relevant to a host of issues around not only Medicaid program reform, but overall health system reform across the U.S. healthcare system

Catalyst for Payment Reform’s Suzanne Delbanco on ACO Measurement and the CVS-Aetna Deal

December 8, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Suzanne Delbanco, Ph.D. of Catalyst for Payment Reform, which is focused on helping employer-purchasers get value for their spending, shares her perspectives on the CVS-Aetna merger, and on CPR’s new ACO value measurement tool

What are the Top Technology Priorities for Health System Leaders in 2018? A New Survey Sheds Some Light

December 7, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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A new survey indicates hospital and health system leaders are prioritizing investments in 2018 on proven technology solutions that will have an immediate impact and are proceeding cautiously with technologies like artificial intelligence.

In Michigan, Lakeland Health’s Newfound Focus on Patient Monitoring and Safety

December 7, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Motivated to improve patient safety, clinical and IT leaders at Lakeland Health have implemented a monitoring system that gives hospital patients an automated early warning score.

Technology Affordability in Community Hospitals

December 6, 2017  |  Pete Rivera
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Community hospitals traditionally operate in many under-served areas. They are often the oasis for patients that otherwise would have to travel long distances to receive quality care.

Market Profile: San Diego Healthcare Leaders Find Togetherness Comes Naturally

December 6, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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In part 1 of a three-part series, Healthcare Informatics looks at the dynamics of the San Diego healthcare market around collaboration among stakeholder groups—and finds a metro healthcare market culture that fosters both cooperation and innovation

RSNA 2017: The Year of Image Augmentation

December 5, 2017  |  Joe Marion
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RSNA 2017 is now history. What were some interesting takeaways for healthcare IT?

Can Technology Transform Behavioral Care? Healthcare Leaders Discuss the Promise and the Hype

December 5, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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During a healthcare conference sponsored by MIT’s Sloan School of Management, Don Mordecai, M.D., Kaiser Permanente National Leader for Mental Health and Wellness, shared his perspective on the state of digital health innovation in mental health care.

Can AI Help to Save the Practice of Radiology for the Future?

December 5, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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At the RSNA Conference last week, the breadth and intensity of the discussions around artificial intelligence revealed the universal concern over how radiology can prove itself in the new healthcare

CVS Health Announces $69 Billion Acquisition of Aetna

December 4, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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CVS Health announced this weekend that it has agreed to acquire Aetna in a $69 billion dollar merger that is the largest ever in the health insurance industry.

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