Accountable Care

Cerner President Zane Burke

By Zane Burke 01:30 pm February 13, 2017
The health IT industry is diligently working to understand and address the evolution of the healthcare consumer. But it is still a reactive response, rather than the proactive and strategic approach that's needed.
By Mike Miliard 01:05 pm February 10, 2017
Black Book Report shows that 70 percent of hospitals say data from outside providers is missing from their systems' workflows.
By Ray Pelosi 01:28 pm February 06, 2017
Acknowledgement of the value of interoperability – and the desire to implement it – are seemingly widespread in healthcare. So why is the industry still so short of achieving it?

"The roadmap from the ONC has veered off into multiple paths, so it has become a 'choose your own adventure book' process," said Theresa Bell, president and CTO of Kno2. "It speaks to the complexity of it."

By John Andrews 10:12 am February 02, 2017
The path to interoperability has been a circuitous one over the past 13 years, veering off in directions that weren't anticipated when the concept became an industry-wide initiative in 2004.
By John Andrews 10:30 am February 01, 2017
EHRs have become an integral part of healthcare delivery, but there is a sense that they aren't fulfilling their enormous potential as conduits for personal health information, patient diagnostics, point-of-care decision support and more.
Amita Health risk models

Amita COO for population health Ryan West (left) and chief medical officer Luke Hansen, MD. 

By Susan Morse 01:57 pm January 26, 2017
The provider shares the four key principles it has instituted during two decades of clinical and financial success with capitation arrangements.
population health shared risk
By Susan Morse 01:47 pm January 26, 2017
In the new world of shared-risk, some situations call for creative ways to treat patients that hospitals cannot code for but still yield cost-savings.
managing legacy EHR implementation
By Mike Miliard 11:33 am January 23, 2017
Houston Methodist replaced best-of-breed clinical applications with an integrated EHR. The successful transition involved managing not just technology but, equally as important, employees across multiple teams. Here’s a look at lessons learned. 
CMS IQR meaningful use

Kate Goodrich, MD

By Mike Miliard 02:39 pm January 17, 2017
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services also plans to modify 2017 requirements for eCQM data reporting, in response to some hospitals' challenges with EHR upgrades and replacements.
CPSI Caravan rural ACO
By Mike Miliard 11:15 am January 12, 2017
The partnership aims to support as many as 20 new rural ACOs nationwide.

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