Accountable Care

By John Andrews 10:37 am April 10, 2017
Several technology vendors tout solutions that better link provider and patient while lowering dreaded readmissions.
Healthgrades names top hospitals

Johns Hopkins was among those hospitals honored by Healthgrades for patient experience.

By Henry Powderly 02:59 pm April 05, 2017
Healthgrades says it has identified the top 15 percent of facilities when it comes to patients experience. Search the list.
Healthgrades patient safety patient experience
By Henry Powderly 02:49 pm April 05, 2017
Hospitals are increasingly driven to improve in these areas to avoid reimbursement cuts.
Health Catalyst Leading Wisely
By Mike Miliard 12:45 pm March 28, 2017
The new Leading Wisely tool combines data analytics from IT systems enterprise-wide to help hospital leaders develop more informed strategies.
By Tom Sullivan 04:18 pm March 23, 2017
American Medical Association and many other groups also suggested that Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Administrator Seema Verma loosen PQRS and value-based payment requirements.

CMS Administrator Seema Verma

By Henry Powderly 12:13 pm March 14, 2017
The consultant, a close ally of Vice President Mike Pence from their days in Indiana, replaces former CMS chief Andy Slavitt, who has been an outspoken opponent of Republican proposals to replace the Affordable Care Act.
Boehner Rendell HIMSS17

HIMSS CEO Steve Lieber moderated the discussion between John Boehner and Ed Rendell at HIMSS17 on Thursday.

By Mike Miliard 12:08 pm February 23, 2017
In an appearance with former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, Boehner says he's skeptical about the prospect of repeal-and-replace, because Republicans "will never, ever agree what the bill should be."
Harold Miller at HIMSS17

Harold Miller, president and CEO of the Center for Healthcare Quality and Payment Reform, speaking in the Business of Healthcare Symposium in Orlando.

By Susan Morse 04:48 pm February 19, 2017
Providers will need to identify ways to cut cost and payers need to be part of the solution.
Louisiana Healthcare Quality Forum UnitedHealthcare

Louisiana Healthcare Quality Forum CEO Cindy Munn said LHQF serves as the conduit betwenn emergency rooms and managed care organizations. 

By Diana Manos 06:56 am February 17, 2017
LHQF and UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Louisiana created an HIE registry to keep patients out of the emergency room. 

Jonathan Bush, athenahealth's CEO, said electronic data exchange for health plans will reduce "friction between health plans and providers in clinical data and quality reporting."

By Jessica Davis 10:27 am February 15, 2017
A new health plan data exchange service from athenahealth offers support its providers who exchange clinical data with payers for quality management, risk adjustment and performance management programs, the company announced Wednesday.

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