Accountable Care

National Coordinator for Health IT Vindell Washington, MD

By Jessica Davis 02:22 pm November 09, 2016
In its annual report to Congress, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT touts widespread EHR usage and an increase in health information exchange. But the agency says there's still work do be done to make true interoperability a success.  
Trump wins ACA repeal

President-elect Donald Trump. Photo credit: Gage Skimore via Wikimedia. 

By Tom Sullivan 10:24 am November 09, 2016
The president-elect made bold campaign promises to repeal the Affordable Care Act. But even with a Republican-led House and Senate, how quickly can he make that happen?
C. Martin Harris Cleveland Clinic
By Karen Appold 12:50 pm November 02, 2016
In his new book, "It's About Patient Care: Transforming Healthcare Information Technology the Cleveland Clinic Way," Harris gives firsthand perspective on the ways IT-enabled, patient-centric care can effect big improvements in clinical quality.

Commonwealth Fund President David Blumenthal, MD

By Jessica Davis 02:53 pm October 31, 2016
What would happen if we repealed the Affordable Care Act? David Blumenthal, MD, president of the Commonwealth Fund, told attendees at Maine Health Management Coalition and Maine Medical Association Symposium on Oct. 27.
Trump Clinton Obamacare tax
By Tom Sullivan 12:07 pm October 20, 2016
Trump called the Affordable Care Act bad healthcare at the most expensive price; Clinton said Trump's tax plan would have dire consequences for Medicare.
By Bernie Monegain 11:53 am October 10, 2016
It wasn't the question most viewers had tuned in to hear discussed, but one audience member at the second presidential debate in St. Louis did ask Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump about the Affordable Care Act – offering a more substantive discussion of healthcare than at the first debate.
ACO IT Commonwealth Fund

Photo credit: Leonardo Rizzi via Flickr. 

By Mike Miliard 12:43 pm October 06, 2016
Many of the 800 accountable care organizations are lagging in critical IT infrastructure, though commercial ACOs are earning more success today than their non-commercial counterparts.
By Beth Jones Sanborn 10:18 am October 06, 2016
The web-based tools, with advice on how the new law will affect reimbursement, do not require AMA membership.
Mostashari pop health EHR
By Bill Siwicki 02:54 pm October 03, 2016
Mostashari, now the chief executive at Aledade, discusses how technology must better address the needs of population health and ACOs, and wages a complaint against many EHR vendors.
UnitedHealth ACO
By Kaiser Health News 09:30 am September 30, 2016
The nation’s largest health insurer and the University of California Health system are joining forces to create a new health plan option for employers and expand research into patient data.

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