Accountable Care

By Ron Nielson 11:54 am December 22, 2015
If you're anything like most hospital leaders, accountable care and meaningful use initiatives are renting a lot of space in your head these days. But like many of your peers, chances are you face major challenges to meet regulatory requirements and to operate efficiently under evolving care models.
By David Macfarlane 12:19 pm December 16, 2015
Well before it became a catchphrase in health IT, population health was the province of academics who devised predictably academic definitions. Today, there are many more minds working on population health matters, which has created "a conflicting understanding of the term."
By Thomas Grove 02:50 pm December 15, 2015
IT professionals must be trusted partners in hospitals' solutions, not perpetrators of needless mistakes and risk. The following tips should be top of mind before starting on your hospital's IT implementation or upgrade project.
By Mike Lovett 08:45 am December 09, 2015
Even though risk-bearing arrangements give rise to the need for efficiency improvements and other cost-saving measures, profitable ACOs understand that prioritizing patient care around outcomes improvement is the overarching strategy that delivers the greatest return.
By Robert Dichter 08:54 am November 19, 2015
In part one of this series, we discussed thinking about becoming an ACO and the strategic foundation necessary to accomplish that. In part two, we discussed how patient engagement is another important element of successful ACOs. In this third installment, we'll look at ACOs from a technology perspective.
By Robert Dichter 08:50 am November 18, 2015
Healthcare organizations across all settings cannot help but hear the clamor to put population health management strategies into action. Although it's the next logical step towards accountable care, many providers are hesitant or simply lack the resources needed to get a sustainable strategy off the ground.
By Brian Levy, MD 03:44 pm October 08, 2015
Actionable data is critical to advancing healthcare's Triple Aim: improving patient experience, population health and costs. Data accuracy for analytics and information sharing must exist to accomplish these goals.
By Sarah Corley, MD 09:31 am October 08, 2015
With the advent of value-driven models, healthcare organizations are shifting to more holistic patient care model in order to achieve consistent quality and reduce costs.
By Chris Emper 09:36 am September 14, 2015
We all know that our healthcare industry is shifting away from paying for volume and towards paying for value. But what exactly does this mean?
By Janice Young 09:40 am September 02, 2015
While healthcare has made progress in adopting digital age customer service practices, there exists a much larger and more significant opportunity: care and health management.

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