Accountable Care

Patient on gurney
By Bernie Monegain 08:46 am September 28, 2015
CMS has allocated $110 million in Affordable Care Act funding to 17 national, regional, or state hospital associations and health system organizations to continue efforts in reducing preventable hospital-acquired conditions and readmissions.
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By Mike Miliard 10:01 am September 15, 2015
Use of analytics by large hospitals and health systems is on the rise, and should continue to grow -- although "perhaps not as dramatically or rapidly" as some might hope, according to a new Deloitte survey of CIOs and CMIOs.
Analytics
By Sheetal Sawardekar 09:19 am September 14, 2015
With the increasing adoption of data analytics, providers, health plans and ACOs are quickly transitioning toward a coordinated, integrated and value-based care delivery ecosystem. That's not always an easy task.
Patient and doctor with tablet
By Eric Wicklund 10:08 am September 10, 2015
Kyra Bobinet, MD, says a doctor can look at all the vital signs, test results, images and assorted assorted other EMR data and still have no idea how to treat a patient. "That's not real life," she says. "That's not how to care for people."
Patient using laptop
By Sherree Geyer 06:00 am September 09, 2015
Kaiser Permanente engages 45 percent of its more than 9 million members through online portals, which offer EHR access and secure physician-patient email. But not all providers are able to demonstrate such healthy numbers.
By Healthcare IT News 10:24 pm September 03, 2015
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Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
By Susan Morse 10:41 am August 31, 2015
Following two years of considerable financial losses, one health system is considering dropping out of the CMS Pioneer ACO program altogether.
Cloud with gears
By Mike Miliard 10:46 am August 26, 2015
Analytics firm Inovalon, which develops cloud-based intervention technology for payers, physicians and ACOs, will acquire Avalere Health, which provides advisory services and business intelligence tools to the pharmaceutical and life sciences industries.
ACO
By Henry Powderly 09:22 am August 26, 2015
Despite the many Medicare shared savings ACOs that cut enough of their spending in 2014 to merit financial incentives, the lion's share of them fell below the payment threshold, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced Tuesday.
Butterfly emerging
By Mike Miliard 05:40 am August 25, 2015
By now, everyone's got an EMR. And most providers are also making use of ancillary technologies to help harness patient data toward more efficient care and better outcomes. But many species of health IT are still surprisingly underused in the U.S. hospital market.

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