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By Susan Morse 09:26 am May 20, 2016
Under the new Accountable Care Organization, Cigna will reward doctors for healthier populations and reduced expenses. 

(L-R) Gregory Weidner, MD; Shafiq Rab, MD; Adrian Zai, MD; and Thomas Lundquist, MD, at Pop Health Forum 2016 on Thursday.

By Mike Miliard 04:22 pm May 19, 2016
The pressure to shift to value-based care means providers must understand their patients more deeply than in the past. Achieving that as part of a population health management program demands rethinking existing processes.
Todd Dunn Intermountain population health patient engagement

Todd Dunn, director of innovation at Intermountain Healthcare, said population health is going to demand new tools that delight users. To accomplish that, Intermountain focuses on empathy, curiosity and rapid experiment.

By Tom Sullivan 10:35 am May 19, 2016
CIOs and innovation officers point to companies such as Ikea, Lego, Oxo -- and how they have conducted observational studies to effectively understand UX and deliver products accordingly. 
Cerner population health EHR interoperability
By Bernie Monegain 10:25 am May 19, 2016
Lake Health, with 14 facilities, staffed by more than 600 physicians and 2,700 healthcare professionals, will be rolling out a Cerner EHR. The goal: support the Lake Health system and its employed providers, as well as create greater integration with its community physician network and to provide the best patient experience possible.
By Jordan Rau 09:47 am May 19, 2016
Over the past decade, the federal government has publicized 115 different ways to measure medical quality in hospitals, from assessing wait times in emergency rooms and noise levels outside hospital rooms to tracking blood clots in surgical patients.

Pop Health Forum 2016 takes place May 19 and 20 in Boston

By Mike Miliard 09:35 am May 19, 2016
At Healthcare IT News' inaugural Pop Health Forum 2016 in Boston May 19 and 20, clinicians, technology professionals and healthcare experts from across the country are gathered to explore the key enablers of effective population health management strategies: data and analytics, care coordination, patient engagement and more. Check back here...

Decisio Health CEO Bryan Haardt

By Bernie Monegain 10:35 am May 18, 2016
Decisio Health, a startup that aims to help acute-care provider organizations continually improve their clinical processes, launched the Decisio Health Clinical Intelligence Platform Tuesday and also announced $4.5M in Series A funding.

Policy support for telehealth is on the uptick, with 48 states now allowing full parity for reimbursement, says Mark Noble of Vidyo. But the big barriers to scaling up have often been related to technology and workflow at the hospital-to-clinic level.

By John Andrews 10:15 am May 18, 2016
Proponents of virtual care say it is the wave of the future. But while the healthcare industry might not find much disagreement with the practice in theory, it is in the potential limitations that skeptics might find flaws.
Jeffrey Carr

Mercy Health Chief Innovation Officer Jeffrey Carr (photo courtesy Mercy Health)

By Bernie Monegain 09:42 am May 18, 2016
Jeffrey Carr, most recently the entrepreneur-in-residence at a startup incubator, has joined Mercy Health as the health system's first chief innovation officer, the health system announced Tuesday.

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