Accountable Care

care coordination tools

Saint Francis Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut. Credit: Sage Ross

By Bill Siwicki 05:15 pm January 12, 2018
Working with skilled nursing facilities, the ACO also lowered the average length of stay by 27 percent.
value-based healthcare
By Bill Siwicki 02:15 pm January 11, 2018
Experts from Cedars-Sinai, CVS Health, Blue Cross NC and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care discuss where value-based care is headed in 2018 and beyond.
Natural language processing
By Bill Siwicki 10:37 am January 10, 2018
Health systems are using NLP tools to maximize the performance of existing risk arrangements and expand participation in value-based care programs.

A snapshot of Aledade's tool. 

By Bernie Monegain 03:56 pm December 20, 2017
Farzad Mostashari's startup gives physicians the tools and assistance to build accountable care organizations.
ACOs

Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. Credit: Google Maps

By Bill Siwicki 01:14 pm November 30, 2017
As the technologies mature, accountable care organizations are reporting big savings, delivering more primary care services, and reducing unnecessary emergency visits.
EHR real-time analytics
By Mike Miliard 05:08 pm November 29, 2017
The CIO of Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization says its population health platform has helped manage disparate data, but he still wishes vendors and payers would help manage the burden of value-based care.
CHIME drops National Patient ID Challenge
By Bill Siwicki 04:48 pm November 16, 2017
Experts point to ONC’s own challenge as evidence that algorithms are a more effective approach to the patient record matching problem.
Karen DeSalvo Public Health 3.0

Karen DeSalvo, MD, is the former National Coordinator for Health IT.

By Mike Miliard 02:11 pm August 23, 2017
The former national coordinator says addressing social determinants is critical to the success of value-based care and that big infrastructure investment will enable localized approaches to public health.
value-based healthcare

Using one central application streamlines the process of duplicating work in different venues for solo doctor practices.

By Bill Siwicki 09:44 am August 23, 2017
Arkansas physician says he would be struggling to keep up with the rapid payment model changes without the ACO affiliation.
 order sets in Epic EHR
By Mike Miliard 02:08 pm August 09, 2017
Two-way data sharing can help hospitals gain ground on quality improvement initiatives.

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