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By Bill Siwicki 01:46 pm September 04, 2018
The Einstein Medical Center wanted to decrease readmissions for liver failure patients by 50 percent.
By Susan Morse 08:00 am August 10, 2018
New rule would advance interoperability, streamline measures accountable care organizations need to report and pay for more types of virtual visits.  
By Mike Miliard 03:35 pm August 03, 2018
Rival EHR vendors have differing plans for 2018, with Allscripts diversifying its product portfolio and Cerner focusing on two landmark EHR modernizations that could have industry-wide gravitational pull.
Hill Physicians Medical Group in San Ramon is using AI, machine learning to improve care
By Bill Siwicki 01:47 pm July 23, 2018
Efficiencies gained have allowed the Hill Physicians Medical Group to increase the number of patient charts collected for risk adjustment efforts by more than 200 percent.
doctor talking with patient about health data
By Mike Miliard 04:46 pm July 20, 2018
Nearly two dozen chief information officers from leading U.S. health systems say they're keenly focused on patient engagement, a new report shows – while also trying to wring value from their technology infrastructure and innovate for the future.
Centegra takes HIPAA-compliant Facebook approach to put caregivers on same page

Centegra Health in Huntley, Illinois. Credit: Google Maps

By Bill Siwicki 04:30 pm July 18, 2018
Health system uses communications platform to go from a 65 percent patients seen rate for case managers to 91 percent – with a reduced number of FTEs, official says.
Premier Management streamlines ACO reporting across 33 metrics
By Bill Siwicki 04:51 pm July 17, 2018
Organization plans to expand beyond MSSP with new commercial contracts, Medicare Advantage contracts, and commercial ACO products with other payers.
UAB Medicine changes patient flow technology
By Bill Siwicki 01:02 pm July 11, 2018
To address capacity challenges, the hospital implemented a strategic patient flow plan that included a centralized patient placement center.
cerner EHR partners with Lumeris
By Mike Miliard 09:47 am July 10, 2018
As part of the deal, Cerner will own a minority stake in the health plan and the two companies will co-create Maestro Advantage, billed as a tool to help health systems manage the demands of Medicare Advantage.
CMS Administrator Seema Verma presses for remote monitoring of patients

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma speaking at HIMSS18.

By Bernie Monegain 03:05 pm July 03, 2018
She says redesign of the home health payment system would encourage value over volume.

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