Accountable Care

6 tips to help your hospital embrace innovation and collaboration

Adrian Zai, MD, of Partners HealthCare​ giving the afternoon keynote at HIMSS Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum in San Francisco on Wednesday.

By Mike Miliard 08:45 am June 15, 2018
Adrian Zai, MD, of Partners HealthCare shared insights at the HIMSS Big Data and Healthcare Analytics Forum in San Francisco this week.
HHS puts out RFI for new innovation and investment workgroup

Photo by Mark Wilson, Getty Images

By Mike Miliard 01:22 pm June 07, 2018
The agency is seeking ideas from healthcare stakeholders about how such a group might be structured, and how it could help accelerate innovation and encourage capital investment across the industry.
King's Daughters boosts medication reconciliation

King's Daughters Medical Center in Brookhaven, Mississippi. Credit: Google Maps

By Bill Siwicki 02:48 pm May 29, 2018
King's Daughters boosts medication reconciliation threshold to 77 percent and e-prescribing to 52 percent.
Bruce Greenstein departs as HHS CTO
By Mike Miliard 11:54 am May 23, 2018
After a year serving as the top tech strategist at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Greenstein to join LHC Group.
fishing for value-based analytics

Healthcare is on the cusp of value-based care but providers are still fishing in the fee-for-service waters because there is no incentive to make the switch, for now.

By Mike Miliard 09:34 am May 23, 2018
Convincing the C-suite that there's ROI in projects that may seem intangible is a necessary skill to drive success in accountable care.
medical student IT graduates
By Mike Miliard 03:54 pm May 15, 2018
The American Medical Association's Accelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium seeks to train new physicians with EHRs, pop health and value-based care in mind.
hospital pharmacy uses analytics on computer

The in-house analytics projects at Rapid City Regional Hospital have also shown some interesting findings about costs and opportunities for revenue in their retail approach to their pharmacy operations.

By Mike Miliard 09:03 am May 15, 2018
Accountable care demands that data crunching these days be agile to enable quick pivots in strategy, says the director of pharmacy at Rapid City Regional Hospital.
hospital nurse on phone with patient

Part of the group practice's strategy is to train triage nurses to work with providers to schedule urgent appointments, even double booking when necessary.

By Bill Siwicki 04:34 pm May 14, 2018
The multi-specialty group practice undertook a large project to use analytics and reduce emergency room utilization – and it worked.
Baystate Health ACO

Baystate Health in Springfield, Massachusetts. Credit: Google Maps

By Bill Siwicki 09:12 am April 30, 2018
The health system, through its innovation center, worked with CarePort – which now helps it deliver better care for post-acute care patients.
population health HIE

Prince George's County Health Department in Cheverly, Maryland. Credit: Google Maps

By Bill Siwicki 01:23 pm April 25, 2018
Maryland's Prince George County integrated Chesapeake Regional Information System's patient data into a single population health management platform to improve outcomes and lower costs.

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