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SPH Analytics, SA Ignite to merge, boosting their pop health, MIPS offerings
By Mike Miliard 03:58 pm July 16, 2019
Population health management vendor SPH Analytics is merging with SA Ignite, which develops tools to help providers optimize their performance scores for the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System. Financial terms of the merger were not disclosed.
For value-based care, a Texas health system puts cost and risk data at the point of care

An example of some of the data the Texas health system now provides caregivers at the point of care.

By Bill Siwicki 12:57 pm July 16, 2019
With the cost data technology integrated with its Epic EHR, Houston Methodist Sugar Land has reported approximately $717,000 in attributable cost savings with an average incremental cost reduction of $105 per admission.
Waystar snaps up prior authorization platform developer Digitize.AI
By Nathan Eddy 11:30 am July 12, 2019
Digitize.AI's Lia technology uses real-time analytics and machine learning to automatically check for new cases and securely submit them directly to payers.
Geisinger partners with EarlySign for new AI algorithms to spot chronic disease
By Mike Miliard 11:28 am July 11, 2019
A multi-year agreement with the machine learning company will start with a tool to identify high-risk GI patients, eventially expanding to other high-burden diseases.
HHS summit to tackle quality improvement across programs
By Mike Miliard 01:52 pm July 10, 2019
The Quality Summit will convene healthcare stakeholders to explore ways the department's many quality programs can be assessed and adapted to better advance value-based care models.
Georgia hospitals gain access to CarePort tools to improve transitions of care
By Mike Miliard 11:01 am July 09, 2019
The partnership aims to give hospitals better insights into real-time patient data, boosting coordination with post-acute providers, payers and physician groups across the state.
By Mike Miliard 09:00 am July 01, 2019
As hospitals and ambulatory sites grapple with the challenges of quality improvement, value-based care, cybersecurity and more, the size and shape of the workforce is changing as technology and imperatives evolve.
By Mike Miliard 11:40 am June 26, 2019
The company has signed a new six-year deal to provide clinical data exchange capabilities, such as patient ID, record locator services and document retrieval.
By Mike Miliard 12:34 pm June 24, 2019
The tool can help health systems optimize submissions and better predict potential issues with claims, the company says, giving recommendations to help mitigate denials before they're submitted.
By Nathan Eddy 11:41 am June 24, 2019
A new study from the company explores the ways its algorithms can be put to work improving risk scoring and stratification and enhance value-based care initiatives.

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