Accountable Care

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.
Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services in Michigan launches Cerner EHR

Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Credit: Google Maps

By Bernie Monegain 12:44 pm June 29, 2018
Leaders at Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services, touted as the first free-standing behavioral health system to implement Epic, anticipate ROI through better patient quality and efficiency.
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.

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