Accountable Care

How one ACO saved $55 million in three years with care coordination tech

Catalyst Health Network in Dallas, Texas.

By Bill Siwicki 12:37 pm January 10, 2020
The new technology enabled Catalyst Health Network to achieve all of its care management goals and create a fully connected information highway, its president says.
Contract modeling tech helps Owensboro Health steer clear of a costly deal
By Bill Siwicki 12:12 pm January 08, 2020
The health system’s biggest payer presented it with a contract the payer said would net Owensboro $12 million a year. The health system’s financial IT said something quite different.
By Nathan Eddy 11:05 am January 06, 2020
As artificial intelligence and robotic process automation are more widely deployed, they will help rehumanize medicine by allowing doctors to focus less on paperwork and administrative functions, and more on patient care.
AMA releases online checklist for E/M services transition
By Nathan Eddy 10:46 am December 31, 2019
The adoption of EHRs and supporting health IT may result in new methods of E/M documentation and coding tech adoption. And these types of E/M coding issues also apply to providers offering telemedicine services.

President Barack Obama signs the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act into law, February 17, 2009. Its HITECH Act provisions infused tens of billions into the health IT industry.

By Mike Miliard 09:00 am December 30, 2019
There have been many frustrations with how the federal EHR incentive program was implemented this past decade, but those big government subsidies have enabled headway that might not have happened otherwise.
By Mike Miliard 03:16 pm December 23, 2019
Hospitals and health systems are beginning to embrace a more holistic approach to ensuring the wellness of their patient populations, and are adjusting their IT strategies to accommodate it.
By Mike Miliard 12:44 pm December 17, 2019
Thrive, which develops tools to incorporating earlier cancer detection into routine clinical workflows, will now gain access to five years of BCBS claims data to help innovate its approaches.

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By Mike Miliard 03:13 pm December 16, 2019
The Delaware health system and the device maker will collaborate on a series of tech-focused value-based care initiatives to boost patient outcomes and safety while lowering costs.
By Nathan Eddy 11:50 am December 16, 2019
A new KLAS report explores how pop health platforms are being used specifically for care management, and shows how various vendors' tools are able to support care managers' work.
Northwell Health deploys chatbot to reduce colonoscopy no-shows
By Mike Miliard 04:21 pm December 05, 2019
The conversational AI technology, based on Conversa Health’s automated platform, can help inform and calm apprehensions about the invasive procedure, and reduce appointment cancellations.