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September 04, 2019
Establishing a value-based care environment requires institutional readiness and oftentimes changing an organization's mindset on how it delivers care.
February 02, 2017
As congressional Republicans push ACA repeal, accountable care organizations appear safe because of bipartisan support for value-based care and reimbursement.
November 10, 2016
What will the future of health IT be under the new Trump administration? Health IT experts offer up predictions and reassurances for the future.
October 18, 2016
The MACRA final rule eases ways for doctors to measure patient care data for Medicare reimbursement; meanwhile, ONC focused its authority on patient safety in health IT systems.
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Value-based care is the order of the day for healthcare organizations and payers, but it's not all smooth sailing as the industry tries to integrate it into their daily operations. Continue Reading
Commercial insurers are key drivers in the transition to value-based care in health systems through joint ventures, analytics and greater control over delivery of patient care. Continue Reading
Fee-for-service (FFS) is a payment model in which doctors, hospitals, and medical practices charge separately for each service they perform. Continue Reading
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Once they were two groups with conflicting interests, but now the convergence of healthcare payers and providers is more common as the industry struggles to control costs. Continue Reading
Former ONC national coordinator Dr. Farzad Mostashari piles up thousands of daily steps with his Fitbit band, but he remains skeptical about the efficacy of wearable health technology. Continue Reading
In this Innovation Spotlight, SearchHealthIT features PatientPing, a startup in Boston that provides technology to improve coordinating care. Continue Reading
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Shaun Sutner, news and features writer for SearchHealthIT, starts this handbook by interviewing a healthcare analytics expert on population health, analytics and patient engagement. The expert shares why he believes technology and data analytics are... Continue Reading
As population health models force healthcare organizations to take on more financial risk, the industry will lean on data analysis to mitigate the perils. Continue Reading
Healthcare organizations are aiming to improve patient care through analysis of clinical data. Fueled by the Affordable Care Act and electronic health record incentives under the HITECH Act, these organizations are dealing with more -- and better --... Continue Reading
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Health insurance payers and healthcare providers can take advantage of robotic process automation to make claims processing more efficient by reducing the human component. Continue Reading
Tales from the cutting edge of accountable care recount the difficulty of integrating health data analytics to improve care coordination for ACOs. Continue Reading
Just because you've chosen cloud services for ACO participation doesn't mean your organization should take vendor selection lightly. Continue Reading