Accountable Care Organization (ACO)

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$564 Million Later, Little Health Information Exchange Happening

Ken Terry | Information Week | April 3, 2012

The National eHealth Collaborative (NeHC), a public-private partnership funded by the Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT, has released a report on current efforts to promote health information exchanges (HIEs), along with some suggestions on the best ways for healthcare communities to build HIEs. Read More »

A Welcome Extension, For Most

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | December 9, 2013

After months of physicians, hospitals and IT groups calling for more time to complete Meaningful Use, the federal government responded. Although not everyone is pleased. Read More »

ACO's and New Health Reform

Sarianne Gruber | HITECH Answers | February 6, 2012

I have been collaborating on projects that integrate technology with the new models of Healthcare reform. We have been putting the principles of the “pyramid” in to practice, working with medical practices, hospitals and insurers payers who are joining together in newly formed Accountable Care Organization managements. Read More »

Building An Effective ACO: Longitudinal Records Enable Collaboration

Naveen Sarabu | Government Health IT | December 24, 2013

Once an accountable care organization (ACO) or other collaborative care entity has laid the foundation for a robust health data exchange by ensuring the electronic capture of complete clinical and financial information at the individual provider level, the next step is to build the core of the structure – the longitudinal patient record. Read More »

Demystifying The Black Box Of Data Analytics

John Criswell | Government Health IT | July 19, 2013

[...] How healthcare organizations are bridging the gap between these large, disparate data sources and using them to impact the organization’s financial performance, improve member health, and alter member engagement will determine which organizations thrive in the future. Read More »

Doctors Soon To Be Awash In Penalty Tsunami

Diana Manos | Government Health IT | June 23, 2014

Anyone under the impression that doctors don’t like technology in general might be mistaken. Rather, what many share distaste for is meaningful use. Read More »

EHR Innovation Gap Threatens Healthcare Progress

Nicole Lewis | InformationWeek | June 19, 2012

EHRs remain stuck in the pre-Internet age and dominated by entrenched vendors, according to recent New England Journal of Medicine commentary. Read More »

Epic In 2013 = AOL In 1999?

Matt Mattox | Axial Exchange | February 19, 2013

This is a good time to be a big EHR company. Health systems are willing to pay more than $100 million to have a new electronic health record system installed. The New York Times even fawned over the innovative prowess of Epic, which is arguably the most powerful EHR company on the planet. Read More »

Health Information Exchanges Face Significant Financial Challenges

John Pulley | Nextgov | November 19, 2012

Concerns about competition could undercut development and long-term sustainability of health information exchanges, according to preliminary findings of a survey by the eHealth Initiative. Read More »

Health Information Exchanges vendors prove tech fitness but only a fraction of initiatives will cross siloes to achieve real interoperability by 2017, reveals Black Book

Press Release | Black Book | February 17, 2015

Health Information Exchanges vendors prove tech fitness but only a fraction of initiatives will cross siloes to achieve real interoperability by 2017, reveals Black Book In 2004, President George W. Bush decreed that within ten years, the US would achieve an environment of shared, private and authorized electronic health records, but as the ten year mark came and passed, Black Book’s latest HIE stakeholder survey discovered such a secure, robust exchange of US patient records is undeniably at least another ten years out. New federal grants aim to resuscitate failing state and regional public HIEs, but a growing number of IT vendors are drastically cutting further interoperability research and development funding. Read More »

Healthcare Reform To Boost Growth In Telehealth Market By 55 Percent In 2013

Press Release | IHS Inc, InMedica, IMS Research | December 19, 2012

From 2010 to 2011 usage of remote patient monitoring, or telehealth, increased by 22.2 percent as the number of patients enrolled worldwide reached 241,200. However, telehealth device revenues only grew by 5.0 percent from 2010 to 2011; and 18.0 percent from 2011 to 2012. Read More »

Healthcare Technology Costs Top $32,500 per Physician

Press Release | Medical Group Management Association | August 10, 2016

As they move to digitize their practices and patient medical records, healthcare organizations across the country continue to grapple with significant increases in information technology costs. According to new data from Medical Group Management Association, physician-owned multispecialty practices spent more than $32,500 per full-time physician on information technology equipment, staff, maintenance, and other related expenses in 2015...

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Healthcare Uncertainty Reigns Supreme

Ken Congdon | Healthcare Technology Online | November 16, 2012

I usually don’t reference studies conducted exclusively by health IT vendors in my columns. [...] However, I’m breaking this self-imposed rule this week by highlighting data from a recent study conducted by Greenway Medical Technologies titled Healthcare Information Technology: Trends And Transformations. Read More »

HIE, REC Funding Drying Up Despite Need

Anthony Brino | Healthcare IT News | May 13, 2014

Despite many physicians and hospitals now meaningfully using electronic health records, there's still a huge gap when it comes to these providers actually exchanging patient data. That reality has some regional extension centers taking up the work of health information exchange. The funding, however, is often hard to come by...

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HIMSS Takes Over mHealth Summit

Eric Wicklund | Government Health IT | February 16, 2012

Last year, HIMSS became an organizing partner for the mHealth Summit, a three-day event in Washington D.C. that attracted a wide range of academics, providers and entrepreneurs interested in the mobile healthcare landscape. Officials of the Chicago-based organization must have liked what they saw – they now own the event. Read More »