Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)

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Two Things Hospitals Can't Afford To Ignore

Kathleen Goepferd | Government Health IT | June 11, 2014

The next time someone asks your patient how they’re doing, they might stop to check their data before answering...Consider: An activity and sleep-monitoring device from Fitbit was’s top-selling health and personal care item this past holiday shopping season...

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Understand The Three Levels Of Interoperability

Staff Writer | Health Language | November 12, 2014

Healthcare may have been among the last industries to automate, but the sector has made up for lost time...

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Updated OIG 2015 work plan adds EHR issues under review

Marla Durben Hirsch | FierceEMR | June 8, 2015

The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General continues to refine its scrutiny of electronic health records, adding a new focus area in an update to its work plan, but deleting several older items previously under review. The 2015 update says that for the first time, OIG will review the use of EHRs by accountable care organizations to coordinate care.

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Vermont Takes Unprecedented Step to Coordinate Health Care Delivery by Launching a Disruptive Information Sharing Technology with Adoption of PatientPing

Press Release | PatientPing | April 11, 2016

The State of Vermont is set to be the first in the nation to announce state-sponsored use of groundbreaking health information technology, PatientPing – taking historic action in remedying the trillion-dollar deficit caused partly by the fragmentation of the American health care system. On Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at Vermont Blueprint for Health 2016 in Burlington, VT, PatientPing Founder & CEO Jay Desai, state officials and health care representatives will publicly announce the adoption of PatientPing across in-state health care providers...

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What U.S. Hospitals Can Still Learn from India’s Private Heart Hospitals

Barak D. Richman, JD, PhD & Kevin A. Schulman, MD, MBA | NEJM Catalyst | May 25, 2017

In 2008, we explored the emergence of private heart hospitals in India whose outcomes rivaled those of top U.S. hospitals (low infection and readmission rates for coronary artery bypass grafting [CABG], angioplasties, and other cutting-edge procedures) at between 1/10 and 1/20 of the cost. We described how Indian hospital leaders exhibited a near-obsessive drive to offer the highest quality services at the lowest possible price. We concluded that even though India is far from a model of social justice in health care, American hospitals could learn a great deal from the organizational focus and structure of their Indian counterparts...

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Why Your Doctor Feels Like A 'Beaten Dog'

Daniela Drake | The Daily Beast | September 11, 2014

Assembly-line patient visits, poor care for the chronically ill, stacks of paperwork, and endless red tape: This is the life of the American physician...

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Value-Based Care Summit

Event Details
November 15, 2016 - 9:30am - 8:00pm
Hyatt Regency Cambridge
575 Memorial Dr.
Boston-Cambridge, MA 02139
United States

At the Value-Based Care Summit, attendees will benefit from hearing leaders in the field of value-based care describe the landscape of value-based care, share best practices, and disclose actionable information for those working in the healthcare field. The Value-Based Care Summit offers an opportunity to network with executives from top physician practices and hospitals and to gain insight into value-based care through sessions with speakers such as Dr. Steven Strongwater of Atrius Health, Dr. Thomas Scornavacca of UMass Memorial Population Health, Betsy Hamptom of Population Health Reliant Medical Group, and Micky Tripathi of Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative (MAeHC)...

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