Coordinated Care

Jonathan Bush: Healthcare needs anchoring framework to serve as its compass February 16, 2017 | Jonathan Bush, CEO, athenahealth
athenahealth chief calls for a framework that would enable leadership to prioritize investments, link stakeholders and improve performance.
Lahey Health pilots CMMI program for bundled payments February 16, 2017 | John Andrews - Contributing Writer
The system sees bundled payments as a positive move toward value-based care.
How Mercy Family Medicine is meeting the Triple Aim January 27, 2017 | Beth Jones Sanborn - Managing Editor of Healthcare Finance News
It starts with targeting care management at high-risk patients because that is where the most cost savings come from.
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta achieves Stage 7 January 12, 2017 | Bernie Monegain - Editor, Healthcare IT News
Children's is the first hospital in Georgia to climb all the way to HIMSS Analytics Stage 7.
Quality Symposium at HIMSS17 to focus on compliance under value-based care December 27, 2016 | Jack McCarthy - Contributing Writer
The day-long pre-conference symposium will give attendees actionable advice about developing IT-enabled workflows to meet CMS inpatient quality requirements.
CMS: 171,000 docs to face meaningful use penalties in 2017 December 21, 2016 | Mike Miliard - Contributing Editor
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services says it will cut reimbursements to providers that don't meet meaningful use criteria by as much as 3 percent.
IBM teams with Delos to develop apps for healthy indoor spaces December 21, 2016 | Jack McCarthy - Contributing Writer
In conjunction with the Mayo Clinic, IBM and Delos will apply Watson cognitive computing to data so researchers can better understand how indoor environments impact health and wellness.
Public health officials urge stepped-up Zika screening in light of new findings December 19, 2016 | Kaiser Health News -
Experts argue that low-income people are at greater risk of Zika exposure and more likely to live in conditions in which the mosquitoes carrying the disease thrive. But coordinating more aggressive testing and long-term follow-up won't be easy.
Watson matches cancer specialist's advice December 09, 2016 | Bernie Monegain - Editor, Healthcare IT News
The supercomputer also proved itself to be faster at creating specific treatment regimens than human oncologists.
CMS to test shared decision-making models December 09, 2016 | Susan Morse - Associate Editor, Healthcare Finance
One model will test a four-step process to integrate shared decision-making into clinical practice while the other focuses on shared decision-making outside the doctor's office.
HIMSS announces #AIM2INNOVATE Twitter chat December 02, 2016 | Jessica Davis - Associate Editor, Healthcare IT News
The discussion will address some of the biggest questions facing healthcare as the industry moves into more connected care during a tweetchat on Dec. 15.
How clinics are helping keep people with serious mental illness out of the ER November 23, 2016 | Kaiser Health News -
Without routine medical care some patients can quickly deteriorate. Many return to the emergency room. Others don't survive. Clinics like one in San Antonio are stepping in to help in new ways.
UPMC, Pitt open source oncology software for precision medicine October 31, 2016 | Mike Miliard - Contributing Editor
The technology continuously downloads, processes and manages data from The Cancer Genome Atlas project to enable researchers to choose specific tools as they work toward better treatments.
Charlotte hospitals analyze social determinants of health to cut ER visits October 07, 2016 | Bill Siwicki - Managing Editor of Healthcare IT News
The city handled an immigrant influx, many of whom were visiting emergency departments to get what amounted to primary care.
Does interoperability need to be disrupted? September 26, 2016 | Tom Sullivan - Executive Editor, HIMSS Media
The state of health data interoperability today is problematic and several experts envision multiple challenges and tipping points ahead.
HHS allocates $87 million to community health centers September 19, 2016 | Mike Miliard - Contributing Editor
The funding will go toward information technologies that advance value-based care, data exchange, clinical decision support, patient engagement and more, the U.S Department of Health and Human Services said.
Is healthcare really ready for population health? September 12, 2016 | Tom Sullivan - Executive Editor, HIMSS Media
Providers are gathering large data sets about their patients and that holds great promise for improving care. But experts question whether the delivery system can keep pace with population health management techniques.
HIMSS Pop Health Forum 2016 kicks off in Chicago September 09, 2016 | Tom Sullivan - Executive Editor, HIMSS Media
The HIMSS and Healthcare IT News Pop Health Forum starts Monday morning. Here's a roundup of pre-show articles about the event. We'll be reporting live and continue adding to it so check back often.
Gaps in care persist during transition from hospital to home September 06, 2016 | Kaiser Health News -
For many patients, leaving the hospital is fraught with risk. Most are sent home or to nursing facilities after just a few days, still reeling from acute illnesses and without clear plans.
What to look for when buying a population health platform September 02, 2016 | Bill Siwicki - Managing Editor of Healthcare IT News
A look at the features practices will need, obstacles to avoid, and insights from healthcare professionals who have already deployed population health management software.