Coordinated Care

Are micro-hospitals the answer for systems looking for low-cost expansions? They might be July 17, 2017 | Beth Jones Sanborn - Managing Editor of Healthcare Finance News
Model allows a system to expand their presence without making major capital commitments, or having to locate huge parcels of land.
Genetic testing could haunt patients' insurability under new GOP bill July 05, 2017 | Kaiser Health News - www.kaiserhealthnews.org
With the protections of ACA, doctors screened for diseases feeling confident it wouldn't affect insurability. Now, many are concerned it will.
Cerner, Epic shops begin electronic exchange of patient records July 05, 2017 | Bernie Monegain - Editor, Healthcare IT News
Competitors Novant Health, Carolinas HealthCare say it boosts patient safety.
SMS: The digital health tool of the century June 26, 2017 | Tom Sullivan - Executive Editor, HIMSS Media
Leading hospitals deploying secure messaging are finding that once the technology is in use, it opens up new doors to more innovation.
MACRA virtual groups provide more flexibility for physicians, though guidance needed, expert says June 26, 2017 | Jeff Lagasse - Healthcare Finance Associate Editor
Virtual groups allow solo physicians, or those in groups of 10 or fewer, to band together for participation in MIPS.
Plans sold to individuals might exclude coverage for prescription drugs, mental health, addiction, maternity care, other expensive benefits.
AHIP: The role of payer and pharma in affordability of drugs June 12, 2017 | Susan Morse - Associate Editor, Healthcare Finance
Value-based agreements are increasing between health insurers and pharmaceutical manufacturers.
ONC shifting focus from EHR adoption to usability, interoperability, Rucker says June 12, 2017 | Bill Siwicki - Managing Editor of Healthcare IT News
The ONC chief told a Washington gathering the time is right to address the 'angst' over EHR design and moving medical records.
Most healthcare providers don't know cost of a common ER visit, study says June 06, 2017 | Jeff Lagasse - Healthcare Finance Associate Editor
Improving the percentage has the potential to lower costs for patients and the overall healthcare system.
The influx is prompting more clinicians to rethink the fast-paced emergency room, where default is do everything possible to extend life.
Health IT startups regroup as looming Obamacare repeal scares off investors May 30, 2017 | Jessica Davis - Associate Editor, Healthcare IT News
Bootstrapped firms and those companies directly connected to the insurance market are facing the greatest challenges, as funding for these types of startups has fallen the lowest since 2011.
AMIA presses FCC on broadband access as a health issue May 25, 2017 | Mike Miliard - Contributing Editor
Informatics group tells the federal agency that robust internet access is key to ensuring everyone benefits from advances in health IT.
Direct-to-consumer genetic tests: Great for patients, tough on doctors May 19, 2017 | Jessica Davis - Associate Editor, Healthcare IT News
While tests like those offered by 23andMe help patients become proactive in their healthcare, providers and the industry aren't ready to interpret them.
Experts split on whether quality reporting enhances or detracts from patient care May 19, 2017 | Jeff Lagasse - Healthcare Finance Associate Editor
David R. Scrase, MD, says quality reporting made him a better physician; David L. Hahn, MD, said it adds to physician burnout.
Geisinger, Highmark eye joint venture to create clinical network May 19, 2017 | Jeff Lagasse - Healthcare Finance Associate Editor
That initial focus includes developing an affordable model of care through a network of community-based sites.
Reversing physician burnout requires total change in the culture of medicine May 19, 2017 | Beth Jones Sanborn - Managing Editor of Healthcare Finance News
'Do or die' mentality takes hold early, steers many doctors down the road to burnout and self-destruction, experts say.
Experts split on whether quality reporting enhances or detracts from patient care May 11, 2017 | Jeff Lagasse - Healthcare Finance Associate Editor
David R. Scrase, MD, says quality reporting made him a better physician; David L. Hahn, MD, said it adds to physician burnout.
Geisinger, Highmark eye joint venture to create clinical network May 11, 2017 | Jeff Lagasse - Healthcare Finance Associate Editor
That initial focus includes developing an affordable model of care through a network of community-based sites.
Where does your organization stand with precision medicine? Take our survey April 03, 2017 | Bill Siwicki - Managing Editor of Healthcare IT News
Precision medicine holds the promise of combatting diseases in whole new ways, but the barrier to entry is pretty high.
Big data: Not just for large hospitals anymore March 23, 2017 | Bill Siwicki - Managing Editor of Healthcare IT News
Independent physician group Compass Medical leverages analytics and patient engagement technologies to develop a strong care management team and created a 360-degree view of patient care.

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