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Integrating Healthcare Plans Without Increasing Costs
January 31, 2012 4:00 PM by Adrianne OBrien
Editor's note: This blog was written by Sam Muppalla, vice president, McKesson Health Solutions, Network Performance Management (NPM) . Over the past few weeks, I've covered a lot of ground. We looked at the pressures on health plans and the ways in which Read More...
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Top Tweets of the Week (1.27.12)
January 27, 2012 9:57 AM by Adrianne OBrien
What’s new in healthcare? Data breaches, CTO Aneesh Chopra stepping down, and new info on data privacy and security, for starters. We’ve distilled it into a handy list. Be sure to follow Executive Insight by going to @ExecInsight ! @iHealthBeat Sources Read More...
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Data on Health Improvement Goals Released
January 25, 2012 1:16 PM by Lynn
The National Priorities Partnership (NPP), a group of healthcare leaders convened by the National Quality Forum (NQF), just released case studies addressing application of priorities for improving healthcare. Specifically, the case studies explore ways Read More...
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Congress Addresses Medicare SGR Again
January 24, 2012 8:27 AM by Jill Hoffman
Today, the House and Senate will begin negotiations on a conference committee to consider extending beyond the end of February the payroll tax cut extension bill (HR 3630), including Medicare payment adjustments for physicians, established in a last-minute Read More...
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Most Patients Given Access to PHRs Don’t Utilize
January 23, 2012 8:51 AM by Jill Hoffman
A study in the Journal of American Medical Informatics Association has found that few patients being treated for hypertension by 24 different primary care physicians who had been provided with personal health records (PHRs) connected to their EHRs. The Read More...
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Top Tweets of the Week (1.20.12)
January 20, 2012 2:21 PM by Adrianne OBrien
There’s much new information out there regarding: mobile health, workflows, GS1, and (why not) job stress. We’ve distilled it into a handy list. Be sure to follow Executive Insight by going to @ExecInsight ! @Anthony_Guerra CIO Todd Richardson talks about Read More...
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An Integrated Approach to Alignment & Scalable Innovation
January 19, 2012 12:23 PM by Adrianne OBrien
Editor's note: This blog was written by Sam Muppalla, vice president, McKesson Health Solutions, Network Performance Management (NPM) . Previously, I wrote about the barriers to alignment across product, network, care and reimbursement innovation. And, Read More...
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Examples, Adopters of ACO
January 18, 2012 10:37 AM by Lynn
The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has announced the first six provider-based accountable care organizations (ACOs) to seek accreditation from the ACO Accreditation program NCQA launched in November. They are: Billings Clinic, Billings, Read More...
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Early ACO Adopters Seek NCQA Accreditation
January 17, 2012 7:57 AM by Jill Hoffman
Six provider-based entities are the first accountable care organizations (ACOs) seeking accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) under the ACO Accreditation program NCQA launched in November 2011. The early adopters are: Read More...
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Government Pays Out More Than $2.5 Billion for EHRs
January 16, 2012 7:59 AM by Jill Hoffman
Federal and state governments have paid providers more than $2.5 billion in incentive payments for meaningful use (MU) of electronic health records (EHRs), officials at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) monthly HIT Policy Committee Read More...
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Top Tweets of the Week (1.13.12)
January 13, 2012 10:25 AM by Adrianne OBrien
ICD-10 implementation. Health integration strategies (and why they fail). Resiliency. Nuggets of wisdom for hospital CFOs. We’ve culled Twitter for the scoop on that and more. Here’s a list of tweets just for you. And of course, be sure to follow Executive Read More...
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Telemedicine Survey Reveals Intriguing Results
January 11, 2012 9:40 AM by Lynn
Does your hospital engage in telemedicine? According to a University of Pennsylvania survey, intensive care unit nurses say “personally knowing the physician providing overnight telemedicine coverage was important,” although actual exposure to telemedicine Read More...
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Facing the Barriers to Alignment Across Product, Network, Care & Reimbursement Innovations
January 10, 2012 3:39 PM by Adrianne OBrien
Editor's note: This blog was written by Sam Muppalla, vice president, McKesson Health Solutions, Network Performance Management (NPM). I'd like to follow up on my last blog , which discussed performance-based networks & medical cost savings. Health Read More...
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Top Tweets of the Week (1.6.12)
January 6, 2012 10:42 AM by Adrianne OBrien
What’s hot in the Twitterverse this week? Here’s a list of tweets just for you. Be sure to follow Executive Insight by going to @ExecInsight ! @Kari_On Now reading: It Costs More, But Is It Worth More? http://nyti.ms/w2Q147 @hrana Opinion: "There’s a Read More...
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Solutions to Your Common Problems
January 4, 2012 12:44 PM by Lynn
What ails you? Not as a patient, but as an executive of a hospital or large physician practice. Although we’ve just begun 2012, Executive Insight is gearing up to present a custom-developed December 2012 issue. What do I mean by “custom-developed?” The Read More...
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