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accountable care organizations


January 19, 2016  2:20 PM

More than 100 healthcare organizations commit to ACO model

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
accountable care organizations, ACO, medicare reimbursement, Medicare Shared Savings Program

American patients eager for proof that healthcare providers are invested in treating their conditions as thoroughly and accurately as possible should be encouraged by a recent...

February 11, 2015  1:26 PM

Group representing ACOs asks for Shared Savings Program overhaul

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
accountable care organizations, ACO, AMA, Medicare Shared Savings Program

Changes proposed by CMS to the Medicare Shared Savings Program that could also alter the future of accountable care organizations (ACOs) aren't significant enough to satisfy a collection of healthcare provider groups. The opposing group comprises provider healthcare improvement alliance Premier,...


January 6, 2015  2:15 PM

Six states profiled in State HIE Program study

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
accountable care organizations, ACO, HIE, state HIEs

Participants in the State HIE Program believe its existence has increased awareness of HIE and that the value of the program will grow as it solidifies ties with supporting programs, such as...


January 14, 2014  12:05 PM

National ACO readiness survey returns varied results

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
accountable care organizations, ACO, WEDI

The accountable care organization (ACO) model has returned inconsistent results for providers trying to optimize their use of pharmaceuticals, according to responses to the National Survey of Accountable Care Organizations. Many (70%) providers


December 18, 2012  12:52 PM

Accountable care organization model in the works by EHR-certifier

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
accountable care organizations, ACO, CCHIT, EHR certification, ONC

An IT model for accountable care organizations (ACOs) is being developed by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT). CCHIT is authorized by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT to certify electronic health record products.


November 28, 2012  1:24 PM

RSNA attendees hoping radiology IT will improve field’s prospects

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
accountable care organizations, ACO, EHR incentives, meaningful use stage 2, RSNA

CHICAGO – There's a definite chill at this year's Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, and it's not just the unseasonably cold temperatures made more miserable by the gray skies and wind whipping off Lake Michigan. Vendors have again crammed...


September 19, 2012  1:43 PM

Cheesecake Factory bad for health – and the analogy bad for health care

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
accountable care organizations, Atul Gawande, Cheesecake Factory, Health care reform and federal initiatives

A couple things must be said before we get into this. One: The last thing I want to do is start a blog beef with health care thought leader and Boston physician Atul Gawande, M.D. whose thought-provoking New Yorker...

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August 23, 2012  12:29 PM

Hospital ACOs can be financially sustainable, expert says

Ed Burns Ed Burns Profile: Ed Burns
accountable care organizations, health information exchange, health reform

We hear a lot about how hospitals have present market incentives to avoid participation in coordinated-care models such as accountable care organizations. Some may see sharing information with other providers as a competitive disadvantage. Others are wary that participating in ACOs, which...


August 22, 2012  12:54 PM

ACO participation may force hospitals to play nice in HIE sandbox

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
accountable care organizations, ACO, health information exchange, HIE

BOSTON - An interesting side effect of accountable care organization (ACO) participation could be that it forces currently competitive hospitals to cooperate...


June 12, 2012  3:07 PM

Survey lists top HIE vendors for 2012

CommunityManager Profile: CommunityManager
accountable care organizations, health information exchange, HIE vendors, Interoperability

By Greg McInerney, Editorial Assistant

The Florida-based research company Black Book released its 2012 State of the Enterprise Healthcare Information...


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