by Matt Guldin | December 01, 2014

Valued-Based Payments Leading to Value-Based Supplier Pricing?

Costs & Value Healthcare organizations (HCOs) are undergoing strategic shifts as they move from volume to value-based reimbursement models. Not only do they have to think about different metrics on how they track their own revenue and finances but also on how they negotiate prices with their various suppliers including

by ndrao | November 06, 2013

Has Avado Acquisition Awakened the WebMD Giant

WebMD, the once-darling of consumer health who seemingly lost its way following pharma dollars, may at last be coming back to its roots. Last week, WebMD made headlines by announcing it had purchased the young patient engagement start-up, Avado, for an undisclosed sum. Backdrop: Avado, based in Seattle is a

by John Moore | May 20, 2013

Out and About

Some of you may have noticed a precipitous drop in new content, ala posts, as of late. A few things have contributed to this. First, it is often tough to find time to write when one is traveling from one activity to another (in fact this is being written as

by John Moore | October 15, 2010

Let the Data Flow: Part Two

Moving from an event focusing on HIE/REC initiatives by various States, the next two events, HealthCampSF and Health 2.0, took data liquidity to new heights.  Having the CTO of HHS, Todd Park, kick things off at HealthCamp by channeling Oprah and discussing/promoting the Clinical Health Data Initiative (CDHI) as well

by John Moore | April 01, 2009

Another HIT-focused Site Worth the Follow

My friend, Will Crawford, and his team at Children's Hospital here in Boston have just started their own Blog,, focusing on healthcare informatics and software development issues.  For those that do not know Will, he is the technical guru behind much of what is Indivo Health, the open source

by John Moore | June 27, 2008

Two CIOs Chime in on HIT & PHRs

Today's eWeek has an interesting interview with two hospital CIOs, George Conklin, CIO of Christus Health, and Rich Temple, CIO and vice president of IT at Saint Clare's Health System. Interesting questions with thoughtful answers. And if you are interested in the CBO Report that is referenced in the interview,
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