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by John Moore lll | February 25, 2015

Payers Accelerating the Move Towards Value-Based Reimbursement

Recently, HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced plans to accelerate the transitions in Medicare reimbursement models that have already been under way since 2011. Following suit, the Health Care Transformation Task Force, a private-sector alliance, announced their intentions to accelerate the healthcare industry’s transformation to value-based reimbursement (VBR). ...

by John Moore lll | February 12, 2015

Clinical Patient Engagement Emerging Market, Converging Solutions

Key Market Drivers Technology Overview: Features & Use Cases Provider Market: Mixed Maturity Industry Dynamics: Proliferation of Offerings ...

by John Moore lll | January 01, 2015

Inside Health Catalyst ‘s Partnership with Allina Health

Today, Health Catalyst and Minnesota-based Allina Health announced a deep, ten-year partnership to further respective goals in healthcare analytics. Health Catalyst will gain rights to Allina developed intellectual property (IP) and add to its ranks roughly eighty Allina employees. Allina will gain access to the full solution suite of Health ...

by Naveen Rao | October 01, 2014

EHR Innovation for the Post-MU Market

A shift is occurring in the health IT landscape. Marketplace and Industry alike are beginning to look past the federally mandated incentive programs for health IT adoption. For EHR vendors, who have seen windfall profits as a result of Meaningful Use, this signals a critical shift away from reactive, certification-driven ...

by John Moore lll | September 24, 2014

eCQMs – The Beginning of a Long and Rocky Road

Payment-based upon quality measurement is at the center of a wide range of efforts to improve health care performance by various payers including the federal government. Historically, quality measurement either had to rely upon either administrative data (e.g., claims) and/or a combination of manual chart abstraction. Electronic clinical quality measures ...

by John Moore lll | September 08, 2014

MARKET TRENDS REPORT: 2014/15 Analytics for Population Health Management

This report takes an in-depth look at just how providers are beginning to adopt data-driven approaches to population health management (PHM). This includes an analysis of what technologies are currently being lever aged, the vendors in this crowded industry, and where the market and industry are headed in the future. ...

by Matt Guldin | August 19, 2014

Referrals Management Changing with Care and Payment Reform

Referrals occupy a singular place in healthcare. Every HCO and provider wants more of them under FFS. Under VBR, HCOs will strive to reduce leakage with in-house consults but will still be referring patients to and receiving referrals from other providers. To become more efficient, referrals and consults will need ...

by Brian Murphy | August 10, 2014

Information Blocking Laws — Ready, Shoot, Aim

The most straightforward definition of interoperability we have heard so far is from David Kendrick, CEO of MyHealth Access Network in Oklahoma, “Every patient deserves to have their complete, longitudinal medical record available wherever and whenever decisions are made about their health.” By this measure, interoperability is still unusual in ...

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