Category Archives: HIMSS

New rules govern how health care providers partner with payers

Since the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was signed in 2010 there has continued to be some uncertainty about how healthcare reform will evolve. However, most  large health care organizations agree that value-based care is here to stay. They invested in robust technologies and began implementing population health management strategies. The market’s smaller players […]
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Blinkers on: It’s time to move into the value-based care fast lane

Providers and payers are converging and seeing new opportunities to collaborate to improve care quality and control costs under new value-based care models.  Increasingly, providers are evolving to take more accountability for cost of care and patient outcomes—issues historically laid at payers’ feet. However, providers must continue to operate in a fee-for-service environment while transitioning […]
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The missing ingredient for population health management success

Medicare Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement program, and value-based contracting in general have driven the health care industry to invest in population health management (PHM) applications and services. But it turns out that it takes more to succeed in value-based care than purchasing technology or engaging in a short-term consulting […]
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HIMSS13 in New Orleans: A Natural Site for Convergence of Health Information, Technology

Next week, New Orleans will become an epicenter for the U.S. health system. Here, in the birthplace of jazz and at a crossroads of the South, more than 40,000 health care leaders will gather for the annual conference of the Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS). As one of the largest associations of health technology […]
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