By Meena Seshamani MD PhD – April marked the 10-year anniversary of the start of the agreement period for the first Accountable Care Organizations in the Medicare Shared Savings Program – an ambitious program to reward health care providers for improving health care for people with Medicare.Read More
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By Mike Brandofino – This month, the American Telemedicine Association annual conference highlighted major progress in telehealth use cases beyond virtual appointments to support emerging care models such as hybrid care – further solidifying a future of healthcare that is engaging for both providers and patients and outcome-oriented for all.
By Larry Jessup, Laverne Perlie, Daisy Moossa, & Terah Tessier – The Strengthening the Technical Advancement & Readiness of Public Health via Health Information Exchange Program (The STAR HIE Program) has made great strides in supporting public health agencies’ ability to exchange health information during times of emergency.
New On Demand Healthcare Upside/Down: With guest Claus Jensen, Chief Technology Officer for Teladoc Health. Claus identifies three key tenets of a fully integrated, “Disney”-like experience in healthcare.
By David Burda – By any measure or definition, we’re a long way from full adoption of value-based care reimbursement in the U.S. The questions are why and what can we do about it? All we know as consumers of medical care and journalists who write about these things are what payers and providers tell us about why payments still aren’t based on outcomes.
By Darius Tahir – If someone’s heart skips a beat, tech companies want to let them know about it. Gadget firms — starting with Apple and now Fitbit, which is owned by Google — are selling wearable devices that check heartbeat rhythms and alert users when something is out of sync.
By Tom James – You don’t need another story urging you to “get to the cloud.” That’s old news for healthcare executives, who’ve long understood the necessity of rebooting the way their organizations operate in the digital era.
By Mark Spinner – As hospitals face rising bad debt and revenue cycle workforce shortages, leading organizations are exploring new ways to ramp up patient financial engagement and efficiency. One out of four healthcare organizations report rising rates of bad debt and uncompensated care, a survey of healthcare finance leaders found.
By Devin Partida – Technology is central to modern health care, including making comprehensive medical treatment equally available and accessible to everyone. Equity is a significant concern today, especially as data highlights persisting disparities among different demographics.