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Payment Reform Depends on HIT

Cora Nucci, Senior Online Editor for HealthLeaders for HealthLeaders Media

Payment reform based on knowledge gleaned from business intelligence and data analytics tools in hospitals and health systems is no longer optional. It's imperative. If you're not up to the task, start lobbying for additional resources now. >>>


Editor's Picks

HFMA ANI: Data Key Healthcare System Efficiency, Says Gawande

In order to a have a significant impact on cost, hospitals have to use data to focus on their most complex patients and get at the root cause of their illnesses, said keynote speaker Atul Gawande, MD, at the Healthcare Financial Management Association's ANI conference Monday. >>>

5 Big Ideas from AHIP Conference

In a lively series of presentations at the America's Health Insurance Plans annual conference, attendees were urged to brace for disruptive technologies, do more with data, and embrace radical change. >>>

Transitioning to Bundled Payments

Taking a more strategic approach to payer relationships may be the key to surviving new reimbursements models. >>>

Sanford Health Embraces Retail Weight Loss

A nonprofit health system has developed a nonprofit subsidiary to challenge well-established, well-run, for-profit players for a piece of the hyper-competitive $60 billion weight-loss industry. >>>

Heart Treatment Centers Form Afib Alliance

The founding member hospitals of the National Alliance of Integrated Afib Centers say the top goals of the multidisciplinary, data-driven effort are to stop inappropriate cardiac procedures and to improve the quality of care. >>>

How Medica Revived Zombie Health Plans

Halfway through the PPACA open-enrollment period, health insurance carriers in more than two dozen states had only about six weeks to resurrect non-PPACA-compliant policies. Medica found a way to revive 81 "zombie," or transitional policies. >>>

'I'm MacGyver,' Says Nurse Honored at White House

For the first time, the White House has honored innovative nurses who invent, hack, or "make," devices and workarounds that fix healthcare problems and improve patient care. >>>

Intelligence Report

Intelligence Report: Healthcare Analytics—The New Business Currency

As providers' risk exposure grows, this report delivers a clear view of leading organizations' progress toward mastering the analytics that matter most to making cost and care quality decisions with great precision. Download Today >>>

News Headlines

HHS moves to shore up

Healthcare IT News, June 24, 2014

VT to hire analyst for single-payer design

Associated Press/Burlington Free Press, June 24, 2014

MA paying $35M to end healthcare website contract

WBUR / Associated Press, June 23, 2014

Analytics help patients follow doctors' orders

InformationWeek, June 20, 2014

Consumer group urges hospitals to end mass screenings

USA Today, June 20, 2014

Can claims data crack the healthcare cost riddle?

Kaiser Health News / Stateline, June 20, 2014

Former HHS exec launches ACO for independent physicians

InformationWeek, June 19, 2014

Google Glass gains momentum in healthcare

InformationWeek, June 19, 2014

5 states announce prescription-data collaboration

The Columbus Dispatch / Reuters, June 19, 2014

ID justices order hospital to pay $52M in suit

The Miami Herald / Associated Press, June 18, 2014

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From HealthLeaders Magazine

New Goals, New Alliances

The historically adversarial relationship between providers and payers is shifting toward cautious cooperation as both sides recognize that they must implement structural and strategic changes to ensure their mutual survival. >>>


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