Tag Archives: ACOs

12 Things You Should Know About Health Information Exchanges

by: Gregory Barnowsky, Chief Architect, Independence Blue Cross This past year at HIMSS’15, I attended a session on Health Information Exchanges (HIEs).  During that session, the presenter had a slide that stated, “… if you see one Health Information Exchange … Continue reading

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KHIN: An HIE Making Progress — and Sustainability — Happen

 The HIMSS HIE Toolkit Task Force is pleased to share a weekly HIE inPractice blog series. These blogs are designed to discuss current topics within the HIE Community. Activity within the HIE and interoperability areas continues to be critical to … Continue reading

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New HIE Research

by: Mari Greenberger, MPPA, co-authored by Gary W. Ozanich, Ph.D. Two important federally funded studies that take a rigorous approach to HIE research have recently been published.  The first is the RAND Corporation’s Usage and Effect of Health Information Exchange:  A Systematic … Continue reading

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AHIMA and HIMSS – Looking at HIO Hiring Trends

 by: Harry B. Rhodes, MBA, RHIA, CHPS, CDIP, CPHIMS, FAHIMA; Julie A. Dooling, RHIA, CHDA; and Mari Greenberger, MPPA  Health Information Exchange Organizations (HIOs) continue to broaden their reach into new care settings that are part of an evolving landscape, … Continue reading

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A Payer Perspective on the Value of HIE

Two members of the HIMSS HIE Toolkit Task Force recently interviewed Marty Hauser, a CEO of a large, multi-hospital organization in the Midwest. Their discussion focused on impact value and operational benefits of health information exchange organizations (HIOs) to the … Continue reading

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Key Attributes for ACO Success with IT

By Matthew Denius, MS, Member, HIMSS Accountable Care Task Force;  and Manager, Financial Product Design, NextGen Healthcare The Technology Association of Georgia’s Health Society, in conjunction with the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and Georgia Department of Economic Development, held … Continue reading

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Transforming Healthcare from Fee-For-Volume to Fee-For-Value through Population Health

Don Berwick’s pivotal 2008 article, “The Triple Aim: Care, Health, And Cost,” created the framework for healthcare reform under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). ACA places a high priority on improving the quality of Medicare services through creating new payment … Continue reading

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The Unicorn is Here to Stay Part 2: By the Numbers

The Federal government is heading toward their fourth round of announcements for their Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) accountable care organizations (ACOs).  Much has been made recently of initial findings from the MSSP and Pioneer ACOs.  In a recent blog, “The … Continue reading

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2020: A Look Forward

Author: Charles Boicey, MS, RN-BC, CPHIMS, Informatics Solutions Architect at UC Irvine Medical Center In early October, I had the pleasure of attending a presentation from Vi Shaffer at the Gartner Symposium ITexpo. The session, entitled “The Healthcare Scenario for 2020,” … Continue reading

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The Unicorn Is Here to Stay: Building ACOs for the Future

Authors: Alan Gilbert, MPA, FHIMSS, Chief Growth Officer, TEAM of Care Solutions is a member of the HIMSS Accountable Care Task Force; and Shelley Price, MS, FHIMSS, Director of Payer and Life Sciences manages the HIMSS Accountable Care Task Force … Continue reading

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