In Pursüit

Opioid Addiction; CMS Has a Plan

Posted by Kurt Wolter on Jan 17, 2018 8:35:31 AM

I was thinking about writing on Bundled Payments, no doubt an important topic for every provider. I went roaming around the CMS.gov website looking for the latest updates when I ran across an interesting document outlining what CMS is doing about the opioid epidemic. It was a pretty interesting and relevant, so I thought I’d excerpt the article for this blog post instead.

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Topics: Value Based Care, RevCycle

The Roundup: 01/12/18

Posted by Gwen Cantarera on Jan 12, 2018 11:26:40 AM

This week in the healthcare IT news... 

A recap of the articles that caught my eye this week: 

What 's the best thing you read all week? 

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Topics: roundup

The Roundup: 01/04/18

Posted by Gwen Cantarera on Jan 5, 2018 1:04:41 PM

This week in the healthcare IT news... 

A recap of the articles that caught my eye this week: 

What 's the best thing you read all week? 

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Topics: roundup

New Year, New Commitment: Excelling in Value-Based Care

Posted by Mary Sirois on Jan 3, 2018 8:22:00 AM

Value-Based Care and Population Health were top-of-mind at this year’s Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s National Forum! Whatever the terms, “accountable care,” “population health,” “value-based care,” “volume to value,” “innovative care models,” “high-value care,” “bundled payments,” and so many others, the message was clear…the healthcare industry is committed to change. These profound and necessary changes, intended to improve care quality, reduce the cost of care, engage patients, improve and enable the relationship between providers, caregivers, and patient (person), don’t come without a different perspective and renewed commitment to what we do and how we do it each and every day.

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Topics: PopHealth, Value Based Care, Care Models, Meaningful Use

The Roundup: 12/15/17

Posted by Gwen Cantarera on Dec 15, 2017 9:21:48 AM

This week in the healthcare IT news... 

A recap of the articles that caught my eye this week: 

What 's the best thing you read all week? 

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Topics: roundup

The Roundup: 12/8/17

Posted by Gwen Cantarera on Dec 8, 2017 9:59:08 AM

This week in the healthcare IT news... 

A recap of the articles that caught my eye this week: 

What 's the best thing you read all week? 

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Topics: roundup

Focus Group Findings: Quadruple Aim in Population Health

Posted by Mary Sirois on Nov 29, 2017 8:08:00 AM

At the recent College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) conference, Pursuit Healthcare Advisors, an Atos company (Pursuit) facilitated two population health and value-based care focus groups. In order to get everyone thinking about evolved organizational models, data analytics strategies, and care model approaches needed to support value-based care and population health, we presented the following situation: 

Your CEO has decided to go full risk on all contracts beginning in 2018.  What do you need to be successful in supporting this new business model?

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Topics: PopHealth, Value Based Care, Care Models, Telehealth, telemedicine, Digital Health, ACO, Accountable Care

The Roundup: 11/9/17

Posted by Gwen Cantarera on Nov 10, 2017 7:37:00 AM

This week in the healthcare IT news... 

A recap of the articles that caught my eye this week: 

What 's the best thing you read all week? 

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Topics: roundup

Why do we need a Cerner Integration Architect?

Posted by Pat Hingley on Nov 8, 2017 8:04:00 AM

Over the past few years, I have been asked this question many times. For me, I am responding not only to educate, but to share some of my own hard-won knowledge. In a previous role, many years ago, as program director at the helm of a large Cerner Millennium implementation, I had to answer this question. At the time, I only had a very sketchy description of the role, and an even sketchier understanding of the real value that someone in this role can bring.

For those who are preparing to take that step into the Millennium world, or even for those who have been live for some time, allow me to elaborate and then, by all means, share your stories!

So, what does a Cerner Millennium Integration Architect – or IA, as they are affectionately called – actually do?

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Topics: Cerner and Siemens, Project Management

Courage and Innovation and Data...Oh My!

Posted by Mary Sirois on Oct 26, 2017 9:19:13 AM

“Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!” Ever feel like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz? Like you just landed in a new land and everything is not as it was? Welcome to the world of population health and value-based care. “Courage, innovation, and data” was a consistent message that I heard at the HIMSS Pop Health Forum held recently in Chicago, IL.

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Topics: PopHealth