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10 Healthcare Analytics Trends for 2016: Trend #8

TREND #8: INCREASE LEVEL OF UNDERSTANDING AND CONTROL OVER ACO DATA AND ANALYTICS Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) spend a good amount of time discussing which technology systems to use, but very little time on determining who owns the data. ACOs have multiple stakeholders including partners in the ACO, patients, and insurers. Each of these stakeholders […]

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Tackling ACO Data Challenges

How do we engage patients, coordinate care, improve quality, lower costs and share savings all at once? A group of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) will be in Baltimore this week discussing this and other topics on establishing and sustaining ACOs. One of the challenges of forming and sustaining ACOs is establishing shared goals and shared […]

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2015 Healthcare ACO Trends and The Key to Success [Infographic]

Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) as a model to deliver high-quality, cost-effective care across the continuum and improve population health management (PHM) has significantly increased. In an ACO, healthcare providers take responsibility for the health of a defined population, coordinate care across the continuum, and are held to benchmark levels of quality and cost. In 2015 […]

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The “Yellow Brick Road” to Value-Based Care

“The Wizard of Oz” is a wonderful movie, full of metaphors that can be applied to real life. As I look at the current state of Healthcare, I can’t help but wonder if there is a true “yellow brick road” from volume based care to value based care. If there is, which stops will we […]

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Improving Patient Experience – Not Just for Inpatient Settings

Medicare is basing hospital reimbursements on performance measures. Patient satisfaction determines 30% of the incentive payments, and improved clinical outcomes decide 70 percent (source). So, it is no surprise that the term “patient experience” is rolling off people’s tongues very matter-of-fact like.  With the focus primarily on the hospital or inpatient setting, it’s easy to forget […]

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What will it take to decrease nursing home readmissions? #HIMSS14

HIE, clinical data, quality measures, financial and claims data along with healthcare analytics – what does it take to decrease readmission rates in nursing homes? There is so much attention these days on making the most of all of the clinical and financial data regarding healthcare, hospital readmission costs and reimbursement, but do we really […]

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Reframing the ACO Analytics Problem with Malcolm Gladwell

I just finished watching a quick slideshow on the Health Data Management website, “Enterprise Analytics: Moving on Up” and as luck would have it, I also watched several sessions of the live Webcast from the Healthcare Innovation Day Conference 2014 in Washington, DC, sponsored by West Health Institute and the Office of the National Coordinator […]

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Healthcare Analytics for the Patient Centered Medical Home

The patient centered medical home (PCMH) emphasizes care coordination and communication between various healthcare delivery systems. This coordinated care system can lead to better quality healthcare delivery as well as a better patient experience – but in order to achieve these benefits, providers must be able to see and interpret data from across the many […]

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Top Technology Trends in Healthcare – July 2013

The healthcare IT field is rapidly developing and changing. Emerging technology and updated regulations put pressure on healthcare providers and health plans to stay ahead of the curve. Perficient creates a monthly list that explores some of the current topics and issues in health IT. This list examines the most talked about issues and technologies […]

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Top Technology Trends in Healthcare – June 2013

The healthcare IT field is rapidly developing and changing. Emerging technology and updated regulations put pressure on healthcare providers and health plans to stay ahead of the curve. Perficient creates a monthly list that explores some of the current topics and issues in health IT. This list examines the most talked about issues and technologies […]

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One big way that Big Data will drive population health management

I’ve been working directly with our partner, IBM, lately, on our own healthcare analytics offerings. Recently, I saw this quote in a presentation slide on one of our projects: “Delivering integrated care requires an ability to transform data into actionable insights.” These insights lead to smarter decisions, and that ultimately leads to better outcomes for […]

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Will ACOs drive up costs for patients?

I was recently talking with one of my colleagues about a strange situation that happened to her when her local hospital and healthcare provider merged with a larger healthcare system.  As a result of the merger, she no longer had a local healthcare provider in her town that took her insurance plan. In essence, she […]

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