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Flexible Healthcare Data Strategy a Must for Accountable Care

Arguably, accountable care has made the transition from experimental pilot to the new standard in healthcare payment, but many healthcare organizations are still unsure of more »...

Predictive Analytics, Big Data Underpin Episodes of Care

Healthcare is moving quickly and irreversibly into a new era of risk-based accountable care in which predictive analytics and big data are crucial tools for more »...

Poor Data Governance Practices Restrict Usefulness of EHRs

The widespread implementation of electronic health records has brought about some of the most significant changes in the practice of medicine for decades, but the more »...

Data Analytics May Improve Hospital-Acquired Conditions Rate

According to a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) infection directly causes approximately 15,000 deaths out of more »...

92% of Providers to Use CMS Chronic Disease Management Program

More than ninety percent of healthcare providers are planning to use the new chronic disease management reimbursement structure offered by CMS in 2015, finds a more »...

MD Health Systems Collaborate for Population Health Management

In Maryland, five major health systems have formed the Advanced Health Collaborative (AHC), an organization that will aim to improve the quality of care, reduce more »...

PCMH Care Coordination Program Cuts Hospital Readmissions

Providing cooperative, community-based post-discharge care coordination for elderly patients can help to reduce preventable hospital readmissions, finds a study published this month in the American more »...

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