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Why is population health management so important for the financial wellbeing of healthcare organizations? The healthcare industry has had a difficult journey over the past more »

Bundled payments for cancer care aim to reduce costs, improve standardization of treatments, and encourage transparency. UnitedHealthcare is expanding its bundled payments program for cancer more »

In a world where pay-for-performance contracts and accountable care arrangements now dictate how many hospitals are getting paid, the more data available to a healthcare more »

Digital health entrepreneurs who focus on coveted technologies such as data analytics infrastructure, patient engagement tools, and population health management products are on track to more »

Anthem Blue Cross is upping the ante on managed care in California by partnering with providers to create a care plan big enough to rival more »

In the first post of this series, we introduced the power of electronic health record (EHR) data and how it can completely transform a health more »

Managed care for Medicaid patients in Kansas is running into some significant financial hurdles as the insurers administering the coverage rack up a $72.6 million more »

Patients covered under more than one health insurance payer may no longer cause squabbles in the accounting office thanks to the newly announced nationwide rollout more »

Vendors of clinical analytics and chronic disease management platforms are finding it a good time to be in business as investors jump at the chance more »

Young adults taking advantage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to stay on their parents’ health insurance until turning 26 are more than 2% less more »

As provider organizations of all sizes become more directly and more financially accountable for patient outcomes and clinical quality, they must also increasingly count on more »

Care quality and the transparency of financial and clinical data go hand in hand according to a majority of providers taking part in a poll more »

The healthcare industry is undergoing dramatic changes, including shifting market dynamics, stricter regulatory requirements, and a demanding, consumer-centric marketplace. In the middle of it all more »

One in ten emergency department visits are for conditions that do not require emergency services and could be better treated through primary or urgent care, more »

The widespread lack of healthcare data transparency is one of the most significant barriers preventing a meaningful transition to accountable care and a data-driven healthcare more »

Researchers at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill have developed an interactive online tool to help healthcare organizations tackle one of the most insidious more »

Bundled payments for cancer treatments, which covered an entire “episode of care” for a single patient, resulted in a 34% reduction of overall medical costs, more »

Epic Systems doesn’t just have the hospital EHR market locked down – they’re a heavy favorite in the business intelligence arena, as well.  According to more »

Hospitals looking to ramp up their offensive tactics when it comes to patient engagement may soon have an interesting new tool at their disposal: a more »

While chief medical information officers (CMIOs) are generally satisfied with their role in fostering clinical analytics and overseeing health IT infrastructures in hospitals and health more »

A third of healthcare representatives polled by KPMG believe that value-based reimbursement arrangements will have a negative effect on the revenue cycle, with 12% anticipating more »

Eighty-four percent of financially insecure hospitals are putting off investments in population health management and clinical analytics infrastructure, says a new survey by Black Book more »

Patient engagement programs that lead to better population health management are among the few things physicians are looking forward to in 2014 amid a rather more »

You don’t have to be an avid coupon-clipper to know that getting rewards for taking small actions is a nice feeling.  The idea of earning more »

After taking similar actions in Rhode Island and Connecticut late last year, national insurer UnitedHealthcare plans to eliminate about 700 Massachusetts physicians from its Medicare more »

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