Catholic Health’s CIO Talks Leveraging Health IT for Value-based Care

CIO Talks Leveraging Health IT for Value-based Care

Editor's Note: Deloitte Insights for CIOs provides relevant research, fact-based analysis and pragmatic perspectives on the technology issues that matter most to CIOs and other executives with an interest in technology. When it comes to disruptive forces, health care providers seem to have it all: evolving legal and regulatory requirements, unsustainable economics, challenging demographic shifts, industry consolidation, and fast-moving technology-driven change, among others. All of these
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Allscripts Makes $200M Equity Investment in NantHealth, IPO Imminent

NantHealth

Ambulatory EHR leader Allscripts has purchased a 10% equity stake in NantHealth for $200 million and NantCapital, LLC, the personal investment vehicle of Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, founder of NantHealth, has made a $100 million investment into Allscripts. The financial investments strengthen the partnership between the two companies to develop an integrated, evidence-based, personalized approach to healthcare solutions that includes actionable clinical data, enabling physicians to make informed
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UAB Medicine Selects athenahealth to Advance Care Coordination

UAB Medicine

UAB Medicine, the third largest academic medical center in the nation is implementing athenaCoordinator Enterprise patient access services to improve care coordination in the ambulatory space. The implementation will  streamline care transitions and patient referrals, in The Kirklin Clinic of UAB Hospital, a multi-specialty ambulatory care site that serves more than 2,000 patients a day in 35 specialties. The solution is expected to go-live in July allowing UAB Medicine to ensure patients
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A Proposal for Disruptive Regulation of EHRs

EHRs

The latest salvo in the interoperability and information-blocking debate comes from two academic experts in the field of informatics, and was recently published in JAMIA. In the brief article, Sittig and Wright are endeavoring to describe the prerequisites for classifying an EHR as “open” or interoperable. I believe the term “open” is a much better fit here, and if the EHR software happens to come from a business dependent on revenues, as opposed to grant funding from the government, bankrupt
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Importance of Expanding Health IT Incentives to Mental Healthcare

Irv Lichtenwald, Medsphere Systems CEO

Editor’s Note: Irv Lichtenwald is president and CEO of Medsphere Systems Corporation, the solution provider for the OpenVista electronic health record. Prior to joining Medsphere, he served as CFO of Advent Software, a leading provider of investment management solutions. Between 1995 and 2003, Irv led Advent through three public stock offerings. Chances are good someone close to you is suffering from a mental health disorder right now. You may not know it. While paranoid schizophrenia
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Arcadia Healthcare Solutions Acquires Sage Technologies

Arcadia Health

EHR data aggregation/analytics and consulting firm Arcadia Healthcare Solutions  today announced the acquisition of managed services and ACO implementation provider Sage Technologies. The acquisition will help strengthen Arcadia’s position as a market leader in full-service managed care – the end-to-end blended technology and services capability to help healthcare leaders efficiently manage their business in a value-based setting. Financial terms of the acquisition is being led by Peloton
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McKesson Launches Paragon Clinician Hub

McKesson Launches Venture Fund to Invest in Early/Growth Stage Healthcare Companies

McKesson has launched Paragon Clinician Hub, a new web-based information presentation and workflow management solution designed to help physicians and other care providers better manage the avalanche of patient information and clinical tasks they face every day. Paragon Clinician Hub is a major new feature in Paragon Release 13.0, an upgrade release focused on physician-associated applications to help improve physician satisfaction and adoption. The solutions features a clean, modern,
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3M Unveils Health System Performance Suite for PHM

3M ICD-10

  As hospitals and health systems navigate the journey from volume- to value-based health care, 3M Health Information Systems is applying the analytic power of its extensive clinical and claims database to help providers assess the costs, outcomes and effectiveness of care delivery. The new 3M Health System Performance Suite offers advanced analytic tools to manage the health of populations, measure provider performance, determine total cost of care and succeed under value-based
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McKesson Appoints Kathy McElligott to Executive VP, CIO/CTO

McKesson's McElligott photo

On Monday, McKesson Corporation has appointed Kathy McElligott to executive vice president and chief information (CIO) and chief technology officer (CTO), effective July 20.  McElligott comes to McKesson from Emerson where she served as CIO since 2010 and managed Emerson’s information technology strategy and information security for the company’s global operations, including hardware, software, and services, as well as its telecommunications and data center infrastructure. As McKesson’s new
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Closing the Loop on Revenue Cycle Management

Revenue Cycle Management

I’d like to start with a disclaimer: my colleagues and I are completely focused on empowering consumers to take greater control of their own health. However, since healthcare organizations don’t give a damn about this, I’ve decided to take a different approach: let me help you get paid. Huh? Those two goals - consumer empowerment and provider collections - seem at direct odds with one another. They are not. Despite what overpaid consultants and healthcare payments specialists are telling you,
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