Mount Sinai, CityMD Partner to Expand Urgent Care Services in NYC

Mount Sinai, CityMD Partner to Expand Urgent Care Services in NYC

Mount Sinai Health Systemhas teamed up with urgent care provider CityMD to expand urgent care service throughout New York. The partnership will combine Mount Sinai’s network of providers with CityMD’s urgent and clinical care management expertise to develop a unique model that ensures patients have timely access to healthcare. A key component of the partnership will establish quality metrics for a shared preferred provider network to ensure patients receive high-quality care and immediate access
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DSS Acquires Streamline Health’s Patient Engagement Solutions for $2M

DSS Acquires Streamline Health's Patient Engagement Solutions for $2M

Document Storage Systems, Inc. (DSS), a provider of software development and support for VistA and vxVistA has acquired Streamline Health's Looking Glass® Patient Engagement suite of solutions including its current customer base and personnel. Streamline Health's Looking Glass® Patient Engagement suite consists primarily of Patient Scheduling and Surgery Management software.This suite of products is based upon the legacy ForSite2020 solution, which Streamline Health acquired in connection with
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The Rise of Trump Care: 6 Ways Trump Could Impact Healthcare Reform

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Editor's Note: Abhinav Shashank is the CEO & Co-founder at Innovaccer Inc., a datashop integrating complex data across multiple distributed sources to give healthcare organizations greater insights to provider better care. On November 9th, 2016 the United States of America witnessed a major turnaround in the administration. Republican candidate Donald Trump is the 45th president-elect of the United States, leading with 279 electoral votes. Donald Trump plans to bring about numerous changes
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PwC Report: Most Primary Care Teams Are Not Designed to Optimize Care

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Most primary care teams are not designed to optimize care or meet consumer demands for convenience and value, according to the latest report from PwC’s Health Research Institute (HRI). The PwC report reveals that a primary care dream team designed around the needs of complex chronic consumers, for example, could potentially result in $1.2 million in savings for every 10,000 patients served. Designed with consumer needs and preferences in mind, the primary care dream team can bring together
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UC Health, United Healthcare Form New ACO & Clinically Integrated Networks

UC Health, United Healthcare Form New ACO & Clinically Integrated Networks

The University of California and UnitedHealth Group are teaming up to form a new accountable care organization (ACO) and clinically integrated network. As part of the 10-year strategic relationship, UC Health’s five academic medical centers will expand use of Optum’s clinically integrated network services and advanced data analytics services.UC Health Partners with Optum LabsIn addition, UC Health will become the first West Coast health care provider to partner with OptumLabs, an open,
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Increasing Patient Face Time by Decreasing Physician Screen Time

Increasing Patient Face Time by Decreasing Physician Screen Time

Editor's Note: Dr. Reid Conant is a chief medical information officer for Nuance’s Healthcare division. Dr. Conant has provided medical direction and leadership to his hospital through the deployment and optimization of CPOE and physician documentation solutions. Prior to Nuance, Dr. Conant served as the president and founder of Conant and Associates, Inc. which was acquired by Nuance in 2014. If someone asked you why you went into the field of medicine, what would you say? Some physicians may
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First Choice Health, MultiCare Health Inks New Accountable Care Deal

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First Choice Health, a Seattle-based, physician and hospital owned company and MultiCare Health System and its Accountable Care Organization MultiCare Connected Care (MCC), have announced a new ACO contract. The new contract creates access to MCC’s clinically integrated network for First Choice clients. MCC’s network includes five hospitals, 13 urgent care clinics, 11 Redi-Clinics in Rite Aid stores, plus:- More than 450 primary care providers- More than 1,200 specialists- More than 260 clinic
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3 Immediate Priorities for MACRA Success

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Editor's Note: Mark Hefner is CEO of Infina Connect Healthcare Systems, the leading provider of SaaS referral coordination solutions. Previously he led healthcare IT businesses for Allscripts, GE Healthcare and Hill-Rom.Providers of Medicare Part B services must stand up and take note: The way they are paid for Medicare is about to change drastically. The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 was passed to replace the flawed Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate.  When the final rule
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Aledade Launches Primary Care Physician-Led ACO

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This week, Aledade announced it is forming a new primary care physician-led Accountable Care Organization (ACO) in Arkansas. The Aledade® Arkansas ACO will be the first of its kind in the state will start initially with ten independent practices consisting of more than 40 providers who provide care to over 12,000 Medicare beneficiaries.The Aledade® Arkansas ACO is supported by local partner the Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care, Inc. (AFMC), a healthcare quality improvement organization that
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Aetna Expands Accountable Care Model with Duke Health, WakeMed Health

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Aetna is expanding its accountable care collaboration with Duke Health and WakeMed Health & Hospitals. The collaboration offers employers and individuals in 12 central North Carolina counties a health care option designed to improve quality, efficiency and the patient experience, and to control costs. The co-branded product called Aetna Whole Health–Duke Health & WakeMed, brings together Duke Health and WakeMed physicians, hospitals and outpatient facilities, as well as WakeMed Key
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