Archive of: Accountable Care Organization (ACO)

  • Enterprise Patient Portals and HIMSS 2016

    by Gary Hamilton

    The ultimate solution to removing barriers to interoperability between disparate electronic health record (EHR) systems continues to elude the healthcare industry’s sharpest developers, and that challenge is expected to be the number one topic discussed among vendors and attendees at this year’s Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

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  • HIE Security through Standardization and Limited Access

    by Gary Hamilton

    Healthcare organizations and HIT developers are under direct scrutiny by officials at CMS and HHS who want to know how they will prevent data breaches and information blocking, while four U.S. Senators ask the same thing of CMS and HHS.

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  • Telemedicine, Information Sharing, and Tomorrow’s Healthcare System

    by Gary Hamilton

    Telemedicine stands to revolutionize healthcare for remote hospitals and for ambulatory care of chronic disease patient populations. However, information blocking threatens the health information exchange (HIE) networks necessary to capitalize on telemedicine’s technological breakthroughs.

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  • Focusing on Patients Who Are Most Likely to Use Health IT Could Increase Patient Engagement in Your Practice

    by Gary Hamilton

    Even though America has made little progress toward true health IT interoperability, patient engagement through Internet and mobile devices continues to increase.

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  • Healthcare’s Future and Government’s Role in Creating It

    by Gary Hamilton

    The Federal Government has taken legislative steps this year to refine the meaningful use program and enable ACOs to continue receiving value-based payments. But at least one study reveals that might not be enough. An entirely new view of healthcare might be needed to bring about tomorrow’s learning health system.

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