Archive of: July, 2014

  • Risk-Based Reimbursement Models Gaining Ground

    by Gary Hamilton

    Technologies that support accountable, value-based healthcare, health information exchange (HIE), and remote medicine continue to mature. Simultaneously, alternative to fee-for-service payment methods that feature risk/performance-based, shared-savings, and population-management payment models are becoming more palatable to healthcare providers who seek relief from continued cuts to their reimbursements.

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  • ONC Study Illustrates Advantage of Third-Party HIE

    by Gary Hamilton

    In a recent pilot project funded by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), seven states formed a consortium and successfully exchanged patients’ behavioral health data between electronic health records (EHRs) state to state using Direct messaging.

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