Featured ACO Articles
10 Things You Need To Know About Accountable Care Organizations
Compared to a traditional fee-for-service model, a successful ACO will incentivize cooperation and will lower costs by encouraging quality care rather than generation of volume. This paper defines three different structures for ACOs: integrated, collective, and combination.
What You Need To Know In Replacing An EHR
This independent mixed case study and white paper performed at the request of Greenway Medical Technologies provides an independent in-depth analysis of how Greenway’s services, solutions, and technology are helping medical practices undergo EMR-to-EHR conversions.
Cost Fears Not Slowing Wireless Growth In Healthcare
As healthcare organizations develop strategies to comply with federal mandates and succeed in the new environment, wireless is one of the emerging technologies that can enable organizations to meet their clinical and business objectives, especially in this era of having to do more with a finite set of resources.
ACO’s: What The Henry Ford Physician Network Can Teach
Accountable care organizations (ACOs) are one of the most promising responses to healthcare reform. One of the best examples to date is the Henry Ford Physician Network in Michigan. Here’s how much the new group has achieved already—and a sense of how far it has to go.
Improving Quality And Reducing Costs In A Medicare Shared Savings Program And ACO Environment
Over the past decade, the healthcare system in the United States has been increasingly encumbered by an aging population, the burden of chronic disease, and economic pressures. In response to this confluence of events, federal healthcare reform has stimulated the public and private sectors to bend the cost curve and improve performance.
Managing Healthcare Data Within The Ecosystem While Reducing IT Costs And Complexities
At the 2011 conference, EMC's team of healthcare solution specialists spoke with several vendors and conferees and asked one question: "What is the best way to reduce costs and complexity in a healthcare IT infrastructure?" The overwhelming answer was to enable a cloud environment for patient data and to find a solution for managing so-called "big data."
Even A 60-Year-Old Multi-Specialty Practice Can Succeed With EHR
After 60+ years in operation, The Veranda multi-specialty practice wanted a solution that would include an integrated electronic health record (EHR)/practice management (PM) solution, as well as one that could support multiple specialties as the practice considered growing outside of its OB/GYN roots.
White Paper: Providing Accountability: Accountable Care Concepts For Healthcare Providers
Healthcare expenditures in the United States totaled $2.5 trillion in 2009. Researchers estimate as much as 30 percent of those costs, or $750 billion, may have been due to overuse, underuse, misuse, and/or inefficiencies of healthcare services. By RelayHealth
Achieving Success With The 5010 / ICD-10 Change-Over
SuccessEHS is a nationally acclaimed vendor providing Electronic Health Record (EHR) and Practice Management solutions with Integrated Medical Billing Services.
Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group Reduces Transcription Costs By 90%, Increases EHR Adoption
With 400 physicians and 1,700 staff members, Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group is one of the largest, most comprehensive medical groups in San DiegoCounty. Each of the group’s 19 locations offers primary and specialty care, laboratory, physical therapy, radiology, pharmacy and urgent care services.