Featured ACO Articles

  1. White Paper: Becoming A Medical Home
    Transforming your practice into a medical home won’t require a down payment on new space – nor a remodel of the reception area. By Sage
  2. PQRS Initiative Yields $70,000 ROI For Clinic
    In this case study, find out how Birmingham Heart Clinic was able to boost charge capture, per-provider income, and patient visits within the first 12 months of deploying integrated HER, practice management, and interoperability solution.
  3. St. John Medical Center Uses A Team Approach To Ensure Successful Implementation Of New Electronic Health Record Initiative

    As new value-based payment models emerge in the healthcare industry, hospitals that demonstrate high-quality, efficient patient care will have a distinct advantage over those organizations that remain mired in unwarranted variation in care processes, unnecessary and duplicative tests, and an inability to coordinate care.

  4. 7 Tips To Getting Paid For Meaningful Use

    The clock is ticking down for physician practices looking to receive the full incentive for achieving Stage 1 Meaningful Use, but the tips in this white paper can help you get there before the deadline arrives.

  5. Lakeshore Health Network Improves Clinical And Financial Outcomes With Wellcentive

    The Wellcentive Advance healthcare intelligence platform has helped the Lakeshore Health Network (LHN) and its physicians implement a variety of Clinical Quality Improvement (CQI) programs and significantly improve its clinical and financial outcomes. The 350-member multispecialty Physician Hospital Organization (PHO) in Muskegon, Michigan has realized year-after-year improvements in preventive care and chronic disease management outcomes as a result of its use of Wellcentive’s solutions.

  6. Enabling Collaborative Healthcare Delivery: Care Coordination Strategies With 21st Century Technology
    In 2003, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) identified care coordination as one of its 20 national priorities for quality. Since then, other prominent organizations, such as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the Commonwealth Fund, the National Quality Forum, and the World Health Organization, have recognized care coordination as a key component for improving healthcare delivery. By Intel
  7. Five Steps To Building A Successful Health Information Exchange
    This white paper provides insider tips to creating an HIE that improves clinical integration; enhances patient safety; and achieves enterprise, community, and statewide healthcare connectivity.
  8. How Is Clinical Decision Support Technology Driving Successful ACOs?

    The movement to enhance and streamline healthcare through accountable care organizations (ACOs) is well underway in the wake of the issuance of final rules by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in October 2011. Designed as patient-centered initiatives that help doctors, hospitals and other healthcare organizations better coordinate patient care, ACOs are fundamentally structured to incentivize participating healthcare groups for achieving an aggressive set of cost and quality measures built upon improved communication, data sharing and decision making.

  9. Reinventing Healthcare For The 21st Century

    Both developed and emerging countries face three global megatrends that will have a crippling impact on their economies and societies if not addressed in the near future.

  10. Drive Care Coordination With Secure, Mobile Healthcare Solutions
    To examine how mobile point of care (MPOC) can positively impact the quality and cost of healthcare, this roundtable discussion, moderated by Mark Blatt, MD, worldwide medical director at Intel, explores the ways in which mobile point of care coordination across the care continuum enhances care quality measures. It also addresses how industry leaders ensure privacy and security within the mobile environment without hindering clinician productivity.