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Medicare’s Investment in Primary Care Shows Progress

Medicare’s Investment in Primary Care Shows Progress

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) initiative’s second round of shared savings results, with nearly all practices (95 percent) meeting quality of care requirements and four out of seven regions sharing in savings with CMS. These results reflect the work of 481 practices that served over 376,000 Medicare beneficiaries and more than 2.7 million patients overall in 2015.

October 26, 2016 | By More
How a National Patient Identifier Can Jump-Start Interoperability and Cut Costs

How a National Patient Identifier Can Jump-Start Interoperability and Cut Costs

Many EHR components were developed as early as 30 years ago, but it wasn’t until 2009 that the federal Meaningful Use incentive program precipitated wide-spread implementation of robust EHRs across healthcare. If the EHRs themselves are young, interoperability is still in its infancy. A large majority of acute care hospitals and other providers now have an HHS-certified EHR, providing the needed critical mass to make interoperability even possible.

October 19, 2016 | By More
The Promise of Digital Health in REAL Healthcare Reform

The Promise of Digital Health in REAL Healthcare Reform

The term “Digital Health” has become a catch-all to describe a whole range of new technologies that have been created in the healthcare space in recent years. Mobile Health, Telehealth, Wearable Tech, Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange, Big Data, Blue Button, Personal Genomics, and many more fall under the digital health umbrella.

October 5, 2016 | By More