MACRA cuts back health IT criteria for physicians January 25, 2017 By Ken Terry Medicare reimbursement reform efforts bring pros and cons for healthcare technology use Why have EHRs failed to deliver their promised efficiency benefits? January 16, 2017 By Larry Beresford Why has health technology been so slow to deliver on its promised benefits to hospitals and physicians? Four things to know about the 21st Century Cures Act December 14, 2016 By Tracey Walker The 21st Century Cures Act, a landmark medical research bill, offers healthcare executives a promising future. Four ways demand for healthcare data will grow in 2017 December 09, 2016 By Rick Ingraham “Repeal and replace” or “replace and improve” activities on The Hill, though not “business as usual,” won’t necessary slow down data-driven focus areas in healthcare that will continue in 2017. Top problems with EHRs and emerging risks jeopardize care quality December 05, 2016 By Bryant Furlow An ASH presenter describes how better health IT and better institutional practices are necessary to leverage EHRs for quality of care. Remote Patient Monitoring is a Wise Investment for Payers The results of Geneia’s year-long study – a savings of $8,375 per patient and a slowing of disease progression – demonstrate that remote patient monitoring is a wise investment for payers. Advanced Analytics Improve Physician Engagement and Performance in ACOs Health plans are using advanced analytics to improve physician engagement,
performance and satisfaction in ACOs and risk-sharing contracts. Payers Can Help with the Joy of Medicine Payers have a direct interest in preserving independent physician practices and
helping all physicians regain the Joy of Medicine. Advanced Analytics Triple Win for Payers The use of advanced analytics by payers can improve administrative and medical
costs, provider satisfaction and member health. Doctors spending over $32,000 on health information technology September 28, 2016 By Larry Beresford Medical groups need to spend a lot of money to outfit, maintain and manage health information technology in their practices—more than $32,500 per year in for every single full-time doctor in the practice, according to a recent study.