Author: Lumeris

EHRIntelligence Article: What tools are needed for managing population health?

February 17, 2014 | By

IDC Health Insights’ Research Director Cynthia Burghard discusses three types of tools – analytics, workflow and communication – needed to be successful in accountable care.

HISTalk Article: Monday morning update round-up

February 10, 2014 | By

Jim Hansen, vice president of health policy for Lumeris, offers commentary at a recent HIT Policy Committee meeting.

Guest Blog: Sophomore to Freshman MSSPs: “Ready…Fire…Aim” Not a Good ACO Data Strategy

February 5, 2014 | By

“The early lesson is that data is what makes [accountable care] possible.” Elliot Fisher, M.D., Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice As we begin to absorb the public results announcements and comments for CMS MSSP entities that have been operating for over a year, and for the hundreds of commercial and other Accountable (…)

ACOWatch Blogtalk Radio: An ACO Roundtable on ‘Early Results’

February 5, 2014 | By

Jim Hansen, vice president of health policy for Lumeris participated in an ACO roundtable on early MSSP ACO results on “This Week in Accountable Care” with host Gregg Masters.

Healthcare Informatics Article: Data Revolution: When Claims and Clinical Data Meet

January 31, 2014 | By

Keith Blankenship, vice president of technical solutions for Lumeris, spoke with Healthcare Informatics about the importance of integrating EMR and claims/cost data for population health management.

Healthcare Informatics Article: Flourishing As a Collaborative Payer Model in Missouri

January 29, 2014 | By

As reimbursement cuts and other payment changes put intensifying pressure on physicians and medical groups, accountable care offers new opportunities for collaboration between payers and providers. In Missouri, Esse Health—a group of about 70 primary care physicians in the St. Louis area—started Essence Healthcare in 2004, an insurer that offers coverage under the Medicare Advantage program, serving more than 40,000 members. Essence Healthcare provides its network of providers a collaborative payer model.

FierceHealthIT Article: Population Health Tools Essential to ACO Success

January 10, 2014 | By

Applications for population health management that integrate claims and clinical data can provide the insights essential to the success of accountable care organizations (ACOs), according a new report from IDC Health Insights.

Clinical Innovation+Technology Article: ACOs Require More than EMRs to Manage Population Health

January 10, 2014 | By

While EMRs provide accountable care organizations (ACOs) with data critical for population health management, additional health IT tools that integrate patient data from multiple sources, support the management of care plans and enable patient communications are required as well, according to a report from Mass.-based research firm IDC Health Insights.

EHR Intelligence Article: Accountable Care Requires More Health IT than Just EHRs

January 9, 2014 | By

Meeting the goals of accountable care and achieving the associated cost reductions requires a more robust health IT infrastructure than just an electronic health record can provide, says a report by IDC Health Insights. The triple aim of improving the patient experience, improving population health, and slashing system-wide costs can only be realized when healthcare organizations incorporate advanced technology and embrace the principles of value-based healthcare that provides the foundation for accountable care organizations (ACOs).

Becker’s Hospital Review Article: 11 Technologies ACOs Need

January 9, 2014 | By

In order to effectively manage population health, accountable care organizations’ technology needs go far beyond electronic health systems. A recent IDC spotlight has identified the IT systems and technological abilities ACOs need to effectively monitor the health of a population.

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