One-third of chronic condition patients who exchanged emails with their care providers said the communication improved their care, a recent Kaiser Permanente study published in The American Journal of Managed Care shows.
The shift to value-based care and payment models is well under way, and as the Huron Consulting Group said in a recent report, “While the appropriateness of the rate of change can be debated, health systems can be sure that transformation has started and population health management is the future of healthcare delivery.”
Healthcare IT News Report: Top CIOs Target Population Health, Patient Engagement in 2016, Expect Investments to Pay Off
Healthcare IT News polled the chief information officers at the 21 winning Healthcare IT News’ 2015 Best Hospital IT Departments and asked them about the projects they’ll be pursuing in 2016 as well as their predictions for healthcare or health IT in the coming year.
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Definitive Healthcare Report: Value Based Purchasing Expected to Bring More Hospitals a Revenue Bump in FY16
In late October, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released Fiscal Year 2016 percentage payment reports for the 3000+ hospitals participating in the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program.