November 5, 2015
A growing number of participants in CMS's Pioneer ACO program are dropping out of the program prior to the launch of the Next Generation ACO program, which will allow providers to be reimbursed for using more kinds of technology. According to Modern Healthcare, at least half of the original 32 Pioneer ACOs, which joined the program in 2012, have now dropped out of the program.
The latest two to...
November 4, 2014
Steward Health Care System's President Dr. Mark Girard, who spoke at the Digital Healthcare Innovation Summit in Boston this week, discussed how Steward's facilities use digital health tools to manage their patient populations.
According to Girard, there are two fundamental processes in healthcare, information flows and people flows. The ideal, he said, is for both processes to be happening at...