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2014-08-13 12:28:35

Outcomes-Based Approaches by Payers May Support Value Messaging for Pharmaceuticals, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that the outlook for the pharmaceutical market in the United States is becoming more favorable, as the size of the insured population is expanding and opportunities for specialty pharmaceutical products support premium pricing and better profitability. The implementation of the...

2014-08-13 08:29:39

IRVING, Texas, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lightbeam Health Solutions announced today a contract agreement with Community Health Alliance ACO (CHA), an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) to deploy the Lightbeam population health platform to support CHA's ACO patient population. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140812/135664 CHA's provider community currently utilizes multiple EHR systems to manage a 200+ multispecialty physician network throughout Indiana and parts of Michigan....

2014-08-12 08:25:29

YARDLEY, Pa., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mapi expands their Patient Recruitment & Engagement services with the appointment of Kelly Franchetti to the newly created position of Executive Director, Global Patient Insights & Engagement. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140618/119365 Patient recruitment, engagement and retention are critical aspects of global Observational Research and Patient Registries. As the complexity and durations of these programs increase, Mapi...

2014-08-04 08:24:49

New Initiatives Offer Innovative Alternatives to Traditional Insurance Plans, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that University of Washington Medicine (UW Medicine) and Providence Health & Services-Swedish Health Services (Providence-Swedish) have each launched new accountable care organizations (ACOs), contracting directly with employers. These direct-contract ACOs, the first in the Seattle...

2014-08-01 08:26:30

Breakthrough Predictive Blood Pressure Solution for the Cardiology Landscape VANCOUVER, Wash., Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OSTAR Healthcare Technology, a Washington State Based Medical Device and Healthcare IT company, announced the North American launch of its revolutionary P Series Cloud Based Telehealth Blood Pressure Monitoring System, powered by 3SI (3 simultaneous interpretations) Interpretive Blood Pressure Monitoring Algorithm. According to Doug Hemenway, CEO, "This North...

2014-07-30 23:11:40

Smith & Jones Releases Free Report on Accountable Care Marketing Basics Troy, NY (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 Healthcare marketing specialists, Smith & Jones, released a new issue of Protocol, the marketing report for c-level hospital executives and practice administrators, titled “The ACO Cheat Sheet for Hospital Marketers.” Accessible at smithandjones.com, this month’s issue serves as a quick start guide for marketing accountable care. Up until recently, hospitals focused...

2014-07-30 08:33:44

HARRISBURG, Pa. and CONCORD, N.H., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Geneia today announced the launch of Theon, an industry-leading platform to help physicians, hospitals, and integrated health systems in accountable care organizations (ACOs) and other shared risk arrangements improve patient care, quality, and cost. Comprised of four cost-effective, care-based modules, Theon delivers actionable analytics that enable all members of a care team to identify and care for patients and...

2014-07-30 08:29:10

As Both Sides Prepare for New Forms of Payment, Many Physicians Resist Due to Lack of Trust in Insurers WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN), the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance their enterprise value, today announced the results of a new study of healthcare payers and providers that suggests a stumbling-block in the transition to the new and much-heralded value-based relationships between...

2014-07-24 23:03:39

Anticipating an adverse impact on profitability with the transition to value-based care, ACOs are focused on financial solutions. Black Book™ has produced a series of three ACO infrastructure surveys: Financial Services and Software, Clinical Integration and Support, and Business Intelligence and Analytics; and the first data set was released today. Clearwater, Florida (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 Financial solutions are among the highest infrastructure priorities as identified by 97 percent...

2014-07-24 12:28:00

NJHA's 'Gainsharing' Pilot Achieves $113 Million in Healthcare Savings PRINCETON, N.J., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A consortium of 12 New Jersey hospitals achieved $113 million in healthcare savings under a pilot project that encourages hospitals and physicians to work together to provide more efficient, high-quality care, according to a profile from the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. (available at...


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