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2014-02-10 23:22:17

Meritus Health Joins the Explorys Network to Acquire Deeper Insight Into Trends Throughout the Continuum of Care, Aggregate and Analyze Population Health Data Across Disparate Systems and Locations Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) February 10, 2014 Explorys, the leader in big data-driven healthcare transformation, today announced that Meritus Health, a 257-bed, acute-care, non-profit hospital located outside of Baltimore, MD, complemented by 16 primary and specialty physician practices, has selected...

2014-02-06 12:27:11

Self-insured health system taps on analytics infrastructure to manage care and build competencies for Accountable Care EMERYVILLE, Calif., Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MedeAnalytics today announced that Covenant Health Systems, a not-for-profit hospital system based in New England, has adopted its analytics platform to manage the health of their employee population across its three hospitals and affiliated facilities in preparation for a broader implementation. Leveraging...

2014-02-05 16:27:20

IRVING, Texas, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lightbeam Health Solutions today announced that it will be demonstrating its new integrated population health platform at the HIMSS conference in Orlando February 24(th) - 26(th). Formed in 2012, Lightbeam Health Solutions has spent the last year building its world-class offering--an advanced, scalable, cloud-based platform that integrates discrete clinical and claims data from a variety of disparate sources making it easy for physicians to...

2014-01-31 16:23:38

Announcement is Part of New Findings Released by CMS on its Healthcare Reform Initiatives NEW YORK, Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Montefiore Medical Center, a premier academic medical center and the University Hospital for Albert Einstein College of Medicine, today announced its strong success in delivering quality care with improved outcomes at a lower cost for Medicare patients as part of the Pioneer Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Model. A new analysis shows...

2014-01-30 23:02:19

The Leavitt Partners Center for Accountable Care Intelligence releases updated count of 606 ACOs on the Health Affairs Blog. Salt Lake City, Utah (PRWEB) January 30, 2014 Building upon Leavitt Partners continuing work around the accountable care landscape, director of research David Muhlestein examines how the movement has grown and points to what industry observers should watch for in 2014. In a Health Affairs Blog entitled “Accountable Care Growth in 2014: A Look Ahead,” Muhlestein...

2014-01-30 12:28:30

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association of ACOs (NAACOS) is pleased that the hard work of delivering accountable care has produced significant savings for the Medicare trust fund and Medicare patients as announced today by CMS. The 29 ACOs should be congratulated for their success. Most importantly, the Medicare beneficiary has received improved care, the taxpayer has saved money and the overall system is responding to need to improve health and reduce costs. In...

2014-01-30 12:28:10

Parties Form New JV, Abrazo Acquires 50 Percent Stake in Arizona Care Network PHOENIX, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dignity Health in Arizona and Abrazo Health, two of the state's largest health care organizations, further solidified a commitment to grow their accountable care footprint in Arizona, with Abrazo Health signing an agreement enabling investment in the funding and expansion of Arizona Care Network. Under the terms of the agreement, Abrazo Health, which is owned by Tenet...

2014-01-27 16:24:41

Letters of Intent are currently being accepted for the NRACO 2015 MSSP application cycle. NEVADA CITY, Calif., Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nine rural communities have joined forces to qualify the National Rural ACO (NRACO) for the Medicare Shared Savings Program. The NRACO includes a diverse cross-section of healthcare providers across the country, including Rural and Critical Access Hospitals, Rural Health Clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers, and independent physician...

2014-01-27 04:21:49

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association of ACOs (NAACOS) announces the results of their first national survey of the 2012 and 2013 Medicare ACOs. The survey was designed to capture vital new information from ACOs participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) after they finished their first full year of operation. It is the first large scale examination of the actual first year start-up costs and IT spending experienced by ACOs. Startup costs...

2014-01-23 23:22:57

Austin based healthcare organization announces seasoned executive to head new division. Targets unnecessary hospitalizations, readmissions, and unnecessary ER utilization. Austin, Texas (PRWEB) January 23, 2014 WhiteGlove Health, an industry leader in Direct Primary Care and population health management, has created a new division dedicated to providing services that improve the quality and reduce the costs of unnecessary or inappropriate healthcare. Working with organizations that have...