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Lunch with the Accountable Care Learning Collaborative

Drew Kraisinger Drew Kraisinger
Vice President, Innovation & Strategy

Washington D.C. was all abuzz last Wednesday – not because of anything having to do with the presidential elections (for once) but because Wednesday saw the inaugural member meeting of the Accountable Care Learning Collaborative (ACLC). This nonprofit collaborative, housed at Western Governors University (WGU) and co-chaired by Governor Mike Leavitt, former Secretary of HHS,

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Population Health: A Community Approach

Laura Kanov Laura Kanov
Senior Vice President, Product Management

There are evolutions and revolutions taking place all the time in healthcare. New techniques. New therapeutics. New insights. In many cases, these new techniques and insights build on an already well-established foundation. A new technique is applied on top of an existing approach or a new therapeutic is introduced in place of another or in

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Internet of Things and Healthcare

Murali Kurukunda

Connecting smart biological sensors to the internet is not a new idea. There are already dozens of products in the market that continuously monitor blood glucose and heart function, for example, and enable secure remote management for clinicians and caretakers. The safety of life implications are enormous, and the commercial opportunities untold. Some analysts predict

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Population Health Management – I’m having déjà vu

Laura Kanov Laura Kanov
Senior Vice President, Product Management

  When I went to school for respiratory therapy, I think I spent a whole quarter on Intermittent Positive Pressure Breathing (IPPB) – physiological effects of positive pressure, inline aerosolized medication delivery techniques, appropriate machine settings and coaching techniques. We even had to be able to take the Bird apart and put it back together

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Decision Support At Work

James Coates James Coates
james.coates@medecision.com

Properly implemented decision support technologies can have great impact for value-based care. It allows patients transparency into authorization and provider selection and it provides appropriate care guidelines ensuring quality care while reducing unnecessary costs. In this recent Health Management Technology article our own Larry Schor says decision support technologies are key to achieving the goals

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The Population Health Management Conundrum

James Coates James Coates
james.coates@medecision.com

The bar is continuing to rise for care quality and value, increasing the stakes for healthcare organizations to achieve sustainable healthcare through better patient care at lower costs. Though population health management (PHM) is critical in achieving this, the industry is still grappling with best practices, causing a slower progression to better performance. In this

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From Patients to People: Leveraging Analytics to Improve Population Health

James Coates James Coates
james.coates@medecision.com

Accountable care is changing the industry—shifting from episodic to proactive care, and treating holistic “people” rather than just “patients.” While everyone recognizes the benefits, many organizations are asking, “How do we get there?” It’s like a massive game of connect the dots: We’ve got the starting and ending points, including improved care, increased engagement and

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