$840 Million to Support Networks

As recently announced by HHS Secretary Burwell, “The CMS initiative “Transforming Clinical Practices” (TCPI) http://innovation.cms.gov/initiatives/Transforming-Clinical-Practices has been funded with $840 million. The funds will enable successful applicants to support 150,000 clinicians to test whether using a three-pronged approach to national technology assistance will help transform thousands of clinical practices to deliver better care.” (more…)

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ACOs Discussed at Brookings

The forum “The State of Accountable Care: Evidence to Date and Next Steps” hosted on October 20th by the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform at Brookings www.brookings.edu/about/centers/health examined the challenges and successes that Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) are facing in today’s health and medical environment. (more…)

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Agreement to Co-Develop Mobile App

Partner’s Center for Connected Health www.connectedhealth.partners.org has signed a co-development agreement with Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. www.daiichisankyo.com, a pharmaceutical company from Japan. The plan is to create a mobile app to serve as a coaching platform for patients with atrial fibrillation who have been prescribed oral anticoagulation therapy. (more…)

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UMMC Telemedicine Forging Ahead

The State of Mississippi faces several barriers that hinder the state from always delivering much needed healthcare such as limited financial resources, geographic issues, and a shortage of specialists in rural communities. (more…)

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TATRC to Use RESTful Health Exchange

Today, the health history of a military beneficiary is stored in AHLTA www.health.mil, an electronic medical records system used by DOD medical providers with the veteran’s health history stored in VistA www.ehealth.va.gov/VistA.asp. The data in the systems is not interoperable so when service members are discharged from active duty, their health history is not available in VistA, which greatly inhibits continuity of case as service members’ transition to veteran status. (more…)

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Advancing Healthcare in North Carolina

Vidant Health www.vidanthealth.com, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center www.wakehealth.edu, and WakeMed Health & Hospital www.wakemed.org all located in North Carolina are forming a shared services operating company. All three organizations have joined resources to more quickly innovate care models and support infrastructure to reduce costs and meet the needs of the diverse patient, consumer, and workforce populations,” reports John D. McConnell, M.D, CEO, at Wake Forest. (more…)

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