Payer and provider roles are blending as business models shift to a risk-based landscape, and the responsibility to manage costs and outcomes increasingly rests on the shoulders of providers. In response, health systems are deploying a range of strategies to to manage risk or prioritize cohorts of patients within a risk pool.
If you could time travel to witness one event in the history of the U.S. health care system, which would you choose? The first modern group health insurance plan in 1929? The creation of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965? The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act in 1996? The Affordable Care Act in 2010?
Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC), a 279-bed children’s hospital in Orange County, California, earned one of the health information technology industry’s highest accolades: the 2016 HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award. CHOC received this prestigious award as a nod to the organization’s efforts to improve patient care. HIMSS Davies winners are Stage 6 and 7 Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model organizations that improve patient outcomes using electronic health records (EHR) and information technology (IT) while achieving return on investment.
During CDI Week, September 19-23, Angie Curry and Jeff Hurst, senior vice president of Cerner Revenue Cycle Management and president of Cerner RevWorks, discuss key considerations for a successful CDI program, as health care moves to value-based care.
Nanticoke Health Services is working with Cerner ITWorks to tackle some biggest challenges of growing a national network for data exchange in one of the smallest states, Delaware. In this blog, Charles Palmer, the chief information officer and ITWorks client director for Nanticoke Health Services, talks about how his 100-bed organization has become one of the leading users of the CommonWell Health Alliance within the Cerner client base.
In a one-of-a-kind implementation, Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) and Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) have created a country-wide electronic health record (EHR). The two health systems are based in Doha, Qatar, and together serve more than 90 percent of the country's population of 2.3 million people.