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.
Population Health is a shift from solely automating health systems to managing a person's and communities' health. A healthier overall population will maximize patient satisfaction and minimize resource consumption.
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?
NICU reports no errors since implementing milk management solution. The initiative is part of a larger effort at Augusta University Health, a Cerner ITWorks client, to modernize its nursing solutions.
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.