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Care Management Weekly News Update - 6/5/17

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Tue, Jun 06, 2017 @ 03:42 PM

Physician leaders: 4 keys to MACRA success

Some 31 senior healthcare leaders were brought together by the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions and the Network for Excellence in Health Innovation to discuss the implementation of MACRA. The meeting resulted in a report, “Rebuilding the foundation of healthcare under MACRA" that focused on four main points for MACRA success. 

In uncertain times, take control of your value-based future

Recent legislative uncertainty in Washington has health care providers searching for the best way forward in these unpredictable times. Given what’s at stake, now is not the time for health care organizations to sit on the sidelines, it's time for them to assume a position of empowered decision-making.

MGH doctor: To make EHRs less burdensome, focus on value-based payments

Widespread implementation of EHRs has left the majority of physicians spending more time at a keyboard than with patients. A massive shift toward paying for value over volume could relieve that burden.

Putting health data in a public cloud? Make sure you encrypt

Hospitals are increasingly turning to cloud-based services and that will only continue as they need more robust infrastructure for data intensive trends. But with HIPAA regulations on protected health information and personally identifiable information, healthcare organizations face unique challenges when it comes to storing their data in the cloud.

How Home Health is Getting on Board with the Value-Based Market

While value-based purchasing has experienced some pushback among some home health care advocacy groups, particularly in areas where it is now required, providers are well served to get on board and adapt to the changes.


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