Today on MU Live Radio: ACOs & Meaningful Use Connecting the Dots

By Gregg A. Masters, MPH ACOs, Meaningful Use (aka MU), the persistent ‘whitewater’ of health reform and the quest for the elusive ‘triple aim’ will be at the center of our chat today on Meaningful Use: MU Live Radio. MU Live! is a 30 minute internet talk radio show hosted by our HITECH Answers experts. Our session […]

Inside ‘accountable care’, challenges to the ACO

By Gregg A. Masters, MPH We hear considerable chatter on both sides of the ACO or ‘AC/e’ for accountable care focused enterprise absent the organizational drama of fielding an entity per se with the right structural roots or cultural ‘DNA’. Yet, as someone with principal leadership immersion both setting up and managing the ACO ancestry […]

ACO Deep Dive Session at this Year’s Health Datapalooza

By Gregg A. Masters, MPH This just in from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation and HDI Forum III: The CMS Innovation Center is helping plan one session of this two-day event. An ACO “deep dive” will demonstrate how Accountable Care Organizations can make effective use of claims data through innovative software services and […]

Accenture: Making the Case for Connected Health

By Gregg A. Masters, MPH Great timing and contextually rich, Accenture released their report ‘Making the Case for Connected Health’ with some surprising observations to some, including this blogger. For the complete report, click here. To recap, the major findings include: Connected health is a must. Governments around the world see connected health as a […]

Accountable Care and HiMSS 2012

By Gregg A. Masters, MPH On the Wednesday, February 15th 2012 broadcast at 11AM Pacific/2PM Eastern, my special guest on the HIMSS 2012 Countdown Series was Vince Kuraitis,  aka @VinceKuraitis, publisher of the ‘e-care Management blog.We spoke on the connection between ‘HIT Platforms and accountable care.’ We’re one week out from the HIMSS 2012 conference […]

CLOUD (Consortium for Local Ownership and Use of Data) Inc CEO on ‘N of 1 Accountable Care’

By Gregg A. Masters, MPH On the Friday, February 10th, 2012 broadcast of ‘This Week in Accountable Care’ I had the pleasure of chatting with Gary Lee Thompson, aka @GaryLeeThompson, and @CLOUDhealth on Twitter. As the second installment in our HIMSS 2012 countdown to Las Vegas, we spent some time getting to know Gary, understanding […]

ACO Summit AM Roundup

We always feel a tad behind the power curve here on the West coast when events begin in the ‘ET’ AM zone circa, in Todd Park’s vernacular, ‘…..at 0 dark hundred.’ Such is the case for the 2nd National ACO Summit which has convened in Washington DC today with many of the names we’ve come […]

World Congress Leadership Summit on ACO’s: A Recap

By Gary Baldwin, Health Data Management Blogs I spent two days last week at the World Congress Leadership Summit on Accountable Care Organizations and my mind is just now recovering. As far as speaker quality goes, this conference (which offered concurrent tracks on ICD-10 and Meaningful Use) was top-notch, with dozens of speakers from hospitals, […]

Tough Sledding Ahead for the EHR Industry?

Perhaps this exchange best illustrates the clash of culture between the ‘medical boots in the ground’ aka CMIO’s and the EHR industry. The names have been changed to protect the innocent or guilty depending on your perspective. Cast: A really smart and justifiably confident EHR engineer, programmer and system architect for a major EHR company with decent […]

HIMSS Post Script

Head still spining but lots to say on my trip to HIMSS 2011 in ‘Orlando-topia’! Processing this morning: ‘tough sledding ahead for EHR industry’ a vignette of an overheard conversation between a very smart EHR engineer, and a community hospital CMIO. Crystallizes in my view the ‘dis-connect’ between some in the EHR industry and their […]