Healthcare Transformation

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Confusion abounds when the term "population health management" is used in the healthcare industry. At the recent HIMSS 2014 as well as last years event virtually every booth on the exhibit floor had population health management as part of its signage. With that in mind I decided to publish an IDC MarketScape on the market. Criteria were developed that include both current capabilities as well as future strategy. Vendors that were included in the report had to have: 1) functionality including analytics, workflow to develop care paths and communications to both communities of and individual patients; 2) all of the functionality had to be in active use by clients and 3) the capability had to be installed in a hospital, Integrated Delivery System or physician office.

Photo of Lynne A. DunbrackOffline

The rise of the consumer has impacted everything from customer's expectations to future technology investments made by the enterprise. In the cross industry Web conference, New Consumer Expectations and Impact on Banking, Healthcare, and Retail, we highlighted key findings from IDC Financial Insights, IDC Health Insights, and IDC Retail Insights regarding consumer adoption trends and the impact of the rise of third platform technologies that has enabled broader consumer engagement initiatives across the three industries.

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...clearly implying fraud

By Sven Lohse

On Wednesday, April 9, the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) made public for the first time how much Medicare pays individual doctors and other providers. The data reveals suspicious cases about providers - and implies that "pay-and-chase" practices are not sufficient to halt fraud

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Implementing and adopting an EHR, and seeing benefits from it beyond simply incentive payments and regulatory compliance, is a tough task. Few health systems have accomplished this, but Mercy Health System provides an example of best practices in EHR implementation and operations. The 32 hospital health system, headquartered in Chesterfield, Missouri, began its EHR implementation prior to the introduction of meaningful use in 2006, invested in a new datacenter in 2009, and plans to commercialize its successful EHR and analytics best practices, as well as its infrastructure services to make the technology available to other providers.

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