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    Paul Black
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    Value-based care is here to stay, and care coordination is key to success. After several years of evaluating risk-based arrangements, what does the evidence tell us about what's working? Here are five key findings. Read more…

  • What healthcare needs to succeed in a consumer-driven world

    Kim South
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    When patients bear more financial responsibility for their healthcare, they act more like consumers. Providers must embrace experience alongside quality and cost to be successful. Read more…

  • Telehealth is more than just video visits

    Kim South
    May 10, 2017

    Many healthcare organizations are losing business to urgent care centers and minute clinics, which is why telehealth is a hot topic. Most people immediately jump to the idea of a virtual video visit, but email visits may be a more economical place to start. Read more…

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    Joel Diamond MD
    April 27, 2017

    A couple of weeks ago, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new genetic risk panel from 23andMe, a direct-to-consumer genetic testing company. This news is significant in the world of medicine and evokes several questions. Read more…

  • Top 3 challenges facing healthcare consumers

    Kim South RN
    April 13, 2017

    People are bearing more responsibility for selecting and paying for their own care, and those costs are rising rapidly. As their portion of healthcare costs soars, patients are eager to find ways to reduce spending. But they face three main challenges that prevent them from becoming truly informed and empowered consumers. Read more…

  • 7 challenges when organizations own patient data

    Kim South RN
    February 13, 2017

    As the healthcare industry shifts to a new mindset – that patients instead of organizations should own their data – we look for examples of this approach in practice. Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) believes patients should have greater responsibility for their own electronic health record (EHR) information, and now enables patients to modify their own records. Read more…

  • How do we enable patients to own their data? 1

    Kim South
    January 31, 2017

    In a recent New York Times op-ed, The Health Data Conundrum, authors conclude: "We need to move on from the days of health systems storing and owning all our health data. Patients should be the owners of their own medical data." I agree. Over the last decade, our industry has identified many flaws with approaches where organizations own patient data. Read more…

  • Right-sized care: acute intervention in an ambulatory setting

    Jennifer Bolduc MD
    January 24, 2017

    As a pediatrician, I find that there are times when my patients require a specific acute intervention – but they don’t need the full hospital experience. Outpatient clinics face many scenarios when an intermediary care setting would be ideal. Holston Medical Group (HMG), a large multi-specialty physician group based in Kingsport, Tennessee, U.S.A., has developed its own response to this challenge: The Extensivist Clinic. Read more…

  • Built for collaboration: Update on Sync for Science progress

    Kim South
    August 04, 2016

    Earlier this year, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), in collaboration with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), launched Sync for Science (S4S), a pilot program to enable individuals to access their health data and send it to researchers. Allscripts is one of several electronic health record (EHR) companies to participate in S4S, and our FollowMyHealth® patient engagement platform is proving to be superbly architected for this type of collaboration. Read more…

  • HIT Leader Q&A: Big data offers limitless opportunities to improve care

    Fatima Paruk
    August 02, 2016

    It’s been a privilege to be named to Health Data Management’s 2016 Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT and feature insights on this blog from some of these women leaders*. Their responses, and encouragement from my colleagues, inspired me to share my own answers to the following questions. Read more…

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