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  • An ACO story: How calculated risk is paying off

    Jen Bolduc, M.D.
    July 18, 2018

    Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) that demonstrate quality and savings earn rewards – the more risk they take on, the more money they can earn. Coastal Carolina Health Care’s (CCHC) ACO took the calculated risk to enter into a two-sided arrangement and it’s paying off. Read more…

  • Integrating a point-of-care assessment for pain and opioid risk

    Tina Joros
    July 16, 2018

    Integrating a point-of-care assessment for pain and opioid risk by Tina Joros. The opioid epidemic in the United States affects millions and is changing the landscape of patient care. Now more than ever, practitioners are seeking ways to improve the safety of opioid prescribing and reduce the potential for abuse, misuse and diversion. Read more…

  • Making forms a little less formidable

    Jennifer Bolduc, MD
    July 13, 2018

    Making forms a little less formidable. By Jennifer Bolduc, MD. All parents have experienced the pain of filling out form after form in the pediatrician’s office. The Children’s Clinic uses CHADIS to maximize the time patients and providers spend together during an office visit. Read more…

  • HL7®FHIR® DevDays comes to the U.S.

    Jeff Danford
    July 11, 2018

    Recently Health Level Seven International (HL7), the standards-developing organization for the exchange of electronic health information, hosted the inaugural FHIR DevDays in Boston, MA. This three-day extravaganza of all things FHIR consisted of presentations by leaders in healthcare IT, tutorials, a hackathon and a coding boot camp. Read more…

  • Opioid crisis: Many stakeholders, common themes, Part 2

    David Hurwitz, MD
    July 05, 2018

    The recent Modern Healthcare Opioid Crisis Symposium reflected the broad variety of perspectives needed to address this complex problem. Part 2 focuses on data and information sharing across disciplines for a holistic response. Read more…

  • Is healthcare ready for conversational artificial intelligence?

    Phil Marshall, MD, MPH
    June 28, 2018

    The time is right for conversational AI in healthcare. Automated outreach to patients can help satisfy the requirements of value-based care and increased patient demand for services. Read more…

  • Making the most of direct-to-consumer genetic tests

    Joel Diamond, M.D.
    June 27, 2018

    As I consider the implications of the FDA decision to allow direct-to-consumer genetic tests, I can see both tremendous upside and areas of potential concern. Read more…

  • Bridging the gap between IT and clinical teams

    Jennifer Bolduc, M.D.
    June 19, 2018

    When it was time to upgrade its EHR system, Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center realized there was a critical gap between the needs of the clinical, executive and administrative staff, and how the IT infrastructure and team could best meet those needs. Read more…

  • Opioid crisis: Many stakeholders, common themes, Part 1 1

    Dr. David Hurwitz
    June 14, 2018

    The recent Modern Healthcare Opioid Crisis Symposium reflected the broad variety of perspectives needed to address this complex problem. Part 1 focuses on stigma, physician education and unintended consequences of reducing prescriptions. Read more…

  • 7 things every Critical Access Hospital needs in an EHR

    Jason Wolfson
    June 06, 2018

    Community and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) are under pressure. How do you know if your EHR can meet challenges in a changing environment? Here’s a checklist of the things every CAH should look for in an EHR. Read more…

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