The good news? The push toward accountable care has both providers and vendors thinking more creatively about how to improve care. The bad news? The transition is going to be both painful and difficult, says KLAS’ Joe Van De Graaff.
The factor that can make or break an accountable care organization? Communication, says CIO Joel Vengco, who talks about how one of the most successful ACOs in the nation has overcome this barrier.
MU changes — “You can be everything from a skeptic to an optimist.”
Determining “the next step of revolutionary change”
Keeping on the path to ACOs
Launching the patient ID challenge
“What is the biggest problem you need to fix?”
New Board Chair Marc Probst – “A great leader in our industry.”
With the year coming to a close, CIO John Halamka puts a bow around 2015: ICD-10 served largely as a distraction, Meaningful Use moved along, security took a front seat, and the cloud loomed over all of us.
Role of case managers in pop health
ACO pioneer — “We built a lot of history and protocol and function in this area.”
Creating a “hub” for best practices
Life as a “recovering programmer”
Fostering innovation — “That’s my dessert.”