Can CommonWell’s Cold Fusion Bring The Heat?

Adam Gale, President, KLAS

It is hard not to cheer for the ideals of the CommonWell Health Alliance. For over 15 years, KLAS has interviewed thousands of providers who have bemoaned the lack of data integration and sharing in healthcare. With the combined resources of six firms, is CommonWell the first step toward true data integration? While it is […]

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Baseball And ACOs: What It Takes To Go The Distance

Adam Gale, President, KLAS

You baseball fans know very well what October means for the sport: the MLB playoffs, or head-to-head series composed of best-of-five or best-of-seven game scenarios. Having grown up just outside of Baltimore, I’m ecstatic to see the Orioles make it into the playoffs and host their first playoff game in 15 years. While each game […]

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Burning Water Skis and CAC

Adam Gale, President, KLAS

Don’t you hate those burns you get when your water skis catch on fire? Starting October 2014, no longer will your doctor have to enter some ambiguous billing code to your insurance company when you’re treated for them. No, he or she will be able to enter in V91.07XA: “Burn due to water skis on […]

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Can You Hear Me Now?

Adam Gale, President, KLAS

The HIT world is moving at a ferocious pace with constant change, including Allscripts board battles, ICD-10 dates, McKesson’s Better Health 2020 announcement, MU checks, consolidation, investment firms buying up HIT companies, and payers that play both friend and foe. Over the last few months, I have gone on a dizzying tour of many key […]

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How Cerner Was Able To Turn The Corner

Adam Gale, President, KLAS

Turning a corner should be a simple thing. However, while watching “Cars” with my kids the other day, I was reminded that it’s not always that simple. In the movie, Doc Hudson instructs Lightning McQueen to turn his wheels into the skid to maintain better control when traveling at high speeds on a dirt road. […]

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