It’s a Small World After All: Physician Referral Patterns

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Come on, sing it with me. Remember the Disney ride, It’s a Small World? Aside from the catchy tune and robotic dolls, the ride shows that we are really all connected. We are linked, no matter where we live or where we come from. The same can be sai...

Patient Engagement Outreach Vs Outcomes

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As the Office of National Coordinator, Health and Human Services and other government entities try to solve the interoperability and data sharing challenge, even among themselves, providers are still floundering. They are wondering which way to turn ...

The Hospital Readmissions Blame Game

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Much has been written in the news and healthcare industry recently about reducing hospital readmissions. However, the jury is still out on the source of the readmissions revolving door.  What we do know is that readmissions are one of the greatest d...

Three Ways ACOs can Use Social Determinants of Health to Survive, and Maybe Succeed

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The greatest risk doesn’t always yield the greatest reward, or does it? A recent study in the Health Affairs revealed that just over half of accountable care organizations (ACOs) said they would consider leaving the Medicare Shared Savings Program ...

Balancing Data Security with Member Engagement

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We are living in a time where members have more access to their personal health information than ever as a result of digital health initiatives to improve portal adoption.  As members are taking more control of their health, there is also an increas...
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