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Innovations: PatientPing helps ACOs track patient care

Innovations: PatientPing helps ACOs track patient care

By Maria Castellucci  |  September 03, 2016

Boston-based PatientPing has found a unique way to connect providers across the country instantly. Co-founded in 2013 by former CMS Innovation Center strategist Jay Desai, PatientPing informs providers when their patient is admitted to an unaffiliated facility with real-time notifications, or pings.

Few docs ready for risk under MACRA

Few docs ready for risk under MACRA

By Shannon Muchmore  |  August 13, 2016

Most physicians are expected to opt for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System, known as MIPS, rather than assume the downside risk of alternative payment models.

Aetna forms ACO with Duke Health, WakeMed

By Maria Castellucci  |  August 05, 2016

The ACO will foster collaboration between physicians at Duke Health and WakeMed hospitals and outpatient facilities. It will also include WakeMed Key Community Care, the system's ACO that includes 370 primary-care providers and 750 specialty-care providers.

'We are redefining what a community hospital can offer'

'We are redefining what a community hospital can offer'

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 30, 2016

CEO Lee Domanico recently spoke with Modern Healthcare about the benefits of independence after Marin General Hospital in Greenbrae, Calif., split from Sutter Health amid charges the large system had drained funds from the 254-bed community hospital that serves one of the nation's wealthiest...

Harnessing the power of big data

Harnessing the power of big data

By Joseph Conn  |  July 09, 2016

With the federal government spending tens of billions of dollars to push healthcare providers to install electronic health record systems, health information technology has been at the forefront of innovation in the healthcare industry for most of the past decade.

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