Health IT for Risk-Bearing Entities in Value-Based Care Arrangements

The shift in healthcare from the current fee-for-service (FFS) model to value-based care (VBC) has been unfolding over the past decade. Rather than reimburse providers per service rendered, VBC payment models reimburse providers for the overall value of the care they...

The Benefits of Reducing Hospital Readmissions

The costs of hospital readmissions are a major topic of concern in the healthcare industry, impacting a hospital’s quality of care as well as their financial health. As value-based reimbursement models begin to replace fee-for-service, developing a strategy to reduce...

Leveraging Data to Improve SNF Transitions of Care

Hospital readmissions continue to be a significant patient-safety issue that plagues the healthcare industry. Despite the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) implementation of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP) in 2012, the 30-day...

Health Information Exchange (HIE) Guide for Public Health Programs

Health information exchange (HIE) plays a critical role in the drive towards interoperability in healthcare. HIE evolved as a solution to data silos that emerged among hospital and health systems and the variety of electronic health record software they implemented,...

Health IT’s Role in Combatting the Opioid Overdose Epidemic

While the COVID-19 pandemic has been at the forefront of medical and public concern for the past year and a half, the opioid overdose epidemic has continued to quietly take its toll in the United States. In the twelve months leading up to April 2021, over 100,000...