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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 building over the past decade. At the center of the value-based care movement are risk-bearing entities (RBEs), which are healthcare organizations that assume financial risk when delivering or covering cost of care for patients. In this article, we will explain how VBC payment models work, types of RBEs and how health IT can support RBEs in value-based arrangements.
Emergency Preparedness Planning Tips from Texas Health Services Authority
Katherine Lusk, VP of Strategic Partnerships at Texas Health Services Authority (THSA), shares why health IT should be top of mind when creating emergency preparedness plans.
HIEs as Health Data Utilities: Three Health IT Leaders Weigh In
Read a recap of a virtual panel with the CEOs of three HIEs hosted by Senior Vice President of Partner Engagement, Rob Horst, about how HIEs have evolved into public health data utilities, interoperability challenges, and future infrastructure needs, featuring leaders from HealthShare Exchange, Manifest MedEx, and MyHealth Access Network.
Community Health in the Spotlight: Brevard Health Alliance
To get insight into what’s happening with community health centers, we spoke with Chief Quality Officer, Shaun Garcia, MD, MS, of Brevard Health Alliance, an FQHC serving Brevard County Florida to learn how they are leveraging health IT to support better outcomes.
Health IT for Disaster Response: Lauren Knieser Interview on HIT Like a Girl Podcast
Lauren Knieser, Senior Director at Audacious Inquiry, A PointClickCare Company, was a guest on the HIT Like a Girl Podcast with co-host, Joy Rios, where they discussed tangible ways Audacious Inquiry’s technology is supporting individuals on the ground during these disasters. She also shared valuable lessons learned from her career in public health and how that knowledge informs her work in health IT.
What is an ADT Feed?
Learn how admission, discharge, and transfer (ADT) feeds work and the impact of real-time ADT health data on care coordination, patient outcomes, and quality measures.
What is FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources)?
The Audacious team has been deeply involved in the development of FHIR since its original inception more than a decade ago. In this blog post, we learned all about the FHIR fundamentals from Boone and fellow Audacious interoperability subject matter expert, Dave Pyke.
The ACO REACH Model: Health IT to Support Success
This year the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMS Innovation Center) introduced the ACO REACH Model to promote greater health equity. In this article, we look at what has changed in the ACO REACH Model and demonstrate how access to quality data and improved care coordination will play a big role in driving success.
Health Equity and Data Standards: Scott Afzal Talks with Healthcare IT Today
Last month Audacious Inquiry President Scott Afzal spoke with Health IT Today Founder and Chief Editor, John Lynn, about health equity, health disparities, and data standards as part of an ongoing series of interviews with top leaders in health IT. The discussion centered on Audacious Inquiry’s publication of an eBook about health equity.
How Patient Lookup Reduces the Burden on Disaster Response Caregivers
Audacious Inquiry Engagement Manager Ali Hochreiter shares firsthand experience as a disaster response caregiver during Hurricane Ida to explain the critical data gaps that a patient lookup system solves.
FHIR-Based Transactions Improve Data Quality for Effective Healthcare Solutions
Read the three takeaways from Audacious Inquiry President Scott Afzal’s discussion with CommonWell Health Alliance about the future of HL7’s Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) based transactions.
Timely Discharge Document Retrieval for ACO Care Transitions
Chart chasing to access clinical documents after a discharge can be time-consuming and burdensome. For accountable care organizations involved in value-based care arrangements, timely access to discharge documents is critical to reducing readmissions and improving care. Learn the benefits of automated discharge document access.