Value Based Purchasing in 2015

It might still be early in the year, but it looks like 2015 is already shaping up to be a big year for value-based purchasing initiatives. In large part thanks to the announcement by the Department of Health and Human Services last week outlining the year’s worth of expectations for hospitals and healthcare providers. HHS’ goal is that by 2016, 85% of Medicare’s payments to providers will be under the VBP model, rather than fee-for-service. The shift to VBP from fee-for-service has been ongoing, but the pressure is on for providers and healthcare systems who have been lagging behind in embracing alternative payment models.

Is the Triple Aim in Sight?

Back in 2007, the healthcare industry was introduced to a little concept called The Triple Aim. The major motivation for which is improving population health through a three pronged framework: Improving the patient experience of care (including quality and satisfaction); Improving the health of populations; and Reducing the per capita cost of health care.

5 Tips For Educating Your Employees on HIPAA Compliance

If you read our most recent blog on HIPAA violations, you know that employee error is one of the five most common HIPAA violations. It could be a lost electronic device or an unintentional error, but either way a breach can drastically effect your organization. Employees that work with patient data are essential to keeping your organization HIPAA compliant. From hold trainings to having a foolproof social media policy, here are 5 tips for helping your employees understand HIPAA compliance.

Q1 Healthcare Trends in 2015

As we approach the end of Q1 in 2015, it's time to look at what trends are taking the lead in healthcare. There have been many predictions made on which arenas will be pushed to the forefront (such as healthcare IT improvements, new biotech releases, etc.), but which have actually come true? Let's take a look.

2017-04-02T13:28:20+00:00 By |Big Data, Services|

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