Category Archives: Physician Hospital Organizations

One-Fifth to Launch ‘Next Generation’ ACO in 2015

Twenty percent of healthcare organizations plan to participate in CMS’s new ‘Next Generation’ ACO model in the coming year, according to 2015 Accountable Care Organization metrics from the Healthcare Intelligence Network (HIN). About one third of future Next Generation ACOs … finish reading One-Fifth to Launch ‘Next Generation’ ACO in 2015

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Allegheny Health Network Launches State’s First EMS Pre-Hospital Telemedicine Program

A new program offers patients direct in-home virtual access to a physician who can see and talk to them prior to admitting them to a hospital. The year-long pilot program, Allegheny Health Network’s Pre-hospital Telemedicine Program for use in the … finish reading Allegheny Health Network Launches State’s First EMS Pre-Hospital Telemedicine Program

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3 Ways Hospitals Should Proceed with ACOs

Deciding which physicians you want to partner with, and how you will provide them with an opportunity that’s attractive enough so they will partner with you, is one of the steps hospitals need to take when proceeding with an ACO, … finish reading 3 Ways Hospitals Should Proceed with ACOs

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Leading Healthcare Executives Optimistic About Healthcare Reform

Nearly two-thirds of the nation’s leading healthcare executives believe the healthcare system will be somewhat or significantly better by 2020 than it is today as a result of national healthcare reform, according to a study published in the Health Affairs … finish reading Leading Healthcare Executives Optimistic About Healthcare Reform

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FQHCs, Rural Health Clinics Among 123 Newly Minted Medicare ACOs

Doctors, hospitals and other healthcare providers have formed 123 new Medicare ACOs, providing approximately 1.5 million more Medicare beneficiaries with access to high-quality coordinated care across the United States. According to a CMS announcement, the new ACOs include a diverse … finish reading FQHCs, Rural Health Clinics Among 123 Newly Minted Medicare ACOs

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PHO 2.0: Opportunities Abound in Physician-Hospital Organization Model

With acquisition and consolidation rampant on the value-based healthcare landscape, it’s time to take another look at the physician-hospital organization (PHO) model, suggest healthcare thought leaders Travis Ansel, manager of strategic services, Healthcare Strategy Group, and Greg Mertz, director of … finish reading PHO 2.0: Opportunities Abound in Physician-Hospital Organization Model

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ACO Leadership by Physician-Hospital Organizations Doubles

Physician-hospital organizations (PHOs) have taken the accountable care organization (ACO) reins from physicians over the last year, according to 2013 market data from the Healthcare Intelligence Network. PHO leadership of ACOs almost doubled in the last 12 months, according to … finish reading ACO Leadership by Physician-Hospital Organizations Doubles

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Telemedicine Consultations Significantly Improve Pediatric Care in Rural Emergency Rooms

Telemedicine consultations with pediatric critical-care medicine physicians significantly improve the quality of care for seriously ill and injured children treated in remote rural emergency rooms (ERs), where pediatricians and pediatric specialists are scarce, according to a study by researchers at … finish reading Telemedicine Consultations Significantly Improve Pediatric Care in Rural Emergency Rooms

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