Platform Makes Interoperability, Payment Easier

Platform Makes Interoperability, Payment Easier

  • September 19, 2016

To tackle the lack of interoperability among systems, McKesson Health Solutions has launched a new platform, called the Intelligence Hub. The interoperability software is designed to help providers, payers, and third-party vendors connect their systems across networks to help streamline payment and other processes. Read the article

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The Interoperability Imperative

The Interoperability Imperative

  • September 19, 2016

Interoperability is a hot topic in HIT, with implications well beyond EHRs. Indeed, as payers and providers move from value-based pilots to full VBR, the industry is discovering that healthcare's transformation from fee-for-service to value-based care depends on HIT systems that can work together intelligently. We need to go beyond simple data exchange and brittle point-to-point connections to a future where HIT systems are seamlessly sharing intelligent services. In this article, Mike Wood, CIO of McKesson Health Solutions, explains how true interoperability can unlock silos in enterprise applications and connect the business logic needed to scale complex value-based reimbursement models…

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From Silos To Services For Value-Based Care

From Silos to Services for Value-Based Care

  • September 19, 2016

Value-based care. Bundled payment. Interoperable HIT systems. Contemporary topics, right? Not really. In fact, McKesson's Amy Larsson was at the forefront of these issues long before they joined the ranks of the hottest healthcare buzzwords. Some 25 years ago, Larsson was part of a team that developed what was arguably one of the first bundled payment programs -- and the team she worked with did it by hand, with a little help from a homegrown database. It wasn't perfect. It wasn't streamlined, fully automated, integrated, or interoperable. But it worked. That experience set her on a career path that ultimately…

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McKesson Health Solutions Introduces The Intelligence Hub

McKesson Health Solutions Introduces the Intelligence Hub

  • September 19, 2016

Payers, providers, and HIT vendors have a new enabling platform for interoperability with today's unveiling of McKesson’s Intelligence Hub. Built using open standards, such as HL7 FHIR, the Intelligence Hub makes it easy to share business intelligence among healthcare applications to streamline and automate reimbursement, and scale VBR. Read the news release

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IT Challenges Await Bundled Payment Approaches

IT Challenges Await Bundled Payment Approaches

  • August 16, 2016

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is laying the groundwork for new Medicare payment models for cardiac procedures. But providers are struggling to execute bundled payments. Post-acute care providers, in particular, face health information technology challenges. Read the article

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“Avoid The Tyranny Of The Benchmark”: How Data Analytics Can Transform RCM

“Avoid the Tyranny of the Benchmark”: How Data Analytics Can Transform RCM

  • August 3, 2016

An expert panel provided key strategies for using data analysis in revenue cycle processes, which are becoming increasingly complex. "Data shouldn't be used only to get answers," said one of the experts. "Rather it should help you ask better questions." The panel took place at the Becker's Hospital Review 2nd Annual CIO/HIT + Revenue Cycle Conference in Chicago. Read the article

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