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The Time is Now for Partnering With Hospitals and Health Systems

by Gregg Loughman and Kathryn Peisert


The Time is Now for Partnering With Hospitals and Health Systems Gregg Loughman and Kathryn Peisert 2012-11-15 Gregg Loughman is vice president, and Kathryn Peisert is managing editor, for The Governance Institute, Lincoln, NE. 7454 7448...

February Deadlines Loom for ACA-Funded Programs



Feb. 1 and Feb. 6 are the application deadlines for 2 Affordable Care Act-authorized programs that are designed to increase the quality and reduce the cost of care provided to Medicare beneficiaries. The programs will...

6 Reasons Why HIT Isn’t Making the Grade



Information technology (IT) pervades every aspect of modern life, but the U.S. health care system remains largely paper-based. A new report from the Bipartisan Policy Center Task Force on Delivery System Reform and Health IT...

Doctors to Patients: Step into My Kiosk



T echnology-enabled kiosks are sure to become more popular in the coming years as technology companies team up with health care providers to deliver primary care through telemedicine. Don’t be surprised if, someday in the...

Why CCRCs Need to Get into the Post-Acute Care Market



For-profit companies like Kindred and Sunrise are taking advantage of health reform to add more medically oriented assisted living units, skilled nursing beds and onsite clinics to their campuses. Continuing care...

Why ACOs Are Missing Out on the Benefits of Telehealth



The American Telemedicine Association is asking the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to let accountable care organizations (ACO), and other participants in Medicare’s value-based payment programs, take...

Are Interoperability Issues Hurting ACOs?



Difficulties with data exchange are keeping Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) from more fully engaging patients, managing risk, or delivering distance-based medicine, according to a recent survey.  Difficulties with data...

Building a Better Referral Relationship

by Debra Wood, R.N.


Building a Better Referral Relationship Debra Wood, R.N. 2012-03-14 Debra Wood, R.N., is a writer who lives in Orlando, FL. Health care reform and changing reimbursement realities mean that referral relationships with acute care and...

Jewish Senior Life Breaks Ground on New Memory Support House


Jewish Senior Life announces the groundbreaking for their new memory support house, called Marian’s House. Marian’s House will be a retreat for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, providing meals, personal care, and specialized programming...

What’s So New about ACOs? Not Much



Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) are likely to become more popular when ACO-related provisions of the Affordable Care Act reach the implementation phase. But a new report suggests that the ACO model, through which health care...

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