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South Country Health Alliance Announces First Minnesota County to Go Live with Community Care Initiative

May 25, 2017

South Country Health Alliance (SCHA) announced it has successfully designed, developed, and implemented the first county population health solution that delivers electronic notification services to the full community.

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Vermont Information Technology Leaders, Inc. and Medicity Launch External Connection with the Department of Veterans Affairs

May 11, 2017

Vermont Information Technology Leaders, Inc. (VITL), operators of the Vermont Health Information Exchange (Vermont HIE), and Medicity, the leading provider of population health management solutions, today announced that VITL has launched its external connection to the Veterans Health Information Exchange (VHIE), also known as the Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record (VLER) program.

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HIStalk Interviews Patrice Wolfe, CEO, Medicity

February 15, 2017 | Published by HIStalk

HIStalk Interviews Patrice Wolfe, CEO, Medicity. "We’re certainly spending our time now more on how we can create documents, CCDs, that are integrated, normalized, and offer great value to the provider, Any provider will tell you that going through a CCD is a nightmare. We’ve got to get to the next stage of providing information to folks in the workflow that they’re in, in a way that provides value to them rapidly.

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More Government and Industry Health IT Experts Join The Sequoia Project’s Board of Directors

February 6, 2017 | By Dawn Van Dyke | Published by The Sequoia Project

The Sequoia Project, the leading independent advocate for nationwide health data sharing, announced today the addition of six new members to its board of directors.

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MIPS: The next phase of the value-based care movement

February 1, 2017 | By Brian Ahier | Published by Aetna Inc.

The Merit-based Incentive Payment System, or MIPS, which went into effect on Jan. 1, 2017, is how most clinicians who provide services to Medicare beneficiaries will be paid under the new law.

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Prepare for MIPS

January 17, 2017 | By Brian Ahier | Published by Aetna Inc.

It’s time to begin preparing for federal changes – the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) took effect on Jan. 1, 2017.

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Health IT guru Brian Ahier: A big fan of data analytics, Donald Berwick – and Jerry Garcia

December 19, 2016 | By Mike Miliard | Published by Health IT guru Brian Ahier: A big fan of data analytics, Donald Berwick – and Jerry Garcia

The social media maven sees big things ahead for machine learning, blockchain and other envelope-pushing technologies.

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Top Three Ways Health Information Exchange Benefits Payers

September 28, 2016 | By Vera Gruessner | Published by Health Payer Intelligence

When health payers and providers utilize health information exchange, they will make significant gains in reducing healthcare spending, reducing duplicative testing and services, and improving their use of preventive medical services, according to Dan Paoletti, CEO of Ohio Health Information Partnership at CliniSync. In an interview with HealthPayerIntelligence.com, Paoletti discussed how the use of health information exchange could fill in typical gaps in care, improve care coordination, and emphasize preventive services.

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Medicity’s Clients HASA and Texas Health Resources Prove the Value of HIE’s

September 15, 2016 | By Joseph Conn | Published by Modern Healthcare

The wobbly credibility of third-party health information exchange organizations got a boost after Texas Health Resources signed up to share patient data in a highly competitive healthcare market.

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Mapping Out a Big-Picture Strategy to Drive Smarter Healthcare Decisions

June 20, 2016 | By Nancy Ham | Published by HISTalk

Analytics are like a GPS navigation system for healthcare. With a full view of your route, they give you step-by-step directions for exactly where you need to go. By aggregating data from electronic medical records (EMRs), claims, health risk assessments, admission / discharge / transfer (ADT) systems, and other sources, analytics can create 360-degree views of individual patients and entire populations. This holistic approach drives smarter decisions and better outcomes.

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