Walt Disney once said, “You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.” A dozen years ago, the transition from paper-based to electronic medical records was well underway; however, digital records were still largely siloed. Read More
November 13, 2017

The lack of interoperability between competing EHR and related health IT systems has become a huge challenge – especially now that industry transformation from volume-based to value-based care delivery is accelerating. The essential problem: inaccessible patient data on incompatible digital silos across care communities results in incomplete data aggregation. And… Read More
August 21, 2017

Data exchange is a marathon, not a sprint. As organizations work to meet value-based care goals and ready themselves for better population health management, data exchange – and especially clinical data – becomes ever more critical. While 91 percent of organizations are collecting data from their electronic health record (EHR),… Read More
June 8, 2017

If you ever played the telephone game as a kid, then you understand that even though we speak the same language it’s easy for words to get lost in translation. Just one garbled word can lead to a whole lot of misunderstanding. Of course, everyone laughs in the game when… Read More
February 7, 2017

Health information exchanges (HIEs) have consistently played an important role in health care by connecting providers, enabling data sharing and communication, reducing duplication of care, enhancing care coordination and ultimately, improving care quality and reducing costs. In addition, HIEs support both value-based care and population health management—two major health care… Read More
September 23, 2016

Just weeks after being awarded “Best in KLAS: Most Improved Vendor for 2015/2016,” we were once again recognized for our continued commitment to improved customer service, strategic planning and interoperability. In the KLAS “HIE 2016: Shifts in Vendor Performance and Provider Outlook” report, Medicity is one of two vendors named… Read More
March 31, 2016

What do Star Wars, Jurassic World and the Avengers all have in common? Besides being action-packed, sit-on-the-edge-of-your-seat movies, they are among the most popular films to be shown in theatres in 3D. Wearing 3D glasses during these films gave viewers better insight into the galaxy far, far away and better… Read More
February 24, 2016

Dr. Jeanine Compesi, physician at Kaiser Permanente, practices hospital medicine always outside the “walls” of Kaiser Permanente, as the health plan does not have its own hospital. Patients are often transferred from another care setting to one in which the Kaiser Permanente physician will be taking care of them,… Read More
January 12, 2016

Check out our latest infographic on the three essentials for provider financial and clinical success. Learn how organizations measure population health success and the area where organizations struggle most. … Read More
January 11, 2016

Forward-thinking health plans are proving that a combination of population health analytics and comprehensive care management can deliver terrific financial returns. Using this approach, one large, self-funded plan has realized an ROI of more than 5 to 1 — with average yearly savings of $138 million in total paid claims… Read More
September 10, 2015
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