Better Health 2020™

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Access the resources you need to learn how to use healthcare IT strategically now and in the future.

Becoming an ACO: 7 Steps to Better Population Health

In an accountable care organization (ACO), a network of providers shares the financial risk and responsibility for healthcare management and service delivery for a large group of patients. Together, they work to find ways to improve population health and lower costs.

But successfully taking on financial risk for healthcare quality requires careful consideration and planning. As you move forward, learn about the seven steps that can help you make better financial decisions and set your ACO on the path to success.

How Healthcare Providers Can Strategically Use IT to Achieve Success

Today's top priorities for hospitals and health systems include cost reduction, demonstrating meaningful use of technology and increased regulatory complexity. At the same time, you need a path to the future as your organization positions to coordinate patient care beyond your boundaries and you adjust for payment models ranging from fee for service to bundled payments and full risk for defined patient populations. This paper provides an overview of how healthcare information technology can address healthcare's four critical success factors:

  • Maximize the value of core systems
  • Improve financial performance and quality
  • Connect and coordinate care
  • Manage advanced payment models

Learn how you can strategically use healthcare IT in order to tackle you top clinical and business performance challenges.

Hospice & Home Health Regulations 2013 and Beyond

We face many regulatory requirements, including the upcoming transition to ICD-10 code sets and increased enforcement efforts, so it's important that your documentation stays up to date and reflects industry best practices. The blueprint for home health and hospice agencies is still evolving, including the importance of care coordination in the Affordable Care Act and the critical role played by home health agencies to keep patients from being readmitted to the hospital. You don't have to belong to an accountable care organization to participate in this important innovation.

Download our e-book which brings regulatory changes into focus and learn how 2013 will be pivotal for home health and hospice agencies.