McKesson's Michael Blackman discusses the need for ease of use key when capturing clinical performance data. Read More
McKesson's Rose Higgins advises on the technical capabilities that make population health work. Read More
McKesson's John Hammergren and the National Patient Safety Foundation's Tejal Gandhi discuss what it will take to fundamentally change and improve patient care. Read More
Planning Across Multiple Horizons with Predictive Analytics
A proactive approach to capacity management can save your hospital millions in labor costs. Many vendors only offer short-term demand forecasting, but a full-range predictive analytics tool should provide forecasts across multiple planning horizons to enable a cycle of real-time, continuous capacity planning that transforms the way you allocate resources. Read More
McKesson sponsoring HL7 Argonauts effort to accelerate the development and use of FHIR, the next generation of health interoperability standards. This effort will improve data liquidity and modularity for health information technology nationwide. Read More
Health system pharmacies should take advantage of marketplace forces to improve the health of their patients and the business health of their own organizations. Read More
Learn how Community Health Solutions of America switched to McKesson’s InterQual Criteria and saw dramatic improvements immediately. Read More
The Better Health Tour eBook features start-ups and entrepreneurial large institutions that embody the future of health care. Read More
Aligning incentives and building trust are key to collaborative payer-provider relationships that will ultimately benefit patients. Read More
You’re an accountable care organization, now what? McKesson’s John Wallace shares insights on how to successfully transition from volume to value-based care. Read More
Care Managers Need Clarity and Confidence to Optimize Patient Outcomes
Automation can help care managers manage case loads, deliver patient-centered care, and deliver population health at scale—while helping control costs and improving patient outcomes. Read More
New federal program allows pharmacies to be authorized collectors of unwanted drugs. Read More
If you survey any segment of health care today, you’ll find uncertainty at every stop due to regulations and reimbursement — and the independent physician market is no exception. Read More
McKesson’s John Wallace shares insights for health care organizations on how to successfully navigate the transition to an accountable care organization. Part one of a two-part Q&A. Read More
RelayHealth helped Community Healthcare System solve its downstream issues and improve average first-time accuracy of registration information to more than 99.5%. Read More
Determining the benefit of molecular diagnostic tests requires valid performance measures. Read More
Doctors should serve as a calming voice for worried patients. Read More
How Tampa General validated its ICD-10 readiness and helped identify problematic claim issues. Read More
Without automated workflows and alerts, home-grown care management systems are not effective. Care managers need a scalable, automated solution that provides a holistic view of the patient, along with the workflow tools that will help them affect patient behaviors. Read More
New payment models demand creative population health strategies supported by technology. Read More
McKesson’s Joshua Berman discusses what CMS, Congress and doctors themselves can do to shake off their ICD-10 funk and get down with the inevitable. Read More
Optimizing healthcare analytics for continuous improvement takes time, patience and expertise. Learn how organizations can optimize healthcare analytics by avoiding common pitfalls, creating a data governance infrastructure, and developing an analytics culture. Read More
Why technology, evidence and nomenclature are more effective than government mandates. Read More
Francois de Brantes, executive director of the Health Care Incentive Improvement Institute, addresses McKesson customers’ questions about bundled payments. Read More
McKesson’s Joshua Berman discusses the ICD-10 delay and what health care providers should do now to best prepare for the transition. Read More
How to successfully launch a new retail pharmacy store. Plus 5 mistakes to avoid. Read More
How oncologists can manage treatment plans despite fluctuations in availability of drugs. Read More
Provider-based care management allows healthcare organizations to improve patient outcomes and deliver population health at scale. Read More
Patient-centered medical home success factors. Read More
McKesson’s Joshua Berman reveals two coding and billing tips that will take the sting out of a provider’s ICD-10 transition. Read More
McKesson’s John Wallace discusses some considerations for an integrated population health management program that can help health care leaders successfully make the transition from a volume-based to a value-based business model. Read More
McKesson’s Michael Flanagan reveals four key elements to making narrow networks work for payers, providers and patients. Read More
Partnering with smaller companies can ignite big company innovation.
Thrifty White president and CEO Robert Narveson shares how partnerships with smaller
companies helped his pharmacy chain provide innovative services to customers.
He also highlights areas where pharmacists can collaborate with other
clinicians to promote coordinated care. Read More
In health care, both large and small companies benefit by thinking beyond David and Goliath.
McKesson’s Matthew Zubiller describes four essential steps to make nontraditional health care partnerships part of your growth strategy. Read More
Growth in the Hispanic population may significantly shape the way the U.S. healthcare system operates. A key beneficiary could be pharmacies. Read More
The business model transformation in health care today is one that we’ve seen before.
Similar to the business model transformation the cable industry experienced over two decades ago, the health care industry is experiencing radical change as it shifts from paying for volume to paying for value. Read More
How payers and providers can move towards value-based design, reimbursement and care. Read More
Emory Healthcare Network successfully navigated challenges to establish a clinically integrated network (CIN) in 2011. They identified several best practices that may guide your organization’s population health journey. Read More
Strategies to help increase and accelerate patient payment during the Health Insurance
Exchange transition and beyond. Read More
Historically, hospitals have prioritized volume of services in order to maximize reimbursement. As more healthcare systems transition to value-based payment and adopt new care delivery models, their focus is moving to providing the right care in the most appropriate, lowest cost setting. Read More
Strategies for helping physicians understand what is driving the bottom line. Read More
Q&A with Steve Silverstein, MD, FACEP, Vice President of Clinical Content and Services and Chief Clinical Architect, on the benefits of an algorithm-based nurse advice line service. Read More
Rethinking utilization management to bring value to the point of care
McKesson’s Matthew Zubiller proposes an innovative model that provides a bridge to value-based decision support. Read More
WelVU’s Mark Friess explains why small companies should first collaborate with — rather than be acquired by — large companies that covet their disruptive innovations.
Mark Friess, CEO and founder of WelVU, discusses the opportunities and challenges small companies face when approached by large companies looking to acquire their healthcare innovation. Read More
Shared vision, cultural fit are keys to making David-Goliath partnerships work.
Dr. Niloff relays his lessons learned for other small companies that partner with or are acquired by larger companies seeking to innovate to remain competitive and relevant in their respective markets. Read More
Large and small health care organizations need to depend on innovation, creative thinking and each other to successfully navigate the evolving healthcare marketplace. Read More
Three steps payers and providers can take to lay the foundation for a broader, more comprehensive, collaborative relationship. Read More
Given the potential cost savings and care quality improvements associated with medication adherence, it’s increasingly important that community pharmacies help create more comprehensive clinical summaries by participating in healthcare data exchange. Read More
McKesson’s Tony Willoughby forecasts the health and business opportunities that healthcare megatrends will have on pharmacists and pharmacies.
McKesson’s Tony Willoughby forecasts the health and business opportunities that healthcare megatrends will have on pharmacists and pharmacies. Read More
The delivery of healthcare is transforming - and the data you already have inside your organization is the key to your ability to survive and thrive. A strong data governance culture and practice is needed to achieve healthcare analytics success. Read More
Emory Healthcare Network, a clinically integrated network in the Atlanta, Georgia area, developed meaningful quality specialty metrics in order to motivate providers, manage risk contracts and improve the quality of care for chronically ill patients.. Read More
How to approach gathering quality and cost-related data to drive risk-based contract success.
The healthcare industry's shift to a value-based care model is creating a sharp increase in the need for data collection, aggregation and analysis. Dr. Jonathan Niloff offers strategies for how to leverage technology and analytical expertise to evaluate contract profitability and drive risk-based contract success. Read More
Innovative Approaches to Primary Care Model
As the industry shifts care away from hospitals towards lower-cost venues for care, primary care providers will see an influx of patients, but the old primary care model may not help you compete in this new marketplace. We’ve profiled three companies with innovative approaches to primary care. Read More
Successful adoption of a population health analytics program designed to influence patient behaviors is much more than an IT project. Creating a culture that uses analytics in daily decision making and workflows requires a multi-faceted approach involving both technical and operational considerations. Read More
The implementation of advanced radiology technology in global health settings is a complex undertaking, explains Jeffry Mendel of Partners in Health. Read More
McKesson’s Mitus says contracts based on new payment models must be supported by data
If you want to pay providers based on hitting outcome targets, payers must have data and advanced data analytic capabilities to measure, monitor and improve provider performance. Read More
A recent HealthLeaders Media report, How Care Management Evolves with Population Management discusses how senior
clinical, operations, finance, marketing, and information health leader respondents plan to restructure their care management programs in order to better engage in population health and risk management. McKesson’s Andrew Mellin offers advice
regarding how health care leaders can successfully address this issue. Read More
How healthcare organizations can evaluate population health success
Evaluating operational success under value-based care contracts requires that healthcare systems collect, integrate and analyze data from a variety of clinical and financial sources. Successful management of a value-based organization requires viewing the system’s financial and quality status as a whole. Read More
Affordable hearing aids with automated testing enable a physician to deliver better health to his patients.
Affordable hearing aids with automated testing enable a physician to deliver better health to his patients. Read More
New York Healthcare System applies process redesign principles to prep for coding transition.
A New York Healthcare System applies process redesign principles to prep for the coding transition. Tips for provider organizations on their way or just beginning their journey to ICD-10 readiness. Read More
Providers and health plans should become more involved with the host of public- and private-sector initiatives feverishly working on new measures of health system performance as the industry re-orders its priorities and places a premium on value and population health. Read More
Ready or not, accountable care organizations are coming—bringing major changes in the way care is delivered and reimbursed and accelerating the transition from fee-for-service care. Read More