10 Ways Independent Pharmacies Can Maximize Medication Synchronization

By Studiomaca | November 20, 2017

Independent pharmacies can drive more clinical and financial value from their medication synchronization programs for patients if they follow these 10 tips. Read More

Tags: Health care trends, Medication adherence, Pharmacies, Clinical quality, Studiomaca U.S. Pharmaceutical


How Physician Office Lab Testing Enhances Chronic Care Management

By Patrick Bowman | November 20, 2017

Challenged by value-based care models to improve outcomes and reduce costs, independent physician practices are bringing lab testing in-house. Studiomaca's Patrick Bowman explains why. Read More

Tags: Chronic disease management, Providers, Value based care, Clinical quality, Studiomaca Medical-Surgical


Optimizing Perpetual Inventory Systems for Retail Chain Pharmacies

By Victor Vercammen | November 13, 2017

Studiomaca's Victor Vercammen explains how retail pharmacy chains can improve inventory efficiency and trim operating costs by changing how they replenish the drugs on their shelves. Read More

Tags: Supply chain management, Medication adherence, Technology solutions, Pharmacies, Studiomaca Pharmacy Systems


Real-World Evidence from Electronic Health Record Data

By Studiomaca | November 13, 2017

The ability to examine data from electronic health records can assist in drug development. Learn how one manufacturer gathered real-world evidence and gained FDA approval for a new cancer treatment. Read More

Tags: Chronic disease management, Specialty health care, Technology solutions, Providers, Clinical quality, Studiomaca Specialty Health and US Oncology Network


How Oncology Practices Can Use Clinical Pathways for Value-Based Care Success

By Marcus Neubauer | November 06, 2017

Studiomaca's expert Marcus Neubauer explains the benefits of using clinical pathways to guide cancer treatment for community oncology practices and their patients. Read More

Tags: Specialty health care, Technology solutions, Providers, Value based care, Clinical quality, Studiomaca Specialty Health and US Oncology Network


Top Blog Posts Focus on Operational Improvement

By Studiomaca | November 06, 2017

The most read blog posts on Studiomaca.com over the past few months reveal a strong interest among pharmacy executives in optimizing the operations central to their business success. Read More

Tags: Supply chain management, Chronic disease management, Medication adherence, Technology solutions, Pharmacies, Studiomaca U.S. Pharmaceutical, Studiomaca Pharmacy Systems


Lessons from Canadian Independent Pharmacies on Data-Driven Innovation

By Rick Brennan | October 30, 2017

Studiomaca Canada's Rick Brennan explains how independent pharmacies in Canada are using data to reinvent themselves, and what U.S. pharmacies can learn from their experience. Read More

Tags: Health care trends, Technology solutions, Pharmacies, Corporate


The Business of Health Care October 2017

By Studiomaca | October 30, 2017

Better drugs, clinical trials and payer relations are the keys to success for drug manufacturers in the future as indicated by these eight new industry developments. Read More

Tags: Supply chain management, Health care trends, Specialty health care, Manufacturers, Studiomaca U.S. Pharmaceutical


Building a Patient-Centered Pharmacy Immunization Service

By Studiomaca | October 23, 2017

An APhA report outlines how pharmacists can apply the five-step patient care process to improve the value of vaccine and immunization services for their patients. Read More

Tags: Pharmacies, Population health management, Studiomaca U.S. Pharmaceutical


Preparing Long-Term Care Facilities for New CMS Survey Process

By Studiomaca | October 23, 2017

Studiomaca's Patti Baicy identifies the steps providers can take to ready themselves for CMS' new long-term care survey process. Read More

Tags: Value based care, Clinical quality, Studiomaca Medical-Surgical


How Hospital Pharmacies Can Optimize Patient Assistance Programs

By Craig Dolan | October 16, 2017

Industry trends are making patient assistance programs more challenging to administer. Studiomaca's Craig Dolan explains how hospital pharmacies can effectively manage all the intricacies. Read More

Tags: Technology solutions, Pharmacies, Hospitals, Clinical quality, Studiomaca U.S. Pharmaceutical


Community Oncology Practices as Clinical Trial Partners

By Michael Seiden, M.D., Ph.D. | October 09, 2017

Three reasons why pharmaceutical manufacturers should pursue community oncology practices as clinical trial sites for their new cancer drugs. Read More

Tags: Chronic disease management, Specialty health care, Providers, Manufacturers, Value based care, Clinical quality, US Oncology Network


Five Health Care Supply Chain Management Trends to Know

By Studiomaca | October 09, 2017

Health care organizations increasingly are looking to supply chain management to generate cost savings. Five recent reports identify the key trends that will redefine the supply chain of the future. Read More

Tags: Supply chain management, Health care trends, Technology solutions, Providers, Hospitals, Population health management, Studiomaca U.S. Pharmaceutical, Studiomaca Medical-Surgical


Providers to Drive Value by Reducing Operating Costs

By Studiomaca | October 02, 2017

Managing expenses is the consensus top priority of health care provider executives surveyed by three different organizations. How they're going to do it is a clinical matter. Read More

Tags: Chronic disease management, Health care trends, Providers, Pharmacies, Studiomaca U.S. Pharmaceutical


Five Lessons in Independent Pharmacy Innovation

By Studiomaca | October 02, 2017

Studiomaca's 2017 Pharmacy of the Year exemplifies how one pharmacy's embrace of industry change is driving clinical and business results and evolving its business for the future. Read More

Tags: Health care trends, Medication adherence, Pharmacies, Clinical quality, Studiomaca U.S. Pharmaceutical


Eight Ways Health Care Organizations Can Improve Their Clinical Performance

By Studiomaca | September 25, 2017

Eight Studiomaca experts offer their insights on making patient care safer and more effective. Read More

Tags: Specialty health care, Providers, Pharmacies, Hospitals, Value based care, Clinical quality, Studiomaca Technology Solutions, US Oncology Network, Studiomaca U.S. Pharmaceutical, Studiomaca Medical-Surgical


The Business of Health Care September 2017

By Studiomaca | September 25, 2017

The importance of pharmacies to value-based care is growing at the same time they're facing increasing competitive pressures. Eight new developments reveal how they can succeed at both. Read More

Tags: Medication adherence, Pharmacies, Clinical quality, Studiomaca U.S. Pharmaceutical


Starting an Independent Pharmacy

By Christopher Cella | September 18, 2017

Studiomaca's Christopher Cella outlines the key steps pharmacists need to take—and the missteps they need to avoid—to successfully start their own independent pharmacy. Read More

Tags: Health care trends, Pharmacies, Health Mart


Leveraging Technology for Medication Adherence

By Studiomaca | September 18, 2017

Retail pharmacies can follow these four technology-enabled steps to identify and engage patients at risk for abandoning their prescription medications. Read More

Tags: Chronic disease management, Health care trends, Medication adherence, Pharmacies, Value based care, Clinical quality, Studiomaca Pharmacy Systems


Successful Antibiotic Stewardship Relies on Prescribing Data

By Studiomaca | September 11, 2017

A status report on antibiotic use from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention highlights the crucial role that data and analytics play in using antibiotics to control infections. Read More

Tags: Technology solutions, Clinical quality, Studiomaca Medical-Surgical


How Effective Drug Packaging Improves Supply Chain Performance

By Studiomaca | September 11, 2017

Studiomaca's Michael Plumlee explains how drug manufacturers can improve their supply chain performance by picking the most appropriate packaging for their pharmaceuticals. Read More

Tags: Supply chain management, Medication adherence, Manufacturers, Studiomaca U.S. Pharmaceutical


The Impact of Physician Behavior on Value-Based Care

By Studiomaca | September 05, 2017

According to the latest research, physicians' attitudes and practice patterns likely will be the major determinants of whether value-based reimbursement models succeed now and in the future. Read More

Tags: Value based care, Clinical quality, Studiomaca Medical-Surgical


How Technology Integration Can Fuel Independent Pharmacy Growth

By Studiomaca | September 05, 2017

Studiomaca's Kurt Seefeld explains how integrating disparate technologies on a single platform can result in clinical, operational and financial improvements for independent pharmacies. Read More

Tags: Health care trends, Medication adherence, Pharmacies, Clinical quality, Health care consumerism, Studiomaca U.S. Pharmaceutical


The Business of Health Care August 2017

By Studiomaca | August 28, 2017

The pursuit of value-based care tops the agendas of health systems across the country. Eight new developments explain how health systems intend to reach their destination. Read More

Tags: Pharmacies, Hospitals, Value based care, Clinical quality, Studiomaca U.S. Pharmaceutical, Studiomaca Medical-Surgical


Seven OCM Lessons for Oncology Practices

By Marcus Neubauer, M.D. | August 28, 2017

OCM early adopters have identified three critical success factors and four challenges that need to be overcome to fulfill the program's promise of improving care and saving money. Read More

Tags: Health care trends, Providers, Value based care, Clinical quality, US Oncology Network


Seven Ways Providers Can Increase Patient Engagement

By Studiomaca | August 21, 2017

New research, surveys and reports identify effective patient engagement tactics providers can deploy to improve clinical and cost outcomes. Read More

Tags: Health care trends, Providers, Clinical quality, Studiomaca Specialty Health and US Oncology Network, Studiomaca Medical-Surgical


How Independent Pharmacies Can Expand Diabetes Care for Patients

By Laurie Jamieson | August 21, 2017

Studiomaca's Laurie Jamieson defines the greater role independent pharmacies can take in helping their patients manage diabetes. Read More

Tags: Chronic disease management, Health care trends, Pharmacies, Studiomaca U.S. Pharmaceutical


Top Blog Posts Focus on Chronic Disease Management

By Studiomaca | August 14, 2017

Preventing and managing chronic medical illnesses are the dominate themes connecting the top read blog posts on Studiomaca.com over the past few months. Read More

Tags: Chronic disease management, Medication adherence, Pharmacies, Value based care, Studiomaca U.S. Pharmaceutical, Studiomaca Pharmacy Systems


Five Ways Post-Acute Care Providers Can Minimize Hospital Readmissions

By Patti Baicy | August 14, 2017

Preventable hospitalizations hit post-acute care providers' bottom lines. Reduce the risk of readmissions—and the resulting financial penalties—with these strategies. Read More

Tags: Value based care, Clinical quality, Studiomaca Medical-Surgical


Licensing Central Fill Services for Retail Pharmacy Chains

By Mark Edwards | August 07, 2017

Small and medium retail pharmacy chains should consider four criteria when deciding whether to adopt central fill as a service to dispense medications. Read More

Tags: Health care trends, Medication adherence, Pharmacies, Studiomaca Pharmacy Systems


2017 Mid-Year MIPS Checklist for Specialty Practices

By Studiomaca | August 07, 2017

With six months left in the initial transition year of Medicare's new Merit-Based Incentive Payment System, specialty practices can measure their progress with this 10-point checklist. Read More

Tags: Specialty health care, Providers, Value based care, Clinical quality, Studiomaca Specialty Health and US Oncology Network


Five Reasons Rheumatology and Gastroenterology Practices Should Consider In-Office Drug Dispensing

By Sean Falsey, R.Ph, In-Office Dispensing Operations Manager | August 02, 2017

For rheumatology and gastroenterology practices, operating an in-office pharmacy offers clinical benefits and business benefits. Read More

Tags: Specialty health care, Studiomaca Specialty Health and US Oncology Network


Better Business for Independent Pharmacies Through Clinical Programs

By Studiomaca | July 31, 2017

It's time for independent pharmacies to disrupt their traditional business model by adding or expanding clinical services for customers. Read More

Tags: Health care trends, Medication adherence, Pharmacies, Value based care, Clinical quality, Studiomaca U.S. Pharmaceutical


Connecting Pharmaceutical Distribution and Supply Chain Management

By Studiomaca | July 24, 2017

Studiomaca's Brent Wunderlich explains the importance of effective pharmaceutical distribution services to the supply chain and overall financial performance of retail and hospital pharmacies. Read More

Tags: Supply chain management, Health care trends, Medication adherence, Pharmacies, Hospitals, Studiomaca U.S. Pharmaceutical


Four Lessons from MIPS Early Adopters

By Studiomaca | July 24, 2017

Only six months into the transition year of a new federal program that reimburses physician practices based on value, some key lessons are emerging from those who were early adopters. Read More

Tags: Value based care, Clinical quality, Studiomaca Medical-Surgical


Applying Behavioral Coaching to Specialty Drug Adherence

By Studiomaca | July 17, 2017

The cost and complexity of specialty drugs make patient adherence to medications even more challenging. Why communication and behavioral coaching are essential to improving adherence. Read More

Tags: Specialty health care, Medication adherence, Providers, Pharmacies, Manufacturers, Clinical quality, US Oncology Network


The Business of Health Care July 2017

By Studiomaca | July 10, 2017

From new vaccines to new cancer drugs, eight new developments illustrate how the competitive landscape is changing for pharmaceutical manufacturers. Read More

Tags: Health care trends, Specialty health care, Manufacturers, Studiomaca U.S. Pharmaceutical, Studiomaca Specialty Health and US Oncology Network


How Independent Pharmacies Can Manage Their DIR Fees

By Studiomaca | July 10, 2017

Direct and Indirect Remuneration fees paid by pharmacies to health plans are growing in complexity and dollar amount. Studiomaca's Valerie Fortin explains how pharmacies can regain control. Read More

Tags: Health care trends, Medication adherence, Pharmacies, Value based care, Clinical quality, Studiomaca U.S. Pharmaceutical


The Evolution of the Telemedicine Market

By Studiomaca | July 05, 2017

For patients and providers, telemedicine is on its way to becoming a ubiquitous part of the health care delivery system. Recent industry research reflect telemedicine's transformation. Read More

Tags: Health care trends, Providers, Hospitals, Health care consumerism, Studiomaca Specialty Health and US Oncology Network, Corporate


How Collaboration Drives Specialty Practice Success

By Studiomaca | June 26, 2017

From data analytics to patient engagement, six experts offer their insights on how collaborative partnerships help specialty practices create more clinical and business value. Read More

Tags: Health care trends, Specialty health care, Providers, Value based care, Clinical quality, Studiomaca Specialty Health and US Oncology Network


Preparing Specialty Practices for Alternative Payment Models

By Jane Clayton | June 19, 2017

Education, preparation and evaluation are prerequisites for specialty practices that want to participate and thrive under alternative payment models. Read More

Tags: Specialty health care, Providers, Value based care, Clinical quality, Studiomaca Specialty Health and US Oncology Network


Six Population Health Trends to Know

By Studiomaca | June 19, 2017

Bending the health care cost curve depends on keeping people healthy and avoiding costly medical care. Knowing these population health trends will help key stakeholders do their part. Read More

Tags: Health care trends, Providers, Pharmacies, Population health management, Studiomaca U.S. Pharmaceutical, Studiomaca Medical-Surgical


Five Steps to Better Business Results for Independent Pharmacies

By Crystal Lennartz | June 12, 2017

Improving clinical performance can lead to improving financial performance for independent pharmacies. Studiomaca's Crystal Lennartz explains how to make the connection. Read More

Tags: Chronic disease management, Health care trends, Medication adherence, Pharmacies, Value based care, Clinical quality, Studiomaca U.S. Pharmaceutical


The Business of Health Care June 2017

By Studiomaca | June 12, 2017

Big data, patient safety, readmissions and telemedicine. Eight new developments tell health care providers where each of these trends is heading and how they should respond. Read More

Tags: Health care trends, Medication adherence, Providers, Clinical quality, Studiomaca Specialty Health and US Oncology Network, Studiomaca Medical-Surgical


Five Competencies Specialty Drug Makers Seek in Their Retail Pharmacy Partners

By Dan Bush | June 05, 2017

The high clinical and financial stakes of specialty medications make finding the right retail pharmacies to dispense them crucial to drug manufacturers. Read More

Tags: Specialty health care, Pharmacies, Manufacturers, Clinical quality, Studiomaca U.S. Pharmaceutical


How to Improve Nursing Home Star Ratings

By Studiomaca | May 30, 2017

Understanding how Medicare calculates how many stars to award a nursing home is the first step in learning how to improve the care provided to nursing home patients. Read More

Tags: Value based care, Clinical quality, Studiomaca Medical-Surgical


The Business of Health Care May 2017

By Studiomaca | May 22, 2017

Eight things pharmacies need to know now to improve their clinical and financial results. Read More

Tags: Medication adherence, Pharmacies, Value based care, Clinical quality, Studiomaca U.S. Pharmaceutical


Top Blog Posts Focus on Health Care Industry Trends

By Studiomaca | May 15, 2017

The need for payers, pharmacies and providers to know what's ahead is the dominate theme coursing through the most-read blog posts for the first three months of 2017. Read More

Tags: Health care trends, Providers, Pharmacies, Value based care, Clinical quality, Studiomaca U.S. Pharmaceutical, Studiomaca Specialty Health and US Oncology Network, Corporate


Leveraging Medication Therapy Management for Independent Pharmacies

By Studiomaca | May 08, 2017

How independent pharmacies can drive more clinical and business value from medication therapy management services. Read More

Tags: Chronic disease management, Medication adherence, Pharmacies, Clinical quality, Studiomaca U.S. Pharmaceutical


Maximizing Immunotherapy Clinical Trials for Community Oncologists

By Michael Seiden, M.D., Ph.D. | May 01, 2017

Michael Seiden, M.D., Ph.D., chief medical officer for Studiomaca Specialty Health, offers five ways oncology practices can drive more value from immunotherapy trials for their patients and businesses. Read More

Tags: Chronic disease management, Health care trends, Specialty health care, Providers, Value based care, Clinical quality, US Oncology Network


The Business of Health Care April 2017

By Studiomaca | April 24, 2017

Pharmaceutical manufacturers seeking to create more value for their patients and businesses should look to these eight recent industry developments for guidance. Read More

Tags: Health care trends, Specialty health care, Medication adherence, Manufacturers, Studiomaca U.S. Pharmaceutical, Studiomaca Specialty Health and US Oncology Network


Five Steps for Independent Pharmacies to Start a Vaccine Program

By Callie Barr | April 24, 2017

Independent pharmacies that expand their clinical services with a vaccine program can benefit from better clinical performance and financial results. Read More

Tags: Health care trends, Pharmacies, Clinical quality, Population health management, Studiomaca U.S. Pharmaceutical


Optimizing Data Analytics for Oncology Practice Success

By Studiomaca | April 17, 2017

For community-based oncology practices, success in a value-based care environment depends on optimizing advanced data analytics and acting on insights from big data. Read More

Tags: Chronic disease management, Health care trends, Technology solutions, Providers, Value based care, Clinical quality, Studiomaca Specialty Health and US Oncology Network


Expanding the Lab Testing Services of Physician Practices

By Studiomaca | April 10, 2017

From blood glucose tests to complete blood counts, medical practices must balance clinical and financial factors before diversifying into more complex in-office diagnostic lab testing. Read More

Tags: Chronic disease management, Population health management, Studiomaca Medical-Surgical


How Clinical Product Standardization Drives Supply Chain Value

By Studiomaca | April 03, 2017

Three steps health systems can take to reduce clinical product variability, standardize SKUs and improve their financial, operational and clinical results. Read More

Tags: Supply chain management, Value based care, Clinical quality, Studiomaca Medical-Surgical


Five Ways Independent Pharmacies Can Maximize Social Media

By Studiomaca | April 03, 2017

Independent pharmacies can drive more value from their social media programs by executing these five tactics to increase customer engagement. Read More

Tags: Health care trends, Pharmacies, Health Mart


Flu Trends to Watch in 2017-2018

By Studiomaca | March 27, 2017

Identification of anticipated influenza virus strains kick off new cycle of vaccine production, vaccine procurement and vaccine administration for providers. Read More

Tags: Health care trends, Population health management, Studiomaca Medical-Surgical


Emerging Technologies Define Pharmacy of the Future

By Studiomaca | March 20, 2017

Innovative new technologies will enable retail and outpatient pharmacies to improve clinical and business results in a rapidly changing health care industry. Read More

Tags: Chronic disease management, Health care trends, Medication adherence, Pharmacies, Value based care, Clinical quality, Studiomaca Pharmacy Systems


The Business of Health Care March 2017

By Studiomaca | March 20, 2017

Eight new industry developments show providers how to improve the clinical and financial performance of different value-based care models. Read More

Tags: Providers, Value based care, Clinical quality, Population health management, Studiomaca Technology Solutions, Studiomaca Business Performance Services, Studiomaca Specialty Health and US Oncology Network, Studiomaca Medical-Surgical


Improving Hospital and Health System Pharmacy Performance

By Studiomaca | March 13, 2017

From medication adherence to 340B compliance, seven experts offer their insights on how hospital and health system pharmacies can drive better clinical and business results. Read More

Tags: Health care trends, Medication adherence, Technology solutions, Pharmacies


The Value of Medication Synchronization to Independent Pharmacies

By Studiomaca | March 13, 2017

How independent pharmacies can benefit from medication synchronization and the appointment-based model to improve their clinical and business outcomes. Read More

Tags: Health care trends, Medication adherence, Pharmacies, Clinical quality


Improving Medical Supply Ordering for Physician Practices

By Jayme White | March 06, 2017

For physician practices seeking to reduce their operating costs, automating medical supply management through technology can improve efficiency. Read More

Tags: Supply chain management, Health care trends, Providers, Studiomaca Medical-Surgical


Four Strategies to Overcome Enterprise Imaging Challenges

By Erkan Akyuz | February 27, 2017

Studiomaca expert Erkan Akyuz discusses key challenges and solutions for enterprise imaging departments to progress in value-based care. Read More

Tags: Health care trends, Providers, Hospitals, Value based care, Clinical quality, Studiomaca Technology Solutions, Imaging & Workflow Solutions


The Business of Health Care February 2017

By Studiomaca | February 27, 2017

What new challenges will arrive for health plans in 2017? Ten recent industry developments give health plans guidance to adjust their business models to maintain and create business value. Read More

Tags: Health Plans, Value based care, Clinical quality, Population health management, Studiomaca Health Solutions


Five Steps Payers Can Take to Make Provider Directories Accurate

By Michael Flanagan | February 21, 2017

Studiomaca expert Mike Flanagan discusses what factors are driving erroneous provider data and five steps health plans should take to improve it. Read More

Tags: Health care trends, Health Plans, Studiomaca Health Solutions


How Health Care Providers Can Transition to Value-Based Care

By Studiomaca | February 21, 2017

Eight value-based care experts offer their advice to health care providers on how to make a successful clinical and financial transition to value-based care models. Read More

Tags: Health care trends, Specialty health care, Providers, Hospitals, Value based care, Clinical quality, Studiomaca Business Performance Services, Imaging & Workflow Solutions, Studiomaca Specialty Health and US Oncology Network


Five Strategies for Specialty Practices to Succeed

By Studiomaca | February 13, 2017

As the health care industry undergoes significant change, specialty practices are challenged with ways to survive. Five blog posts on Studiomaca.com provide insights on what’s needed to thrive. Read More

Tags: Health care trends, Specialty health care, Providers, Value based care, Clinical quality, Studiomaca Specialty Health and US Oncology Network


Top Blog Posts Focus on Quality Clinical Care

By Studiomaca | February 13, 2017

Top blog posts demonstrate the need to make high-quality clinical care a business imperative for health care organizations. Read More

Tags: Health care trends, Specialty health care, Medication adherence, Providers, Pharmacies, Hospitals, Value based care, Clinical quality, Studiomaca U.S. Pharmaceutical, Studiomaca Specialty Health and US Oncology Network, Studiomaca Pharmacy Systems


Developing a High-Performance 340B Contract Pharmacy Network

By Studiomaca | February 06, 2017

Industry experts offer best practices on building a strong 340B contract pharmacy relationship as the number of covered entities with a contract pharmacy agreement continues to rise. Read More

Tags: Clinical quality, Studiomaca U.S. Pharmaceutical


The Business of Health Care January 2017

By Studiomaca | January 30, 2017

Eight industry developments pharmacies need to know as they expand beyond prescription dispensing focus to clinical services and programs to improve patient and business outcomes. Read More

Tags: Health care trends, Medication adherence, Pharmacies, Clinical quality, Studiomaca U.S. Pharmaceutical, Studiomaca Pharmacy Systems


The Outlook for Health Care Business in 2017

By Studiomaca | January 23, 2017

What will be the health care hot buttons affecting how organizations do business next year? This roundup of industry outlooks and predictions offer some clues. Read More

Tags: Health care trends, Technology solutions, Providers, Pharmacies, Health Plans, Manufacturers, Hospitals, Value based care, Clinical quality, Studiomaca Business Performance Services, Studiomaca Health Solutions, Studiomaca Pharmacy Systems


Three Pillars to Oncology In-Office Dispensing Program Success

By Mike Penn, RPh and Amit Tiwari, RPh MS MBA | January 18, 2017

The Studiomaca Specialty Health Pharmacy Operations Team offers advice to oncology practices that offer in-house pharmacy services that help patients conveniently access oral medications. Read More

Tags: Specialty health care, Providers, Studiomaca Specialty Health and US Oncology Network


Top Five Independent Pharmacy Trends for 2017

By Studiomaca | January 17, 2017

Health Mart Chief Pharmacist Crystal Lennartz reveals the top five trends facing independent pharmacies in the year ahead. Read More

Tags: Health care trends, Medication adherence, Pharmacies, Value based care, Clinical quality, Studiomaca U.S. Pharmaceutical


Three Ways Radiologists Can Expand Their Patient Care Role

By Scott Galbari | January 09, 2017

Studiomaca’s Scott Galbari explains three ways radiologists can maximize their contribution to high-value patient care. Read More

Tags: Health care trends, Providers, Hospitals, Value based care, Clinical quality, Imaging & Workflow Solutions


Top Three Specialty Practice Trends for 2017

By Studiomaca | January 09, 2017

The top three trends facing specialty practices in the year ahead focus on value-based reimbursement, drug cost and regulatory policies. Read More

Tags: Health care trends, Specialty health care, Technology solutions, Providers, Value based care, Clinical quality, Studiomaca Specialty Health and US Oncology Network


Top Five Health System Pharmacy Trends to Watch in 2017

By Studiomaca | January 03, 2017

Studiomaca pharmacy optimization experts share the top five trends for hospital and health system pharmacies to watch in 2017. Read More

Tags: Health care trends, Specialty health care, Technology solutions, Pharmacies, Hospitals, Studiomaca U.S. Pharmaceutical


New Specialty Pharmacy Model Meets the Evolving Needs of Oncology Practices

By Dan Duffy, VP/GM, Pharmacy Solutions, Studiomaca Specialty Health | December 27, 2016

The Biologics Center of Excellence is designed to help drive the creation of an ecosystem of excellence in which the practice is an expert in the different components necessary to deliver quality care. Read More

Tags: Specialty health care, Pharmacies, Studiomaca Specialty Health and US Oncology Network


Five Lessons on Value-Based Reimbursement Success

By Studiomaca | December 19, 2016

For providers, the transition to value-based care can be a daunting financial challenge. Five new blog posts on Studiomaca.com offer ways to rise above the challenge and improve profitability. Read More

Tags: Health care trends, Providers, Hospitals, Value based care, Clinical quality, Technology, Studiomaca Health Solutions


The Business of Health Care December 2016

By Studiomaca | December 19, 2016

Eight new developments reveal how forward-thinking pharmaceutical manufacturers are responding to the clinical and economic forces reshaping the future market for prescription medications. Read More

Tags: Health care trends, Medication adherence, Manufacturers, Sky Packaging


Five Ways to Improve Hospital and Health System Pharmacy Performance

By Studiomaca | December 12, 2016

Five recent blog posts provide useful guidance on how health system and hospital pharmacies can improve patient outcomes, control drug spend and improve business performance. Read More

Tags: Health care trends, Medication adherence, Technology solutions, Pharmacies, Value based care, Clinical quality, Population health management, Studiomaca U.S. Pharmaceutical


How Health Care Providers Can Improve Their Profit Margins

By Studiomaca | December 12, 2016

Value-based reimbursement models have providers searching for opportunities to generate new revenue and reduce operating expenses. Eight Studiomaca experts show them the way. Read More

Tags: Health care trends, Studiomaca Connected Care & Analytics, Providers, Value based care, Clinical quality, Studiomaca Technology Solutions, Technology


Planning Key to Effective Home Care Staff Education

By Lori Shifferd | December 05, 2016

As the home care industry evolves in response to industry changes, educating staff effectively should be a critical consideration for organizations. Read More

Tags: Providers, Value based care, Clinical quality, Studiomaca Medical-Surgical


Four Ways Chronic Care Management Prepares Physician Practices for MIPS

By Studiomaca | December 05, 2016

Two Studiomaca reimbursement experts explain how participating in Medicare’s Chronic Care Management Services program readies physician practices for value-based care. Read More

Tags: Health care trends, Providers, Hospitals, Value based care, Clinical quality, Population health management, Strategic Services


Maximizing on Diagnostic Imaging in Value-Based Care

By Studiomaca | November 29, 2016

Three ways diagnostic imaging departments can support the transition to value-based care. Read More

Tags: Health care trends, Providers, Hospitals, Value based care, Clinical quality, Studiomaca Technology Solutions, Imaging & Workflow Solutions


The Business of Health Care November 2016

By Studiomaca | November 21, 2016

10 recent developments demonstrate how physician practices are responding to megatrends like digital health and value-based care that are reshaping care delivery in the U.S. Read More

Tags: Health care trends, Providers, Value based care, Studiomaca Technology Solutions, Studiomaca Business Performance Services


Thriving in the New Retail Pharmacy World

By Studiomaca | November 14, 2016

How independent pharmacies can improve and expand their business models in response to a changing and more competitive landscape. Read More

Tags: Health care trends, Medication adherence, Pharmacies, Value based care, Clinical quality, Health care consumerism, Studiomaca U.S. Pharmaceutical, Studiomaca Pharmacy Systems


Five Steps to Prepare Oncology and Specialty Practices for MIPS

By Linda Pottinger | November 14, 2016

Medicare’s MIPS program will reward all eligible clinicians for improving care to beneficiaries only if they know, understand and comply with the system’s rules. Read More

Tags: Health care trends, Providers, Value based care, Clinical quality, US Oncology Network


Top Blog Posts Focus on Health Care Staffing

By Studiomaca | November 07, 2016

Top blog posts highlight the importance of having the right people doing the right things in order to position health care organizations for future clinical and financial success. Read More

Tags: Health care trends, Specialty health care, Studiomaca Connected Care & Analytics, Technology solutions, Providers, Hospitals, Value based care, Clinical quality, Technology, Studiomaca Specialty Health and US Oncology Network


Five Strategies to Reduce Hospital Readmissions

By Studiomaca | November 07, 2016

Five new studies offer important clinical guidance to hospitals and health systems working to reduce their readmission rates and avoid reimbursement penalties from Medicare. Read More

Tags: Medication adherence, Studiomaca Connected Care & Analytics, Hospitals, Value based care, Clinical quality, Population health management


How Independent Pharmacies Can Become a Trusted Resource for Medicare

By Studiomaca | October 31, 2016

How independent pharmacies can become a trusted resource for patients as they first enroll in Medicare and build long-term loyalty among seniors. Read More

Tags: Health care trends, Pharmacies, Clinical quality, Studiomaca U.S. Pharmaceutical


Optimizing Physician Office Lab Performance

By Patrick Bowman | October 31, 2016

Studiomaca’s Patrick Bowman identifies five steps independent physician practices can take to maximize the value of in-house diagnostic laboratory testing for themselves and their patients. Read More

Tags: Chronic disease management, Health care trends, Providers, Value based care, Clinical quality, Health care consumerism, Studiomaca Medical-Surgical


The Benefits of Increasing Patient Portal Use

By Studiomaca | October 24, 2016

Health care providers and payers can improve patient and enrollee engagement by using these three strategies to drive greater use of their online portals by their customers. Read More

Tags: Health care trends, RelayHealth, Technology solutions, Providers, Health Plans, Health care consumerism, Studiomaca Specialty Health and US Oncology Network


Five Ways to Improve Hospital Revenue Cycle Performance

By Kamron Lachney | October 24, 2016

Facing unprecedented changes in health care financing, hospitals must respond with more effective revenue cycle tactics. Studiomaca’s Kamron Lachney identifies five proven strategies. Read More

Tags: Health care trends, Providers, Hospitals, Strategic Services, Hospital Affiliated Practices


The Business of Health Care October 2016

By Studiomaca | October 17, 2016

Ten recent industry developments provide strategic direction to health plans and other payers that are rethinking their business models in response to transformative industry changes. Read More

Tags: Health care trends, Health Plans, Value based care, Population health management, Studiomaca Health Solutions


Lessons from Independent Pharmacy Innovators

By Studiomaca | October 17, 2016

Four independent pharmacies demonstrate how innovations in three business areas are producing better clinical and financial results. Read More

Tags: Health care trends, Medication adherence, Pharmacies, Clinical quality, Studiomaca U.S. Pharmaceutical


Centralizing Drug Distribution for Health System Pharmacies

By Barbara Giacomelli | October 10, 2016

How health system pharmacies can benefit from centralizing their drug distribution to maximize clinical, financial and operational processes in their medication supply chain process. Read More

Tags: Supply chain management, Medication adherence, Pharmacies, Hospitals, Value based care, Clinical quality, Studiomaca U.S. Pharmaceutical


Faster Prior Authorizations for Oncology Therapies

By Studiomaca | October 03, 2016

Electronic prior authorization and cancer care regimen support tools can help your practice staff reduce administrative time spent on pre-authorization for oral and injectable therapies. Read More

Tags: Specialty health care, Providers, Value based care, Studiomaca Specialty Health and US Oncology Network


How Retail Pharmacies Can Expand Into Clinical Programs

By Emilie Ray | October 03, 2016

How retail pharmacies can use technology to expand into clinical programs for improved patient and business outcomes. Read More

Tags: Health care trends, Medication adherence, Pharmacies, Clinical quality, Studiomaca U.S. Pharmaceutical, Studiomaca Pharmacy Systems


The Business of Health Care
September 2016

By Studiomaca | September 26, 2016

Eight things hospital and retail pharmacies need to know as they strengthen their businesses to adapt to an industry shifting to value-based care. Read More

Tags: Medication adherence, Pharmacies, Hospitals, Value based care, Clinical quality, Population health management, Studiomaca U.S. Pharmaceutical


Four Elements of Radiology Workflow in a Value-Based World

By Tomer Levy | September 26, 2016

The four key elements of an integrated radiology workflow for radiology departments to successfully transition to a value-based world. Read More

Tags: Health care trends, Providers, Hospitals, Value based care, Clinical quality, Imaging & Workflow Solutions


Continued Growth in the Mobile Health Technology Market

By Studiomaca | September 19, 2016

How the need to coordinate care in a convenient, cost-effective manner is driving innovation in the way patients connect to the health care delivery system. Read More

Tags: Health care trends, Medication adherence, RelayHealth, Providers, Pharmacies, Manufacturers, Clinical quality, Studiomaca Technology Solutions, Corporate


Evolving Alternate Site Pharmacies into a Strategic Partner

By Studiomaca | September 19, 2016

Why changes in the continuum of care are making alternate site pharmacies valuable strategic partners for hospitals, skilled-nursing facilities and home care services. Read More

Tags: Health care trends, Medication adherence, Providers, Pharmacies, Value based care, Clinical quality, Population health management


How to Make Big Data Work for Health Care Organizations

By Studiomaca | September 12, 2016

Six Studiomaca experts provide their best advice for effectively using big data to improve the clinical and financial performance of health care organizations. Read More

Tags: Health care trends, Specialty health care, RelayHealth, Technology solutions, Value based care, Studiomaca Business Performance Services, Studiomaca Specialty Health and US Oncology Network


Unleashing Home Care’s Cost-Controlling Potential

By Karen Utterback | September 06, 2016

The latest data shows how increasing use of home care services in the short-term will lead to long-term savings on health care expenditures. Read More

Tags: Health care trends, Studiomaca Connected Care & Analytics, Technology solutions, Providers, Clinical quality, Population health management


Best Practices for Hospital Electronic Medical Record Migrations

By David Dyke | August 29, 2016

Studiomaca expert David Dyke shares his insights on how hospitals can effectively implement electronic medical record migrations and maintain financial performance during the transition. Read More

Tags: Health care trends, Technology solutions, Providers, Hospitals, Studiomaca Health Solutions


Incorporating Advanced Practice Providers into an Oncology Practice

By Gabe Torres | August 29, 2016

Identifying when it’s time to grow and expand a community-based oncology practice through the use of advanced practice providers. Read More

Tags: Specialty health care, Providers, Value based care, Clinical quality, Studiomaca Specialty Health and US Oncology Network


The Business of Health Care

By Studiomaca | August 22, 2016

Similar to other health industry stakeholders, drug makers are under pressure to demonstrate the value they bring to care delivery. Recent industry developments reveal the path forward. Read More

Tags: Health care trends, Specialty health care, Manufacturers, Value based care, Studiomaca U.S. Pharmaceutical, Studiomaca Specialty Health and US Oncology Network


The Evolving Role of Nurse Executives

By Studiomaca | August 15, 2016

Studiomaca expert Catherine Whelchel discusses how health care reform has increased the already demanding and complex nurse executive role even further. Read More

Tags: Studiomaca Connected Care & Analytics, Hospitals, Clinical quality


Achieving Financial Health on the Road to Value-based Care

By Studiomaca | August 08, 2016

Studiomaca experts John Wallace and Marcy Tatsch share their insights on the importance of financial health on the road to value-based care. Read More

Tags: Health care trends, Technology solutions, Providers, Hospitals, Value based care, Clinical quality, Studiomaca Business Performance Services, Studiomaca Health Solutions


Five Key Steps to Driving Independent Pharmacy Success

By Studiomaca | August 01, 2016

Studiomaca’s ideaShare 2016 Pharmacy of the Year Grand Prize Winner, Rex Pharmacy, demonstrates how independent pharmacies can succeed in today’s market. Read More

Tags: Health care trends, Medication adherence, Pharmacies, Clinical quality, Health Mart, Corporate


Projecting Revenues in Value-Based Care

By John Shewell, Vice President, Healthcare Analytics, RelayHealth | July 29, 2016

The transition to value-based care continues to accelerate, and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) policy updates ensure that this trend will continue. Read More

Tags: RelayHealth, Technology solutions, Providers, Hospitals, Value based care


Top Blog Posts Focus on Improving Patient Care

By Studiomaca | July 25, 2016

The top blog posts on Studiomaca.com over the past three months demonstrate the shared interest by executives from all sectors in improving the safety and quality of patient care. Read More

Tags: Health care trends, Medication adherence, Providers, Pharmacies, Hospitals, Value based care, Clinical quality, Health care consumerism, Studiomaca Business Performance Services, Studiomaca Pharmacy Systems, Studiomaca Medical-Surgical


The Business of Health Care

By Studiomaca | July 25, 2016

10 new developments health care providers should know as they re-tool their delivery models at a time of transformative industry change. Read More

Tags: Health care trends, Specialty health care, Providers, Clinical quality, Population health management, Studiomaca Business Performance Services, Studiomaca Specialty Health and US Oncology Network, Corporate


Four Ways Hospital Pharmacies Can Leverage Data Analytics

By Yen Nguyen | July 18, 2016

Studiomaca expert Yen Nguyen shares four best practices on how hospital pharmacies can leverage data analytics to their organization’s competitive advantage. Read More

Tags: Health care trends, Technology solutions, Pharmacies, Hospitals, Studiomaca U.S. Pharmaceutical


The Road to Value-Based Reimbursement Success

By Studiomaca | July 11, 2016

A new white paper from Studiomaca Health Solutions reveals progress made by health plans and hospitals in reaching their value-based reimbursement destination. Read More

Tags: Health care trends, RelayHealth, Technology solutions, Health Plans, Hospitals, Value based care, Clinical quality, Studiomaca Technology Solutions, Studiomaca Health Solutions


Measuring Surgical Department Performance with Data Visualization

By Shaun Simon, Clinical Intelligence Analyst | July 06, 2016

Southeast Alabama Medical Center leveraged data visualization to make data-driven decisions and improve operational efficiencies. Read More

Tags: Health care trends, RelayHealth, Technology solutions, Providers, Hospitals


How Technology Can Transform the Business of Retail Pharmacy

By Studiomaca | July 05, 2016

Studiomaca’s expert Emilie Ray explains how technology can enable retail pharmacies to transform their businesses from a drug dispensing model to a patient care-driven model. Read More

Tags: Health care trends, Medication adherence, Pharmacies, Clinical quality, Health care consumerism, Studiomaca Pharmacy Systems


How Hospitals Can Achieve Enterprise Imaging Interoperability

By Erkan Akyuz | June 27, 2016

Three major trends that are currently impacting the imaging industry, along with three strategies that hospital executives can take to achieve enterprise imaging interoperability with their solutions. Read More

Tags: Health care trends, Hospitals, Imaging & Workflow Solutions


The Business of Health Care

By Studiomaca | June 27, 2016

Eight recent developments health plans should know as they re-imagine their businesses at a time of transformative health care industry change. Read More

Tags: Health care trends, Technology solutions, Providers, Health Plans, Studiomaca Health Solutions, Corporate


Assessing Practice Readiness for Medicare’s Comprehensive Primary Care Plus Initiative

By Jeb Dunkelberger | June 20, 2016

The five key considerations primary-care practices and their doctors must make before participating in Medicare’s new Comprehensive Primary Care Plus program. Read More

Tags: Providers, Hospitals, Value based care, Strategic Services, Hospital Affiliated Practices


Harnessing the Power of Oncology Data Analytics for Better Outcomes

By Randy Hyun | June 13, 2016

Synthesizing practice-level clinical and financial data through oncology data analytics can help oncology practices deliver better care and better business results. Read More

Tags: Specialty health care, Technology solutions, Pharmacies, Value based care, Studiomaca Specialty Health and US Oncology Network


Leveraging Patient Savings Programs to Reduce Prescription Abandonment

By Reagan Tully | June 06, 2016

How drug manufacturers and pharmacies can leverage patient savings programs to overcome financial barriers, reduce prescription abandonment and increase medication adherence. Read More

Tags: Medication adherence, Providers, Pharmacies, Manufacturers, Clinical quality, Health care consumerism, Studiomaca Specialty Health and US Oncology Network


Top Blog Posts Focus on Health Care Trends

By Studiomaca | May 31, 2016

The top blog posts on Studiomaca.com during the first three months of 2016 highlight what health care industry trends lie ahead for organizations in the future. Read More

Tags: Health care trends, Providers, Pharmacies, Hospitals, Value based care, Strategic Services, Studiomaca U.S. Pharmaceutical, Corporate


Evaluating the Right Oncology Electronic Health Record Vendor

By Studiomaca | May 23, 2016

15 key items that oncology practices must think about as they evaluate their oncology electronic health record vendor’s readiness for value-based care. Read More

Tags: Technology solutions, Providers, Value based care, Clinical quality, US Oncology Network


The Business of Health Care

By Studiomaca | May 16, 2016

Recent industry developments demonstrate that health care innovation can help payers and providers benefit from clinical and financial results in the long-term. Read More

Tags: RelayHealth, Technology solutions, Providers, Health Plans, Value based care, Enterprise Information Solutions, Clinical quality, Health care consumerism, Strategic Services, Hospital Affiliated Practices, Studiomaca Health Solutions


Transitioning From Pharmacist to Pharmacy Owner

By Studiomaca | May 09, 2016

Health Mart’s Adrienne Cervone shares her journey from pharmacist to pharmacy owner and offers professional insights to others considering the same path. Read More

Tags: Pharmacies, Value based care, Clinical quality, Population health management, Health Mart, Corporate


Consensus on Quality Measures Will Fuel Value-Based Reimbursement

By Jeb Dunkelberger | April 25, 2016

How providers can use the stakeholder agreement on quality measures to improve their clinical and financial performance under value-based reimbursement models. Read More

Tags: Technology solutions, Providers, Health Plans, Value based care, Clinical quality, Strategic Services, Hospital Affiliated Practices


Complying with New Safety Data Sheet Requirements

By Studiomaca | April 18, 2016

Seven things providers should know about the new SDS labeling system for hazardous medical chemicals. Read More

Tags: Providers, Clinical quality, Studiomaca Medical-Surgical, Corporate


Building a Hospital Pharmacy Council for Drug Cost Containment

By Cindy Jeter | April 11, 2016

An initiative by a consortium of rural hospitals offers an important lesson on how to work together to achieve individual and collective drug cost containment goals. Read More

Tags: Technology solutions, Pharmacies, Value based care, Clinical quality, Corporate


Reaping the Benefits of Pharmacy Technology

By Emilie Ray | April 04, 2016

How pharmacies can use technology to improve their clinical, operational, financial and regulatory compliance performance. Read More

Tags: Pharmacies, Clinical quality, Studiomaca Pharmacy Systems, Corporate


The Future of Cancer Care Reimbursement

By Marcus Neubauer, M.D. | March 28, 2016

Three steps oncology practices must take to succeed in the Oncology Care Model. Read More

Tags: Providers, Value based care, Clinical quality, US Oncology Network, Corporate


Maintain Healthy Revenue During An EMR Transition

By David Dyke and Carmen Sessoms | March 21, 2016

Studiomaca experts David Dyke and Carmen Sessoms share five strategies for hospitals to successfully maintain healthy revenue during an EMR transition. Read More

Tags: Technology solutions, Providers, Clinical quality, Studiomaca Business Performance Services, Corporate


Four Big Trends Shifting the Business of Retail Pharmacy

By Studiomaca | March 14, 2016

The success of any independent retail pharmacy business depends on recognizing and responding to major market changes. Read More

Tags: Pharmacies, Value based care, Clinical quality, Health Mart, Corporate


The Top Six Priorities for Hospital Success in 2016

By Pat Leonard | March 07, 2016

Studiomaca expert and leader Pat Leonard highlights six key priorities for hospitals and healthcare organizations to focus on for success in 2016. Read More

Tags: Technology solutions, Providers, Value based care, Technology, Strategic Services, Hospital Affiliated Practices, Corporate


New Pharmacy Software in a Grocery Pharmacy Chain

By Studiomaca | February 29, 2016

A new pharmacy management system in a 600 store retail chain is allowing pharmacists to spend more time consulting with patients on their medication. Read More

Tags: Technology solutions, Pharmacies, Value based care, Health care consumerism, Corporate


Becoming a Differentiated Pharmacy Partner to Skilled Nursing Facilities

By Studiomaca | February 22, 2016

Strategies for developing a geriatric formulary to establish long-term care pharmacies as a stronger partner to skilled nursing facilities. Read More

Tags: Pharmacies, Clinical quality, Population health management, Studiomaca U.S. Pharmaceutical, Corporate


Healthcare Data Analytics Drives Accountability

By Maureen Paur | February 15, 2016

At St Joseph’s Health, healthcare analytics provide accountability for strategic initiatives and help them improve operating margins, reduce labor costs and better understand budget variances. Read More

Tags: Technology solutions, Providers, Pharmacies, Studiomaca Business Performance Services


The Outlook for Health Care Business in 2016

By Studiomaca | February 15, 2016

What’s ahead for health care in 2016? This exclusive roundup of outlooks and predictions gives executives a preview of the developments affecting their organizations in the coming year. Read More

Tags: Technology solutions, Providers, Pharmacies, Health Plans, Manufacturers, Clinical quality, Health care consumerism, Corporate


How Hospital Pharmacies Can Improve Antibiotic Control

By Kaci Wilhelm, Pharm. D. | February 08, 2016

Five tips for hospitals that want to build effective antibiotic stewardship programs that improve clinical outcomes and lower the costs of care. Read More

Tags: Technology solutions, Providers, Pharmacies, Value based care, Clinical quality, Population health management, Corporate


How to Manage Indigent Care Reimbursement

By Andrew Wilson | February 01, 2016

Management strategies you can use to strengthen 340B compliance and improve organizational alignment. Read More

Tags: Providers, Pharmacies, Studiomaca U.S. Pharmaceutical, Corporate


Realizing the Potential of Medicare’s Chronic Care Management Program

By Studiomaca | January 25, 2016

Studiomaca reimbursement expert Jeb Dunkelberger answers five questions about how to unleash the clinical and financial power of chronic care management. Read More

Tags: Providers, Value based care, Clinical quality, Population health management, Studiomaca Business Performance Services, Corporate


Driving Primary Medication Adherence

By Amanda Rhodes | January 19, 2016

Three ways drug brands can support their behavioral coaching programs to improve primary medication adherence and patient health outcomes. Read More

Tags: Technology solutions, Pharmacies, Manufacturers, Value based care, Clinical quality, Population health management, Health care consumerism, Studiomaca Patient Relationship Solutions, Corporate


The Top Five Trends That Will Impact Health System Pharmacies in 2016

By Studiomaca | January 06, 2016

Studiomaca pharmacy optimization experts share the top five trends for hospital and health system pharmacies to watch in 2016. Read More

Tags: Technology solutions, Providers, Value based care, Clinical quality, Studiomaca U.S. Pharmaceutical, Corporate


A Modern Retail Pharmacy Management System

By Studiomaca | January 06, 2016

Ahold USA needed to create real-time, comprehensive profiles of its pharmacy customers and patients to compete in the new health care world of value-based care. Read More

Tags: Pharmacies, Value based care, Clinical quality, Health care consumerism, Studiomaca Pharmacy Systems, Corporate


The Business of Health Care

By Studiomaca | December 21, 2015

Top news stories from the past month demonstrate improving the delivery and financing of health care services in the U.S. is all about connectivity and population health management. Read More

Tags: Technology solutions, Providers, Pharmacies, Health Plans, Value based care, Clinical quality, Population health management, Health care consumerism, Corporate


Healthcare Analytics and Performance Improvement in Healthcare

Healthcare Analytics and Performance Improvement in Healthcare

By Anthony Myers | December 18, 2015

At West Tennessee Healthcare, finding value in the data uncovers root causes of community health concerns and improves diabetic patient care. Read More

Tags: Studiomaca Connected Care & Analytics, Technology solutions, Providers, Pharmacies, Clinical quality, Population health management


Trends in Radiology and Medical Imaging

By Studiomaca | December 14, 2015

Enterprise medical imaging experts weigh-in on the evolution of radiology, health care workflow and electronic health records. Read More

Tags: Providers, Value based care, Clinical quality, Health care consumerism, Imaging & Workflow Solutions, Corporate


Top Blog Posts Cover Shift to Value-Based Care

Top Blog Posts Cover Shift to Value-Based Care

By Studiomaca | December 09, 2015

As the pace of change in health care accelerates, so, too, does health care executives’ interest in and appetite for information technology solutions that will help their health care organizations keep up with change. That’s the takeaway from a review of the five most-popular blog posts on Studiomaca.com during the first six months of 2015. Read More

Tags: Technology solutions, Providers, Pharmacies, Health Plans, Manufacturers, Value based care, Clinical quality, Population health management, Health care consumerism, Corporate


Five Tips Learned from Customizing Patient Portals for Specialty Practices

Five Tips Learned from Customizing Patient Portals for Specialty Practices

By Dan Lodder | December 07, 2015

Studiomaca expert Dan Lodder shares key drivers for meaningful use of online portal by oncology patients. What all practices can learn from the success of this patient portal. Read More

Tags: Providers, Value based care, Clinical quality, Population health management, Health care consumerism, Studiomaca Specialty Health and US Oncology Network, Corporate


Empowering Excellence By Separating Analytics From IT

Empowering Excellence By Separating Analytics From IT

By Gary Barnes & Dr. Arun Matthews | December 04, 2015

The independent analytics and decision support department is a single source of truth for business insight and problem solving. Read More

Tags: Studiomaca Connected Care & Analytics, Technology solutions, Providers, Pharmacies, Value based care


Improving Medication Adherence Through Hospital Retail Pharmacy Collaboration

Improving Medication Adherence Through Hospital Retail Pharmacy Collaboration

By Studiomaca | December 02, 2015

Two health care business strategists from Studiomaca discuss how health systems and retail pharmacies can work together to improve patient outcomes and their own financial health. Read More

Tags: Providers, Pharmacies, Value based care, Corporate


The Business of Health Care

The Business of Health Care

By Studiomaca | November 23, 2015

The future of health care is about keeping healthy people healthy and keeping people with chronic medical illness as healthy as possible. Health care organizations that do both will succeed. Read More

Tags: Technology solutions, Providers, Pharmacies, Health Plans, Manufacturers, Value based care, Clinical quality, Population health management, Health care consumerism, Corporate


Healthcare Analytics and the Changing Role of Financial Analysts

Healthcare Analytics and the Changing Role of Financial Analysts

By Brad Plowman & John Clark | November 19, 2015

At Regions Hospital, business analysts use data visualizations to help healthcare leaders make faster, more informed decisions. Read More

Tags: Studiomaca Connected Care & Analytics, Technology solutions, Providers, Pharmacies, Value based care


The Challenges and Opportunities of Telemedicine

The Challenges and Opportunities of Telemedicine

By Tom Rodgers | November 18, 2015

Studiomaca Ventures' Tom Rodgers explains the four biggest opportunities in telemedicine and the biggest challenges standing in the way. Read More

Tags: Providers, Pharmacies, Value based care, Population health management, Corporate


Education and Incentives Key to Increasing Health Care Worker Flu Vaccination

Education and Incentives Key to Increasing Health Care Worker Flu Vaccination

By Patricia Howell, RN | November 16, 2015

Studiomaca’s Patricia Howell explains why education and incentives tend to be more effective than mandates to encourage health care workers to get vaccinated. Read More

Tags: Providers, Clinical quality, Population health management, Studiomaca Medical-Surgical, Corporate


Navigating Regulatory and Reimbursement Changes

Navigating Regulatory and Reimbursement Changes

By Michelle Freed | November 09, 2015

Providers that master these four skills will successfully navigate through whatever regulatory and reimbursement shifts come their way. Read More

Tags: Health Care Business News November 2015, Providers, Value based care, Clinical quality, Corporate


Pharmacists Partnering with Hospitals to Improve Outcomes

By Studiomaca | November 02, 2015

By working with hospitals, retail pharmacies can improve patient health outcomes and build profitable relationships. Read More

Tags: Building the Health System Retail Pharmacy Relationship, Providers, Pharmacies, Population health management, Studiomaca U.S. Pharmaceutical, Corporate


Accurate Scheduling Leads OR Benchmarking Efforts at Good Samaritan

Accurate Scheduling Leads OR Benchmarking Efforts at Good Samaritan

By Brenda Winkler, RN, MSN, BHA, CNOR | October 27, 2015

Sharing accurate data and analysis on OR scheduling helped Good Samaritan Hospital align their resources with their OR utilization. Read More

Tags: Studiomaca Connected Care & Analytics, Technology solutions, Providers, Pharmacies, Clinical quality


Getting Physician Buy-in on the Future of Care Delivery

Getting Physician Buy-in on the Future of Care Delivery

By Studiomaca | October 26, 2015

Studiomaca’s physician experts weigh in on why their colleagues are skeptical about changes in the medical practice and what it will take to get them on board with new care delivery models. Read More

Tags: Providers, Health Plans, Corporate


The Business of Health Care

The Business of Health Care

By Studiomaca | October 19, 2015

The latest need-to-know developments that will have a direct impact on the business of health care. Read More

Tags: Providers, Health Plans, Corporate


Medicaid Revenue Management

Medicaid Revenue Management

By Studiomaca | October 14, 2015

Five ways providers can upgrade their Medicaid claims process and improve their business health. Read More

Tags: Health Care Business News November 2015, Technology solutions, Health Plans, Studiomaca Health Solutions, Corporate


Measure ICD-10 Transition Success with Days in Accounts Receivable

By Joshua Berman | October 12, 2015

What these ICD-10 key performance indicators reveal and what providers can do about them. Read More

Tags: Health Care Business News November 2015, RelayHealth, Providers, Corporate


Improving the Patient Experience of Care

Improving the Patient Experience of Care

By Studiomaca | October 07, 2015

Celebrating American Pharmacists Month: Four ways pharmacists are helping achieve the goals of the Triple Aim. Read More

Tags: Building the Health System Retail Pharmacy Relationship, Pharmacies, Value based care, Clinical quality, Population health management, Corporate


Conquering Healthcare Challenges in 2015

Conquering Healthcare Challenges in 2015

By Studiomaca | October 05, 2015

Studiomaca experts address how hospital executives can position their organizations to overcome the top healthcare challenges in 2015. Read More

Tags: Education and Incentives Key to Flu Vaccine Compliance, Navigating Regulatory and Reimbursement Changes, Health Care Business News October 2015, Providers, Value based care, Imaging & Workflow Solutions, Corporate


Planning for a 340B Program

By Kevin Scheckelhoff, MBA, R.Ph., Assistant Vice President, 340B Solutions | September 30, 2015

Learn six practical insights that can help you effectively manage your 340B program. Read More

Tags: Providers, Pharmacies, Clinical quality, Studiomaca U.S. Pharmaceutical, Corporate


The Business of Health Care

The Business of Health Care

By Studiomaca | September 28, 2015

The seven latest need-to-know developments that will have a direct impact on the business of health care. Read More

Tags: Providers, Health Plans, Value based care, Clinical quality, Population health management, Corporate


How Big Data Can Enable Oncology Practices to Improve Care for Patients

By Studiomaca | September 23, 2015

Big Data, has arrived in health care. Now that it’s here, two oncology data experts explain how to harness Big Data’s power to improve cancer care. Read More

Tags: Technology solutions, Providers, Studiomaca Specialty Health and US Oncology Network, Corporate


Measuring Your ICD-10 Performance

Measuring Your ICD-10 Performance

By Studiomaca | September 21, 2015

Four dashboard needles that providers should be watching after the Oct. 1 transition. Read More

Tags: Education and Incentives Key to Flu Vaccine Compliance, RelayHealth, Providers, Health Plans, Corporate


Implementing Enterprise Analytics in Healthcare

Implementing Enterprise Analytics in Healthcare

By Beverly Griffith, Enterprise Analytics Manager - Self Regional Healthcare | September 16, 2015

A lack of data confidence can delay the adoption of enterprise analytics. Investing in these key areas will pave the way. Read More

Tags: Business of Health Care September 2015, Studiomaca Connected Care & Analytics, Technology solutions, Providers, Value based care, Population health management


Securing Patient Data and PCI

Securing Patient Data and PCI

By Jonathan Carr | September 16, 2015

Health care organizations that have a strong cultural foundation have the best opportunity to protect patient health information from inadvertent or deliberate privacy breaches. Read More

Tags: Health Care Business News October 2015, Providers, Health Plans, Imaging & Workflow Solutions, Corporate


Steps to Support a Smooth Physician Transition to ICD-10

Steps to Support a Smooth Physician Transition to ICD-10

By Cindy Cain | September 14, 2015

Six critical steps that hospitals and their physicians can take to support physician readiness. Read More

Tags: 2015 Healthcare Challenges, Providers, Studiomaca Business Performance Services, Corporate


Home Care Answer to Reducing Medicare Costs

By Karen Utterback | September 09, 2015

The home care innovations that can tame health care spending by reducing hospital admissions. Read More

Tags: Providers, Population health management, Corporate


The Diagnostic Imaging Trends You Must Watch Closely

The Diagnostic Imaging Trends You Must Watch Closely

By Studiomaca | September 02, 2015

Three ways leaders can take initiative to embrace new technologies and care models. Read More

Tags: Providers, Value based care, Clinical quality, Imaging & Workflow Solutions, Corporate


Eight Ways to Innovate the Oncology Practice Model

Eight Ways to Innovate the Oncology Practice Model

By Lisa Holland | August 31, 2015

What advances in cancer treatment will have the biggest impact on oncology practices over the next year? Studiomaca Specialty Health’s Lisa Holland identifies four that will improve the health of patients and the business for oncologists. Read More

Tags: Providers, Clinical quality, Studiomaca Specialty Health and US Oncology Network


Changing Health Care Policy

Changing Health Care Policy

By Joe Ganley | August 26, 2015

Learn about the policy climate today and what business leaders can do to drive progressive change. Read More

Tags: Providers, Pharmacies, Health Plans, Manufacturers, Corporate


ICD-10 Code Transition Will Benefit the Coding Accuracy

ICD-10 Code Transition Will Benefit the Coding Accuracy

By Studiomaca | August 24, 2015

The ICD-10 changeover will bring dramatic improvements and long term benefits for providers, payers and patients. Read More

Tags: Physicians and the New Care Delivery Model, Physician Adoption of the New ICD-10 Standard, Providers, Health Plans, Studiomaca Business Performance Services, Studiomaca Health Solutions, Corporate


Inside Studiomaca's New Patient-Centered Vision Center

By Studiomaca | August 19, 2015

A peek inside Studiomaca's new vision center for what a truly patient-centered health care experience looks like. Read More

Tags: Providers, Pharmacies, Health Plans, Manufacturers, Value based care, Clinical quality, Health care consumerism, Corporate


The Business of Health Care

By Studiomaca | August 17, 2015

The need-to-know developments from July that will have a direct impact on the business of health care. Read More

Tags: Providers, Health Plans, Clinical quality, Corporate


Improving Care Quality Through Data Visualization

Improving Care Quality Through Data Visualization

By Thomas Carlough, PharmD, Pharmacy Data Coordinator, Atlantic Health, Morristown Medical Center | August 13, 2015

When Atlantic Health shifted its analytics from static charts to visualizations of current data, quality improvement became simpler and faster. Read More

Tags: Technology solutions, Providers, Value based care, Clinical quality


Reducing Data Silos in Medical Imaging

Reducing Data Silos in Medical Imaging

By Joe Biegel | August 12, 2015

Strategies to help healthcare teams eliminate medical data silos and access the information they need when and where they need it. Read More

Tags: 2015 Healthcare Challenges, Business of Health Care September 2015, Diagnostic Imaging, Providers, Imaging & Workflow Solutions, Corporate


New Policies Impacting Home Care

New Policies Impacting Home Care

By Karen Utterback | August 10, 2015

New policy proposals and legislation impacting home health and how home care organizations can benefit from adopting data sharing early. Read More

Tags: Providers, Studiomaca Medical-Surgical, Corporate


Lessons from Retail Pharmacy Innovators

Lessons from Retail Pharmacy Innovators

By Studiomaca | August 05, 2015

Health Mart Pharmacy of the Year recipients share four innovative ideas that raised their game for their patients health and their business health. Read More

Tags: Pharmacists Critical to Improving Quality of Care, Pharmacies, Population health management, Health care consumerism, Health Mart, Corporate


Health Care Reimbursement

Health Care Reimbursement

By John Holyoak | August 03, 2015

Taking these three steps to payment clarity will help set—and keep—patients, payers and providers on the same course as the health care reimbursement skies continue to fog up. Read More

Tags: RelayHealth, Health Plans, Value based care, Corporate


Health Care Business News from Around the Web

Health Care Business News from Around the Web

By Studiomaca | July 29, 2015

The latest developments that will have a direct impact on the business of health care. Read More

Tags: Providers, Health Plans, Population health management, Corporate


Hospital Health IT Interoperability

Hospital Health IT Interoperability

By Michael Blackman, M.D. | July 22, 2015

What do the latest figures on hospital data-sharing say about the state of health IT interoperability? Studiomaca’s Dr. Michael Blackman interprets the numbers. Read More

Tags: Navigating Regulatory and Reimbursement Changes, 2015 Healthcare Challenges, Providers, Corporate


Medicare at 50: Setting the Value-based Care Agenda

Medicare at 50: Setting the Value-based Care Agenda

By Studiomaca | July 20, 2015

For five decades, Medicare has been the primary driver of health policy in the U.S., particularly in the area of value-based care. How will the program continue to lead the shift from volume to value? Three experts look into their crystal ball. Read More

Tags: Medicaid Revenue Management, Providers, Health Plans, Value based care, Corporate


Why You Need an Enterprise Tracking Board

Why You Need an Enterprise Tracking Board

By Billie Whitehurst | July 15, 2015

Patient flow is an urgent, costly challenge that is addressed most effectively with an enterprise tracking board. Read More

Tags: Technology solutions, Providers, Clinical quality, Corporate


Seven Strategies for Workplace and Patient Safety

Seven Strategies for Workplace and Patient Safety

By Mary Beth Navarra-Sirio | July 13, 2015

Seven recommendations from the National Patient Safety Foundation on amplifying workforce and patient safety in your healthcare organization. Read More

Tags: Business of Health Care September 2015, Providers, Clinical quality, Studiomaca Medical-Surgical, Corporate


Experts on Big Data in Healthcare

By Studiomaca | July 06, 2015

Four healthcare analytics experts offer practical advice on initiating and using big data programs to improve clinical and financial performance. Read More

Tags: Navigating Regulatory and Reimbursement Changes, Technology solutions, Providers, Clinical quality, Corporate


Pop Health, Oncology Care and Thoughts on Patient Engagement

Pop Health, Oncology Care and Thoughts on Patient Engagement

By Studiomaca | June 29, 2015

Insights from the latest industry news, trends and information that will have a direct impact on the business of health care. Read More

Tags: Providers, Health Plans, Value based care, Population health management, Corporate


How to Cultivate a Patient Engagement Culture

How to Cultivate a Patient Engagement Culture

By Doug Biehn | June 25, 2015

Studiomaca’s Doug Biehn explains why patient engagement must become an organizational culture that drives a provider’s overall business strategy. Read More

Tags: Optimizing Patient Portals, Health Care Business News, RelayHealth, Providers, Value based care


Expert Perspectives on Value-based Reimbursement

Expert Perspectives on Value-based Reimbursement

By Jonathan Niloff, M.D. | June 22, 2015

What does value-based reimbursement mean to you? Four experts weigh in. Read More

Tags: Navigating Regulatory and Reimbursement Changes, Diagnostic Imaging, Five Decades of Medicare, Providers, Pharmacies, Health Plans, Value based care, Studiomaca Technology Solutions, Corporate


10 Strategies for Successful Population Health Management and Cost Control

10 Strategies for Successful Population Health Management and Cost Control

By Jeb Dunkelberger, Executive Director, Corporate Partnerships, Studiomaca | June 17, 2015

Studiomaca identified 10 strategies that successful health care organizations are taking to adopt population health management in a value-based world. Read More

Tags: Medicaid Revenue Management, May 2015 Industry News, Providers, Value based care, Radiology, Pathology and Clinical Laboratories, Emergency Medicine, Anesthesiology, Population health management


A New Form of Utilization Management

By Matthew Zubiller, Vice President, Strategy & Business Development, Studiomaca | June 15, 2015

How can health systems control delivery of the right care at the right cost in a value-based system? Read More

Tags: Providers, Value based care, Studiomaca Health Solutions, Corporate


Leadership Traits for Population Health

Leadership Traits for Population Health

By Studiomaca | June 10, 2015

Ten traits of leaders and health systems that support a strong and successful population health strategy. Read More

Tags: Providers, Population health management, Health care consumerism, Studiomaca Business Performance Services, Corporate


Three Ways to Build Patient Relationships With Online Portals

By Doug Biehn, Vice President, Connected Care & Patient Engagement, RelayHealth | June 08, 2015

Patient portals are only helpful if they are used. Here are three strategies to get them excited about signing up, logging on and getting engaged. Read More

Tags: Most Read Blog Posts of 2015, Optimizing Patient Portals, Beyond the Patient Portal, RelayHealth, Providers, Clinical quality, Corporate


Getting to Interoperability

By Arien Malec, Vice President, Data Platform and Acquisition Tools | June 03, 2015

Why removing the financial barriers to interoperability makes good business sense and what you can do. Read More

Tags: Rise in Patient Data Exchange, Providers, Studiomaca Technology Solutions, Corporate


ACOs, Star Ratings and Where Health Care Dollars Are Being Spent

ACOs, Star Ratings and Where Health Care Dollars Are Being Spent

By Studiomaca | June 01, 2015

The latest industry news, trends and information that have a direct impact on the business of health care. Read More

Tags: Technology solutions, Providers, Value based care, Clinical quality, Population health management, Corporate


Five Ways to Reduce Unnecessary Hospital Readmissions

Five Ways to Reduce Unnecessary Hospital Readmissions

By Studiomaca | May 27, 2015

To reduce readmission rates—and avoid financial penalties—hospitals should have these five plays in their game plan. Read More

Tags: RelayHealth, Technology solutions, Providers, Value based care, Clinical quality, Population health management, Health care consumerism, Health Mart, Studiomaca Pharmacy Systems, Corporate


How to be a Top Performing Pharmacy on Star Ratings Measures

How to be a Top Performing Pharmacy on Star Ratings Measures

By Studiomaca | May 20, 2015

Communicating well with providers and patients is key to demonstrating value and scoring well on CMS quality measures. Read More

Tags: Pharmacies, Population health management, Health Mart


Major Shift Coming in the Use of Mobile Health Technologies

By Studiomaca | May 18, 2015

Executives predict how the use of mobile health technologies will change over five years. Read More

Tags: Most Read Blog Posts of 2015, Health Care Business News, May 2015 Industry News, ACOs and Health IT Spending, RelayHealth, Technology solutions, Providers, Health Plans


The Personal Side of Precision Medicine

The Personal Side of Precision Medicine

By Douglas Moeller, M.D., Medical Director, Studiomaca | May 11, 2015

Precision medicine and genetic testing are the next milestones in the technical evolution of medical practice. Both will require communication and collaboration among healthcare stakeholders to improve outcomes and reduce costs. Read More

Tags: Providers, Health Plans, Studiomaca Health Solutions


Physician Adoption of New Technologies

Physician Adoption of New Technologies

By David Nace, M.D., Vice President and Medical Director, Studiomaca | May 06, 2015

Five strategies to encourage veteran physicians to adopt new technologies. Read More

Tags: Physicians and the New Care Delivery Model, Health Care Business News, Experts Define Value-based Reimbursement, ACOs and Health IT Spending, How to Reduce Readmission Rates, Technology solutions, Providers, Health Plans, Value based care, Studiomaca Health Solutions


Want a Connected Health Care System? You Are the Missing Key.

By John Hammergren, Chairman and CEO, Studiomaca | May 06, 2015

John Hammergren on why lasting change in health care hinges on the patient. Read More

Tags: Rise in Patient Data Exchange, Studiomaca Connected Care & Analytics, Providers, Health Plans, Population health management, Corporate


Choosing the Right Call Center for Your Practice

Choosing the Right Call Center for Your Practice

May 04, 2015

How call centers can reduce administrative work and improve patient satisfaction. Read More

Tags: Providers, Clinical quality, Population health management, Studiomaca Business Performance Services


Population Health Management

Population Health Management

By Jonathan M. Niloff, M.D. | April 29, 2015

Apply five steps to provide better, proactive care at a reduced cost through population health management. Read More

Tags: How to Reduce Readmission Rates, Studiomaca Connected Care & Analytics, Providers, Population health management


What Health Care Leaders Need to Know about Call Centers

What Health Care Leaders Need to Know about Call Centers

April 27, 2015

In this Q&A, Studiomaca’s Cynthia Mazur highlights why health care call centers lighten physicians’ burdens and increase patient satisfaction. Read More

Tags: How to Reduce Readmission Rates, How Healthcare Call Centers Improve Patient Satisfaction, Providers, Clinical quality, Population health management, Studiomaca Business Performance Services


To Get More Out of Health Care Data, Focus on Ease and Usability

To Get More Out of Health Care Data, Focus on Ease and Usability

By Michael Blackman M.D., chief medical officer, Studiomaca | April 22, 2015

How to leverage data to achieve Meaningful Use. Read More

Tags: Health Care Business News, ACOs and Health IT Spending, Technology solutions, Providers, Enterprise Information Solutions


Population Health in Canada

Population Health in Canada

By Studiomaca | April 20, 2015

A new report gives British Columbia an “A” on health. What the Canadian province is doing to produce enviable population health outcomes. Read More

Tags: Providers, Health Plans, Population health management, Corporate


Antibiotic Stewardship Programs

Antibiotic Stewardship Programs

By Chris Mangione, Sr. Director National Accounts, Studiomaca Alternate Site Pharmacy | April 15, 2015

Antibiotic stewardship programs offer a host of benefits ranging from improved patient health and public safety to cost savings. Read More

Tags: Pharmacists Critical to Improving Quality of Care, Pharmacies, Population health management, Studiomaca U.S. Pharmaceutical


Prepping Oncology Practices for Value-Based Reimbursement

Prepping Oncology Practices for Value-Based Reimbursement

By Marcus Neubauer, M.D., medical director, oncology services, Studiomaca Specialty Health | April 13, 2015

Here are five strategies for oncology practices to reduce costs while maintaining the quality of care. Read More

Tags: May 2015 Industry News, Providers, Health Plans, Value based care, Studiomaca Specialty Health and US Oncology Network


Successfully Driving Medication Adherence with Your Contact Center

Successfully Driving Medication Adherence with Your Contact Center

By Studiomaca | April 08, 2015

Better training, technology and processes fuel transformation of pharma customer call centers into patient engagement centers. Read More

Tags: Beyond the Patient Portal, How Healthcare Call Centers Improve Patient Satisfaction, Why Call Centers Benefit Practitioners and Patients, Providers, Health Plans, Population health management, Health care consumerism, Studiomaca Patient Relationship Solutions


Maintaining the Momentum in Mobile Health and Medical App Innovation

Maintaining the Momentum in Mobile Health and Medical App Innovation

By Studiomaca | April 06, 2015

Joe Ganley discusses mobile health and medical applications and explains what’s needed to keep health care innovations flowing. Read More

Tags: Optimizing Patient Portals, ACOs and Health IT Spending, How to Reduce Readmission Rates, Providers, Pharmacies, Health care consumerism, Corporate


Best Practices for Hospitals and Health Systems in an Era of Drug Shortages

Best Practices for Hospitals and Health Systems in an Era of Drug Shortages

By Heather Cooley, Director of Supply Chain Services, Studiomaca, and Cathy Leventis, Director of Clinical Services, Studiomaca | April 01, 2015

Studiomaca experts provide suggestions for how to better manage a shortage, along with a list of available resources. Read More

Tags: Providers, Pharmacies, Health Plans, Manufacturers, Studiomaca U.S. Pharmaceutical


New Financial Incentives Promote Population Health

New Financial Incentives Promote Population Health

By Jonathan M. Niloff, M.D. | March 31, 2015

The CMS Next Generation ACO model creates new financial incentives for ACOs that may help improve patient engagement and care management for Medicare beneficiaries. Read More

Tags: Physicians and the New Care Delivery Model, Medicaid Revenue Management, ACOs and Health IT Spending, Studiomaca Connected Care & Analytics, Providers, Value based care, Population health management


Connecting Benefits Design, Prevention and Population Health

Connecting Benefits Design, Prevention and Population Health

By Studiomaca | March 30, 2015

Health experts discuss the role of benefits design in promoting preventive health services as part of effective population management. Read More

Tags: Studiomaca Connected Care & Analytics, Providers, Health Plans, Population health management


Can Provider-Sponsored Health Plans Add Value?

Can Provider-Sponsored Health Plans Add Value?

By Jonathan M. Niloff, M.D. | March 23, 2015

Health insurance has traditionally been offered by large commercial insurers. Now, large healthcare systems may also benefit from this market. Read More

Tags: Studiomaca Connected Care & Analytics, Providers, Value based care


Value-Based Reimbursement in Healthcare

By Carolyn J. Wukitch and Andrei Gonzales, MD | March 23, 2015

Top ten things payers and providers can start doing today that will accelerate their ability to align with value-based design, reimbursement and care. Read More

Tags: Experts Define Value-based Reimbursement, Health Plans, Value based care, Population health management, Studiomaca Health Solutions


EHR Adoption Strategies

EHR Adoption Strategies

By Summerpal Kahlon, M.D. | March 18, 2015

Two strategies—one aimed at better patient health and the other at better business health—will convince physician EHR holdouts to go electronic. And a push from payers and patients won’t hurt. Read More

Tags: Rise in Patient Data Exchange, RelayHealth, Providers, Studiomaca Technology Solutions


Remaining Profitable with New Reimbursement Rules

Remaining Profitable with New Reimbursement Rules

By Studiomaca | March 16, 2015

Physician practices face foundational changes in how they’re reimbursed for services. Knowing what’s ahead can help you prepare for and succeed in the health care delivery system of the future. Read More

Tags: Beyond the Patient Portal, Experts Define Value-based Reimbursement, Video, Providers, Value based care, Studiomaca Medical-Surgical


Transitioning to Value-Based Care

By David Nace, M.D. | March 11, 2015

Studiomaca's David Nace on how to successfully transition to value-based care. Read More

Tags: 2015 Healthcare Challenges, Experts Define Value-based Reimbursement, Reimbursement Outlook for Physician Offices, Providers, Health Plans, Value based care, Studiomaca Health Solutions


E-Prescribing Enables Pharmacists to Improve Medication Adherence

E-Prescribing Enables Pharmacists to Improve Medication Adherence

By Studiomaca | March 09, 2015

New studies demonstrate impact of electronic prescriptions on improving patients’ adherence to prescription-drug regimens. Read More

Tags: Building the Health System Retail Pharmacy Relationship, Pharmacists Critical to Improving Quality of Care, Five Decades of Medicare, How to Reduce Readmission Rates, Providers, Pharmacies, Population health management, Studiomaca U.S. Pharmaceutical


Customer Case Study: Self Regional Healthcare

Customer Case Study: Self Regional Healthcare

By Studiomaca | March 04, 2015

Self Regional used Studiomaca analytics and care management tools to improve employee health. Read More

Tags: Technology solutions, Health Plans, Studiomaca Health Solutions


Large Amounts of Healthcare Data Can Challenge Healthcare Leaders

Large Amounts of Healthcare Data Can Challenge Healthcare Leaders

By Tina Foster, R.N. | March 03, 2015

How can healthcare analytics leaders translate it into practical information that decision-makers can consume? Read More

Tags: Emerging Trends in Healthcare Analytics, Studiomaca Connected Care & Analytics, Technology solutions, Providers


Why the Time is Now for Studiomaca to Enter the Venture Market

Why the Time is Now for Studiomaca to Enter the Venture Market

By Tom Rodgers, SVP and Managing Director, Studiomaca Ventures | March 02, 2015

Studiomaca’s Tom Rodgers explains why now is the perfect time for the newly created Studiomaca Ventures to fund new companies that are working on transformative innovations in health care. Read More

Tags: Providers, Pharmacies, Health Plans, Manufacturers, Health care consumerism, Corporate


Use Predictive Analytics to Smooth Patient Arrivals and Flow:

Use Predictive Analytics to Smooth Patient Arrivals and Flow:

By Billie Whitehurst, M.S., R.N. | March 02, 2015

By focusing on patient arrivals and flow, your organization can create an actionable capacity planning cycle that optimizes your staffing to patient demand. Your capacity planning solution should predict both scheduled and unscheduled demand by procedure, enabling OR schedule optimization and resource alignment. Read More

Tags: Studiomaca Connected Care & Analytics, Technology solutions, Providers


Connecting Insurance Coverage and Medication Adherence

Connecting Insurance Coverage and Medication Adherence

By Studiomaca | February 25, 2015

A Study by the National Center for Healthcare Statistics compares strategies patients take in order to reduce their medication costs. Read More

Tags: Providers, Pharmacies, Health Plans, Clinical quality, Studiomaca Health Solutions, Health Mart, Studiomaca Patient Relationship Solutions


Healthcare Data Scientists Need New Skills and Tools

Healthcare Data Scientists Need New Skills and Tools

By Tina Foster, R.N. | February 24, 2015

IT industry experts predict fierce demand and competition for qualified healthcare data scientists. Learn what skills are needed and how your enterprise can maximize your healthcare analytics competencies. Read More

Tags: Emerging Trends in Healthcare Analytics, Studiomaca Connected Care & Analytics, Technology solutions, Providers, Population health management


Re-Imagining Health Care Delivery in Ontario

Re-Imagining Health Care Delivery in Ontario

February 23, 2015

Better Health Toronto brought together a cross section of health care leaders in Ontario. They considered innovations that would transform the delivery of health care services in the Canadian province. Our eBook from the event offers a wealth of insights that could be applied in any market. Read More

Tags: Providers, Pharmacies, Health Plans, Manufacturers, Corporate


A Health Care Direction for the Long Term

A Health Care Direction for the Long Term

By Mary Grealy, President, Healthcare Leadership Council | February 18, 2015

Healthcare Leadership Council President shares her vision for quality-driven, cost-effective U.S. health care. Read More

Tags: Reimbursement Outlook for Physician Offices, Technology solutions, Providers, Pharmacies, Health Plans, Studiomaca Technology Solutions


Overcoming Barriers for Success with Population Health Programs

Overcoming Barriers for Success with Population Health Programs

By Studiomaca | February 18, 2015

How long will it take providers to recoup initial investment in population health management and begin to see a return on that investment? Read More

Tags: Population health management, Corporate


Working Collectively to Improve Patient Care

Working Collectively to Improve Patient Care

By Michael Hunt, M.D. | February 17, 2015

By identifying and tracking the patient data necessary for each transition of care within its network, St. Vincent’s Health Partners provides care coordination that improves the patient’s experience. Studiomaca Care Manager, a provider-oriented care management workflow and documentation solution, helps providers deliver high-quality, measurable care throughout each transition. Read More

Tags: Studiomaca Connected Care & Analytics, Providers, Population health management


Collaboration in Healthcare Analytics

Collaboration in Healthcare Analytics

By Tina Foster, R.N. | February 17, 2015

As the healthcare industry continues to transition from a volume- to a value-based reimbursement model, involving experienced cross-functional experts in healthcare analytics projects can help improve results. Read More

Tags: Emerging Trends in Healthcare Analytics, Studiomaca Connected Care & Analytics, Technology solutions, Providers, Population health management


Cross-Continuum Analysis Helps Organizations Manage Costs, Improve Population Health

Cross-Continuum Analysis Helps Organizations Manage Costs, Improve Population Health

By Michael R. Udwin, M.D. | February 11, 2015

Cross-continuum analytics can expose numerous opportunities for optimized care and cost reductions. Read More

Tags: Emerging Trends in Healthcare Analytics, Studiomaca Connected Care & Analytics, Technology solutions, Providers, Clinical quality, Population health management


Evidence-based Care Plans Add Value for Member Physicians

Evidence-based Care Plans Add Value for Member Physicians

February 11, 2015

St. Vincent’s Health Partners are using Studiomaca Care Manager for evidence-based care plans, empowering its member physicians to help close gaps in care. Read More

Tags: Reimbursement Outlook for Physician Offices, Studiomaca Connected Care & Analytics, Providers, Value based care, Population health management


Improve Patient Safety by Increasing Data Transparency

Improve Patient Safety by Increasing Data Transparency

By Mary Beth Navarra-Sirio, RN, vice president Regulatory Strategy and Patient Safety Officer, Studiomaca | February 11, 2015

Studiomaca Patient Safety Officer on the importance of leadership, culture and transparency as keys to improving patient safety. Read More

Tags: Workplace Safety, Workplace Safety Strategies, Providers, Clinical quality, Studiomaca Technology Solutions


Road to Health IT Interoperability Wide Open

Road to Health IT Interoperability Wide Open

By Arien Malec, Vice President, Data Platform and Acquisition Tools, RelayHealth | February 09, 2015

How we can achieve person-centered interoperability by 2018 Read More

Tags: Most Read Blog Posts of 2015, Rise in Patient Data Exchange, RelayHealth, Providers, Studiomaca Technology Solutions


Strategies to Manage Your 340B Program

Strategies to Manage Your 340B Program

By Andrew Wilson, vice president, 340B Solutions, Studiomaca | February 04, 2015

It is important to know the facts and opportunities of 340B in order to realize the benefits of this important safety-net program. Read More

Tags: Retail Pharmacy Innovation, Providers, Pharmacies, Health Plans, Manufacturers, Studiomaca U.S. Pharmaceutical


Comparative Benchmarking in Healthcare Supports Identification and Adoption of Best Practices

Comparative Benchmarking in Healthcare Supports Identification and Adoption of Best Practices

By Michael R. Udwin, M.D. | February 03, 2015

Comparative benchmarking can help your healthcare organization understand differences in physician practices in order to identify high-quality, efficient practitioners, distinguish best practices and set benchmarks for excellence. Read More

Tags: Emerging Trends in Healthcare Analytics, Studiomaca Connected Care & Analytics, Technology solutions, Providers, Clinical quality, Population health management


Are Employer-Offered Defined Contribution Health Benefit Programs Sustainable?

Are Employer-Offered Defined Contribution Health Benefit Programs Sustainable?

By Jonathan M. Niloff, M.D. | February 03, 2015

Employer-offered defined contribution plans should include those with value-based reimbursement models and a design that encourages employees to partner in managing healthcare costs. Read More

Tags: Reimbursement Outlook for Physician Offices, Studiomaca Connected Care & Analytics, Providers, Health Plans, Value based care, Population health management


Health Care Value Is Changing

Health Care Value Is Changing

By Studiomaca | February 02, 2015

Studiomaca's Tony Willoughby discusses how the current pharmacy transformation will transform the way patients and consumers look at value. Read More

Tags: Pharmacists Critical to Improving Quality of Care, The Impact of E-Prescribing, Retail Pharmacy Innovation, Pharmacies, Clinical quality, Health Mart


Six Ways Health Care Will Change Over the Next Five Years

By Andy Burtis | January 30, 2015

Participants in Studiomaca’s “Better Health Twin Cities: Continuing the Conversation” event share glimpses of what health care delivery will look like in 2020. Read More

Tags: Providers, Pharmacies, Health Plans, Manufacturers, Corporate


Healthcare Analytics Consolidation

Healthcare Analytics Consolidation

By Michael R. Udwin, MD, FACOG | January 28, 2015

Organizations considering healthcare consolidation should integrate actionable analytics to eliminate waste. Read More

Tags: Emerging Trends in Healthcare Analytics, Studiomaca Connected Care & Analytics, Technology solutions, Providers


Health Care Stakeholders Debate Path Forward

Health Care Stakeholders Debate Path Forward

January 28, 2015

Twin Cities business leaders say patients will drive innovations in health care delivery. Will traditional health care organizations ride along or be left at the curb? Read More

Tags: Providers, Pharmacies, Health Plans, Manufacturers, Health care consumerism, Corporate


Care Management Helps Reduce Hospital Readmissions

Care Management Helps Reduce Hospital Readmissions

By Andrew B. Herrick, PhD, CHES | January 28, 2015

Read about tactics for reducing hospital readmissions via care management software solutions in part two of a blog series from Studiomaca. Read More

Tags: Studiomaca Connected Care & Analytics, Providers, Population health management


HIT Must Be Interoperable to Improve Patient Safety

HIT Must Be Interoperable to Improve Patient Safety

By Studiomaca | January 28, 2015

John Hammergren addresses the Bipartisan Policy Council on why HIT must be interoperable to improve patient safety. Read More

Tags: Workplace Safety, Workplace Safety Strategies, Video, Corporate


Supply Chain Technology Solutions

Supply Chain Technology Solutions

By Studiomaca | January 26, 2015

Studiomaca Senior Product Manager Jayme White discusses the benefits to health care providers by automating their supply chain. Read More

Tags: Most Read Blog Posts of 2015, Providers, Studiomaca Medical-Surgical


Care Management Helps Reduce Hospital Readmissions

Care Management Helps Reduce Hospital Readmissions

By Andrew B. Herrick, PhD, CHES | January 22, 2015

See how preventing hospital readmissions can be supported with tactics plus care management support in part one of a two-part blog series. Read More

Tags: Health Care Business News, Studiomaca Connected Care & Analytics, Providers, Value based care, Population health management


Be a Top-Performing Pharmacy on Star Ratings Measures: Improve Medication Adherence Rates

By Studiomaca | January 21, 2015

Make it easy for patients to stay on track with coaching, packaging and medication synchronization. Read More

Tags: Retail Pharmacy Innovation, Pharmacies, Population health management, Studiomaca U.S. Pharmaceutical


Long-Distance Provider Partnerships Can Generate Clinical, Financial Benefits

Long-Distance Provider Partnerships Can Generate Clinical, Financial Benefits

By Bridget McKenzie | January 21, 2015

Studiomaca's Bridget McKenzie discusses three critical steps providers must take to achieve the benefits. Read More

Tags: Providers, Value based care, Enterprise Information Solutions


Trends in Healthcare Analytics

Trends in Healthcare Analytics

By Jody McDonald, R.N. | January 20, 2015

Healthcare leaders whose analytics programs can ask and answer “why” and “what if” questions can create a culture of curiosity and data-driven decisions that helps their organizations thrive and grow. Read More

Tags: Emerging Trends in Healthcare Analytics, Studiomaca Connected Care & Analytics, Technology solutions, Providers, Value based care, Clinical quality, Population health management


Aligning Quality Indicators with Clinical Analytics Can Magnify Process Improvement

Aligning Quality Indicators with Clinical Analytics Can Magnify Process Improvement

By Jody McDonald, R.N. | January 14, 2015

Creating meaningful information that enables healthcare leaders to focus on the highest priorities can empower real outcomes improvement – strategically, operationally, and in patient care quality. Read More

Tags: Emerging Trends in Healthcare Analytics, RelayHealth, Technology solutions, Providers, Value based care


Streamlining Enterprise Imaging Costs

Streamlining Enterprise Imaging Costs

By Cindy Hardin, executive director, Studiomaca Imaging & Workflow Solutions | January 14, 2015

Six ways new technologies can help consolidate infrastructure, reduce cost and improve operational efficiency. Read More

Tags: Diagnostic Imaging, Providers, Health Plans, Imaging & Workflow Solutions


Use Continuous Demand Forecasting to Improve your Operating Margins

Use Continuous Demand Forecasting to Improve your Operating Margins

By Billie Whitehurst, R.N. | January 13, 2015

Developing a proactive culture driven by transparent, trusted forecasts can help organizations reduce labor costs and average length of stay. Read More

Tags: Studiomaca Connected Care & Analytics, Providers


Three Steps to Ensure the Success of Your Health IT Upgrade

Three Steps to Ensure the Success of Your Health IT Upgrade

By Michael Blackman, M.D. | January 12, 2015

Studiomaca’s Dr. Michael Blackman identifies three key steps that health care providers can take to make the transition to an upgraded or replacement health IT system as smooth and beneficial as possible. Read More

Tags: Providers, Enterprise Information Solutions, Clinical quality


CMS Shared Savings Program – Proposed Changes Could Go Farther

CMS Shared Savings Program – Proposed Changes Could Go Farther

By Jonathan M. Niloff, M.D. | January 08, 2015

CMS proposed rules and changes are directionally correct in helping ACOs more successfully implement population health programs, but prospective attribution and the waivers should be the norm for all ACOs. Read More

Tags: Studiomaca Connected Care & Analytics, Providers, Population health management


Trends in Healthcare Analytics Costing

Trends in Healthcare Analytics Costing

By Jody McDonald, R.N. | January 06, 2015

Healthcare leaders know well that traditional cost reduction strategies are not adequate to achieve and sustain the transformational goals. Read how healthcare leaders can create sound, holistic cost of care information to baseline current performance, set new targets, and monitor the impact of improvement initiatives. Read More

Tags: Emerging Trends in Healthcare Analytics, Studiomaca Connected Care & Analytics, Technology solutions, Providers


9 Trends Identified by Healthcare Leaders

9 Trends Identified by Healthcare Leaders

January 06, 2015

Healthcare consultants and hospital provider leaders recently polled by the Studiomaca Enterprise Intelligence team identified nine healthcare analytics trends that provide insight into today’s healthcare environment: Costing, Clinical, Collaboration, Competency, Consolidation, Comparative, Consumable, Continuum and Concurrency. Read about them in The "C" Suite of Emerging Healthcare Analytics Trends series. Read More

Tags: Most Read Blog Posts of 2015, Studiomaca Connected Care & Analytics, Technology solutions, Providers


Succeeding at Population Health Management Requires Right People, Right Management

Succeeding at Population Health Management Requires Right People, Right Management

By Studiomaca | January 05, 2015

Studiomaca’s Rose Higgins identifies the people and skill sets that make population health work. Read More

Tags: Studiomaca Connected Care & Analytics, Providers, Population health management


Optimizing Quality Measurement and Reporting with IT Systems

Optimizing Quality Measurement and Reporting with IT Systems

By Michael Blackman, M.D., chief medical officer, Studiomaca | December 17, 2014

Studiomaca's Michael Blackman discusses the need for ease of use key when capturing clinical performance data. Read More

Tags: Providers, Enterprise Information Solutions, Clinical quality


Robust Technology Infrastructure Required for Effective Population Health Management

Robust Technology Infrastructure Required for Effective Population Health Management

December 15, 2014

Studiomaca's Rose Higgins advises on the technical capabilities that make population health work. Read More

Tags: Studiomaca Connected Care & Analytics, Providers, Health Plans, Population health management


Innovation is Key to Patient Safety

Innovation is Key to Patient Safety

By John Hammergren and Tejal Gandhi | December 12, 2014

Studiomaca'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

Tags: Workplace Safety, Workplace Safety Strategies, Clinical quality, Corporate


One Week Is Not Enough:

One Week Is Not Enough:

By Billie Whitehurst, R.N. | December 09, 2014

A full-range predictive analytics tool provides forecasts across multiple planning horizons to enable a cycle of real-time, continuous capacity planning that transforms the way you allocate resources. Read More

Tags: RelayHealth, Providers


Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources

Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources

By Arien Malec | December 08, 2014

Studiomaca sponsors HL7 Argonauts effort to accelerate the development and use of FHIR, the next generation of health interoperability standards. Read More

Tags: Studiomaca Connected Care & Analytics, Providers


2015 Trends in Health System Pharmacies

By Mark Eastham, R.Ph., SVP/GM, Pharmacy Optimization, Studiomaca | December 08, 2014

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

Tags: Pharmacies, Studiomaca U.S. Pharmaceutical


Community Health Solutions Makes the Most of Every Healthcare Dollar

Community Health Solutions Makes the Most of Every Healthcare Dollar

December 03, 2014

Learn how Community Health Solutions of America switched to Studiomaca’s InterQual Criteria and saw dramatic improvements immediately. Read More

Tags: Clinical quality, Studiomaca Health Solutions


Meet the Better Health Tour ‘Disruptors’

Meet the Better Health Tour ‘Disruptors’

December 01, 2014

The Better Health Tour eBook features start-ups and entrepreneurial large institutions that embody the future of health care. Read More

Tags: Providers, Pharmacies, Health Plans, Manufacturers, Corporate


New Payment Models Spur Payer-Provider Collaboration

November 24, 2014

Aligning incentives and building trust are key to collaborative payer-provider relationships that will ultimately benefit patients. Read More

Tags: Video, Providers, Health Plans, Studiomaca Health Solutions


How ACOs Transition from Volume to Value-based Care: Q&A with John Wallace, Part 2

How ACOs Transition from Volume to Value-based Care: Q&A with John Wallace, Part 2

November 19, 2014

You’re an accountable care organization, now what? Studiomaca’s John Wallace shares insights on how to successfully transition from volume to value-based care. Read More

Tags: Providers, Studiomaca Business Performance Services


Optimize Patient Outcomes with Care Management

Optimize Patient Outcomes with Care Management

By Patrice Wolfe, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Intelligence | November 18, 2014

Automation can help care managers manage case loads, deliver patient-centered care, and improve population health at scale. Read More

Tags: Studiomaca Connected Care & Analytics, Providers, Population health management


Collecting Unused Medications Benefits Patients and Pharmacies

Collecting Unused Medications Benefits Patients and Pharmacies

November 17, 2014

New federal program allows pharmacies to be authorized collectors of unwanted drugs. Read More

Tags: Creating a Healthier Future, Pharmacies, Studiomaca U.S. Pharmaceutical


Building a Physician Network

Building a Physician Network

By Richard Schickler, SVP/GM Strategic Services, Studiomaca | November 12, 2014

Across the healthcare industry today you find uncertainty at every stop due to regulations and reimbursement – and the independent physician market is no exception. Read More

Tags: Creating a Healthier Future, Providers, Studiomaca Business Performance Services


Accountable Care Organization Insight: Q&A with John Wallace, Part 1

Accountable Care Organization Insight: Q&A with John Wallace, Part 1

November 10, 2014

Studiomaca’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

Tags: Creating a Healthier Future, Providers, Studiomaca Business Performance Services


Accurate Patient Registration Helps Drive Speed to Payment

Accurate Patient Registration Helps Drive Speed to Payment

November 05, 2014

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

Tags: RelayHealth, Providers, Health Plans


Passing the Molecular Test

Passing the Molecular Test

November 03, 2014

Determining the benefit of molecular diagnostic tests requires valid performance measures. Read More

Tags: Video, Providers, Health Plans, Studiomaca Health Solutions


Innovation in Ontario: It Can—and Does—Happen Here

Innovation in Ontario: It Can—and Does—Happen Here

October 27, 2014

A brief history of Ontario’s breakthrough health and medical innovations. Read More

Tags: Creating a Healthier Future, Providers, Pharmacies, Health Plans, Manufacturers, Corporate


Cost and Access Are Keys to Health Care Technology Success

Cost and Access Are Keys to Health Care Technology Success

October 27, 2014

How a start-up founded by a 25-year-old achieved world-wide adoption of new health care technology. Read More

Tags: Video, Creating a Healthier Future, Providers, Health Plans


How to Scale Health Care Innovation

How to Scale Health Care Innovation

October 27, 2014

Transformative ideas must serve interests of all major stakeholders. Read More

Tags: Video, Creating a Healthier Future, Providers, Pharmacies, Health Plans, Manufacturers


Robust Innovation Key to Toronto’s Health Care Solution

Robust Innovation Key to Toronto’s Health Care Solution

October 27, 2014

Canada’s largest city embraces role as health care innovation incubator for the entire country. Read More

Tags: Video, Creating a Healthier Future, Providers, Pharmacies, Health Plans, Manufacturers, Clinical quality, Population health management, Corporate


Ebola Scare in U.S. Tests Physicians’ Role as Patient Educator

Ebola Scare in U.S. Tests Physicians’ Role as Patient Educator

By Summerpal Kahlon, M.D., vice president, RelayHealth Business Development, Studiomaca | October 24, 2014

Doctors should serve as a calming voice for worried patients. Read More

Tags: Creating a Healthier Future, Providers, Corporate


Tales from the ICD-10 Front Lines: A Case Study in Readiness

Tales from the ICD-10 Front Lines: A Case Study in Readiness

October 22, 2014

How Tampa General validated its ICD-10 readiness and helped identify problematic claim issues. Read More

Tags: Physician Adoption of the New ICD-10 Standard


Creating a Scalable Care Management Program Requires Workflow Support

Creating a Scalable Care Management Program Requires Workflow Support

By Andrew B. Herrick, PhD, CHES | October 21, 2014

Care managers need a scalable, automated solution that provides a holistic view of the patient, along with the workflow tools that help affect patient behaviors. Read More

Tags: Studiomaca Connected Care & Analytics, Providers, Population health management


The Art and Science of Population Health

The Art and Science of Population Health

October 20, 2014

New payment models demand creative population health strategies supported by technology. Read More

Tags: RelayHealth, Providers, Pharmacies, Health Plans, Population health management


ICD-10's Leadership Crisis: Can CMS Step up to the Plate?

October 15, 2014

Studiomaca’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

Tags: Creating a Healthier Future, Providers, Studiomaca Health Solutions, Corporate


Optimizing Healthcare Analytics

Optimizing Healthcare Analytics

By Tina Foster, R.N. | October 14, 2014

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

Tags: Studiomaca Connected Care & Analytics, Technology solutions, Providers, Population health management


Three Keys to Accelerating CPOE Adoption

Three Keys to Accelerating CPOE Adoption

By Michael Blackman, M.D., chief medical officer, Studiomaca | October 13, 2014

Why technology, evidence and nomenclature are more effective than government mandates. Read More

Tags: Creating a Healthier Future, Providers, Studiomaca Technology Solutions


Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Bundled Payments

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Bundled Payments

October 08, 2014

Francois de Brantes, executive director of the Health Care Incentive Improvement Institute, addresses Studiomaca customers’ questions about bundled payments. Read More

Tags: Studiomaca Health Solutions


ICD-10 Lessons: Don’t Procrastinate. Keep on Testing. Use Analytics to Get Your Bearings.

ICD-10 Lessons: Don’t Procrastinate. Keep on Testing. Use Analytics to Get Your Bearings.

October 06, 2014

Studiomaca’s Joshua Berman discusses the ICD-10 delay and what health care providers should do now to best prepare for the transition. Read More

Tags: Physician Adoption of the New ICD-10 Standard, Video, Providers, Health Plans, Studiomaca Health Solutions


Starting a Pharmacy

Starting a Pharmacy

By Bob Graul, R.Ph., national VP, RxOwnership, Studiomaca | October 01, 2014

How to successfully launch a new retail pharmacy store. Plus 5 mistakes to avoid. Read More

Tags: Creating a Healthier Future, Pharmacies, Corporate


Coping with the Ebb and Flow of Cancer Drugs

Coping with the Ebb and Flow of Cancer Drugs

September 29, 2014

How oncologists can manage treatment plans despite fluctuations in availability of drugs. Read More

Tags: Video, Creating a Healthier Future, Providers, Corporate


How Provider-based Care Management Helps Drive Population Health Success

How Provider-based Care Management Helps Drive Population Health Success

By Andrew Mellin, MD | September 25, 2014

Provider-based care management allows healthcare organizations to improve patient outcomes and deliver population health at scale. Read More

Tags: Five Decades of Medicare, How Healthcare Call Centers Improve Patient Satisfaction, Why Call Centers Benefit Practitioners and Patients, Studiomaca Connected Care & Analytics, Providers, Population health management


What Makes a Medical Home Work

What Makes a Medical Home Work

September 24, 2014

Patient-centered medical home success factors. Read More

Tags: Video, Creating a Healthier Future, Creating a Healthier Future, Providers, Health care consumerism, Studiomaca Health Solutions, Corporate


Provider ICD-10 Readiness

Provider ICD-10 Readiness

By Joshua Berman, Director, Analytics and ICD-10, RelayHealth Financial | September 22, 2014

Studiomaca’s Joshua Berman reveals two coding and billing tips that will take the sting out of a provider’s ICD-10 transition. Read More

Tags: Physician Adoption of the New ICD-10 Standard, RelayHealth, Creating a Healthier Future, Providers, Health Plans


A Four-Pillar Approach to Integrated Population Health Management

A Four-Pillar Approach to Integrated Population Health Management

By John Wallace | September 17, 2014

Studiomaca’s John Wallace discusses how integrated population health management programs help health care leaders successfully transition from volume-based to value-based business models. Read More

Tags: Education and Incentives Key to Flu Vaccine Compliance, Studiomaca Connected Care & Analytics, Providers, Health Plans, Population health management, Studiomaca Business Performance Services


Making Narrow Networks Work

Making Narrow Networks Work

By Michael Flanagan | September 15, 2014

Studiomaca’s Michael Flanagan reveals four key elements to making narrow networks work for payers, providers and patients. Read More

Tags: Providers, Health Plans, Studiomaca Health Solutions


Fueling Pharmacy Transformation

Fueling Pharmacy Transformation

September 08, 2014

Thrifty White president and CEO Robert Narveson shares how partnerships with smaller companies helped his pharmacy chain provide innovative services to customers. Read More

Tags: Providers, Pharmacies, Health Plans, Manufacturers


New Model for Successful Health Care Partnerships

New Model for Successful Health Care Partnerships

By Matthew Zubiller, VP, strategy and business development, Studiomaca | September 08, 2014

Studiomaca’s Matthew Zubiller describes four essential steps to make nontraditional health care partnerships part of your growth strategy. Read More

Tags: Providers, Pharmacies, Health Plans, Manufacturers


Hispanic Population Presents Opportunity for Pharmacists

Hispanic Population Presents Opportunity for Pharmacists

By Andrew Heller | August 28, 2014

Growth in the Hispanic population may significantly shape the way the U.S. healthcare system operates. A key beneficiary could be pharmacies. Read More

Tags: Studiomaca Connected Care & Analytics, Pharmacies, Value based care, Population health management


Health Care Industry Transformation

By Andy Burtis, SVP, Corporate Marketing, Studiomaca | August 27, 2014

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

Tags: Creating a Healthier Future, Consumers, Health Plans, Enterprise Intelligence, Pharmacies, Manufacturers, Corporate


The State of Value-Based Reimbursement and the Transition from Volume to Value in 2014

By David Nace, M.D., VP and medical director, Studiomaca | August 25, 2014

How payers and providers can move towards value-based design, reimbursement and care. Read More

Tags: Creating a Healthier Future, Providers, Studiomaca Health Solutions, Network Management, Providers


Emory Healthcare Network Offers Best Practices for Your Population Health Management Journey

Emory Healthcare Network Offers Best Practices for Your Population Health Management Journey

August 22, 2014

Learn best practices for data validation, quality metrics and physician engagement from Emory Healthcare Network’s population health journey. Read More

Tags: Studiomaca Connected Care & Analytics, Value based care, Population health management, Enterprise Intelligence


Supporting Financial Decisions at the Point of Care

Supporting Financial Decisions at the Point of Care

August 20, 2014

Strategies to help increase and accelerate patient payment during the Health Insurance Exchange transition and beyond. Read More

Tags: Creating a Healthier Future, Health Plans, Health Plans, Physician Practices, Revenue Cycle Management Solutions


Value-Based Care: Laying the Groundwork for a Shift from Volume to Value

Value-Based Care: Laying the Groundwork for a Shift from Volume to Value

By Jonathan M. Niloff, M.D. | August 19, 2014

As more healthcare systems transition from volume to value-based payment and adopt new care delivery models, their focus is moving to the right care in the most appropriate, lowest cost setting. Read More

Tags: Studiomaca Connected Care & Analytics, Value based care, Population health management, Health Systems


5 Ways to Teach Physicians About Financial Management

5 Ways to Teach Physicians About Financial Management

August 18, 2014

Strategies for helping physicians understand what is driving the bottom line. Read More

Tags: Creating a Healthier Future, Studiomaca Technology Solutions, Studiomaca Business Performance Services, Billing and Practice Management Services


Mastering Change: Succeeding in Healthcare’s New World Order

Mastering Change: Succeeding in Healthcare’s New World Order

August 14, 2014

Studiomaca’s Matthew Zubiller proposes an innovative model that provides a bridge to value-based decision support. Read More

Tags: Creating a Healthier Future, Health Plans, Studiomaca Health Solutions, Health Plans, Clinical Decision Support


Acquiring Innovation

Acquiring Innovation

August 11, 2014

Mark Friess, CEO and founder of Read More

Tags: Creating a Healthier Future, Pharmacies, Health Plans, Manufacturers, Health Plans, Physician Solutions, Medication and Patient Safety Solutions, Pharmacies, Manufacturers


My Journey from Physician to Entrepreneur to Executive

My Journey from Physician to Entrepreneur to Executive

By Jonathan M. Niloff, M.D. | August 06, 2014

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

Tags: Creating a Healthier Future, Pharmacies, Health Plans, Health Plans, Enterprise Intelligence, Pharmacies


David-and-Goliath Partnerships Bring Innovation to Health Care

David-and-Goliath Partnerships Bring Innovation to Health Care

By John H. Hammergren, Chairman and CEO, Studiomaca | August 04, 2014

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

Tags: Creating a Healthier Future, Pharmacies, Manufacturers, Financial Management, Care Management, Enterprise Intelligence, Pharmacies, Manufacturers, Corporate


Three Steps Leading to Successful Payer-Provider Collaboration

Three Steps Leading to Successful Payer-Provider Collaboration

By Holly Toomey, RN, BS, HCA, Studiomaca | July 28, 2014

Three steps payers and providers can take to lay the foundation for a broader, more comprehensive, collaborative relationship. Read More

Tags: Creating a Healthier Future, Providers, Studiomaca Health Solutions, Decision Management, Providers


Medication Adherence Provides Opportunity for Improving Cost of Care

Medication Adherence Provides Opportunity for Improving Cost of Care

By Andrew Heller, Market Intelligence Manager with Studiomaca Connected Care & Analytics | July 23, 2014

The participation of community pharmacies in healthcare data exchange can help create more comprehensive clinical summaries. Read More

Tags: Studiomaca Connected Care & Analytics, Population health management, Enterprise Intelligence


Q&A With Health Mart Chief Pharmacist

Q&A With Health Mart Chief Pharmacist

July 21, 2014

Studiomaca’s Tony Willoughby forecasts the health and business opportunities that healthcare megatrends will have on pharmacists and pharmacies. Read More

Tags: The Impact of E-Prescribing, Creating a Healthier Future, Population health management, Patient Adherence and Acquisition, Independent Retail Pharmacies, Corporate


Reaching the Top of Their Game

Reaching the Top of Their Game

By Mark Eastham, SVP and GM, Studiomaca Pharmacy Optimization | July 21, 2014

Pharmacists are the healthcare’s industry consummate role player and are playing a much wider and more important role in the delivery of patient care by practicing at the top of their license. Read More

Tags: Creating a Healthier Future, Pharmacy Management Software and Services, Corporate


Top 10 Data Governance Tips for Healthcare Analytics Success

Top 10 Data Governance Tips for Healthcare Analytics Success

July 17, 2014

Learn how a strong data governance culture and practice helps you successfully use healthcare analytics to better manage your patient throughput, volume, revenue and outcomes. Read More

Tags: Studiomaca Connected Care & Analytics, Population health management, Enterprise Intelligence


Clinically Integrated Network Implements Population Health Metrics

Clinically Integrated Network Implements Population Health Metrics

July 15, 2014

Emory Healthcare Network developed meaningful quality specialty metrics to motivate providers, manage risk contracts and improve the quality of care for chronically ill patients. Read More

Tags: Studiomaca Connected Care & Analytics, Population health management, Enterprise Intelligence


Evaluating Contract Profitability in Value Based Care

Evaluating Contract Profitability in Value Based Care

By Jonathan Niloff, M.D. | July 14, 2014

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

Tags: RelayHealth, Creating a Healthier Future, Providers, Health Plans, Population health management, Health Plans, Providers, Managed Care Services


Reinventing Primary Care

Reinventing Primary Care

July 10, 2014

As the industry shifts care away from hospitals toward lower-cost venues for care, primary care providers will see an influx of patients, but the old model may not help to compete in this new marketplace. We’ve profiled three companies with innovative approaches to care. Read More

Tags: Creating a Healthier Future, Physician Practices, Corporate


Better Health Twin Cities: A Compelling Dialogue on Change

Better Health Twin Cities: A Compelling Dialogue on Change

By Andy Burtis, SVP, Corporate Marketing, Studiomaca | July 07, 2014

Better Health Twin Cities reinforced our belief that the true innovation in healthcare is in business model innovation and a more consumer-oriented system that supports individual, community, and economic health. Read More

Tags: Creating a Healthier Future, Providers, Health Plans, Health Plans, Providers, Reimbursement Services


Teaching the Tangibles and Intangibles of Healthcare Innovation

Teaching the Tangibles and Intangibles of Healthcare Innovation

June 30, 2014

Twin Cities’ healthcare innovators share insight about tangible strategies and intangible dynamics that must come together to foster transformative innovations in healthcare. Read More

Tags: Video, Creating a Healthier Future, A Compelling Dialogue on Change, Health Plans, Clinical quality, Health Plans, Physician Solutions, Pharmacy Automation, Corporate


Creating a Population Health Analytics Culture Is Not Just an IT Project

Creating a Population Health Analytics Culture Is Not Just an IT Project

By Bridget McKenzie | June 30, 2014

Successful adoption of a population health analytics program designed to influence patient behaviors is much more than an IT project. Read More

Tags: Studiomaca Connected Care & Analytics, Population health management, Enterprise Intelligence


Business Advice from Healthcare Leaders

Business Advice from Healthcare Leaders

June 30, 2014

Healthcare entrepreneurs and business leaders offer words of wisdom about utilizing big data in healthcare, how to measure success of healthcare innovation, and criteria for managing successful healthcare transformation. Read More

Tags: Creating a Healthier Future, A Compelling Dialogue on Change, Pharmacies, Clinical quality, Health care consumerism, Decision Management, Clinical Decision Support, Care Delivery Solutions, Pharmacies, Reimbursement and Access Services, Corporate


Highlights from the 2013 IMS Health Annual Report on Medicines and Healthcare Usage

Highlights from the 2013 IMS Health Annual Report on Medicines and Healthcare Usage

By Andrew Heller | June 12, 2014

IMS Health recently released their annual report on medicines and healthcare usage. Andrew Heller, market research and competitive intelligence manager for Studiomaca Connected Care & Analytics, provides observations for hospitals and health systems regarding the decrease in inpatient admissions. Read More

Tags: Studiomaca Connected Care & Analytics, Population health management, Health Systems


Is your population health program at risk?

Is your population health program at risk?

By Bridget McKenzie | June 09, 2014

Recent HFMA surveys have shown that 95% of healthcare customers have decision support systems but only 21% are actively using them to manage variation. This two-part blog series explores how you can prevent your analytics program from going unused and leverage it to drive real, actionable value. Read More

Tags: Studiomaca Connected Care & Analytics, Creating a Healthier Future, Population health management, Health Systems


From Zero to Sixty

From Zero to Sixty

June 09, 2014

Mayo Clinic runs a Center for Innovation with a mission to incubate healthcare innovation aimed at transforming the experience for patients. Learn how Mayo is bringing human-centered innovation and design thinking to healthcare delivery. Read More

Tags: Creating a Healthier Future, Clinical quality, Health care consumerism, Care Management, Clinical Management, Care Delivery Solutions, Physician Practices, Health Systems, Corporate


Demonstrating That Less Is More

Demonstrating That Less Is More

June 09, 2014

It’s a clinical area that doesn’t get much attention. Yet, the potential annual savings are significant. Find out about an innovator who’s found a better way to manage blood transfusions to improve care for patients and financial results for providers. Read More

Tags: Creating a Healthier Future, Decision Management, Care Management, Clinical Decision Support, Surgical Solutions, Corporate


Hip to Transparency

Hip to Transparency

June 09, 2014

As new healthcare models develop, how can independent physicians harness the potential for change to improve the patient experience? This orthopedics practice launched a novel initiative that bundles the financial and clinical components of common orthopedic procedures. Read More

Tags: Creating a Healthier Future, Health care consumerism, Surgery Centers, Billing and Practice Management Services, Physician Solutions, Consumer Patient Marketing, Corporate


The Pharmacist Is In

The Pharmacist Is In

June 09, 2014

What is the role of the pharmacist in the new era of health reform?  Studiomaca customer Thrifty White Pharmacy developed a novel program that leverages pharmacists’ knowledge and training to improve medication adherence.  Read More

Tags: The Impact of E-Prescribing, Creating a Healthier Future, Population health management, Sponsored Clinical Services, Patient Adherence and Acquisition, Pharmacy Ownership Consulting, Pharmacy Marketing Programs, Corporate


Just Make It Easy

Just Make It Easy

June 09, 2014

Can innovations in healthcare remove barriers and make both patients and organizations healthier? In this video feature, executives working in the Twin Cities healthcare market share some examples of how they are doing just that. Read More

Tags: Video, Creating a Healthier Future, Health Plans, Telehealth Solutions, Physician Solutions, Corporate


Dedicated to Innovation

Dedicated to Innovation

June 09, 2014

Successful healthcare business leaders in one of the country’s most innovative healthcare markets share their ideas on disruptive healthcare innovation and commitment to change. Read More

Tags: Creating a Healthier Future, Providers, Pharmacies, Health Plans, Population health management, Health care consumerism, Health Plans, Providers, Pharmacies, Corporate


Persistence Trumps Resistance

Persistence Trumps Resistance

June 09, 2014

In this video feature, six entrepreneurs working in the Twin Cities healthcare market share their secrets to successful innovation and offer advice to others who have new ideas on how to improve the delivery and financing of healthcare services. Read More

Tags: Video, Creating a Healthier Future, Clinical quality, Health care consumerism, Care Delivery Solutions, Physician Practices, Retail Chain Pharmacies, Corporate


Twin Cities: Collaborate and Coordinate for Better Care

Twin Cities: Collaborate and Coordinate for Better Care

June 09, 2014

Minneapolis-St. Paul consistently tops lists for the best hospitals, healthiest population, most-wired physicians and highest quality healthcare services. Here’s what makes the Twin Cities unique and what’s on the horizon. Read More

Tags: Video, Creating a Healthier Future, A Compelling Dialogue on Change, Pharmacies, Health Plans, Health Plans, Pharmacies, Corporate


Retracing Steps to Better Patient Experience

Retracing Steps to Better Patient Experience

June 09, 2014

An online and at-home primary care service is providing an alternative to the traditional doctor’s office visit. Is this model the future of primary care? Read More

Tags: Creating a Healthier Future, Population health management, Health care consumerism, Telehealth Solutions, Physician Practices, Corporate


Caring, High-Tech, At Home

Caring, High-Tech, At Home

June 09, 2014

As healthcare moves away from in-patient episodic care visits toward care teams working across the continuum, this homecare service takes a new approach that reduces overall healthcare costs while improving quality of life for its patients. Read More

Tags: Creating a Healthier Future, Health care consumerism, Telehealth Solutions, Hospice Software Solutions, Corporate


Advancing Global Health with Radiology

Advancing Global Health with Radiology

By Jeffrey Mendel, M.D. | May 28, 2014

The implementation of advanced radiology technology in global health settings is a complex undertaking, explains Jeffry Mendel of Partners in Health. Read More

Tags: Creating a Healthier Future, Radiology, Imaging Solutions, Corporate


Consider the Alternative

May 02, 2014

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts is defying stereotypes by pioneering new ways to partner with members and providers to improve quality and lower costs of care. Read More

Tags: Creating a Healthier Future, Health Plans, Health Plans, Billing and Practice Management Services, Clinical Quality Improvement and Analytics Solutions, Corporate


Better Health Boston: Challenging the Status Quo

Better Health Boston: Challenging the Status Quo

By Chatham Sullivan and Evan I. Schwartz | May 01, 2014

Healthcare leaders from across all sectors met to discuss what role they could play in transforming the industry over the next five years. Here’s what we heard about ways to spur disruptive innovation. Read More

Tags: Creating a Healthier Future, Pharmacies, Health Plans, Health care consumerism, Health Plans, Billing and Practice Management Services, Clinical Documentation and Decision Support, Access Management, Pharmacies, Corporate


Innovation by Simplification

Innovation by Simplification

April 30, 2014

Studiomaca’s Matt Zubiller touts technology as enabler of payer cost efficiency and price transparency. Read More

Tags: Video, Creating a Healthier Future, Health care consumerism, Financial Management, Care Management, Physician Practices, Health Systems, Corporate


Data Necessary for New Reimbursement Models

Data Necessary for New Reimbursement Models

April 30, 2014

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

Tags: Video, Creating a Healthier Future, Clinical quality, Network Management, Financial Management, Clinical Quality Improvement and Analytics Solutions, Reimbursement Services, Reimbursement and Access Services, Corporate


Care Management in the Era of Population Health

Care Management in the Era of Population Health

By Andrew Mellin, MD | April 28, 2014

The HealthLeaders Media report How Care Management Evolves with Population Management discusses how health leader respondents plan to restructure their care management programs. Read More

Tags: Studiomaca Connected Care & Analytics, Population health management, Enterprise Intelligence


Wanted: A 360-Degree View

Wanted: A 360-Degree View

April 28, 2014

Successful management of a value-based organization requires viewing the system’s financial and quality status as a whole. Read More

Tags: Studiomaca Connected Care & Analytics, Population health management, Enterprise Intelligence


A Better Pill

A Better Pill

April 28, 2014

How to improve the medication adherence of your hospital’s most vulnerable patients. Mass General is accomplishing this through the use of innovative new technologies that transform the relationship between prescriber and patient. Read More

Tags: Creating a Healthier Future, Clinical quality, Health care consumerism, Hospital Pharmacy Solutions, Pharmacy Management Software and Services, Corporate


All on the Same Team

All on the Same Team

April 28, 2014

Iora Health operates an innovative primary-care model founded on a team-based approach to patient care. How this strategy gets patients more engaged in their own health. Read More

Tags: Creating a Healthier Future, Clinical quality, Population health management, Practice Consulting Solutions, Corporate


Listening to Patients

Listening to Patients

April 17, 2014

Affordable hearing aids with automated testing enable a physician to deliver better health to his patients. Read More

Tags: Creating a Healthier Future, Clinical quality, Population health management, Advanced Diagnostics Management, Physician Practices, Physician Solutions, Corporate


Networking for Seniors

Networking for Seniors

April 17, 2014

How mobile technology is transforming the experience of healthcare for the elderly. Read More

Tags: Video, Creating a Healthier Future, Population health management, Health care consumerism, Home Care, Long Term Care, Physician Practices, Mobility Solutions, Interdisciplinary Care Solutions, Corporate


Think Like a Patient

Think Like a Patient

April 14, 2014

Being willing to see healthcare delivery from the patient’s perspective is critical to transformative innovation in healthcare. Studiomaca’s Dr. David Nace says innovation starts when providers put themselves in the position of the patient. Read More

Tags: Video, Creating a Healthier Future, Physician Outreach, Clinical quality, Health Systems, Corporate


Consider All Your Constituents

Consider All Your Constituents

April 14, 2014

For an innovation to take hold, the business model must take into consideration those who use it, those who supply it and those who pay for it. So says Jonathan Niloff, M.D., vice president and executive medical director of population health at Studiomaca. Read More

Tags: Video, Creating a Healthier Future, Financial Management, Billing and Practice Management Services, Health Systems, Corporate


Re-Imagining Primary Care

Re-Imagining Primary Care

April 07, 2014

By showcasing innovative primary-care services, Primary Care Progress helps medical students see a future for themselves in primary care. Read More

Tags: Creating a Healthier Future, Population health management, Health care consumerism, Care Delivery Solutions, Physician Solutions, Corporate


Social Medicine

Social Medicine

April 01, 2014

QuantiaMD, the largest social networking and collaboration platform for physicians, is transforming the way physicians interact with each other and with other stakeholders in the healthcare ecosystem. Read More

Tags: Creating a Healthier Future, Clinical quality, Decision Management, Physician Practices, Physician Solutions, Corporate


From Stone Age to Leading Edge

April 01, 2014

How can health plans better meet the demands of their customers for billing transparency? A technology platform from HealthEdge offers a way for health plans can run their administrative, financial and clinical processes more efficiently. Read More

Tags: Creating a Healthier Future, Health Plans, Health care consumerism, Health Plans, Electronic Health Record and Practice Management Solutions, Physician Solutions, Corporate


Sustaining Innovation in Healthcare vs Disruptive Innovation

Sustaining Innovation in Healthcare vs Disruptive Innovation

By Chatham Sullivan and Evan Schwartz | March 26, 2014

Studiomaca recently held its first in a series of “Better Health” events in Portland. By creating a unique collaborative approach to dialogue about big healthcare questions, the event generated some practical insights and kick-started a new conversation. Read More

Tags: Creating a Healthier Future, Population health management, Health care consumerism, Care Delivery Solutions, Physician Practices, Health Systems, Independent Retail Pharmacies, Corporate


Mad*Pow works to ensure that healthcare innovations, solutions are embraced by users.

Mad*Pow works to ensure that healthcare innovations, solutions are embraced by users.

March 26, 2014

Good design can transform a patient’s experience with the different components of the healthcare ecosystem. How to foster a user experience focus. Read More

Tags: Video, Creating a Healthier Future, Creating a Healthier Future, Health Plans, Clinical quality, Health care consumerism, Health Plans, Care Delivery Solutions, Long Term Care, Physician Practices, Mobility Solutions, Interdisciplinary Care Solutions, Corporate


The Cradle of Academic Medicine is Nurturing the Next Generation of Healthcare Delivery

The Cradle of Academic Medicine is Nurturing the Next Generation of Healthcare Delivery

March 26, 2014

For more than 200 years, Boston has revolutionized the way healthcare services are delivered and paid for in the U.S., and that pioneering spirit shows no sign of retreat over the next 200. Read More

Tags: Video, Creating a Healthier Future, Physician Practices, Workforce Management, Interdisciplinary Care Solutions, Corporate


Tufts reinvents academic medical center model to align community, tertiary care needs.

Tufts reinvents academic medical center model to align community, tertiary care needs.

March 26, 2014

Ellen Zane, CEO emeritus of Tufts, explains how the distributed academic medical center model creates value for patients who need inpatient care and those that pay for that care. Read More

Tags: Video, Creating a Healthier Future, Health care consumerism, Physician Practices, Interdisciplinary Care Solutions, Corporate


What Makes Healthcare Startups Work

What Makes Healthcare Startups Work

March 20, 2014

Innovative ideas can’t thrive on their own unless supported by an effective business model and market adoption strategy. It’s important for healthcare innovators to partner with experienced entrepreneurs who can take those innovative ideas to the next level. Read More

Tags: Video, Creating a Healthier Future, Corporate


Standing Behind Your Work

Standing Behind Your Work

March 20, 2014

Much of the transformative innovation taking place in healthcare is a result of the growing healthcare consumerism movement. So says Matt Brow, vice president for business development and public policy, Studiomaca. Read More

Tags: Video, Creating a Healthier Future, Financial Management, Corporate


Innovation Starts at Home

Innovation Starts at Home

March 19, 2014

Like politics, all healthcare is local. But what can local businesses do to transform their organizations and the community in an ecosystem as complex as healthcare? Read More

Tags: Video, Creating a Healthier Future, Physician Practices, Health Systems, Corporate


Zooming In on Neighborhood Healthcare

Zooming In on Neighborhood Healthcare

March 10, 2014

An innovative approach to primary care services seeks to optimize access, quality and affordability through technology. Read More

Tags: Creating a Healthier Future, Creating a Healthier Future, Providers, Consumers, Clinical quality, Health care consumerism, Care Delivery Solutions, Physician Practices, Clinical Documentation and Decision Support, Corporate


Transforming Workplace Wellness

Transforming Workplace Wellness

March 10, 2014

Employee health and wellness programs have been around for several decades, but new mobile technology is driving unprecedented worker participation and employer interest. Read More

Tags: Creating a Healthier Future, Health Plans, Health Plans, Mobility Solutions, Patient Assistance Programs, Corporate


Dr. Video

Dr. Video

March 10, 2014

A new video education site is transforming the way medical students, practicing physicians and other clinicians sharpen their diagnostic skills. Read More

Tags: Creating a Healthier Future, Continuing Education, Physician Practices, Interdisciplinary Care Solutions, Corporate


Insuring a Good Result

Insuring a Good Result

March 10, 2014

By removing the threat of financial loss from unexpected medical problems, one company is transforming the doctor-patient relationship by aligning provider, insurer and patient incentives to promote high-quality care at low financial risk to all involved. Read More

Tags: Creating a Healthier Future, Health Plans, Hospitals, Consumers, Surgery Centers, Physician Practices, Health Systems, Corporate


Portland: Healthcare’s Test Kitchen

Portland: Healthcare’s Test Kitchen

March 10, 2014

Portland, Ore., has a longstanding reputation for disrupting the status quo by trying things that most other cities won’t dare to attempt. We talked to healthcare business leaders and entrepreneurs about how they are pushing the boundaries to transform the local healthcare system.  Read More

Tags: Video, Creating a Healthier Future, Health Plans, Health Plans, Physician Practices, Health Systems, Hospital and Health System Pharmacies, Independent Retail Pharmacies, Corporate


Connecting with Customers

Connecting with Customers

March 10, 2014

Regence health plan, a licensed Blues plan serving 2.2 million members, is reinventing itself as a retail-minded, customer-focused health plan. Read More

Tags: Creating a Healthier Future, Health Plans, Health Plans, Corporate


Prescription for Better Health

Prescription for Better Health

March 05, 2014

Central Drugs re-invented itself as a “connector” for its customers, linking them up with other needed healthcare resources. By doing so this pharmacy improved the overall population health of the community they serve. Read More

Tags: Video, Creating a Healthier Future, Clinical Pharmacy Services, Corporate


Patient Care Selfies

Patient Care Selfies

March 05, 2014

A patient engagement system that relies on videotaped visits with doctors to help patients retain and act on their treatment plans. Read More

Tags: Video, Creating a Healthier Future, Providers, Pharmaceutical Distribution, Clinical Pharmacy Services, Patient Adherence and Acquisition, Corporate


Bundles of Joy

Bundles of Joy

March 05, 2014

One Pacific Northwest health system is pioneering a new system of care for pregnant women that aims to improve quality while lowering costs. Read More

Tags: Creating a Healthier Future, Corporate


The House that HITECH Built: Looking Beyond Meaningful Use

The House that HITECH Built: Looking Beyond Meaningful Use

By Maggie Lohnes, RN, Clinical Quality Executive, Enterprise Intelligence Studiomaca Connected Care and Analytics | February 14, 2014

Now that HITECH reporting structures are in use by many EPs and EHs to secure Meaningful Use (MU) incentive payments, it’s time for the healthcare community to look at these infrastructures in a new light. Read More

Tags: Creating a Healthier Future


HIMSS May Not Have a Fireside – but We Can Still Have a Chat

HIMSS May Not Have a Fireside – but We Can Still Have a Chat

By Patrice Wolfe, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Intelligence | February 13, 2014

To help navigate these challenges, Studiomaca has scheduled a panel of our industry Read More

Tags: Studiomaca Connected Care & Analytics, Creating a Healthier Future


Connecting the Continuum

Connecting the Continuum

February 13, 2014

John Shewell on the connection between advanced data analytics and the continuum of patient care across healthcare settings. Read More

Tags: Creating a Healthier Future, Clinical quality, Population health management, Evidence-based Clinical Decision and Workflow Support, Enterprise Intelligence, Clinical Quality Improvement and Analytics Solutions, Corporate


The Analytics of Population Health

The Analytics of Population Health

February 13, 2014

Catrina Funk, M.D. on the connection between advanced data analytics and population health.  Learn how advanced data analytics can lay the foundation for a successful population health management strategy Read More

Tags: Creating a Healthier Future, Clinical quality, Population health management, Evidence-based Clinical Decision and Workflow Support, Enterprise Intelligence, Clinical Quality Improvement and Analytics Solutions, Corporate


Minimizing Variation to Maximize Results

Minimizing Variation to Maximize Results

February 12, 2014

Tina Foster, vice president of business advisor services in Studiomaca’s Connected Care & Analytics division, on the connection between advanced data analytics and administrative and clinical variation. Read More

Tags: Creating a Healthier Future, Clinical quality, Population health management, Evidence-based Clinical Decision and Workflow Support, Enterprise Intelligence, Clinical Quality Improvement and Analytics Solutions


CMS MSSP ACO Results: Failure Reports Are Premature

CMS MSSP ACO Results: Failure Reports Are Premature

By Jonathan M. Niloff, M.D. | February 10, 2014

CMS recently reported early results from their MSSP ACO program. 54 of the 114 initial 2012 start MSSP ACOs (47%) had lower than projected expenditures in their first 12 months. Read More

Tags: Creating a Healthier Future


Resurrecting New Orleans

By Summerpal Kahlon, M.D. | February 07, 2014

The health system I trained in was chronically short of everything. Yet we were never short of belief, intelligence and enthusiasm. This energy made us successful in an environment where failure should have been the most likely outcome. Read More

Tags: Creating a Healthier Future


A Systematic Approach to ICD-10

A Systematic Approach to ICD-10

January 10, 2014

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

Tags: Creating a Healthier Future, Health Systems


Basis of Better Care in the Digital World

Basis of Better Care in the Digital World

By Summerpal Kahlon, M.D | October 07, 2013

In medical school, my least favorite rotation was OB/GYN. I wasn't alone in having strong feelings about it. Read More

Tags: Creating a Healthier Future, Providers, Physicians, Providers, Corporate


Measuring The Value of Care

Measuring The Value of Care

September 27, 2013

Complications following surgery can be the result of many factors. For Albany (N.Y.) Medical Center, identifying the cause of surgical site infections in patients after heart surgery was a problem area. Read More

Tags: Creating a Healthier Future, Providers, Physicians, Hospitals, Providers, Corporate


90 Million Americans Have Low Health Literacy

90 Million Americans Have Low Health Literacy

September 24, 2013

Can an intelligent person be illiterate? Absolutely, especially when it comes to healthcare. The concept has a name – low health literacy – and in the U.S., it’s an even bigger problem than many people realize. Read More

Tags: Creating a Healthier Future, Providers, Health Plans, Hospitals, Physicians, Hospitals, Health Plans, Corporate


Hybrid Operating Rooms

Hybrid Operating Rooms

September 23, 2013

The hybrid operating room may look like the shiny new toy that every cardiac specialist wants, but it may also be an essential investment for the future. Read More

Tags: Creating a Healthier Future, Providers, Hospitals, Hospitals, Providers, Corporate


What is the Value of Health IT?

What is the Value of Health IT?

By Pat Blake, Executive Vice President and Group President, Studiomaca Technology Solutions | September 17, 2013

Every healthcare organization you know today will be transformed by the year 2020. Will the changes driving that transformation force our industry to retrench and cut back in order to survive or will we grow and innovate to achieve new levels of service, quality and business health? Read More

Tags: Creating a Healthier Future, Creating a Healthier Future, Providers, Hospitals, Hospitals, Providers, Corporate


Medical Care Must Combine Science and Art

Medical Care Must Combine Science and Art

By Summerpal Kahlon, M.D. | September 12, 2013

My wife came home from work the other day with a story that brought back memories for me. She’s a family dentist in Cocoa Beach, FL, a beachside community that sits at the epicenter of a 500,000-person county yet somehow still manages to feel like a small town. Read More

Tags: Creating a Healthier Future, Providers, Physicians, Providers, Corporate


Illuminating Patient Engagement

Illuminating Patient Engagement

By Summerpal Kahlon, M.D | August 27, 2013

Patient engagement is a trendy term in the health technology world today. As with all trends, there’s probably more style than substance in the debate on how best to bring patients into the digital health fold. Read More

Tags: How Healthcare Call Centers Improve Patient Satisfaction, Why Call Centers Benefit Practitioners and Patients, Creating a Healthier Future, Providers, Physicians, Providers, Corporate


Meaningful Use Establishes Health IT as Building Block for Better Care

Meaningful Use Establishes Health IT as Building Block for Better Care

By Matthew Weinstock, Assistant Managing Editor, Hospitals & Health Networks | August 26, 2013

Hospitals and health systems have been making steady progress over the past several years in deploying information technology systems. As executives look out over the horizon of a shifting landscape, they are demanding that systems be more robust and more integrated. Read More

Tags: Health care consumerism


Health IT Supports Mission of Better Care, Better Health and Better Value

By Mary Dallas, MD, Medical Director of Clinical Informatics, St. Charles Health System, Bend, Ore. | August 26, 2013

At St. Charles Health System in Bend, Ore., our mission is “Better Care, Better Health and Better Value.” But it’s more than a motto—it’s truly the foundation for our future. Read More

Tags: Hospitals


Covenant Health Uses Clinical Alerts to Improve Patient Safety for Diabetics

Covenant Health Uses Clinical Alerts to Improve Patient Safety for Diabetics

By Donna Lynch, RN, PMP, CPHIT, CPEHR, Vice President of Clinical Informatics, Covenant Health, Knoxville, Tenn. | August 26, 2013

With the move to accountable care, providers need to deliver quality care while managing the cost of delivery. A critical component to delivering the appropriate care in the appropriate setting is having complete patient information available – what you need, when you need it, where you need it. Read More

Tags: Health care consumerism


Having Data at Hand Helps Hospital Improve Decision-making and Outcomes

Having Data at Hand Helps Hospital Improve Decision-making and Outcomes

By Maureen Paur, Manager, Business Analysis Unit, St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center, Syracuse, N.Y. | August 26, 2013

The ability to quickly address rapid changes in the healthcare environment is a distinguishing characteristic of top-performing hospitals. At St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center in central New York, record growth in several key service lines necessitated a new way of looking at analytics. Read More

Tags: Technology solutions


Atlantic Health System Uses IT to Create a Connected Community of Care

Atlantic Health System Uses IT to Create a Connected Community of Care

By Linda Reed, RN, MBA, FCHIME, vice president of Behavioral and Integrative Medicine and CIO, Atlantic Health System, Morristown, N.J. | August 26, 2013

Connectivity, coordination and collaboration are all vital to survival in today’s value-based healthcare environment. At Atlantic Health System, we’ve taken a forward-looking approach to achieving these goals. Read More

Tags: Population health management


The Big Picture: The Need to Deliver Informing Data to the Point of Need

The Big Picture: The Need to Deliver Informing Data to the Point of Need

By Rod O’Reilly, senior vice president of Strategy, Studiomaca Technology Solutions | August 26, 2013

Given how immersed we all are in trying to improve healthcare while dealing with regulatory changes, cost pressures, emerging retail models and the shift from a volume-based system to one based on value, sometimes it’s helpful to step back and look at the bigger picture. Read More

Tags: Studiomaca Technology Solutions


Toward Quality Measures in Healthcare

Toward Quality Measures in Healthcare

August 22, 2013

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

Tags: Creating a Healthier Future, Providers, Health Plans, Health Plans, Providers, Corporate


Do-It-Yourself Accountable Care

Do-It-Yourself Accountable Care

By Chris Van Gorder, President and CEO, Scripps Health | August 19, 2013

The Medicare Pioneer accountable care program has closed out its first year with the departure of nearly one-third of its participants. Health care providers face huge challenges in their quest to reduce spending and improve quality of care. Read More

Tags: Creating a Healthier Future, Providers, Hospitals, Hospitals, Providers, Corporate


Finding Your IT Identity

Finding Your IT Identity

By Summerpal Kahlon, M.D | July 23, 2013

Is a doctor a doctor? It’s a question with an obvious answer – or is it? Read More

Tags: Creating a Healthier Future, Providers, Physicians, Providers, Corporate


Searching for the Magic Bullet

Searching for the Magic Bullet

July 16, 2013

A new approach to performance measurement harnesses the power of electronic health data to compute a single comprehensive metric to guide providers on the best way to treat individual patients. Read More

Tags: Creating a Healthier Future, Providers, Health Plans, Health Plans, Providers, Corporate


Physician Alignment Key to Effective Population Health Management

Physician Alignment Key to Effective Population Health Management

By Philip M Oravetz, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A, Medical Director for Accountable Care, Ochsner Health System | July 10, 2013

Clearly, the focus of risk for managing population health is shifting for all of us, and the pace of this shift is accelerated by healthcare reform. As new regulatory and financial realities evolve, like our peers, we are re-aligning around new strategies to improve clinical performance and contain costs. Read More

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Innovative Care Network and IT Spark Collaborative Care

Innovative Care Network and IT Spark Collaborative Care

By David Swieskowski, MD, Senior Vice President for Accountable Care, Mercy Medical Center | July 10, 2013

As we move toward accountable care models, one of the biggest challenges is essentially the same for all of us: How do you assess a population and identify the patients with a chronic condition? Read More

Tags: Health care consumerism


Managing Population Health to Deliver on the Promise of Healthcare Reform

Managing Population Health to Deliver on the Promise of Healthcare Reform

By David D. Adams, Senior Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer, Centra Health, Lynchburg, Va. | July 10, 2013

The future state of healthcare certainly holds the promise of better health at lower costs. It’s the current state of evolution that presents the greatest challenge. Read More

Tags: Video, Population health management


Population Health Management: It’s Full Steam Ahead

Population Health Management: It’s Full Steam Ahead

By Jonathan Niloff, MD, Vice President and Executive Medical Director, Population Health, Studiomaca | July 10, 2013

Terms like population health, accountable care and risk-based contracting may have seemed futuristic to many in the industry just a few years ago; however, today these concepts are in full swing thanks to healthcare reform. Read More

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Prepping for the ICD-10 Shift

Prepping for the ICD-10 Shift

June 27, 2013

Physician practices, hospitals and other healthcare organizations need to adequately prepare for the conversion to ICD-10 diagnostic and procedure codes from ICD-9 lest they face serious financial consequences and are slow to enjoy the long-term clinical and business benefits of using the new codes. Read More

Tags: Creating a Healthier Future, Providers, Physicians, Providers, Corporate


Are ACOs Improving Care

Are ACOs Improving Care

June 25, 2013

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

Tags: Creating a Healthier Future, Providers, Hospitals, Physicians, Hospitals, Providers, Corporate


Hospitals as Insurers

Hospitals as Insurers

By David Burda | June 20, 2013

At-risk contracts are redefining the relationship between payers and providers as fee-for-service provisions are being replaced by pay-for-performance language. With providers assuming the clinical and financial risks of caring for a defined patient population, many are seeking the underwriting expertise needed to make those contracts viable business arrangements. Read More

Tags: Creating a Healthier Future, Providers, Hospitals, Hospitals, Providers, Corporate


Financial Engagement

Financial Engagement

June 07, 2013

A comprehensive patient engagement strategy must not only include all the tools available to connect patients to their care, it also must include all the tools available to connect patients to their financial information and options to manage payment for their care. Read More

Tags: Creating a Healthier Future, Providers, Hospitals, Hospitals, Providers, Corporate


Transparent Benefits

Transparent Benefits

June 06, 2013

Prices for the most common medical services are once again making headlines – and producing sticker shock – with Medicare’s release in early May of what hospitals around the nation charge for the top 100 inpatient procedures. Read More

Tags: Creating a Healthier Future, Providers, Health Plans, Health Plans, Providers, Corporate


Bending the Cost Curve – the Macro and Micro

Bending the Cost Curve – the Macro and Micro

By Wendy Everett, ScD, President, NEHI | May 23, 2013

When something voraciously consumes $700 billion annually, you’d think it would be fairly easy to spot. And at first blush, it is. We already know that waste and inefficiencies – in terms of time, effort and resources – consume up to a third of our nation’s $2.7 trillion healthcare spend. Read More

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Health IT Helps Hospital Improve Patient Safety, Outcomes and Satisfaction

Health IT Helps Hospital Improve Patient Safety, Outcomes and Satisfaction

By Ronald Fuschillo, Chief Information Officer; and Cio Dela Riva, RN, MA, HCI-C, Clinical Informatics Director; Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Englewood, NJ | May 23, 2013

Since we admitted our first patient in 1890, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center (EHMC) has been driven by a vision to provide compassionate care in a humanistic environment. The advent of healthcare reform compelled us to find meaningful ways to advance this mission of clinical excellence while tackling the transition to value-based reimbursement. Read More

Tags: Hospitals


Sharing the HIE Journey – from Competition to Cooperation

Sharing the HIE Journey – from Competition to Cooperation

By Michael McTigue, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Barnabas Health, West Orange, NJ | May 23, 2013

Many organizations wonder how to start a health information exchange (HIE). They also wonder whether or not it provides a return on investment or dividends to patients in improved outcomes. At Barnabas Health, we decided early on that it does and joined other healthcare organizations in central New Jersey by forming Jersey Health Connect (JHC). Read More

Tags: Hospitals


Health IT Supports Evidence-Based Delirium Management in Critical Care

Health IT Supports Evidence-Based Delirium Management in Critical Care

By Linda Heitman, PhD, APRN-BC, CNS, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Coordinator, Delirium Project; and Barbara Mueller, BSN, RN, CCRN, CSC, Project Leader, Clinical Information Systems; and Lisa Job, MSN, RN, APRN, ACNS-BC, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Clinical Information Systems; Saint Francis Medical Center, Cape Girardeau, Mo. | May 23, 2013

Accountable care demands that healthcare providers meet quality metrics while managing the total cost of care. As we move away from fee-for-service reimbursement models to accountable care, it is more important than ever to use best practices and evidence-based medicine to reduce variations in care and achieve optimum outcomes. Read More

Tags: Studiomaca Technology Solutions


Coordinated Care Promotes Better Outcomes for COPD Patients

By Jasmine Holloway, Director, Center for Evidence-Based Care, Call Center, First Call Nurse Triage and Magnet; and David Trachtenbarg, MD, Medical Director for Evidence-Based Medicine and Diabetes Care; UnityPoint Health-Methodist, Peoria, Ill. | May 23, 2013

The changing healthcare landscape and a desire to improve community health compelled UnityPoint Health-Methodist to take a close look at our care delivery systems. Like others, we must find innovative ways to serve our patients and protect reimbursement by improving outcomes, reducing readmissions and better coordinating care. Read More

Tags: Hospitals


Health IT Leveraged to Alert on Deteriorating Patient Conditions

Health IT Leveraged to Alert on Deteriorating Patient Conditions

By Chris Snyder, MD, CMIO & Chief Quality Officer; and John Morcom, RRT, Director of Respiratory, Pulmonary and Neurology Services; Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Md. | May 23, 2013

Variability in care processes affects both care quality and patient safety. Nowhere is the result of this variability more concerning than in hospital mortality rates. Read More

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Organizations Make Key Changes to Lower Cost and Increase Quality

Organizations Make Key Changes to Lower Cost and Increase Quality

By Andrew Mellin, MD, MBA, Vice President and Medical Director, Enterprise Intelligence, Studiomaca | May 23, 2013

There is probably no other industry today that is more fraught with difficulty than healthcare. The healthcare leader simultaneously has to drive major reductions in costs while adopting rapidly evolving value-based care models and creating new structures to align physicians, all while achieving superior quality scores. Read More

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Going Private

Going Private

May 23, 2013

Get used to hearing the words “insurance exchange” around the water cooler. Read More

Tags: Creating a Healthier Future, Providers, Health Plans, Health Plans, Providers, Corporate


Claiming Better Efficiency

Claiming Better Efficiency

May 09, 2013

Health plans are hard at work squeezing the phones, faxes and envelopes out of the business of processing health claims, and it can’t come a moment too soon. New laws and customer expectations are placing a premium on adjudicating claims quickly, cheaply and electronically. Read More

Tags: Creating a Healthier Future, Providers, Hospitals, Hospitals, Providers, Corporate


Focus on Business Health Strengthens American Healthcare

Focus on Business Health Strengthens American Healthcare

May 03, 2013

Healthcare issues continue to dominate Washington’s attention. No matter which party is in power and how they view issues like the solvency of Medicare and Medicaid, insurance mandates or the government’s role in providing healthcare, the debates rage on. Read More

Tags: Creating a Healthier Future, Providers, Health Plans, Investors, Health Plans, Providers, Corporate


Getting Physicians Into the Readmissions Game

Getting Physicians Into the Readmissions Game

May 02, 2013

Although inpatient providers have shouldered the bulk of the clinical and financial responsibility for reducing hospital readmissions, the outpatient care team led by physicians needs to play a more active role toward that goal, according to an expert panel recently assembled by the American Medical Association. Read More

Tags: Creating a Healthier Future, Providers, Hospitals, Physicians, Hospitals, Providers, Corporate


Proper Preparation

Proper Preparation

April 11, 2013

Documentation, education and cooperation – along with a little extra money in the bank – are the keys to successfully dealing with the anticipated increase in Medicare prepayment audits, experts say, as the Obama administration continues to step up the enforcement of Medicare billing rules for providers and suppliers. Read More

Tags: Creating a Healthier Future, Providers, Hospitals, Physicians, Hospitals, Providers, Corporate


The Drive to Higher-Value Healthcare

The Drive to Higher-Value Healthcare

By Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA President and CEO, Healthcare Financial Management Association, (HFMA) | March 13, 2013

Healthcare finance officers today can attest to the truth of the saying that change is the only constant. Provisions in the Affordable Care Act mean reduced reimbursement for organizations that fare poorly in CMS’s value-based purchasing and hospital readmission reductions programs. Read More

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Electronic Fund Transfer Helps Secure Discounts, Rebates and Expense Reductions

Electronic Fund Transfer Helps Secure Discounts, Rebates and Expense Reductions

By Pam Buda, MBA, APM, Accounts Payable Manager, St. Luke’s University Health Network, Bethlehem, Pa. | March 13, 2013

Like all hospitals facing declining reimbursement, St. Luke’s University Health Network looks inward for opportunities to reduce expenses. Previously, we had only one method of payment — check. Read More

Tags: Health care consumerism


Recouping Revenue through Effective Contract Management

Recouping Revenue through Effective Contract Management

By Claire Rabalais, System Director for Decision Support, CHRISTUS Health, Irving, Texas | March 13, 2013

Amid growing demands from government, payers and patients, health systems today face mounting financial pressures while trying to provide the highest standard of care. Effective contract management is a key method to seek out the reimbursement and revenue we need to survive and thrive in this market. Read More

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Provider Improves Its Fiscal Health with Point-Of-Service Collections

Provider Improves Its Fiscal Health with Point-Of-Service Collections

By Michelle Fox, Director, Revenue Operations, Patient Access, Health First, Rockledge, Fla. | March 13, 2013

With expanded access to healthcare services, growing numbers of uninsured and underinsured, and a shift to greater patient financial responsibility, it is important for healthcare organizations to secure reimbursement prior to service. Read More

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One Health System’s Approach to Turning a $22M Loss to a $35M Gain

One Health System’s Approach to Turning a $22M Loss to a $35M Gain

By Christine Shaw, Director, Resource Center, Cape Cod, Healthcare Hyannis, Mass. | March 13, 2013

At Cape Cod Healthcare (CCHC), we grapple with the same complicated environment as other hospitals and health systems. Cost, quality, safety and service drive our strategic decision-making, with an added twist. Read More

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As Healthcare Evolves, Improved Business Performance is Key to Survival

As Healthcare Evolves, Improved Business Performance is Key to Survival

By Dave Mason, Senior Vice President, Financial Solutions, Studiomaca Health Solutions and Jim Morrison, Vice President, Revenue Cycle Solutions, Enterprise Information Solutions | March 13, 2013

We’ve reached a critical pain point in healthcare where the cost of inaction is greater than the investment required to change. What’s brought us to this tipping point is a sorely unbalanced equation: not only are reimbursements declining, they also are becoming increasingly complex to manage. Read More

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Data-based Business Strategies for the New Healthcare Normal

Data-based Business Strategies for the New Healthcare Normal

By Pat Blake, EVP and Group President, Studiomaca Technology Solutions | December 12, 2012

Do more with less. It’s a phrase we’ve all heard throughout our careers, whatever the business sector. In addition to normal market and economic pressures, the healthcare sector also must move large “rocks” like Meaningful Use and ICD-10, plus other regulatory and health reform requirements, all in the face of clinician shortages and declining reimbursements. Read More

Tags: Hospitals


A New Mindset Needed to Thrive in Environment of Increasing Financial Risk

A New Mindset Needed to Thrive in Environment of Increasing Financial Risk

By Rich Umbdenstock, President and CEO, American Hospital Association | December 12, 2012

“Do More with Less” is a timely topic. It’s often the first reaction I hear from AHA members, who say: “We’re scouring every opportunity to save dollars, but it’s not enough. How do we improve quality and patient safety in the face of deep cuts, shrinking coverage and expanded patient volumes? Is it even possible?” Read More

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Improving Staffing Effectiveness in a Complex Union Environment

Improving Staffing Effectiveness in a Complex Union Environment

By Gitta Gilyan, Senior Director for Patient Care Finance, Cambridge Health Alliance, Cambridge, Mass. | December 12, 2012

As healthcare organizations grapple with increasing costs and dwindling resources, it’s more important than ever to find ways to enhance workforce productivity, reduce labor costs, and ensure patient care is safe and effective. Read More

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Taking “Triple Aim” on Improving Performance and Service Lines Using Enterprise Intelligence

Taking “Triple Aim” on Improving Performance and Service Lines Using Enterprise Intelligence

By Heidi Conrad, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Regions Hospital, St. Paul, Minn. | December 12, 2012

Like other medical institutions around the country, Regions Hospital is addressing consumer, clinical, financial and regulatory demands to provide more efficient and effective care. Read More

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Improving Pharmacy Productivity and Safety through Automation

Improving Pharmacy Productivity and Safety through Automation

By Bruce Clement, Chief Operating Officer, Slidell Memorial Hospital, Slidell, La. | December 12, 2012

As health care dollars shrink and demand for services grows, we’re constantly challenged to refine our operations. And as a 182-bed acute care hospital in the highly competitive metropolitan New Orleans market, we continuously strive to improve care while increasing the efficiency of its delivery. Read More

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Making Supply-Chain Savings Transparent with a Cloud-Based Tool

Making Supply-Chain Savings Transparent with a Cloud-Based Tool

By Joe Volpe, Vice President, Supply Chain, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, Glendale, Wis | December 12, 2012

With today’s challenge to do more with less, organizations like Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare are looking within. As a department, we have to consider how we can contribute to improving the business health of our organization. Read More

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Now is the Time – Reduce Preventable Readmissions

Now is the Time – Reduce Preventable Readmissions

By Fredric D. Leary, MD, MBA, FAAFP, Senior Medical Director, MHS, Studiomaca Corporation | September 26, 2012

Helping patients stay out of the hospital once they’ve been discharged has been a longtime priority for many hospitals and health networks. Read More

Tags: Health care consumerism


Closing the Care Visibility Loop

Closing the Care Visibility Loop

By Michael J. O’Neil, Jr., Founder and CEO, GetWellNetwork, Inc. | August 15, 2012

Does engaging hospital patients and their families in the care process improve the odds of high-quality care and good outcomes? Healthcare organizations, payers and regulators think so. Read More

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Closing the Quality Gap

Closing the Quality Gap

By Andrew Mellin, MD, MBA, Vice President and Medical Director, Health Systems Performance Management, Studiomaca Provider Technologies | August 15, 2012

Being a caregiver today is extremely challenging. Time constraints, continuous interruptions, information overload and the need to coordinate the care team can contribute to the challenge. Read More

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Optimizing Patient Visibility to Transform Care Delivery

Optimizing Patient Visibility to Transform Care Delivery

By Mary Martin, RN, BSN, MBA, Chief Nursing Informatics Officer, Northeast Georgia Health System, Inc. | August 15, 2012

Northeast Georgia Medical Center is an award-winning, not-for-profit community health system serving more than 750,000 people across a 13-county region. Like other healthcare organizations operating in today’s challenging climate, we work diligently to improve our culture of quality and excellence to provide the best care possible to our patients. Read More

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Patient Flow Efforts Pay Off with Big Dividends

Patient Flow Efforts Pay Off with Big Dividends

By Petra Knowles, Chief Information Officer, PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center | August 15, 2012

Despite a vision to provide every PeaceHealth patient with safe, evidence-based care every time, our health system experienced significant patient flow bottlenecks and a disjointed throughput process. Read More

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Eisenhower Brings Power of the EHR to the Bedside and Care Team

Eisenhower Brings Power of the EHR to the Bedside and Care Team

By Steven Arendt, MD, Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Eisenhower Medical Center and Annette Brown, BSN, RN, Director of Nursing Informatics, Eisenhower Medical Center | August 15, 2012

As we assume greater financial risk for care delivery through value-based purchasing and non-reimbursement for preventable readmissions and hospital-acquired conditions, it becomes more important than ever to deliver optimum care. Read More

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Find Out What Works for You

Find Out What Works for You

By Rose Higgins, VP, Studiomaca | May 03, 2012

When it comes to accountable care — and managing risk — there’s no one-size-fits-all model. In fact, the journey toward creating a viable healthcare community is sure to differ across organizations, patient populations and regions. Read More

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We’re at the Crossroads – Get Ready to Manage Risk

We’re at the Crossroads – Get Ready to Manage Risk

By Pat Blake, EVP and Group President, Studiomaca Technology Solutions | May 03, 2012

In varying degrees, hospitals and health systems are preparing to manage the additional risk heading their way from health reform. To be successful, they will have to manage advanced payment models and coordinate care across the healthcare ecosystem, with both owned and affiliated partners. Read More

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Healthcare Reform: Forge Ahead

Healthcare Reform: Forge Ahead

By Karen Ondo, EVP, KLAS Research Integrity | May 02, 2012

As a nation, we’ve headed far enough down the healthcare reform path that inaction is no longer an option. Forging ahead is the prescribed course of action in all 50 states, where organizations are concurrently vying for limited resources and interpreting multiple legislations, even as they’re working collaboratively with competitors. Read More

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