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ACOs, already surging, poised for even more growth

The American Medical Association publishes a snapshot on ACO growth which it says shows significant traction leading into 2013, based on the more than 500 organizational applications submitted to CMS this year requesting ACO recognition.

Bipartisan Policy Center Calls for Greater Use of Electronic Tools to Engage Patients and Drive Improvements in the Cost and Quality of Health Care

ONC’s Farzad Mostashari, MD and former US Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle host a technology discussion in conjunction with the release of a BPC report calling for greater use of mHealth technology to streamline care and reduce healthcare costs.

Epic Systems close to owning more land in Verona

Epic is in the process of adding 40 acres and 8-10 office buildings to its “Intergalactic Headquarters.”

Central Tennessee ACO adopting clinical analytics software

The Cumberland Center for Healthcare Innovation, a central Tennessee ACO, will implement Clinigence clinical analytics software to help meet Medicaid Shared Savings Program goals.

Bassett Medical Center Implementing Inpatient EMR

Bassett Medical Center goes live on Epic Inpatient after ambulatory clinics completed their Epic implementation this summer.

E-Mail Incident Involves Some Patient Information

Carolina HealthCare System notifies 5,600 patients of a data breach after a hacker was discovered to have accessed  a physician’s e-mail account over a six-month span.

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