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Chronic Care and Population Health Company Persivia Acquires Alere Analytics to Help Healthcare Organizations Manage Clinical and Financial Outcomes Risk

Chronic care management vendor Persivia buys back Alere Analytics, the population analytics solution that it sold to Alere in 2014 for $600 million, for an undisclosed sum.

Varian Medical Systems and Flatiron Health to Develop Next Generation of Cloud-based Oncology Software

Varian Medical Systems is partnering with Flatiron Health to develop a cloud-based oncology EHR.

The Triple Aimers have missed the mark

Former Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CEO Paul Levy writes an article claiming that the Triple Aim has been hijacked by ACOs and, more specifically, by the academic medical institutions that tend to be the dominant player in them.

Drugmakers funnel payments to high-prescribing doctors

Modern Healthcare publishes an article claiming that nearly one-quarter of Medicare’s top-prescribing physicians received non-research related payments from the manufacturers of the drugs they prescribed in 2013.

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Currently there are "3 comments" on this Article:

  1. Why is Paul Levy still relevant?

    Shouldn’t he join Lance Armstrong, Tiger Woods and others and just disappear into obscurity?

    Who is he to judge others in this industry?

  2. The relevance of Levy is irrelevant to the analysis offered. I bookmarked and shared it. Purple prose aside, it is spot on.

  3. “Patient advocates should be marketing V/D/T to patients to create demand, not holding doctors accountable for the lack of it.”

    They kind of go hand-in-hand in a policy arena that is being shaped. Do we design policy for today’s demand, or try to forecast an ideal market demand and design for that? Pro’s and con’s to both approaches, but withholding incentive money is a fairer way to affect change than penalizing reimbursements. With no incentive to design for ideal demand, policy will be crafted that makes it easy for providers to sweep these technological capabilities under the rug and continue to get paid top dollar for bare minimum service. If you are worried about being penalized for patients’ lack of willingness to participate, then let’s set up a federal registry of patients who’ve requested their data and track how many of them actually are able to obtain it. Don’t wanna go there? Then accept 5% as the reasonably low threshold that it is, and hire a summer intern to come work with patients to sign up in your office.







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