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A Day in the Life - Gantt
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A Day in the Life of “Death by a Thousand Clicks”

May 16, 2017

Three prominent Boston-area physicians just contributed an opinion piece to WBUR, “Death By A Thousand Clicks”.  When doctors and nurses turn their backs to patients in order to pay attention to computer screen, they argue, it pulls their focus from

Identifying Childhood Immunizations
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Quick Guide: Identifying Childhood Immunizations

April 25, 2017

World Immunization Week April 24-30 World Immunization Week is an important health observance promoting the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease. Immunization saves millions of lives and is widely recognized as one of the world’s

Ask Dr. Parker
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Ask Dr. Parker: Current Challenges and Opportunities for ACO Leaders

April 11, 2017

“With so much political uncertainty, what challenges and opportunities are ACO leaders seeing right now?” I just returned from the Spring Conference of the National Association of Accountable Care Organizations (NAACOS) held in Baltimore, MD last week – which was

Medicare ACO Performance - 2017 with 2015 Data
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Medicare ACO Performance: Updated for 2017

March 29, 2017

Medicare ACO Performance Luke Shulman and Nick Stepro Excel, D3.js SVG, with Illustrator  Data sourced from 2015 CMS ACO Public Use File Risk scoring underpins many value-based payment programs. In the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Shared Savings

The Final Word - Quality
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The Final Word: Quality

March 22, 2017

The word “quality” gets thrown around a lot in discussions of healthcare.  In Washington, D.C., politicians like to opine that Americans will have “higher quality” health care at a lower cost.  Do you think they know what they mean by

John Halamka, MD at HIMSS17
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Welcoming New Arcadia Advisor John Halamka, MD MS

March 20, 2017

“In the next several years,” asked John Halamka, MD, MS, “where does healthcare go from fee for service to value based care?  We’re all patients – where do we as patients want to go?”  Dr. Halamka shared his thoughts on

Colorectal Cancer Screening Quick Guide
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Quick Guide: Tracking Colorectal Cancer Screenings

March 16, 2017

Colorectal cancer kills more than 50,000 people annually Sadly, colorectal cancer is highly preventable but kills more than 50,000 people each year.  Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the United States, and the second leading cause of

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Ask Dr. Parker: Payer-Provider Collaboration

March 7, 2017

“In your experience, how have the relationships between payors and providers changed during the transition from fee for service to value based care?” In the fee for service era, frankly most providers were entirely unaware of the payor world or