Tomer Levy

Quality on the Rise: National Transformations Result in Significantly Improved Outcomes in Ireland and Canada

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5 lessons learned in Ireland's quality improvement program

Recently I was at UKRC, the largest radiology tradeshow in the UK, and I had the opportunity to join two McKesson customers at a symposium about transformation driven by quality in imaging. These customers told us how their organizations used strong governance groups, data-driven decision making processes and continuous improvement to improve quality in their imaging workflows across their entire enterprises.

Tomer Levy

4 Must-have Elements of Radiology Workflow in a Value-Based World

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Integrated Radiology Workflow for Better Outcomes

The transition to value-based care is pushing radiology beyond its traditional borders, and success in this new model is measured in better patient outcomes. In order to achieve those outcomes, radiologists and their colleagues in the hospital and referring community need broad access to both data and images. A more integrated, collaborative radiology workflow can connect both systems and people, which helps provide much-needed context for better patient care. Here are four characteristics of an integrated, value-based radiology workflow.

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Three Ways to Stay in Step with Value-based Reimbursement

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Last week the results were reported from the second in a series of national research studies on healthcare’s transition from volume to value, conducted by ORC International and commissioned by McKesson. “Journey to Value: The State of Value-Based Reimbursement in 2016” surveyed 465 payers and hospitals in March. The findings reveal that healthcare is well down the road towards full value-based payment. Andrei Gonzales, M.D., director, VBR Initiatives, McKesson Health Solutions, shares his insights in this second in our two-part series on our Focus Ahead blog.

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Experts Weigh in as MACRA Deadline Approaches this Month

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The Micro on MACRA

McKesson’s Arien Malec, vice president, strategy and product marketing at Relay Health and co-chair of ONC’s Health IT Standards Committee, was one of several industry experts recently interviewed by Healthcare Dive for an article discussing the implications of the proposed MACRA implementation rule released in May. According to the article, at a minimum, MACRA will replace the sustainable growth formula with a .5% annual rate increase through 2019. At that point, physicians will be encouraged to shift to one of two Quality Payment Programs: 1) Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) or 2) Alternative Payment Model (APM).

Andrei Gonzales

Journey from Volume to Value Further Along than You Might Think

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The State of Volume to Value in 2016

The results are in from the second in a series of national research studies on healthcare’s transition from volume to value, conducted by ORC International and commissioned by McKesson. “The State of Value-based Reimbursement 2016” surveyed 465 payers and hospitals in March 2016, and the findings reveal that the healthcare industry is well along the journey towards full value-based payment. Andrei Gonzales, M.D., director, VBR Initiatives, McKesson Health Solutions, shares his insights in a two-part series on our Focus Ahead blog.

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5 EMR Strategies: Treat Clinical and Financial Systems as Inseparable

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5 Strategies for Maintaining Healthy Revenue During EMR Transition

Far too many providers are suffering a disruptive one-two punch to their bottom line. The first hit is the cost of an electronic health record (EHR)/electronic medical record (EMR) transition, which can run into the hundreds of millions to over $1 billion for a large provider network. The second hit is to the revenue cycle, with millions in revenue lost or delayed because the EMR transition plan didn’t treat clinical and financial systems as inseparable.