Manage Risk

Organizations must recognize that the process of transforming from volume- to value-based health care reimbursement has already begun. The only way to successfully move forward is to support it: by identifying care models and alternative payment opportunities, gaining executive buy-in, building relationships among providers, managing financial risk and utilization and – ultimately – fueling the transformation that’s required to provide value-based health care.

Providers need IT, analytics and health care connectivity to optimize revenues, manage patient populations, reduce risk and help ensure alignment across multiple stakeholders.

Payers must be able to seamlessly pay for both existing fee-for-service arrangements as well as the spectrum of value-based models that are emerging.

McKesson provides all of the tools and competencies to help you minimize the risk associated with this new model of care and payment – from the ability to access data from payers and timely feedback on performance to optimizing revenue. Our products are designed to support both current and emerging models, and our distinct point of view is based on the 75-plus clients we have today.

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Erkan Akyuz

4 More Ways to Overcome Challenges in Enterprise Imaging on the Road to Value-based Care

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These 3 key enterprise imaging features are helping organizations move to value-based care: • Web-based • Interoperability with other systems • Advanced workflow

In order to move forward on your journey to value-based care, you will need a plan to address the seven challenges to enterprise imaging, identified by the Society for Imaging and Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) in their August white paper. We summarized the first three in our previous post and discuss the remaining four challenges today.

Doug Moeller, M.D., Medical Director with McKesson Health Solutions

5 Steps to Successfully Manage Risk in Your Organization

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Managing Risk in the Transition to Value

On the journey to improved clinical and financial health, hospitals are all looking for a silver bullet that simply isn’t there. Value-based care comes in many forms that will be used simultaneously to bridge from health care’s current fee-for-service (FFS) to global capitation. The job of health care leaders is to figure out how to navigate the complexity associated with managing the many payment and delivery models. That means not only understanding the administrative, payment and delivery impacts of the models being deployed but also knowing how to measure performance across each of the models.

McKesson Corporation

Achieving Financial Health on the Road to Value-based Care

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Gaining Financial Health

Healthcare organizations nationwide are focused on patient care and health outcomes, and rightfully so, but financial well-being is equally important for you to continue to provide the highest quality care. During HIMSS16, we discussed the importance of financial health on the road to value-based care, including sharing our experience developing and implementing value-based payment models for physician, hospitals and payers and providing claims management solutions for the acute and non-acute provider markets.

McKesson Corporation

A First Step on the Journey to Improving the Patient Experience

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It’s no secret that hospitals and health systems are more challenged than ever to deliver value-based care and a positive patient experience — and that doing so has both clinical and financial implications. Watch this three-minute video: A First Step on the Journey to Improving the Patient Experience, to see how the right remote patient access solution improves patients’ experiences as well as hospital and health system productivity, efficiency and effectiveness.

Jordan Lister, Senior Manager of Business Development, McKesson Medical Imaging Professional Consulting Services

4 Must-Have Metrics for Radiology Imaging Department Success

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Most medical imaging departments today measure quality metrics like patient satisfaction, referring-physician satisfaction and length of stay. They’ve carefully reviewed the recommendations from the Advisory Board and CMS’s PQRS program, and they’re religiously tracking their relative value units (RVUs). Nevertheless, they’re not measuring things that are vital to the success of their radiology imaging department.

Jonathan Niloff, M.D., MBA

Analytics in Healthcare Comes of Age:
Now How Do I Get My Physicians on Board?

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I don’t think there is any question that all of our worlds are fundamentally changing with the progression of value-based care. And that’s causing both direct and indirect effects, including massive consolidation among all segments of healthcare and extension of the care continuum, including new non-traditional sites of care, all of which are affecting everyone who’s a participant in healthcare delivery. There’s no question that healthcare analytics is playing and will play an increasingly critical role in facilitating that transformation and making organizations successful as they work under that model.

McKesson Corporation

Not Your Father’s Medicine: Precision Medicine Initiative Seeks to Deliver Individualized Treatments

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Ushering in a New Era of Medicine

In healthcare, we see it every day: patients who have cancer, heart disease, diabetes and the list could go on. Many of us have also experienced the impact of chronic conditions and illness in our personal lives. What if we could better target therapies to combat these diseases based on our own unique genetic “fingerprint?” This is what researchers supported by the National Institutes of Health and other federal agencies under the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) are tackling.