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Show me the money: Tips for becoming a high-performance ACO

At the National Association of Accountable Care Organizations (NAACOS) fall conference in October, there was naturally a lot of discussion among attendees about managing patient populations.

Hot topics from NAACOS

The National Association of Accountable Care Organizations (NAACOS) wrapped up its Fall 2017 Conference earlier this month in Washington, D.C, with reportedly more than 650 ACO leaders in attendance.

Q&A with the Boss: The Garage’s Pranam Ben talks about BioReference partnership and what it means for you

On September 19, we announced that The Garage had formed a national partnership with BioReference Laboratories, an OPKO Health company and one of the largest commercial laboratories in the United States. For a closer look, we spoke with our founder and CEO Pranam Ben about the new partnership’s short- and long-term impact and the opportunities this brings to providers and patients.

Apple Watch -Thinking beyond the hype

With the announcement of the new Apple Watch there is a lot of buzz and talk about the possibilities for further healthcare integration. The watch is able to collect basic information such as the user's pulse, calorie intake and quantity of steps, and share that data with Apple's HealthKit. This app, which is a standard feature of iOS 8, can store vital information and aggregate health data from various wearable devices...

How to Coordinate Care For Your Accountable Care Organization?

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) initiated a movement in healthcare towards community-wide coordinated care systems. Today, the majority of these new systems are recognized as Accountable Care Organizations (ACO). Their objective is to provide population-wide, ....

What's your Mobile IQ?

Enterprises have been blindsided by the rapid adoption of mobile devices like smartphones and tablets by consumers. Across the world customers are using their smartphone devices to shop for clothes, goods and accessories, make travel reservations and hotel bookings, read product reviews and browsing product catalogs on their tablet devices. They are paying for goods using mobile payment solutions like PayPal....

Three Critical Technology Components

Three Critical Technology Components of an ACO and What a CIO Can Do