HHS on ACOs: Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation

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The following is a piece of an upcoming review we will be releasing  on Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs).  It deserves a expidited mention in that it is slightly overdue…

The HHS is also taking cues from industry thought leadership.  The CMS is moving to take an additional and different approach to solving some of the quandaries currently extant in Healthcare. The most recent step in CMS’ involvement in reform is the establishment of The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovations (CMMI).  This specific organization will be undertaking research and workgroups focused on “patient outcomes” and “community care models.” They are even taking public comments at the moment.  This center will perpetuate new efforts toward the development of ACOs in addition to finding ways to approach Medicaid and Medicare from new directions and analysis.  There is an expressed interest in the speed and pace of the solutions development as an underlying layer of the CMMI strategy.

McKesson’s Horizon Clinicals Receives ONC-ATCB Certification via Drummond Group

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Advanced Electronic Health Record to Help Providers Achieve Meaningful Use and More

ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–McKesson’s Horizon Clinicals®, the industry’s most comprehensive software suite used by clinicians, patients and healthcare executives to promote high quality, safe care, has received Complete EHR certification — deeming the software capable of enabling providers to meet the Stage 1 meaningful use measures required to qualify for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Tested and certified under the Drummond Group’s Electronic Health Records Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB) program, the EHR software is 2011/2012 compliant in accordance with the criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Continue reading: McKesson’s Horizon Clinicals Receives ONC-ATCB Certification via Drummond Group