Connected Care

Mental Health Mass Trauma
How to Address Mental Health after Mass Trauma

Firearm-related injuries account for more than $2.8 billion in direct emergency and inpatient care costs every year in the U.S. This does not include the indirect financial costs or emotional effects on patients and providers after incidents of mass trauma. Currently the U.S. is facing a potential shortage of physicians…

Epic EHR
Obstacles Hinder HIE Utilization, but Future Bright

Health Information Exchanges (HIEs), publicly or privately operated hubs of patient data intended to connect regional providers, have faced significant obstacles in recent years despite support from the ACA and state organizations. While some are technological, such as discrepancies in data classification among EHR systems, others involve deliberate data blocking…

hospital outpatient procedures
Commercial Groups Driving Force Behind ACOs Development

Accountable care organizations (ACOs) are often touted as the healthcare delivery model of the future. Though CMS’ Medicare Shared Savings Program gets lots of attention from analysts and the media, the real direction of ACOs is being determined behind the scenes in the private sector. Commercial ACOs cover millions of…