A new research report from health care business company, Leavitt Partners, found that the number of accountable care organizations (ACOs) across the U.S. have grown 38 percent over the past six months. The report, "Growth and Dispersion of Accountable Care Organizations," found that 221 ACOs have been identified across 45 states and the District of Columbia, and ACO activity in the private sector outnumbers the government sector by a factor of four to one. In November of 2011, there were 160 ACOs in 40 states,
Truven Health Analytics recently reported a study showing the majority of US Emergency Department (ED) visits were actually non-emergent. In this report, only 29 percent of patients required immediate medical attention in the ED.
A truism in economic theory is that if two products are equal in value, the consumer will choose the cheaper of the two. It just makes sense. If I am looking at two bicycles that are the same, but one is $50 higher and otherwise I can’t see any difference,
Consumer engagement, patient protection, improving care, reducing waste — each depend on the interoperability of electronic health records. Providers may be adopting EHRs, but the industry is missing a fundamental requirement for EHRs, the foundational infrastructure on which our entire health care transformation depends.
ConnectYourCare News: Companies frequently explore numerous options to lower their annual health care expenses, and big data could prove to be a valuable solution for firms nationwide. According to research firm McKinsey & Company, rising medical expenses have led many businesses to use big data to evaluate their yearly bills.
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