Today in Complex Care

How Medicaid Care Redesign Efforts Can Address Complex Health & Social Needs

By Amber Oblinger | November 7, 2017 at 10:30 AM

There is some truly admirable healthcare redesign happening in New Jersey. I recently attended the 3rd Annual Good Care Collaborative Conference in Trenton, NJ – an educational event dedicated to solving the challenges of the state’s Medicaid population through community collaboration and idea sharing. While listening to a panel discussion titled “NJ Policy Recommendations to Advance Complex Care,” one panelist shared something that truly resonated with me. Marilyn Mock, Director of Social Services from Fair Share Housing Development said, “We have to be careful with our language and using terms like vulnerable” when describing Medicaid populations. Instead, she chooses to use the term “marginalized.”

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Unpacking “Savings” Concepts at Accountable Care Organizations

By Dan Kamyck | October 18, 2017 at 1:33 PM

The meaning of the term “savings” for an ACO continues to generate some confusion. There are actually a few ways to measure savings, and the concepts can be surprisingly challenging. It doesn’t help that the evidence base for these savings concepts is still emerging. This leads some people to question why should we continue the ACO experiment. A new blog article on Health Affairs explains why ACOs still deserve a shot.

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New Feature Launch and Update

By Meghan LaMacchia | October 6, 2017 at 10:59 AM

Welcome to Projects!

 

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HUBweek's Healthcare Redesign Collaborative: New Speaker!

By Dan Kamyck | October 2, 2017 at 2:02 PM

At HUBweek’s Healthcare Redesign Collaborative, come and explore the crossroads of cutting-edge clinical practice, insurance innovation, and the digital patient experience. We're thrilled to announce our new panelist, Liz McCarthy from the Alzheimer's Association of MA/NH!

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HUBweek's Healthcare Redesign Collaborative: Keynote Speaker and Panel of Experts

By Dan Kamyck | September 27, 2017 at 1:58 PM

At HUBweek’s Healthcare Redesign Collaborative, come and explore the crossroads of cutting-edge clinical practice, insurance innovation, and the digital patient experience. Join us for a can't-miss Keynote Address and impressive Panel Discussion!

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HubWeek 2017: Top Five Healthcare Events

By Dan Kamyck | September 25, 2017 at 9:39 AM

As Boston's annual ideas festival, HUBweek convenes thousands of people across the city to explore the future being built at the intersections of art, science, and technology. Explore the most compelling healthcare experiences you'll find at HUBweek below.

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2017 ACT.md Feature Release Timeline

By Meghan LaMacchia | September 5, 2017 at 1:20 PM
 
For ACT.md customers and users, here is a run-down of all newly available  features in the ACT.md ®  Care Coordination Record TM platform:
 
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Funding Opportunities in Complex Care, July 2017

By Dan Kamyck | July 6, 2017 at 4:21 PM

Open Funding Opportunities

National

The RCHN Community Health Foundation seeks to identify and support a representative and committed group of health center grantees and partners that are planning or are engaged in local or state initiatives to engage in “health neighborhoods” that support systems for population health management, while also addressing local, upstream causes of health disparities. Community health centers, designated look-alikes and primary care associations are eligible to apply for this award. FUNDING | The Foundation expects to fund five awards under this program, with an approximate amount of $125,000 per award. DEADLINE | Letters of Interest are due 5:00 pm eastern time on Monday, July 24, 2017. Selected applicants will be invited to complete a full proposal. Award announcements are expected to be made in mid-October 2017.

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Three Care Models to Know: Presentations from the 2017 CAPG Conference

By Dan Kamyck | June 27, 2017 at 7:52 PM

CAPG's Annual Conference in California attracts national industry leaders from top medical groups, independent practice associations, hospitals, health plans, and government who come together to share and learn about the latest trends in capitated, coordinated healthcare. 

Among the many presenters were executives from three leading healthcare organizations, each presenting their successes and lessons learned in care redesign and innovative care delivery models.

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ACT.md wins "People's Choice Award" from MassChallenge and Massachusetts Competitive Partnership

By Dan Kamyck | June 14, 2017 at 12:51 PM

More than 600 leaders in Boston's digital health community gathered yesterday to celebrate the inaugural season finale of PULSE@MassChallenge and to honor the first cohort of 31 digital health start-ups accepted to the program.

ACT.md was honored with the People's Choice Award from MassChallenge, the Massachusetts Competitive Partnership, and event attendees. Accepting the award, Dr. Narath Carlile, ACT.md CMIO, thanked our Program Champions Cerner and Humana for their support, and our customers like Boston Medical Center, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, and Aetna who are doing things differently to improve health and healthcare for patients and families in Massachusetts and across the country.

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