Healthland acquires Rycan for revenue cycle

Healthland acquires Rycan for revenue cycle Healthland, one of 7 Medical’s direct customers, is an IT development group for rural and community hospitals. Recently, they acquired Rycan to broaden their revenue cycle management (RCM) offering. Rycan, based out of Minnesota, will continue focusing on expansion within large health systems. The acquisition will help strengthen Healthland’s…

Big data helping accountable care organizations

Big data helping accountable care organizations The federal government’s goal was to improve quality of care when moving towards accountable care organizations (ACOs). ACOs are all about getting out in front of people’s health in hope of preventing on going care and treatment. Leaders within the government that push for ACO development believe electronic health…

Health IT to support ACOs

Health IT to support ACOs Within the US, there are opportunities to improve patient care while still being cost effective. The development of different types of affordable care organizations (ACOs) will provide both opportunities and challenges in regards to technology and culture. Read more from the Healthcare-Informatics article by clicking here.

Physician alignment around physician data: Simple in theory, complicated in practice

Physician alignment around physician data: Simple in theory, complicated in practice This past week in San Francisco, the Health IT Summit was held. A main point of emphasis in discussion there was value-based payment and delivery models. A large challenge today is aligning physicians in private practice with the goals of specific types of programs.…

Rethinking ACOs

Rethinking ACOs In December of 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed rule governing the agency’s Accountable Care Organization (ACO) program, including the Medicare Shared Savings initiative. Providing the first official guidance in three years, the rule aims to reduce administrative burden for participating organizations, and address several other issues…