UnitedHealthcare Partners with Quality Health, Medical College of Wisconsin, and Ministry Healthcare to Form Large, Multi-System ACO in Wisconsin

In September UnitedHealthcare and its collaborators announced plans to create what is planned to be one of the largest accountable care organizations in Wisconsin As predicted, national health insurance companies are moving deliberately to be part of large accountable care organizations (ACOs). For example, in Wisconsin, three health systems and one of the nation’s largest health insurers are developing a multi-system accountable care organization designed to compete with the largest ACO in...

Kaiser and Other Health Systems Create Nation’s Largest Private-Sector Diabetes Registry

New database of diabetes patients opens door for pathologists to improve existing medical laboratory testing algorithms Integration of healthcare informatics is proceeding at a brisk pace. The latest evidence comes from 11 highly-respected integrated health systems that are pooling data to create the largest, most comprehensive private-sector diabetes registry in the country. It will contain information from 1.1 million diabetic patients. For clinical laboratory managers and pathologists, this...

More Doctors Using Dashboards with Real-Time Patient Data—Including Clinical Pathology Laboratory Test Results

Use of electronic medical record systems makes it easier for physicians to create patient  care dashboards Just as more clinical laboratories are using real-time dashboards to manage operations and workflow, a similar trend is happening with office-based physicians. Physicians using electronic medical records (EMRs/EHRs) in their medical practice are creating dashboards that give them detailed, real-time information about their patients. One example is the Marshfield Clinic, based in...
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