In 2013 we made progress on the seismic shift from fee-for-service to value-based care models. The industry has taken the first steps so that everyone – patient, provider and payer – has the same agenda. And everyone profits from the same outcomes. Some of the best industry trends I’ve seen in 2013 include: 1. Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) I like this model because everyone’s incentives are aligned. ACOs have to find the patients they should be treating. They need to reach those patients before there’s a problem, before a trip to the ER, or worse. 2. Population health management I like this trend because it means caregivers are being more proactive. They are reaching the patients most likely to need healthcare and aggressively managing their health. Strangely, population health means that we treat the patient more individually. 3. Open, a […]

2013 – my first year at Allscripts – has been a year of execution, building confidence with all stakeholders and creating momentum in the marketplace.  We have not only transformed our company, we have transformed health care by focusing on population health management and transitioning to value-based care. Although this transformation of Allscripts is not yet complete, clients are telling me they are more confident than ever in our direction. Clients inspire our vision, inform our actions Our vision of an Open, Connected Community of Health remains our clear destination, and we took major steps this year to make the vision a reality. Here are just a few of the steps: the strategic acquisitions of dbMotion and FollowMyHealthTM, the delivery of our Meaningful Use 2 (MU2) and ICD-10 commitments, the expansion of our international business, and helping found the CommonWell Health Alliance. Insights […]