URAC’s Industry Insight Report Explores How 5 Healthcare Organizations Navigated the Complexities of Becoming Clinically Integrated Networks

By URAC Staff on Aug 1, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Discover how five different healthcare organizations navigated the complexities of becoming clinically integrated networks (CINs) to achieve success in the new value-based healthcare economy, in our Industry Insight Report “Clinically Integrated Networks: A Framework for Clinical and Financial Success.

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Hospital Impact: The Case for Earning Clinical Integration Accreditation

By Casey Osborne on Jul 5, 2017 1:17:06 PM

How do you make your best even better? Regardless of the industry or the organization, answering this question is a driving force behind any leadership team’s efforts to continually fulfill its mission, vision and goals.

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[Infographic] Specialty Pharmacy Growth Trend: Hospital Systems

By URAC Staff on Jun 27, 2017 9:00:00 AM

The U.S. specialty pharmacy industry is growing. Much of that growth can be attributed to healthcare provider-owned pharmacies. This infographic provides a snapshot of some key statistics on the specialty pharmacy industry trend in hospital systems.

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3 Innovative Programs of Highly Successful ACOs

By URAC Staff on Jun 16, 2017 1:40:18 PM

Accountable care may still be a relatively new model in some areas, but the numbers of ACOs are steadily increasing. There were approximately 660 ACOs in the U.S. in 2015. The number increased to 838 last year. Success, however, can be elusive.

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Why Phoenix Children’s Care Network Became the First URAC-Accredited Clinically Integrated Pediatric Network

By URAC Staff on Jun 5, 2017 10:16:23 AM

When Phoenix Children’s Care Network (PCCN) became the first clinically integrated pediatric network to achieve URAC accreditation in April, it blazed a trail that other children’s hospitals are starting to follow.

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Trend Watch: Physicians See Continued Transformation Toward Value-Based Healthcare in 2017

By URAC Staff on Feb 10, 2017 11:12:24 AM

While the new administration has brought uncertainty to what the Affordable Care Act will look like in the coming year, industry experts believe that the healthcare transformation will continue.

Four experts shared their insights into trends, opportunities and challenges for the coming year for physicians and provider networks. 

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The Ultimate Hope of the Future of Healthcare is Transformation

By James (Larry) Holly, M.D. on Dec 15, 2016 11:40:01 AM

By James (Larry) Holly, M.D., CEO, Southeast Texas Medical Associates

To be successful, the implementation of new policies and initiatives that will produce the future we imagine must be transformative – which comes from within. 

Transformation results in change that is not simply reflected in shape, structure, dimension or appearance, but is also part of the nature of the organization being transformed. The process itself creates a dynamic which is generative. It not only changes that which is being transformed but it also creates within the object of transformation the energy, the will and the necessity to sustain and expand that change and improvement. Transformation is not dependent upon external pressure (rules, regulations, requirements) but is sustained by an internal drive which is energized by the evolving nature of the organization.

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3 Ways Healthcare Providers Can Protect Themselves from Cyber Attacks

By URAC Staff on Nov 23, 2016 3:08:20 PM

Hardly a month goes by that we don’t hear about a cyber or ransomware attack on a healthcare provider, manufacturer or health plan. Though major attacks are the ones that make the news, healthcare providers across the country face the risk of an attack of any size.

The Privacy Rights Clearinghouse estimates that more than 900 million records have been breached in the United States since 2005 as a result of nearly 5,200 reported incidents. Of those, about 30 percent—more than 1,500 data breaches—occurred in the healthcare industry.

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