February 13, 2017

Let’s Connect at HIMSS 2017

Visit ViiMed in the Innovation Zone (#7785-71) to learn how we can help you coordinate care for joint replacement surgeries and engage your chronic disease patients. Next week, more than 40,000 healthcare professionals will descend on Orlando for the 2017 HIMSS conference. This is one of our favorite weeks of the year, where we get...

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December 15, 2016

Five Digital Health Predictions for 2017

2016 has been a big year for healthcare IT. Between policy shifts and the adoption of new technologies, there has never been a more exciting time in healthcare. As we wrap up the year and look ahead to 2017, the team at ViiMed pulled together a few predictions about what we can expect:...

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November 21, 2016

Five Ways to Engage Patients Between Visits

Quality and cost. Two of the most important elements of the healthcare industry today, and key ingredients driving the shift from volume- to value-based care. Providers face tremendous pressure to deliver higher-quality care at a lower cost, and engaging patients in their own care can help on both of these fronts....

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November 16, 2016

Solving the Diabetes Dilemma

Diabetes affects more than 29 million people in the United States, or roughly 9% of the population. Of that number, 8.1 million are undiagnosed. Diabetes is a huge problem that places an enormous burden on patients, caregivers, and even our economy, and we must act now to reduce its devastating effects....

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September 28, 2016

Why Interoperability is Critical for Connected Care

National Health IT Week panel hosted by College of Healthcare Management Executives (CHIME) examines the need for interoperability and standards, and how health IT can connect providers with patients across the continuum The healthcare industry is in the midst of a major transition. Organizations are shifting towards value-based care, working to improve access to care,...

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September 16, 2016

Bridging Continents to Deliver Better Care

18 healthcare executives from Russia and Central Asia visit ViiMed We believe that patient care doesn’t happen in a silo. It takes a team of experts to deliver the best possible experience and outcomes. That’s why we’re committed to working with others across the industry, whether building a virtual care plan, integrating with other technologies,...

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September 6, 2016

Dr. Glenn Hirsch on Bundled Payments for Cardiology

Following CMS’ proposed model for bundled payments in cardiology, we sat down with Dr. Glenn Hirsch, M.D., M.H.S., F.A.C.C., clinical director for the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at The University of Louisville. Dr. Hirsch navigates the evolving regulatory landscape every day and knows firsthand what these changes mean for providers. As the Administration seeks to...

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August 19, 2016

Engaging Physician Practices at Greenway ENGAGE16

Physician practices today have their hands full. On top of their most important responsibility – patient care – practices must navigate new value-based care models like MACRA, understand Meaningful Use requirements, and work more closely with other providers across the care spectrum. The amount of paperwork associated with these tasks alone can make your head...

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August 10, 2016

Let’s Improve Health Care for Service Members and Veterans

A Recap of the Defense Health Information Technology Symposium (DHITS) Our nation’s service members and veterans are as brave as they come. Risking their lives for the sake of the country, they understand the true meaning of sacrifice and live out the definition of courage every day. So when it comes to healthcare, these men...

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August 3, 2016

5 Ways to Cut Costs in a Bundled Payment Program

Recently, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services mandated bundled payments for total hip and knee replacement surgeries. This rule, known as the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) model, holds hospitals responsible for the total quality and cost of patient care across an entire treatment episode. Designed to help Medicare beneficiaries receive better quality...

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