>The Physician’s Place in the ACO

> This is a nice, thoughtful piece by Philip Betbeze today in HealthLeaders Media… “The Physician’s Place in the ACO” _____ “ACOs will include confederations of doctors, specialists, and hospitals working together to administer payments, determine quality and safety benchmarks, measure performance, and distribute shared savings, according to a June 2010 report from the American…

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>Sequel Systems’ EMR receives Important Meaningful Use Certification

> Melville, NY – November 15, 2010 – Sequel Systems, Inc, a dynamic, service-oriented healthcare technology company, announced today that its Electronic Medical Record (EMR), SequelMed Meaningful Use EMR version 8.0, has been tested and certified under the Drummond Group’s Electronic Health Records ONC-ATCB program. The EMR software is 2011/2012 compliant in accordance with the criteria adopted by…

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>NEJM: Physicians versus Hospitals as Leaders of Accountable Care Organizations

> Another interesting perspective was published online yesterday in NEJM’s ‘Health Policy and Reform’ section. Here they tackle the burning question… who will control the ACOs? Will it be primarily physician or hospital controlled?“We can envision two possible futures: one of physician-controlled ACOs, with physicians affiliating and contracting with hospitals, controlling the flow of funds…

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>LIBN: Empire creates physician panel

> Empire creates physician panel by Claude SolnikPublished: November 2, 2010 In a move designed to open a better dialogue between the state’s largest insurer and healthcare providers, Empire BlueCross BlueShield has created a physician advisory council. Although other insurers have long used physician panels to help develop policies, Empire earlier this month held the first meeting of…

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>New BIPA logo

> After a great deal of hard work and back and forth with Rohit Barman of DPS America – ‘Digital Promotions Strategy for NY Brands’ we narrowed our new logo down to a handful of choices. They were distributed to the group last week for review. The steering committee voted and our new logo has…

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>Local Physicians are Joining Efforts to Improve the Value and Quality of Healthcare Services

> Beacon IPA – Long Island FREE Press at LongIsland.com, 10-25-2010Manhasset, NY — As the healthcare landscape in America continues to evolve, many physicians are struggling to maintain their autonomy, improve patient care, and adjust to rising challenges in today’s environment. To address some of the major issues facing private practice medical practitioners, a new…

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