How Elation’s Clinical First philosophy drives the tools needed for value based care

By | August 16, 2017 at 2:22 pm

Discussing healthcare technology and value-based care at the recent Value-Based Care Summit in Chicago, American Medical Association (AMA) Board of Trustees Secretary Jesse M. Ehrenfeld, MD, MPH, said, “Technology is a critically important driver of value-based care. If we don’t have functional systems in place — technology that is connected, easy to use, provides a […]

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Empowering Primary Care by Integrating Behavioral Health

By | August 8, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Primary Care: Our De-facto Mental Health System Primary care physicians have known this for decades; our siloed behavioral health system is not up to the task.  By 2020, we’ll spend close to a quarter trillion dollars(!) on behavioral health; yet enormous gaps in care remain. Sixty percent of people with a diagnosable behavioral health condition […]

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5 articles you may have missed on Elation’s blogs

By | August 7, 2017 at 5:23 pm

As independent practices around the country continue to spend valuable time caring for their patients, we spend our time publishing timely, relevant information for everything from health policy to tips for running a successful practice so that you can spend less time trying to keep up with the headlines and more time providing care. If […]

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The importance of preventative care

By | August 3, 2017 at 4:03 pm

When you think of ways that doctors save lives, many might imagine an emergency room doctor or nurse running around treating patients who might be having a heart attack, or a surgeon who is performing a life-saving surgery for someone who was in a deadly accident. Even though these are the images that typically come […]

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The importance of having a connected EHR

By | July 28, 2017 at 3:11 pm

Elation Health is excited to announce the launch of our newly redesigned partners page. We’ve reimagined this page to make it easier than before to locate and find information about the dozens of partners that work with Elation’s Clinical First platform. At Elation, we know that an electronic health record (EHR) is a vital tool […]

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Why independent physicians should be proactive about value-based care

By | July 27, 2017 at 4:32 pm

Waiting for legislation to be passed or for new regulations to be implemented can leave independent physicians struggling to determine how their practices should operate. The future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is in doubt. Some Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) directives and demos have been delayed. Independent physicians have always been […]

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AAFP launches primary care innovation fellowship

By | July 26, 2017 at 2:22 pm

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) is a medical organization focused on health information technology solutions that will help independent family care physicians as they work to provide better quality healthcare to their patients. This organization recently announced its first Primary Care Innovation Fellowship with a goal of improving the usability and interoperability of health […]

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How investing in primary care can enhance care coordination

By | July 20, 2017 at 3:54 pm

What is the relationship between primary care and care coordination? Most patients, particularly those who are critically ill or elderly, see more than one medical care provider. They are referred to specialists or sent to outside medical facilities for tests or procedures. Primary care coordination is a critical piece of overall care management for these […]

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Healthcare bill update: plan to repeal and replace Obamacare becomes less likely

By | July 19, 2017 at 5:05 pm

Yesterday, Senate Republicans announced that they lacked enough votes to move their legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, forward. With this latest bill effectively dead, policy analysts believe an overhaul of Obamacare is less likely than before. What’s happened so far? In March 2017, the American Health […]

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Revised Health Bill Released: What Independent Physicians Need to Know

By | July 14, 2017 at 4:22 pm

Yesterday, Senate Republicans released a newly revised draft of the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) in hopes of passing the bill through a divided Congress. Though the bill does not change any of the fundamental aspects of its original version, lawmakers made several significant changes in an effort to sway specific Republican lawmakers on the […]

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