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Metrics-Based Management: Using Analytics For Strategy Implementation & Business Optimization

By Joe Naughton-Travers, Ed.M. If you have great staff and great infrastructure, your organization still needs a strong management team—and management practices—to make sure that organizational plans to deliver great performance becomes reality. To do this, management teams need well-designed, real-time performance metrics. In successful organizations, metrics-based management happens in two contexts: managing strategy implementation…

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Massachusetts FQHC Centers Surpass One Million Telehealth Visits

The Massachusetts Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) Telehealth Consortium’s 35 community health center members have conducted more than one million telemedicine visits since the start of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in March of 2020. This achievement comes at the same time the Consortium has passed the halfway mark of its Phase II $12 million fundraising…

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WellSpan Health & Gateway Health Launch Value-Based Partnership For Medicaid Members

On July 29, 2021, Gateway Health, a Pennsylvania Medicaid managed care plan, and WellSpan Health a health system in central Pennsylvania launched a value-based partnership focused on connecting Gateway Health members with primary care professionals. Gateway Health and WellSpan are proactively contacting Gateway Health’s Medicaid members who visit the health system through emergency or urgent…

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Babylon, A World Leading, Digital-First, Value-Based Care Company, Announces Plans To Become A Public Company Via $4.2 Billion Merger With Alkuri Global Acquisition Corp.

Babylon Holdings Limited (Babylon), a world leading, digital-first value-based care company, and Alkuri Global Acquisition Corp. (Alkuri Global), a special purpose acquisition company, announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement. Upon closing of the transaction, the combined company will operate as Babylon and plans to trade on Nasdaq under the new symbol…

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Eleanor Health Announces $20 Million Series B Financing To Address The Growing Need For Value-Based Addiction & Mental Health Treatment

Eleanor Health, the first outpatient addiction and mental health provider organization delivering convenient and comprehensive care through a population and value-based payment structure, announced it has closed an oversubscribed $20 million Series B financing round. The company received significant participation from all existing investors including Town Hall Ventures, Echo Health Ventures, and Mosaic Health Solutions,…

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Metrics-Based Management: Using Analytics For Strategy Implementation & Business Optimization

By Joe Naughton-Travers, Ed.M. If you have great staff and great infrastructure, your organization still needs a strong management team—and management practices—to make sure that organizational plans to deliver great performance becomes reality. To do this, management teams need well-designed, real-time performance metrics. In successful organizations, metrics-based management happens in two contexts: managing strategy implementation…

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Top EHR Trends In 2021: Results Of The Annual Behavioral Health EHR Survey

We’re bombarded with stories about electronic health records (EHR) evolving to become more flexible and use more services like blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and artificial intelligence, but what do your peers report firsthand? We recently concluded the sixth annual National Behavioral Health EHR Survey and found that only 19% of provider organizations report their clinical, scheduling, billing,…

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Maximize Your Organizational Effectiveness With Analytics & Reporting

Improving value, competitive advantage, and sustainability are top of mind for executives of most behavioral health and human services provider organizations. None of these improvements are possible without consistent, high-quality reporting and analytics. Implementing analytics and reporting is much easier than you may believe. Join Christy Winter, Senior Product Manager, Analytics, of Qualifacts + Credible…

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Massachusetts FQHC Centers Surpass One Million Telehealth Visits

The Massachusetts Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) Telehealth Consortium’s 35 community health center members have conducted more than one million telemedicine visits since the start of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in March of 2020. This achievement comes at the same time the Consortium has passed the halfway mark of its Phase II $12 million fundraising…

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WellSpan Health & Gateway Health Launch Value-Based Partnership For Medicaid Members

On July 29, 2021, Gateway Health, a Pennsylvania Medicaid managed care plan, and WellSpan Health a health system in central Pennsylvania launched a value-based partnership focused on connecting Gateway Health members with primary care professionals. Gateway Health and WellSpan are proactively contacting Gateway Health’s Medicaid members who visit the health system through emergency or urgent…

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40% & Counting

By Monica E Oss, Chief Executive Officer The proportion of U.S. health care reimbursement dollars paid in advanced value-based reimbursement (VBR) models—contracts with shared savings, downside financial risk, and/or population-based payments—just passed 40%. The slow adoption of VBR with financial gain sharing and downside risk sharing—along with the unique challenges to specialty provider organizations in…

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Who Should Do What? Scope of Practice; Treatment Tech Shift Clinical Best Practices

By Monica E. Oss, Chief Executive Officer There has been a long debate about the scope of health care practices. What type of licensed clinical professionals can perform particular functions? Should psychologists and/or pharmacists prescribe psychotropic medications? What supervision do nurse practitioners and physician assistants need? (Should ‘physician assistants’ be renamed ‘physician associates’?) Psychologists can…

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The Opportunities & Challenges Of VBR – Making It Work On The Ground

By Monica E. Oss, Chief Executive Officer Despite significant movement, behavioral health is trailing the rest of health care domains in value-based reimbursement contracting. Forty-five percent of specialty provider organizations have some value-based reimbursement (VBR)—compared to 72% of primary care organizations (for more, see, The OPEN MINDS 2022 Survey On Value-Based Reimbursement In Specialty And Primary Care). And…

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Metrics-Based Management: Using Analytics For Strategy Implementation & Business Optimization

By Joe Naughton-Travers, Ed.M. If you have great staff and great infrastructure, your organization still needs a strong management team—and management practices—to make sure that organizational plans to deliver great performance becomes reality. To do this, management teams need well-designed, real-time performance metrics. In successful organizations, metrics-based management happens in two contexts: managing strategy implementation…

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Qualifacts + Credible Named 2022 Best In Klas: Software & Services

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (February 20, 2022) — Qualifacts + Credible, a leading provider of electronic health record (EHR) platforms for behavioral health and human services organizations, today announced the Credible platform has ranked No. 1 in the 2022 Best in KLAS: Software and Services report. Additionally, Qualifacts + Credible’s CareLogic EHR platform is ranked No. 2 in the 2022 Best in KLAS: Software…

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Metrics-Based Management: Using Analytics For Strategy Implementation & Business Optimization

By Joe Naughton-Travers, Ed.M. If you have great staff and great infrastructure, your organization still needs a strong management team—and management practices—to make sure that organizational plans to deliver great performance becomes reality. To do this, management teams need well-designed, real-time performance metrics. In successful organizations, metrics-based management happens in two contexts: managing strategy implementation…

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Massachusetts FQHC Centers Surpass One Million Telehealth Visits

The Massachusetts Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) Telehealth Consortium’s 35 community health center members have conducted more than one million telemedicine visits since the start of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in March of 2020. This achievement comes at the same time the Consortium has passed the halfway mark of its Phase II $12 million fundraising…

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WellSpan Health & Gateway Health Launch Value-Based Partnership For Medicaid Members

On July 29, 2021, Gateway Health, a Pennsylvania Medicaid managed care plan, and WellSpan Health a health system in central Pennsylvania launched a value-based partnership focused on connecting Gateway Health members with primary care professionals. Gateway Health and WellSpan are proactively contacting Gateway Health’s Medicaid members who visit the health system through emergency or urgent…

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Babylon, A World Leading, Digital-First, Value-Based Care Company, Announces Plans To Become A Public Company Via $4.2 Billion Merger With Alkuri Global Acquisition Corp.

Babylon Holdings Limited (Babylon), a world leading, digital-first value-based care company, and Alkuri Global Acquisition Corp. (Alkuri Global), a special purpose acquisition company, announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement. Upon closing of the transaction, the combined company will operate as Babylon and plans to trade on Nasdaq under the new symbol…

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Eleanor Health Announces $20 Million Series B Financing To Address The Growing Need For Value-Based Addiction & Mental Health Treatment

Eleanor Health, the first outpatient addiction and mental health provider organization delivering convenient and comprehensive care through a population and value-based payment structure, announced it has closed an oversubscribed $20 million Series B financing round. The company received significant participation from all existing investors including Town Hall Ventures, Echo Health Ventures, and Mosaic Health Solutions,…

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6 Steps To Improving CCBHC Outcomes The Berks Counseling Center Case Study

On May 25, 2022, Qualifacts’ CCBHC Program Manager Mary Givens and John Heim, Technology Specialist, EHR Systems for Berks Counseling Center discussed a 6-step process for improving performance on behavioral health led CCBHC outcomes. They provided insight into the greatest challenges of high performance on the CCBHC behavioral health led measures along with the successes…

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How To Optimize Technology: An OPEN MINDS Seminar On Getting The Most Value From Your Technology Investments

This presentation took place on August 23, 2021 at The 2021 OPEN MINDS Management Best Practices Institute. In this session, Sharon Hicks, Senior Associate and Kim Bond, Executive Vice President at OPEN MINDS, discussed what needs to be addressed to ensure your organization is on the path to maximizing your tech investment, including: How to…

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Technology Strategy For Sustainability—EHRs Are Just The Start

This closing keynote presentation took place October 27, 2021 during The 2021 OPEN MINDS Technology & Analytics Institute. OPEN MINDS Chief Executive Officer Monica E. Oss gave an up-to-the-minute look at the critical changes in the landscape for serving complex consumers – and what they mean for organizational sustainability post-pandemic. This session covered: The context for selecting technology in…

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Metrics-Based Management: Using Analytics For Strategy Implementation & Business Optimization

By Joe Naughton-Travers, Ed.M. If you have great staff and great infrastructure, your organization still needs a strong management team—and management practices—to make sure that organizational plans to deliver great performance becomes reality. To do this, management teams need well-designed, real-time performance metrics. In successful organizations, metrics-based management happens in two contexts: managing strategy implementation…

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Providers Growingly Concerned About EHR Functionalities & The Technologies Needs For Future Service Delivery & Reimbursement: Top EHR Trends From The 2021 <em>OPEN MINDS</em> National Behavioral Health EHR Survey

Originally presented on October 19, 2021. We’re bombarded with stories about electronic health records (EHR) evolving to become more flexible and use more services like blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and artificial intelligence, but what do your peers report firsthand? We recently concluded the sixth annual OPEN MINDS National Behavioral Health EHR Survey and found that 53% of provider organizations…

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Metrics-Based Management: Using Analytics For Strategy Implementation & Business Optimization

By Joe Naughton-Travers, Ed.M. If you have great staff and great infrastructure, your organization still needs a strong management team—and management practices—to make sure that organizational plans to deliver great performance becomes reality. To do this, management teams need well-designed, real-time performance metrics. In successful organizations, metrics-based management happens in two contexts: managing strategy implementation…

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Massachusetts FQHC Centers Surpass One Million Telehealth Visits

The Massachusetts Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) Telehealth Consortium’s 35 community health center members have conducted more than one million telemedicine visits since the start of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in March of 2020. This achievement comes at the same time the Consortium has passed the halfway mark of its Phase II $12 million fundraising…

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WellSpan Health & Gateway Health Launch Value-Based Partnership For Medicaid Members

On July 29, 2021, Gateway Health, a Pennsylvania Medicaid managed care plan, and WellSpan Health a health system in central Pennsylvania launched a value-based partnership focused on connecting Gateway Health members with primary care professionals. Gateway Health and WellSpan are proactively contacting Gateway Health’s Medicaid members who visit the health system through emergency or urgent…

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Babylon, A World Leading, Digital-First, Value-Based Care Company, Announces Plans To Become A Public Company Via $4.2 Billion Merger With Alkuri Global Acquisition Corp.

Babylon Holdings Limited (Babylon), a world leading, digital-first value-based care company, and Alkuri Global Acquisition Corp. (Alkuri Global), a special purpose acquisition company, announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement. Upon closing of the transaction, the combined company will operate as Babylon and plans to trade on Nasdaq under the new symbol…

Continue Reading Babylon, A World Leading, Digital-First, Value-Based Care Company, Announces Plans To Become A Public Company Via $4.2 Billion Merger With Alkuri Global Acquisition Corp.

Eleanor Health Announces $20 Million Series B Financing To Address The Growing Need For Value-Based Addiction & Mental Health Treatment

Eleanor Health, the first outpatient addiction and mental health provider organization delivering convenient and comprehensive care through a population and value-based payment structure, announced it has closed an oversubscribed $20 million Series B financing round. The company received significant participation from all existing investors including Town Hall Ventures, Echo Health Ventures, and Mosaic Health Solutions,…

Continue Reading Eleanor Health Announces $20 Million Series B Financing To Address The Growing Need For Value-Based Addiction & Mental Health Treatment