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Ron Brooks of Independence Blue Cross Shares New Campaign Toward Colon Cancer Screening for African Americans

April 19, 2021

Brooks, senior medical director of Independence Blue Cross in Philadelphia, was a key member of the team that created a health awareness campaign launched earlier this month in cooperation with local radio station WURD and other partners including the Colorectal Cancer Alliance, the Independence Blue Cross Foundation, Penn Medicine, Labcorp, and the Health Care Improvement Foundation. The campaign, called “Go To Know,” sets out to increase colon cancer screenings among African Americans by providing free Fecal immunochemical, or FIT, tests.

Many Healthcare Organizations Aren't Ready for the Now Enforced ONC Cures Act Final Rule

April 18, 2021

A new survey revealed a majority of health organizations have lack of awareness and are unprepared to comply with the ONC's final rule act of information blocking and improving interoperability provisions. Matthew A. Michela, President and CEO, Life Image, shares how to get on board.

Whither the ACO?

April 16, 2021

The number of participants in the Medicare Shared Savings Program has tapered off, and the Direct Contracting Model may put accountable care organizations at a disadvantage. The National Association of ACOs wants the Biden CMS to make some changes.

Using Predictive Analytics to Reduce Nurse Burnout

April 15, 2021

Burnout among nurses has been a major pain point for hospitals and health systems long before COVID. Nurses work long hours and face a unique combination of physical and emotional challenges, and a seemingly simple mistake can be fatal. As a result, burnout rates among nurses range from 15% to 45%, leading 1 in 3 nurses to leave the bedside within their first two years.