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Ask Dr. Parker: Measuring Quality Measures

March 29, 2018

“Are quality measures getting more and more complicated?  Do you think this complexity is helping us improve care?” If you work in health care, you probably have some familiarity with quality measures.  These days almost every contract between providers, hospitals

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Ask Dr. Parker: Getting the Most from HIMSS18

March 1, 2018

How do I to prepare to get the most out of HIMSS18? Whether this is your first HIMSS experience or you are a veteran, it pays to do some advance planning regarding your expectations and goals.  Unquestionably, HIMSS is the

IDC MarketScape names Arcadia a Leader in U.S. Healthcare Clinical and Financial Analytic BPO Services

February 27, 2018

BURLINGTON, MASS (February 27, 2018) announced today that IDC named it a Leader in the IDC MarketScape: U.S. Healthcare Clinical and Financial Analytics BPO Services 2017 Vendor Assessment (Doc #US43176217, December 2017).  The report recognized the strength of Arcadia’s

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Ask Dr. Parker: NAACOS Wrap Up

October 11, 2017

The Arcadia team attended the National Association of ACOs (NAACOS) last week in Washington, D.C. This year’s conference delivered valuable policy insights and operational strategies for all ACOs. Following are some of the highlights gleaned from various presentations: In 2012

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Ask Dr. Parker: Investing in Care Management

August 15, 2017

“I’m thinking about investing in a Care Management program.  What are the different approaches to this, and how do I decide what is right for my organization?  And how do I measure whether the program is successful?” Care management continues

The value of a hip replacement surgery

What’s the Value of a $71,838 EOB for a Hip Replacement?

January 19, 2017

Value = Quality / Cost Let’s agree that this simple little equation – Value = Quality/Cost –(V=Q/C) – is a useful tool to understand the value of pretty much anything, including healthcare.  If you consider buying a car, you quickly have an

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Ask Dr. Parker

January 17, 2017

Our chief medical officer Rich Parker, MD frequently travels across the country to meet with our customers.  He is constantly asked for advice on running a value based care organization – from how to incentivize physicians during the transition from

Who Should I Trust in Population Health?

December 21, 2016

Cutting through the noise in the healthcare technology market is one of the challenges we hear from our clients and prospects every day. It is difficult to determine who to trust. In order to have a thorough understanding of your

Elderly Health and Medication Reconciliation

Elderly Health and Prescription Data Islands

December 20, 2016

An unexpected emergency room visit The Patient: Jim Cotton The nurses at Springfield Medical Associates adored Jim Cotton. You could count on finding him in the waiting room every other Tuesday at 4:00 PM, ready for his appointment with a

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