Indiana HIE boosts predictive analytics offerings; Surescripts to add 19 HIEs to its network;

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> The Indiana Health Information Exchange will boost its predictive analytics offerings, according to an announcement from the state. The exchange will use risk stratification software to help Indiana ACOs and hospitals determine proactive interventions. The risk stratification will be available as either a data feed or via a tablet-based thin client module. Announcement

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> Surescripts announced this week that it is adding 19 health information exchanges and other entities to its health information network. The information to be shared includes test results, medication histories and summaries of patient visits. New participants in the network include Cerner, the Health Information Exchange of Illinois, Iowa and Maine, Quest Diagnostics and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Article

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> While the jury is still out on accountable care organizations (ACOs), physicians have mixed opinions on the benefits of the ACO model, according to athenahealth's "Physician Sentiment Index." The study found a greater percentage of physicians (54 percent) think shifting to an ACO would positively affect quality care. Those findings match the experience of Atrius Health, a Pioneer ACO in Massachusetts that found better quality and patient care with the adoption of accountable care, according to EHR Intelligence. Article

> Health Management Associates fired its entire board of directors, after a hedge fund that owns 14.6 percent of the Florida-based for-profit hospital operator on Monday voted to replace all eight members, Reuters reported. Glenview Capital Management is the largest shareholder of HMA, which operates 71 hospitals in 15 states with approximately 10,500 total beds. The hedge fund plans to bring in its own directors sometime this week, according to the Knoxville News Sentinel. Article

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