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The ACA – An Intersection between Health Policy and Community Health

The ACA – An Intersection between Health Policy and Community Health

Author: Cognosante

Are passwords dead?

Stronger methods of authentication will continue to gain ground as businesses, government agencies, and healthcare organizations look to tighten cybersecurity. Cybersecurity is very much on people’s minds these days. Hackers have made their way into nearly all types of databases, from major retailers and government agencies to healthcare facilities. The Ponemon Institute estimates that cyber […]
Author: Stephen Gantz
Stephen Gantz

Build, Seed, Then Pave: Creating data-driven solutions for healthcare customers

Sometimes, truly innovative solutions break the rules. Project managers sometimes tell a story about how smart architects rely on an approach known as “Build, Seed, Then Pave­” so that the completed project meets the objectives of the client. Take the design of a college or professional campus, for example. The traditional (and less effective) method […]
Author: Len Discenza
Len Discenza

Effective Medicaid Consumer Engagement: Thinking Outside the Box

Person-centered approach Many individuals enrolled in Medicaid also access services from other state human services agencies and community-based providers. Deploying a “whole person” approach for enrollees—supported by modern tools and one-to-one support—can increase beneficiary engagement while lowering a state’s overall costs and administrative burden. The Medicaid landscape is changing Since implementation of the Affordable Care […]
Author: Rebecca Bruno
Rebecca Bruno
State health and human services

Joining Forces to Help Change How Healthcare is Delivered, Especially to Veterans

Cognosante and BITS executives share their perspectives on why the union of their two companies is a great step forward in helping solve critical issues for our nation’s Veterans.

Author: Michele Kang
Michele Kang
Military and Veterans' health

Advancing payment reform with effective state health information exchange

Throughout the healthcare system, payers are shifting away from payment models that incentivize volume of services to models that incentivize quality, outcomes, and savings. Efforts to transform healthcare through value-based payment reform can be seen in state Medicaid managed care contracts that incentivize outcomes, delivery system reform efforts under Medicaid demonstration projects, State Innovation Model (SIM) efforts […]
Author: Megan Renfrew
Author: Sunaina Menawat
Megan Renfrew and Sunaina Menawat
State health and human services