Upcoming MHDC Events

    • 01 Dec 2015
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • MHDC Offices, 460 Totten Pond Rd, Ste 690, Waltham, 02451

    Getting Started with Bundled Payments

    Massachusetts is leading the way in payment reform and bundled payment is a huge opportunity. CMS has set a goal of 50% of payments structured within alternative payment models by 2018 and bundled payment through the BPCI, OCM, and CCJR programs are a huge component of that goal. Up to 70% of healthcare spending is affected by specialist decision-making. Bundled payment is the only value based payment mechanism that seriously engages with specialist providers.  In this seminar we explore how bundled payment works, how to prepare for bundled payment and how payers and providers can get started in a bundled payment program.


    • How bundled payment works and what doesn't work.
    • How CMS, states, and commercial payers are structuring bundled payment programs and what they are learning.
    • How bundled payment incentivizes higher quality, high-efficiency healthcare.
    • How to prepare your practice, facility or payment system for bundled payment.
    • Options for starting a bundled payment program.
    • 15 Dec 2015
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • MHDC Office, 460 Totten Pond Rd, Ste 690, 02451
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    Leveraging Data and Clinical Knowledge to Improve Healthcare Outcomes

    Speaker, Joe Frassica, MD, Chief Medical Informatics and Technology Officer

    In order to meet healthcare’s Triple Aim – to improve health, improve care, and reduce costs – physicians and other care providers must have actionable guidance informed by rigorous analysis of large health data sets.

    Through the Bioengineering Research Partnership with MIT and the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Philips Healthcare developed the MIMIC II database, combining information from the hospital’s ICU information systems, hospital archives, and other data sources.

    Using MIMIC II and the Philips’s eResearch Institute database Philips Healthcare developed a robust, algorithm to predict when an ICU patient is more likely to require an intervention for acute hypotension.

    Working with the Mayo Clinic through a CMS Innovation Grant, Philips developed a patient-centered, cloud-based clinical decision support (CDS) solution for the ICU through which Mayo clinical knowledge and algorithms were delivered directly to clinicians on their mobile devices and at the bedside.

    Please join Joe Frassica, MD, Philips Healthcare’s Chief Medical Informatics and Technology Officer to learn more about these innovations and their impact on health care cost, quality, and effectiveness.

    • 06 Jan 2016
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • MHDC Offices, 460 Totten Pond Rd, Ste 690, 02451
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    Leveraging Mass HIway HIE
    to Improve Care Coordination

    Find out the latest developments in health information exchange across Massachusetts,
    learn about electronically coordinating care with trading partners, and hear the lessons learned from Mass HIway community across the care continuum.
    Use cases ranging from meeting Meaningful Use requirements to preparing for accountable care and population health management/quality data analytics will be shared to highlight the potential benefits
    and multiple value streams of sending vital health information at care transitions via Mass HIway.