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Ask Dr. Parker: Strategies for Controlling Medical Overutilization

November 1, 2018

“What’s the best way to actually address medical overutilization?” In a recent article, I explained why medical overutilization is such an important issue for accountable care organizations, and identified key focus areas for healthcare systems that want to tackle this

Kelsey Wade is a senior technical lead at Arcadia, shown here in our office in Burlington, Massachusetts.

Meet an Arcadian: Kelsey Wade

October 24, 2018

Kelsey Wade is a senior technical lead at Arcadia, responsible for implementing our population health management platform Arcadia Analytics at some of the largest, most complex healthcare systems in the country.  In her Meet an Arcadian profile, she explains a

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Ask Dr. Parker: ACOs and Proposed MSSP Changes

October 19, 2018

“CMS recently proposed major changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) that would impact ACOs around the country starting in 2019.  With the comment period closing this week (October 16, 2018), what are ACOs thinking about and doing to

Blog Customers Averaged $8.9M in Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) Savings

September 28, 2018

BURLINGTON, MA (September 28, 2018) –, a widely-recognized leader in population health management, congratulates its Accountable Care Organization (ACO) customers in achieving $90 million in Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) savings in 2017. On average, Arcadia customers significantly outperformed

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Ask Dr. Parker: Medical System Overutilization

September 27, 2018

“Why is medical overutilization such an important issue, and where should an ACO look for opportunities to address it?” I started noticing overutilization when I was a medical resident between 1985 and 1988.  Patients in the hospital got the same

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Blog CTO Jon Cook interviewed for TechVibe Radio

September 17, 2018

On TechVibe Radio, the Pittsburgh Technology Council’s Audrey Russo and Jonathan Kersting interview leaders from Pittsburgh’s innovative technology companies.  On their most recent episode, the TechVibe Radio team spoke with’s chief technology officer Jon Cook. You can stream the

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Ask Dr. Parker: Why Does “Pod Size” Matter?

September 13, 2018

“Why does “pod size” matter?” You may have heard the term “pod” used to describe the group of patients and providers for whom a physician leader is responsible.  Ever wonder how many patients need to be in that “pod” for