Highmark, the Pennsylvania-based integrated healthcare network, seeks to use ACOs and primary care medical homes to transform the way it does business. >>>
Developing a measure to define overuse was difficult, but researchers found a way to quantify 26 types of unnecessary medical procedures administered to Medicare beneficiaries and tallied the cost. >>>
HIT leader and now author, Jonathan Bush, doesn't mince words. Hospital chiefs are almost all "facing in exactly the wrong direction," he says, when they should be in "assault mode" against "that which is bigger and more sclerotic" than themselves. >>>
By revamping its Quality Improvement Organization program, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will put an end to a fundamental flaw in the old structure, which exposed contractors to accusations of conflict of interest. >>>
At least $42 billion of the $2.8 trillion US healthcare industry is up for grabs as new market entrants from Walmart to technology start-ups seek a slice of the pie, according to a new study. >>>
With more people able to purchase health insurance under the healthcare reform law, a Health Affairs study projects that hospital emergency departments could generate an additional 4.4% in profits in the coming years. >>>
From its virtual care center now under construction, the Missouri-based healthcare system says it will be able to extend telehealth services to patients across the entirety of its 42-hospital system 24/7 through audio, video, and data connections. >>>
The purchase of Health Management Associates by Community Health Systems for $7.6 billion and the sale of Vanguard Health Systems to Tenet Healthcare for $4.3 billion were healthcare's two largest deals last year. >>>
Based on a recent survey, 54% of healthcare leaders are reducing avoidable ED visits via primary care coordination. This report uncovers emerging best practices in care team composition and patient flow to improve ED throughput and patient satisfaction.
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