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Medical Home's Payoff Comes From Effort and Technology

Scott Mace

Like the game of golf, the secret to a successful patient-centered medical home may boil down to this: a lot of hard work and a few technology tricks. Some providers are finding that tools to measure and analyze data are crucial to the task of extracting healthcare from its fee-for-service sand trap. >>>


Editor's Picks

Can a Doctor's Smartphone App Thwart Lawsuits?

Defensive medicine is a major headache for physicians and costly for the healthcare system. After being embroiled in a lawsuit, a New Jersey physician launched a smartphone app to help improve communication between doctor and patient and derail potential litigation. >>>

Turn Tech-Savvy Providers into Marketing Allies

The tech-savvy doc is becoming common. Marketers can use these physicians' technical inclinations to enhance both the organizational marketing strategy and the patient experience. >>>

Care Coordination Advancing Slowly

While three-quarters of healthcare leaders are entering into collaborative care relationships, two-thirds say they are not initiating shared-savings programs with payers or providers to assume risks as part of an effort to reduce costs. >>>

Healthcare Business Survival Depends on Managing Uncertainty

The concept of managed uncertainty is not new to most industries, but healthcare's current business model requires big capital bets in a regulated revenue environment that's very short-term focused. Uncertainty plays havoc. It's time to plot how you'll respond to various scenarios. >>>

NEW Breakthroughs Report

The Promise of Healthcare Analytics

Healthcare is rich in data. The challenge for healthcare organizations is to make sense of the morass of clinical, financial, and operational information generated. In this HealthLeaders Media Breakthroughs report, four leading healthcare organizations—Brigham and Women's Hospital, St. Luke's University Health Network, Charleston Area Medical Center, and BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina—share insights and lessons learned. >>>

News Headlines

A viewer's guide to the SCOTUS healthcare ruling

Politico, June 26, 2012

E-records linked to fewer malpractice claims

U.S.News & World Report, June 26, 2012

UPMC's electronic health information exchange begins

Pittsburgh Business Times, June 26, 2012

Why don't more hospitals use electronic health records?

Bloomberg BusinessWeek, June 26, 2012

Program lets doctors 'prescribe' mHealth apps

InformationWeek, June 26, 2012

Healthcare Shows High Job Growth, Low Productivity

HealthLeaders Media, June 25, 2012

Healthcare Cost Growth Acceleration Continues

HealthLeaders Media, June 22, 2012

E-health records adopted by more than 100K healthcare providers

ComputerWorld, June 21, 2012

Healthcare sees emerging future in frugal innovation

Reuters, June 20, 2012

EHR innovation gap threatens healthcare progress

InformationWeek, June 20, 2012

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LIVE Webcast: Prevent 30-Day Readmissions

Date: June 27, 2012 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET
Learn readmissions approaches that work from speakers at leading healthcare systems. You'll leave this interactive webcast with strategies to standardize care protocols for cardiac and pneumonia patients, improve federal funding for these initiatives, and assess and assign patient risk for readmission, including Medicare FFS patients. >>>

Breakthroughs Report: Strategic Solutions for the Readmissions Challenge

Successfully preventing readmissions requires many players to fill the gaps in the care continuum. In this HealthLeaders Media Breakthroughs report, we examine how four leading health systems—Griffin Hospital, Parkview Health, Sarasota Memorial HealthCare System, and UPMC Hamot—are moving the needle. >>>

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