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Incentives, Motivations Clash Under ACOs

Philip Betbeze

A body cannot serve two masters—except—some contend, in healthcare. The old saying is being put to the test as healthcare organizations join multiple ACOs without standard practice protocols. >>>


Editor's Picks

CHI's Acquisition of St. Luke's Episcopal Health Detailed

As part of a deal to acquire with Houston's St. Luke's Episcopal Health System, Catholic Health Initiatives will contribute more than $1 billion to create a foundation that will serve the area's underserved population. >>>

IPAB Has to Go, Providers and Advocates Urge

A coalition of healthcare provider groups, drug and device manufacturers, health insurers, and patient advocates have signed a letter to Congress urging repeal of the Independent Payment Advisory Board. >>>

Hospital 'ACE' Teams Curb Adverse Events, LOS, Costs

Acute Care of the Elderly teams that target the complex needs of frail, elderly patients can result in fewer adverse events and shorter lengths of stay, researchers find. >>>

How 4 Health Systems Rein in Supply Costs

Collectively, four Ohio-based health systems report that they have saved nearly $700,000 in the roughly four months since launching a purchasing collaborative, including $250,000 on physician preference items. >>>

Diagnostic Errors Common, Costly, and Harmful

Wrong site surgeries and medication mishaps get more attention, but diagnostic errors are a larger, deadlier, and costlier problem, for patients and healthcare providers, Johns Hopkins researchers say. >>>

FDA Probes Docs Over da Vinci Robot Problems

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is counting on physicians to offer insights into complaints about the da Vinci robot, which is under scrutiny in lawsuits and medical board reviews as never before. >>>

Q&A: Kaiser Permanente's CIO on Technology's Role in Redefining Healthcare

Philip Fasano, CIO and executive vice president of Kaiser Permanente, discusses the rise of consumerism and what it means to providers, why cloud computing isn't quite ready for the demands of healthcare, and the current state of data security. >>>

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News Headlines

Obamacare exemption talk lights up Capitol Hill

Politico, April 26, 2013

UNC Health Care, Pardee Hospital extend partnership by 15 years

Triangle Business Journal, April 26, 2013

Blue Cross Blue Shield cut payments, hospital organization alleges

Minnesota Public Radio, April 25, 2013

Senator places hold on Obama's Medicare pick

The Washington Post, April 25, 2013

WellPoint's first-quarter profit rises 3%

Los Angeles Times, April 25, 2013

CHS charity care questioned in hospital trial

Charlotte Observer, April 25, 2013

Seven-digit shortfall has new Erlanger CEO seeing red

Chattanooga Times Free Press, April 24, 2013

Mayo's Destination Medical Center proposal unveiled

The Post-Bulletin, April 24, 2013

US hospitals send hundreds of immigrants back home

The Miami Herald / Associated Press, April 24, 2013

Inside India's 'no-frills' hospitals, where heart surgery costs just $800

Business Insider / Agence France Presse, April 22, 2013

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