The national coordinator for health information technology at the Department of Health and Human Services, Farzad Mostashari, speaks with HealthLeaders Media about his top challenges in 2012. >>>
The ECRI Institute lists ten high-priced technologies, including radiation reduction tools and proton beam radiation therapy, that it says bear a look by healthcare leaders, but come with a slew of caveats. >>>
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has tapped 73 healthcare professionals for its innovation advisors program. Funded with $6 million from the healthcare reform act, the program is designed to help drive improvements to patient care and to reduce costs. >>>
While Florida officials have appealed a federal decision to deny the state's request for a waiver from the medical loss ratio requirements, Kansas and Oklahoma join the roster of denied states. >>>
This third report in a series of four from the inaugural HealthLeaders Media CFO Exchange provides insight on cost containment from leaders at Banner Health, Wellmont Health System, Parkland Health & Hospital System, Floyd Memorial Hospital & Health Services, and Trinity Regional Health System. Eighteen percent cite "no culture of being cost-conscious" as their greatest organizational challenge to cost reduction. >>>
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