Fee-for-service medicine is a financially unsustainable payment model that should be phased out by the end of the decade, a study commissioned by the Society for General Internal Medicine recommends. >>>
Tablet computers and other mobile technologies are overturning concepts of how clinicians use technology, raising work-life balance issues and having a beneficial impact on hospital IT budgets. >>>
Over time, harried clinical caregivers can become desensitized to the patient experience. It's up to healthcare leaders to get them to do better. "This journey is non-negotiable and it's not optional," says one hospital executive. >>>
Super-utilizer patients, also known as frequent fliers, create exorbitant costs for hospitals and health systems yet receive care inadequate to their needs. The failure is in project management rather than clinical delivery, says one physician leader. >>>
Shrinking reimbursements may be here to stay, but healthcare CFOs are learning that energy-efficient solutions can help solidify long-term, sustainable cost reductions. >>>
Independence Blue Cross and Abington Health have partnered under an accountable care payment model which pays physicians and hospitals "substantial sums" above the standard reimbursement rate when they meet quality and medical cost targets. >>>
Red blood cells stored longer than 21 days are less functional than fresher ones, a small study shows. That's making blood banking organizations such as the Red Cross "really nervous," says the study's author. >>>
Date: March 22, 2013, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET
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