Healthcare cost data released by the federal government Monday includes estimates for average hospital charges for 30 types of outpatient procedures. >>>
In the news this week: Workplace wellness initiatives aren't paying off, Sebelius finds her zen, and hospital staff still aren't washing their hands. >>>
Bundled payments are one of the financial models emerging from the evolving healthcare marketplace. But a survey of physicians and hospitals shows a significant divergence of opinions about bundling. Practice size is just one factor. >>>
The volume of mergers and acquisitions in healthcare is "consistent with efforts to try to achieve economies of scale...and changes in demand and particularly to realign and enhance services," says a report from the American Hospital Association. >>>
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has launched a competition to develop applications and tools that will enhance and improve the way data comparing hospital prices is used. >>>
A joint effort to provide interoperability among the electronic health records systems of competing vendors is proceeding without a great deal of transparency and openness outside of the participating members. >>>
For its work so far on building a model that predicts how many days a patient will spend in the hospital, one team has been awarded a half million dollar cash progress prize. Competition for the Heritage Health Prize continues. >>>
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