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The First Ray of Sunlight Shines on Cancer Measure Reporting

Cheryl Clark

The healthcare industry has hundreds of measures stratifying quality of care for heart failure, pneumonia, and stroke, but nothing for cancer—until now. The PA Health Care Quality Alliance recently added five scores to its website. >>>


Editor's Picks

Top Healthcare Buzzwords for 2014, Part 1

Big changes in healthcare mean big changes in the way providers and payers talk. Many terms being bandied about don't have clear or solid meanings, but this guide helps sort things out. >>>

Healthcare Uncertainties to Intensify in 2014

Many providers who've been on the forefront of the movement away from fee-for-service may find themselves at a disadvantage with payers as healthcare transitions into value-based payment models such as bundled payments and gain sharing, says one analyst. >>>

HL20: Jeffrey Brenner, MD—Providing Better Care to Complex Patients

Jeffrey Brenner, MD, became interested in providing primary care to highly complex patients as a medical student working in an inner-city free clinic. Today, he focuses on improving care for patients who use a high amount of hospital and emergency services, a group he calls superutilizers. >>>

HL20: Martin Makary, MD—Pushing to Improve Transparency and Quality Standards

Martin Makary, MD, is an outspoken surgical quality advocate who wants "trust restored to healthcare through public reporting and transparency," whether it's pushing for the use of video cameras in operating rooms to better monitor quality and technology, or national requirements for hospitals to report adverse events resulting from surgery. >>>


Roundtable: Top Skills for Top Executives

Executives from top healthcare organizations and Bank of America Merrill Lynch discuss the key competencies needed for today’s leaders to engineer the merger of clinical and financial priorities. Free Download >>>

News Headlines

Doctors, hospitals expect some confusion as Obamacare plans start

Reuters, January 2, 2014

Justice delays health law's birth control mandate

The Miami Herald / Associated Press, January 2, 2014

Vanderbilt revives plans for children's hospital expansion

Nashville Business Journal, January 2, 2014

Keeping a doctor under Obamacare is no easy feat

Time, January 2, 2014

Unreported robot surgery injuries open new questions for FDA

Bangor Daily News / Bloomberg News, December 31, 2013

Court blocks hospital from disconnecting brain dead girl from life support

CNN, December 31, 2013

Most minority patients cared for by non-white docs

Reuters, December 31, 2013

CO hospital recommends hepatitis C testing for some ICU patients, December 31, 2013

Roughed up by an Orca? There'a code for that

The New York Times, December 31, 2013

This $55,000 bill is the perfect example of our broken hospital system

Business Insider, December 31, 2013

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CFO Exchange Insights Report: Protecting Margins, Fueling Growth

Chief financial officers have been looking for ways to streamline processes and achieve cost savings for years, yet they still believe there is more they can do to cut operating expenses and protect margins. At the CFO Exchange held this fall, they discussed new tactics for new payment models. Free Downloads >>>

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Population Health and the Analytics Opportunity

Innovators are blending technology with new care models while targeting high-risk patients in a patient-centered strategy. >>>


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