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Building the Business Case for Value-Based Care

John Commins

Harold D. Miller, president and CEO of the non-profit Center for Healthcare Quality and Payment Reform, discusses a fundamental barrier to shifting payment models in healthcare: Some providers mistakenly think all they have to do is tweak existing fee-for-service billing structures without understanding what drives costs in the underlying payment system. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Behind Retailers' Healthcare Strategies, Operational Know-How

Some retailers, reasoning that they are "smart about efficiency and productivity and standardization and using digital technology and getting closer to the customers, believe that they can… really change the way that care is delivered and paid for in this country," says one analyst. >>>

An Independent Community Health System Carves Its Own Niche

The chief operating officer of a small Minnesota health system says that small organizations can—and must—be among the leaders of the transformation from volume- to value-based healthcare businesses. >>>

It's Impossible to Know What $1B in Federal Quality Spending Buys

A pair of quality initiatives say they are preventing harm and saving lives, but their data is lacking, two prominent patient safety and health policy experts contend. >>>

Insurance Status a Factor in Trauma Care, Study Says

Insured patients who are admitted to non-trauma hospitals may be getting "suboptimal" care in comparison to uninsured trauma patients who are "dumped" or  transferred to trauma centers, a counterintuitive study finding  suggests. >>>

HIMSS: Providers View IT as a Revenue Generator

Cleveland Clinic is increasing its ROI on the EHR infrastructure it has invested in by working toward becoming, in effect, the new data center for a growing number of other, otherwise non-affiliated, providers. >>>

3 Ways to Adapt When it Costs More to Get Paid the Same

The CFO of a medical center in Idaho shares three strategies he has implemented to reduce the cost of delivering care and to maximize his organization's resources. >>>

Providers and Payers Make Good Bedfellows

As health systems across the country look for ways to adapt to a changing marketplace and a wave of federally driven reform efforts, Sanford Health is enjoying the benefits of a strategic leap it took nearly two decades ago. >>>

Slideshow: 2014 Industry Survey—Forging Healthcare's New Financial Foundation

The healthcare industry is in the throes of transition. While it may feel like turmoil, this is also a time of great opportunity. In this preview of the 2014 HealthLeaders Media Industry Survey, we show how hospital and health system leaders plan to manage the shift from volume to value and support collaborative care. >>>



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Webcast: Forge Partnerships Across the Care Continuum—Metrics and Workflows

Date: March 14, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET Join leaders from SCL Health System and Collaborative Healthcare Strategies as they reveal how to successfully align with external entities across the care continuum to reduce readmissions, improve care quality, and streamline workflows. Register Today >>>



News Headlines

Health data industry fights FDA oversight

The Boston Globe, February 26, 2014

MaineGeneral hospital 'doing its best' amid bed shortage

Portland Press Herald, February 26, 2014

UC San Diego researchers try to quiet noisy hospitals

KBPS, February 26, 2014

Dad delivers baby himself — inside a hospital room

South Florida Sun Sentinel, February 26, 2014

Pediatrics group advises against retail store health clinics for kids

CBS News, February 25, 2014

NYC hospital agency deficit to more than triple to $1.4 billion

Bloomberg Businessweek, February 25, 2014

Baylor Plano declines prestigious Baldrige award after patient lawsuits allege botched surgeries

Dallas Business Journal, February 25, 2014

How to bring the price of healthcare into the open

The Wall Street Journal, February 24, 2014

Dispute grows over tax exemptions for nonprofit hospitals

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, February 24, 2014

Designation change could cut critical access hospital funds

The Wichita Eagle, February 24, 2014



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Multimedia/Events

Webcast: Orthopedics Service Line Success—Physician Engagement, Efficiency, and Quality

Date: February 27, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET Orthopedic leaders from PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center and Stryker offer evidence-based strategies for improving orthopedic efficiency, quality, and performance while also increasing collaboration, cost savings, and market share within the service line. Register Today   >>>




From HealthLeaders Magazine

In Search of EHR's ROI

As healthcare leaders continue to pour money into electronic health record systems, many (but not all) find the return on the investment remains elusive. >>>

 

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