Inpatient care is still a bedrock of almost all health systems, but its role in the care continuum is changing dramatically. >>>
So far largely unseen and unfelt, the effects of making provider pricing data public are about to impact hospitals and health systems in a big way. I'm not going to lie to you—this is going to hurt. >>>
Some hospital CEOs, used to captaining their own ships, are finding that healthcare reform means there are fewer opportunities to run things as they see fit. Maybe that's a good thing. >>>
As Medicare officials mull new rules and a second round of participant recruitment for the Pioneer ACO program, healthcare providers are quick to point out how the gainsharing model can be improved. >>>
Competition within the healthcare sector will improve only when providers offer products that have "intuitive and measurable value" to consumers, says a healthcare policy expert. >>>
Hospitals and other healthcare organizations need to do a lot more than what they're currently doing to guard against drug diverters and catch them before they harm patients and themselves. >>>
In an in-depth interview, National Coordinator for Health Information Karen DeSalvo, MD, discusses meaningful use, EHR usability, innovation, and the recently announced restructuring at the Office of National Coordinator. Part one of two. >>>
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