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Physician Pay Increasingly Linked to Value-based Metrics

Physician Pay Increasingly Linked to Value-based Metrics

Primary care doctors surveyed by the Medical Group Management Association say nearly 6% of their compensation was pegged to quality metrics in 2013, up from 3% in 2012.

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Advanced EHRs Save 10% Per Patient, Study Says

A large study of electronic health records systems, which includes automation of ancillary services such as clinical data repository, pharmacy, and laboratories, shows that they save money for third-party payers and patients, but not necessarily for hospitals.

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CDC Expanding Quality of Care Efforts

Denise Cardo, MD, director of the CDC's Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, cites the agency's growing ability to collect data and its improved relationship with CMS as tools in the fight to prevent hospital-acquired infections and other avoidable harms.

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Surgeon Breaks Through Boys' Club, Scales Olympic Heights

Gloria Beim, MD, pushed past gender bias early in her career to become an orthopedic surgeon, found her own practice, and be named Chief Medical Officer for the United States Olympic Committee.

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Slideshow: Healthcare Analytics: The New Business Currency

Providers must master data analytics to succeed in the new world of healthcare. This HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report explores the gains and gaps in this race to the future.

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