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In an ACO, Who's Accountable?

It can be the hospital, but other organizations, most commonly health plans, large multispecialty physician practices, and medical service organizations can also serve as the "accountable" party in an...

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Medical, Administrative Leaders Demonstrate Power of Collaboration

A collaborative framework of "leadership as partnership" has physicians and medical center co-owners working in sync to deliver high-quality patient outcomes and achieve healthy fiscal outcomes.

Get Ready for Healthcare Conglomerates

The business case for healthcare conglomerates seems compelling, thanks to federal demonstration projects, accountable care organizations, and bundled payment initiatives.

Team-Based Care Under Risk-Bearing Contracting
Dispensing Information, Saving Costs
A Tech Boost to the EBM Boom

Solutions from the technology side can help bring about improvements and acceptance of evidence-based medicine, analysis shows.

Does Decision Support Make Docs Look Dumb?
Systemwide Process Improvement

While many hospitals use programs such as Lean and Six Sigma, few have adopted a full-in approach.

How SRM Reduces Revenue Cycle Costs
Money Talk
Rehab Hospitals Retooling

Coordination between acute care and rehabilitation hospitals can improve outcomes, and so can cooperation among rehab centers themselves, analysis shows.

Making the Difference

The HealthLeaders 20 featured in this issue—people chosen by our editorial team for making a difference in healthcare—reflect not only the world of healthcare today but the world.

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