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Web Exclusive: A Hospital Prevents Readmissions, but Threatens Revenue
An asthma prevention program at Children's Hospital Boston has drastically reduced emergency room visits and...
Web Exclusive: Gawande on Checklists: Why Don't Hospitals Use Them?
Surgeon and author Atul Gawande speaks to a hospital audience about how hard it is to get providers to adopt...
Web Exclusive: Top 10 Healthcare Quality Issues for 2011
Here are the top quality challenges healthcare providers will face in 2011—many, such as imaging exposure...
Health plans for high-risk patients attracting fewer, costing more than expected
An early feature of the new healthcare law that allows people who are already sick to get insurance to cover their...
Web Exclusive: Can ACOs Crack the Healthcare Payment Code?
The multi-year march toward an overhaul of the nation's healthcare delivery system begins this week. The...
Harvard Pilgrim seeks ’global payments’
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care will move towards “global payment” contracts with hospitals and doctors, CEO...
Study: Medical errors cost nation almost $20B each year
Preventable medical errors cost the country $19.5 billion in 2008 — or roughly $13,000 for each avoidable case...
UnitedHealth nears $1.5B purchase of Executive Health Resources
UnitedHealth Group Inc. is nearing an agreement to buy medical services firm Executive Health Resources Inc. for about...
Some insurers stop writing new coverage for kids
Some major health insurance companies will no longer issue certain types of policies for children, an unintended...
The do-it-yourself house call
Technology that aims to keep congestive heart failure patients out of the hospital is gaining traction. The...