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The time is now for ACOs, former CMS administrator says
With the prohibitive and rising cost of healthcare, there has never been a greater need for accountable care...
Opinion: HSAs lucrative for insurers, costly for consumers
In its ongoing attempt to weaken a key provision of the healthcare reform law -- the one that requires insurers to...
Web Exclusive: A Modest Proposal: Pay More for Care Only if It's Better
By applying comparative effectiveness research results to federal reimbursements, only medical services with higher...
Software Freedom’s latest target is medical devices
Heart disease patients like Dick Cheney are vulnerable to buggy software and hack-attacks aimed straight at the devices...
Many U.K. hospitals fail to report errors
Not all medical errors are being reported to the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA), established in 2001 to collect...
Web Exclusive: The Truth Is Out There. Sort Of.
Do physicians have an ethical obligation to tell patients that the competing hospital across town has better outcomes...
Web Exclusive: Yes, We Need a Checklist
A new study finds that implementing a surgical safety checklist can reduce complications and lower death rates. But do...
Web Exclusive: Beware of Toys!
With thousands of people dying in U.S. hospitals from healthcare-associated infections every year, taking steps to...
Web Exclusive: Seven Signs You're Ready for Collapse
Like it or not, healthcare is a business, and hospitals face the same possibility of collapse that we've seen in...
Web Exclusive: Apathy Will Get You Nowhere
It only takes one apathetic employee to derail a hospital leader's efforts to improve his or her organization. That's...