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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: Thanks, Doc, And By The Way—Who Are You?
The vast majority of patients in a new study couldn't name a single physician on their hospital care team. Such...
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: The ED or the Hallway? I'll Take Option No. 3
Hospitals across the country struggle with the problem of boarding patients in the emergency department. But is sending...
Web Exclusive: Even the C-suite Isn't Safe
Hospitals are looking at every way possible to keep their organizations financially stable. Unfortunately, for many...
Will Primary Care Be Re-Empowered by an Ailing Economy?
Contributors Richard Reece, MD, and Brian Klepper, PhD, offer examples of how businesses, rather than government...
Web Exclusive: From Marcus Welby to Gregory House
If physicians could be characterized solely based on television stereotypes, the difference between today’s...
The Polarized Hospital-Physician Relationship
The traditional voluntary medical staff model that characterized hospital-physician relations for decades is now fading.
Improving the transition from hospital to home
The transition from a hospital to home can be difficult for patients, as some find new or worsening symptoms within...