Philip Betbeze is the senior leadership editor at HealthLeaders Media.
With a little help from about 10,000 of her friends and colleagues, the head of Indiana University Health's office of transformation leaned in to cut waste and encourage value, one project at a time.
While the federal government's star ratings may be a reliable measure of patient experience, that's about all they can be relied upon to provide, says a provider of healthcare quality and outcomes data.
Costs for episodes of care for three common surgeries may vary threefold based on post-surgical physician orders. Better guidance on care standards may help.
30 million additional uninsured patients would drive up the 10-year cost if the law's main components are repealed, an Urban Institute study shows.
The changes will not be immediate or drastic, observers say. But they are coming.
Other area execs are mum on Tom Price, MD, who has been an outspoken opponent of specific portions of the PPACA that appear to benefit hospitals.
Health systems are creating preferred networks and monitoring provider services to cut length of stay, reduce readmissions, and improve outcomes.
Survey respondents' answers highlight possible risks to patient safety and good outcomes, and the need for better care coordination.
Toby Cosgrove, MD, discusses his concerns about the regulatory burdens on healthcare providers ahead of serving on the president-elect's "strategic and policy forum."
Documentary film chronicles one rural health system's journey toward a vision for population health, and its recipe is deceptively simple—but not cheap.