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We asked readers to select up to three out of 25 topics covered in the Best Practices feature since it was launched in 2013. The top 10 vote-getters include using scribes to aid physicians, payers publishing the cost of services and ways to smooth the discharge process.
Hospitals are concluding they have to work very closely with healthcare providers, community organizations, families and patients themselves if they're going to keep people out of hospital beds—the new mandate under Medicare and fast-growing models of value-based payment.
Accountable care organizations are viewed as the leading government-backed approach in the transition from volume to value. Boston-based company Iora Health is helping providers invert ACO models and deliver strong results.
Multilateral trade deals—such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership touted by President Barack Obama on his recent trip through Asia—are usually of little concern or consequence to healthcare stakeholders. But the TPP could affect pharmaceutical pricing around the globe.
Community Care of North Carolina, a transitional care management program for Medicaid recipients, is the winner of the first $100,000 Hearst Health Prize. The announcement was made Tuesday morning at the Population Health Colloquium in Philadelphia.
When Salt Lake City residents search the Web for physician reviews, they're likely to come across a set of ratings from an unlikely source: the University of Utah Health Care's website. But in the three years since UUHC moved to systemwide public reviews, measures of patient satisfaction have soared.