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  1. Cornell provost: Medical researchers forced out by federal budget cuts

    While President Barack Obama announced his support for precision medicine, it may not be enough to make up for years of medical research budget cuts, according to Laurie H. Glimcher, MD, dean of Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City and provost for medical affairs at Cornell University.  By Emily Rappleye -
  2. 5 ways the PPACA has impacted physicians

    A new report shows that one year after the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's coverage expansion provisions took effect, physicians have not been overwhelmed by new patients scheduling appointments.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. The cost of a healthcare data breach

    The financial repercussions of an information breach are staggering. By Tamara Rosin -

Care coordination in a post-EHR world

You've stabilized your EHR plumbing. Now what? As we start to build out the architecture of a patient, leveraging the digital plumbing of EHR represents a part, but isn't the whole story.
  1. How Lean Six can help speed ED discharge

    Pennsylvania State University announced researchers from Penn State Hershey (Pa.) Children's Hospital found traditional business improvement strategies can work in the emergency department too.  By Emily Rappleye -
  2. 5 thoughts on revenue cycle management

    Revenue cycle is the financial pulse of any business, and how those processes are managed determines that business's financial health. Healthcare is no exception, but the dramatic changes in the industry are altering how its leaders will approach the revenue cycle. Here are five trends that are reshaping the way healthcare revenue cycle management will function.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. President Obama and HHS kick off advisory group to help with move toward value-based payments

    This week, HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced a new initiative supported by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to continue to move the Medicare program, and the country's healthcare system at large, toward paying providers based on the quality, rather than the quantity, of care they provide.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. John Hopkins Medicine, Chinese diagnostic company partner

    John Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore has partnered with Chinese company DIAN Diagnostics to spread DIAN's pathology lab services nationwide, according to The Baltimore Sun.  By Shannon Barnet -

Lessons from Hospital-Physcian ASCs

Case studies from real life situations provide traits of successful joint ventures and pitfalls to avoid. The actions, behaviors and processes of leading a successful hospital/physician ASC partnership help us understand what kind of partnership to establish. 
  1. 5 healthcare films we're watching

    From the silence surrounding cancer, to the 'quiet revolution' in healthcare practices across America, to the cacophony of the vaccine debate, we've picked a handful of documentaries, films and talks that provide fodder to spark discussions — at any volume — about some of the most salient issues in healthcare. By Emily Rappleye -
  2. 4 major trends in healthcare litigation

    From the government dedicating more resources to prosecuting violations of the False Claims Act to plaintiffs being creative in attacking companies with data privacy issues, here are four major healthcare litigation trends to know.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. Dollars and sense: 5 ways HOPD and ASC business operations differ

    Hospitals must decide whether to maintain or pursue the HOPD or ASC model. There are significant differences between the business operations of these two models that hospitals should understand before making such decisions. By By Michael Hill, President, EqualizeRCM Services, and Joan Dentler, President and CEO, Avanza Healthcare Strategies -
  4. Latest development in Highmark, UPMC battle involves delayed payments

    Health insurer Highmark is delaying payment to Pittsburgh-based UPMC for more than 14,000 medical claims due to a dispute over what constitutes in-network care, according to a TribLive report.  By Ayla Ellison -
  1. 8 recent legislative developments affecting healthcare

    The following is a roundup of recently introduced legislation and legislative developments affecting the healthcare industry.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. AHA voices support for permanent 'doc fix' bill

    Republican and Democratic leaders have introduced legislation to permanently replace the flawed sustainable growth rate formula, and the American Hospital Association has urged the House of Representatives to pass it.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. 54 best overall patient-rated hospitals

    The following is a list of hospitals for which 90 percent or more of patients gave an overall care rating of nine or 10 on their HCAHPS Survey. By Heather Punke -
  4. Fee-for-service vs. value-based care: 6 points of debate raised by health policy experts

    With HHS' new goals to overhaul healthcare reimbursement to shift away from the fee-for-service-based system over the next few years, it seems to be a foregone conclusion that the epoch of FFS medicine is coming to a close. However, there are still proponents of FFS payment models who argue FFS is not to blame for healthcare's high costs. In fact, they say, it leads to better care. By Tamara Rosin -
  5. Upsets and Cinderella stories: What March Madness and hospital rankings have in common

    Like hospital rankings, seeds and basketball bracketology shape our expectations.  By Heather Punke -
  6. 3 experts discuss quality metrics in healthcare: 9 takeaways

    Similar to national hospital ratings systems, there is a great deal of variation when it comes to the quality metrics used to evaluate physicians and hospitals because there are no official sets of standards agreed upon by all stakeholders.  By Shannon Barnet -
  7. Opinion: Cost shifting theory is full of holes

    Many hospitals claim that they have to raise prices because reimbursements from Medicare and Medicaid are falling, but studies have shown that raising prices is not the only option.  By Elizabeth Earl -
  8. Highmark could build third outpatient center

    Health insurer Highmark is considering a third outpatient center, Highmark President and CEO David Holmberg said March 23 during a VisionPittsburgh luncheon, according to a Pittsburgh Business Times report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  9. Maine's chief health officer resigns

    The chief health officer for Maine's Department of Health and Human Services resigned Tuesday after one month on the job, according to a Portland Press Herald report. By Molly Gamble -


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