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IOM report addresses "unacceptable" disparities in cardiac arrest survival

A new report from the Institute of Medicine suggests revamping the national strategy for cardiac arrest, to standardize surveillance, coordination, data collection, public education and the sharing of best practices pertaining to the condition.

Editorial: The ACA's new political landscape

By Merrill Goozner  |  June 27, 2015
Editorial: The ACA's new political landscape

The healthcare industry heaved a collective sigh of relief last week after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld insurance subsidies in states using federally run exchanges. The 6-3 decision effectively puts an end to legal challenges to the Affordable Care Act.


Research

Building the IT Architecture for Accountable Care

Building the IT Architecture for Accountable Care

Read how the successful delivery of accountable care—whether defined as care coordination, population health management or delivering better outcomes at lower cost—will depend heavily on a well-coordinated health information technology system to achieve its goals.


Insurance

Providers fear insurance mergers will intensify rate pressures

Providers fear insurance mergers will intensify rate pressures

The health insurance industry is on the verge of large-scale consolidation as its leaders seek to drive down costs, increase negotiating leverage and boost profits. But that could spur more consolidation among providers to counter the greater bargaining power of a smaller number of big insurers.

Technology

Innovations: Facial recognition software measures pain

Innovations: Facial recognition software measures pain

It's difficult enough for providers to assess pain levels in adult patients with the ability to describe their pain and compare it with past experiences. It's much harder in treating children or adults with dementia. But soon there may be software that can help.

People

Video: What the King v. Burwell ruling means for Ascension

Video: What the King v. Burwell ruling means for Ascension

Hours after the Supreme Court delivered an opinion upholding ACA subsidies for millions of Americans, Ascension CEO Anthony Tersigni describes what it means for one of the largest not-for-profit healthcare organizations in the U.S. He spoke with Modern Healthcare Editor Merrill Goozner.

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