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Demand grows for care coordinators

Demand grows for care coordinators

By Melanie Evans  |  March 28, 2015

A growing number of health systems, accountable care organizations and medical home-style practices are deploying care coordinators—which some call navigators. That is changing how patients get care and it's changing the jobs of doctors, nurses and other front-line providers.

Future of Medicaid hospital improvement program in doubt

Future of Medicaid hospital improvement program in doubt

By Virgil Dickson  |  March 28, 2015

It's unclear whether the Obama administration will renew Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment programs in several states, in part because evidence is mixed on whether the programs have truly improved care for large numbers of Medicaid beneficiaries and uninsured patients.

Dr. Charles LeMaistre: Leading in cancer prevention and care

Dr. Charles LeMaistre: Leading in cancer prevention and care

By Rachel Landen  |  March 14, 2015

Dr. Charles LeMaistre's career has spanned more than five cities and five decades, with more professional appointments, memberships and honorary degrees than most groups of five individuals could boast. But LeMaistre is reluctant to talk about them.

Mothers' helpers: Providers, insurers use home visits to reduce infant mortality

Mothers' helpers: Providers, insurers use home visits to reduce infant mortality

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  March 14, 2015

The Women-Inspired Neighborhood (WIN) Network, a Detroit-area collaboration between four regional health systems, partners systems with community organizations and local health departments to offer a comprehensive approach to addressing clinical and social factors associated with infant mortality.

Judges for the 2015 Health Care Hall of Fame

By Modern Healthcare  |  March 14, 2015

A distinguished panel of judges selected the 2015 inductees to the Health Care Hall of Fame. The six people who participated in the deliberations represent a variety of organizations associated with the healthcare industry.

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