While the U.S. healthcare system's embrace of different health information technologies is still a work in progress, new models of capturing and sharing health data have already begun to transform the way healthcare providers practice medicine in this country.
Currently 74 million Americans receive coverage through Medicaid, accounting for $554 billion in state and federal funding. There are meaningful ways to reduce costs without coverage reductions.
Executives embrace certain payment reforms that are poised to deliver value, but CEOs worry that they are taking on too much financial risk.
Healthcare accounts for 40% of tax revenue, and with 10,000 baby boomers becoming Medicare-eligible each day, American healthcare is heading for a financial free fall.
It is difficult for healthcare managers to watch the political struggles in Washington over the fate of the Affordable Care Act and not worry about the potential damage to their organizations.
Memorial Hermann Health System Executive VP and COO Charles Stokes reflects on improving safety and reliability.
Sometimes it takes an outsider to point out an uncomfortable truth. I encountered that bit of wisdom early in my career, running my first hospital in central Indiana in the mid-1990s.
Rising costs, missed opportunities to improve care, and a growing understanding that the fee-for-service model may impede coordinated care make the shift to smarter spending increasingly urgent.
We live in challenging times for physicians, doing things that are wearing them out and making them feel bad about their jobs.
From user fees and the medical device tax to increased worries about cyberattacks, 2017 is shaping up to be a busy year for the medical device industry. Having just completed his two-year term as Advanced Medical Technology Association board chairman, Vincent Forlenza is bullish on the...
The transition from volume to value happens through a journey, not a leap. The journey starts when leaders define the purpose of their organization as improving value for patients.
The House Republicans' campaign to repeal the Affordable Care Act and shrink Medicaid funding has produced a lot of drama—and an unexpected realization for repeal proponents: People like the ACA. And they're pretty fond of Medicaid, too.A recent Gallup survey found a...