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Finding a four-star doctor? Like finding four-star pad thai

By Crain's Chicago Business  |  April 26, 2017

Searching for a doctor in Chicago may soon be as easy as searching for the best Thai food on your block. At least that's the idea at Advocate Health Care. The health system's website will now contain patient star ratings on physician profiles, along with name, specialties and contact information.

Physician groups oppose new AHCA proposal

By Mara Lee  |  April 26, 2017

A coalition of six physicians' groups sent a letter Wednesday to Congress critical of the latest version of the American Health Care Act, which would give states the option of scaling back essential health benefits such as mental health coverage.

BetterPT wants to be the OpenTable of physical therapy

BetterPT wants to be the OpenTable of physical therapy

By Crain's New York Business  |  April 20, 2017

A new Manhattan company aims to make booking an appointment with a physical therapist as easy as reserving a table at that trendy Italian restaurant with your smartphone.

Envision rebrands its physician services business

By Dave Barkholz  |  April 18, 2017

Envision Healthcare has rebranded its giant physician staffing business as Envision Physician Services to reflect the scope and breadth of its offerings. The company's 23,000 physicians and advanced medical practitioners can staff nearly every department of a hospital.

Do Yelp scores for hospitals matter?

By Jonathan LaMantia, Crain's New York Business  |  April 12, 2017

Consumers are increasingly turning to review sites such as Yelp to help them shop for quality healthcare in this age of high copays and deductibles. But do user ratings and reviews really help people find the best hospitals? A new report suggests they can make a difference.

Epic dabbles in matchmaking?

Epic dabbles in matchmaking?

April 08, 2017

Epic Systems Corp. seemed to be getting into the doctor/patient connection game when it announced a new app this month: TinDr. The app would allow doctors and patients to swipe through a stream of...

Inspecting the role of the physician in ACOs

Inspecting the role of the physician in ACOs

By Elizabeth Whitman  |  April 04, 2017

As healthcare reformers search for the key to a successful accountable care organization, they should look very carefully at one important but overlooked factor that could significantly affect the model's effectiveness in lowering costs and improving quality, a new study suggests.

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