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Quality-of-care standards missing for homebound seniors

Quality-of-care standards missing for homebound seniors

By Dr. Bruce Leff and Dr. Christine Ritchie  |  January 24, 2015

Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, our healthcare system is moving from one that rewards those who provide a high volume of services to one that rewards high-value services to patients.

Guest commentary: Pharmacy will play key roles in healthcare evolution

Guest commentary: Pharmacy will play key roles in healthcare evolution

By Chuck Ball  |  January 23, 2015

In today's reform environment, the roles of pharmacy and pharmacists are constantly changing, so it's no surprise that the year ahead is likely to present health-system pharmacies with new opportunities, along with elevated responsibilities and risks. Pharmacy leaders will play an even more...

CHIME Time: EHR strategies in an M&A environment

CHIME Time: EHR strategies in an M&A environment

By Robert Slepin  |  January 23, 2015

Merger-and-acquisition deals among healthcare providers continue unabated. Assuming bigger means better, health systems are merging, acquiring or affiliating with other hospitals and medical groups, forming larger integrated delivery networks. To maximize value and minimize risk from these...

Guest commentary: Engaging productivity at Sharp HealthCare

Guest commentary: Engaging productivity at Sharp HealthCare

By David Johnson  |  January 20, 2015

Toward the end of each year, Sharp HealthCare “occupies” the San Diego Convention Center to host its all-staff event. This gathering is the marquee event of the Sharp Experience, an all-encompassing program to engage, inspire and motivate its employees, which has helped Sharp's...

It's time to embrace real innovation in healthcare

It's time to embrace real innovation in healthcare

By David Grandy  |  December 24, 2014

I believe the healthcare industry's greatest failure rests with its inability to innovate consistently. Collectively, we lack the focus, commitment and risk tolerance to drive transformative change.

Analytics-driven outreach improves community health

Analytics-driven outreach improves community health

By Kathy Rhoad  |  December 22, 2014

Separate programs to strengthen employer relationships and physician ties in the community are not unusual, but those efforts are often siloed. That's why Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg, S.C., has worked hard to develop an integrated strategy that's an innovative blend of technology and...

Guest commentary: Empowered providers, engaged consumers and new value

Guest commentary: Empowered providers, engaged consumers and new value

By Philip Kamp  |  December 12, 2014

As our nation's healthcare leaders evaluate their strategic plans for 2015 and beyond, many are assessing how they can reshape their business model to improve care coordination, facilitate data-sharing across care teams and take more financial responsibility for care delivery.

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