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Q&A: AHRQ Director Dr. Andy Bindman on shaping quality, safety

Q&A: AHRQ Director Dr. Andy Bindman on shaping quality, safety

By Modern Healthcare  |  November 19, 2016

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is quietly fueling research that's shaping the fundamentals of healthcare. Modern Healthcare spoke with AHRQ Director Dr. Andy Bindman about the agency's work, its influence, and the perks and perils of running a little-known federal agency.

Commentary: Urban hospitals still fill a unique role in their communities

Commentary: Urban hospitals still fill a unique role in their communities

By Barry R. Freedman  |  October 29, 2016

The ability to keep moving has enabled Einstein Healthcare Network to survive 150 years and grow from a 22-bed hospital in an old farmhouse to a comprehensive healthcare provider and education leader with hospitals and outpatient-care centers across the Philadelphia region.

Best Practices: Treating dental care as healthcare

Best Practices: Treating dental care as healthcare

By Elizabeth Whitman  |  October 08, 2016

For the most part, the U.S. healthcare system treats oral health and medical health as separate areas of care, but some providers are going against the grain and seeing profound benefits for patients.

Building a lifeline for rural addicts

Building a lifeline for rural addicts

By Elizabeth Whitman  |  October 01, 2016

Medication-assisted treatment for opioid abusers is scarce in rural areas, but three projects aim to develop strategies to make it more accessible.

States say Medicaid provider access rule is ineffective and burdensome

By Virgil Dickson  |  September 29, 2016

Some want to opt out of a CMS rule effective this week that's meant to ensure Medicaid beneficiaries have adequate access to care. State officials say the rule is outdated and a waste of administrative resources. But scofflaws could see their federal funds withheld if they don't comply.

Blog: Healthcare innovators optimistic about cost containment

By Joseph Conn  |  September 23, 2016

Members of a panel of healthcare leaders who gathered in Chicago this week remain optimistic that through innovations and a persistent approach to patient-centered, data-driven care delivery, the healthcare industry can attack costs and bring them under control.

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