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Billions at stake in tech-driven healthcare economy, PWC survey says
By Joseph Conn | April 10, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Paying only lip service to consumer demands for more convenience and lower costs in healthcare will cost providers billions in lost revenue, a study by the Health Research Institute at PricewaterhouseCoopers concludes.
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Video News: CEO Trevor Fetter on Tenet after the Vanguard deal
By Modern Healthcare | April 05, 2014
Tenet Healthcare Corp. CEO Trevor Fetter and Vice Chairman Keith Pitts discuss how the company is faring six months after the acquisition of Vanguard Health Systems. The investor-owned hospital operator is building on Vanguard's forays into coordinated care models and making aggressive plays to...
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Reform Update: Higher-risk Medicare Shared Savings program pays off for some
By Melanie Evans | April 02, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Heartland Regional Medical Center had more to lose than most when it gambled and joined Medicare's experiment with accountable care in 2012. For the first year at least, that risky bet paid off. The St. Joseph, Mo., hospital owes Medicare nothing and instead will be awarded $2.9 million for its...
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Live@ACHE Video: Advocate Health Care pushes population health
By Modern Healthcare | March 27, 2014
Population health management was a popular topic at ACHE's annual meeting, as attendees packed sessions led by Downers Grove, Ill.-based Advocate Health Care and other organizations.
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Reform Update: Advocate Health sees progress with ACO
By Melanie Evans | March 26, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Advocate Health Care says that early results in operating Medicare accountable care organizations have been promising but that progress has been achieved through failure, experimentation and adaptation.
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Live@ACHE Video: CHI President and COO Michael Rowan on the system's strategies for the future
By Modern Healthcare | March 26, 2014
Michael Rowan, president and COO of Catholic Health Initiatives, discusses the health system's recent acquisitions and leadership changes, its involvement in shared savings programs and its activity on the ACA's insurance exchanges.
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Panel: Data analytics, performance management are essential tools
By Joseph Conn | March 25, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Healthcare leaders need to focus on marrying clinical information from EHRs with financial data to improve the quality and value of care and to assess actuarial risk, a panel told ACHE attendees.
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Texas health authority crafting HIE accreditation plan
By Joseph Conn | March 25, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The Texas Health Services Authority is seeking public comment on its proposed accreditation program for health information exchanges in the Lone Star State.
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Franciscan Alliance, Anthem form ACO
By Joseph Conn | March 20, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The Franciscan Alliance has announced the formation of an accountable care organization in partnership with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, part of the for-profit WellPoint network of Blues plans.
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The coming assault on narrow networks
By Merrill Goozner, Editor | March 15, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The outcome of last week's special election for a vacant House seat in Florida guarantees that attacks on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act by Republican candidates will dominate the airwaves this fall.
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