Cost-conscious providers will shift more distribution models to e-commerce platforms.
More than 622,000 Washington state residents received a low-value service from July 2015 to June 2016, according to a new study. Experts say physicians needs to rethink how they talk about treatment options with patients.
Cancer is the better comparison for the healthcare system's unsustainable costs. The system is growing too quickly, like a tumor. To restore health, you have to eliminate the cancer, not the vital organ on which the tumor grows.
Community hospital CEOs are most worried about their organization's finances, particularly uncertainties surrounding Medicaid reimbursement and rising costs, a new survey from the American College of Healthcare Executives found.
Higher prices—not the use of more healthcare services—drove increased healthcare spending in 2016 among patients covered by employer-sponsored plans.
Everyone—patients, families, physicians and other practitioners, hospitals, healthcare systems and payers—should have access to the same objective information about the quality of healthcare services in their communities.
Kaufman Hall is a management consultant and performance management software provider to the healthcare industry. PaulCrnkovich leads the firm's Consumer Strategy Practice which advises hospitals and health systems on consumer-centric
Health systems are under increasing pressure to reduce their costs. While many leaders often look to variable costs like labor and supplies, few are honing in on clinical assets like medical equipment, which have a huge impact on cost, quality and patient satisfaction. For example, a health system...
A new study finds Medicare's accountable care organizations didn't reduce inpatient stays despite the program's emphasis on tackling that issue.
The architects of major healthcare deals offer a common rationale: The combinations will lower costs and improve care. But these deals don't get to the root of healthcare's cost problems.
The role of health system pharmacists is expanding under value-based care. In this interview, Dr. Tina Moen of IBM Watson Health discusses the role that pharmacists can play both at the bedside and in conversations about population health to help improve outcomes and reduce costs.
With widespread industry and government support, population health initiatives continue to gain traction. Organizations have invested millions of dollars into technologies and services to help them improve patient outcomes and reduce costs. However, despite the increased investment in population...