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Drug discount supporters to strategize on 340B program

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  June 27, 2015

Safety net providers and clinics that participate in the 340B Drug Pricing Program will meet next month to address criticism that some 340B participants are abusing the discount program.

ACA Medicaid expansion forced public system to improve

ACA Medicaid expansion forced public system to improve

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 20, 2015

Dr. Mitchell Katz, director of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, talks about making the L.A. system more patient-centered, the importance of assigning patients a regular provider, and the need to incorporate social services into healthcare.

Q&A: 'Why the hell should insurers be upset' about our health plan?

Q&A: 'Why the hell should insurers be upset' about our health plan?

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 13, 2015

Michael Dowling, president and CEO of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, the largest integrated healthcare system in New York state, discusses his system's expansion efforts, its insurance operation, and his views on federal payment and quality reforms.

Innovations: Testing a digital pillbox to improve medication compliance

Innovations: Testing a digital pillbox to improve medication compliance

By Darius Tahir  |  May 16, 2015

Startup company TowerView Health aims to make it easier for patients to manage their medication regimens. The company has developed software and hardware that reminds patients and their clinicians about medication schedules, and warns them when a patient is falling off track.

Bugs may hold secret to better hearing aids

Bugs may hold secret to better hearing aids

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 16, 2015

They don't really want to put a bug in your ear, just help you hear like one. Researchers at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland, say insects' sophisticated way of processing sound could help refine hearing aids.

Ochsner taps apps for hypertension patients

Ochsner taps apps for hypertension patients

By Joseph Conn  |  May 02, 2015

New Orleans-based Ochsner Health System was one of the first U.S. systems to begin managing patients with chronic conditions using tech giant Apple's new HealthKit data-sharing platform in conjunction with the Apple watch and iPhone.

Q&A: Insurers don't want to share savings from reduced utilization

Q&A: Insurers don't want to share savings from reduced utilization

By Modern Healthcare  |  March 28, 2015

Modern Healthcare recently spoke with Dan Wolterman, president and CEO of Houston-based Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, about accountable care, tensions with insurers over starting a health insurance arm, and Memorial Hermann's shift to outpatient care.

MedStar looks for 'Starbucks seal of approval' when picking outpatient sites

MedStar looks for 'Starbucks seal of approval' when picking outpatient sites

By Andis Robeznieks  |  March 14, 2015

More healthcare organizations are establishing outpatient sites at converted retail spaces. Such renovations often take half as long as building from scratch and cost half as much, including site selection costs, zoning approvals and parking lot construction for a greenfield site.

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