Category “Future of Healthcare”

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How Communication and Coordination Improve Surgical Outcomes

Both inside and outside the operating room, clear, complete, and respectful communication saves lives. That’s both intuitively true, and increasingly borne out by research. In a recent example, and one that may turn out to have profound resonance, hospitals in South Carolina were invited to participate in a program based…

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Posted In: Future of Healthcare, Quality, Efficiency, Utilization On: Tuesday, 8 August, 2017
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Crucial Elements in the Shift from Volume to Value

Frenzied coverage of the ongoing effort to repeal and replace (or maybe just repeal) the Affordable Care Act has focused primarily on how many Americans will lose their health insurance if Republicans succeed, how much the sought-after tax cuts will benefit the wealthiest taxpayers, and what the political fallout might be….

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Posted In: Future of Healthcare On: Tuesday, 25 July, 2017
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Bundled Payments in 2017

The drive toward value-based health care in general, and bundled payments in particular, which gained significant momentum under former President Barack Obama, still appears to be moving forward. But the election upset that aligned a Republican President with a Republican-controlled Congress is tapping the brakes, at least slightly. Alternative payment…

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Posted In: Future of Healthcare, General On: Tuesday, 13 June, 2017
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Coordinated Care and Value-based Care in 2017

The fate of the Affordable Care Act is still to be decided, but it’s likely that several provisions related to cost, quality, and patient satisfaction will continue to merit attention, including initiatives that reward providers for higher quality care, effective care coordination, and better clinical outcomes. The fee-for-service model that…

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Posted In: Future of Healthcare, General, Quality, Efficiency, Utilization On: Tuesday, 23 May, 2017
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