Category “Quality, Efficiency, Utilization”

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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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Creating Successful ACOs

Now, more than ever before, in a healthcare climate that encourages coordinated care and value-based care, healthcare providers need to be strategic in finding out the different ways that their available resources can help them to care for their patients. In the case of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), these healthcare…

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Posted In: General, Quality, Efficiency, Utilization On: Tuesday, 20 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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Repealing the Affordable Care Act: What a Repeal Could Mean for You

Repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA): that was the ongoing mantra of the Congressional Republican majority these past months, leading to legislation aimed at dismantling key provisions of the ACA. Although the bill was shuffled away before a decisive Congressional vote could take place, Republicans vow that this…

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Posted In: Future of Healthcare, General, Quality, Efficiency, Utilization On: Tuesday, 2 May, 2017
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