Category “Quality, Efficiency, Utilization”

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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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What is the State of the Doctor Shortage in 2017?

What would we do without physicians? The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has released an updated report this year, confirming the findings from 2015 and predicting a physician shortage ranging from 61,700 to 94,700 by the year 2025. A projected shortage of approximately 14,900 to 35,600 primary care physicians…

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Posted In: Future of Healthcare, General, Quality, Efficiency, Utilization On: Tuesday, 25 April, 2017
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Could Scribes Reduce the Hidden Costs of Your EHR?

EHRs are taking a heavy financial toll on the healthcare industry. You know the upfront costs are significant, and there are also ongoing “hidden” costs that aren’t always obvious. Initial and continuous training, implementing upgrades, hiring additional staff and dealing with periodic outages are all expensive. But those may be…

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Posted In: Future of Healthcare, General, Quality, Efficiency, Utilization On: Tuesday, 4 April, 2017
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Why Readmissions Happen, and What You Can Do to Prevent Them

Readmission rates have long been considered a key metric for measuring hospital quality of care. But for the last few years, hospitals have had a substantially greater incentive for reducing them. These days, when patients who have been treated for certain specific conditions are readmitted within 30 days, hospitals get…

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Posted In: Future of Healthcare, General, Quality, Efficiency, Utilization On: Tuesday, 14 March, 2017
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