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Report: Aetna in secret talks with Apple about giving members Apple Watches

Report: Aetna in secret talks with Apple about giving members Apple Watches

Aetna and Apple are in discussions about the smartwatch, which is evolving toward…

Medicaid's budget bursting over climbing prices of older drugs

Medicaid's budget bursting over climbing prices of older drugs

Rising costs for 313 brand-name drugs lifted Medicaid's spending by as much as $3.2 billion in…

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Take Action: How Predictive Analytics Help Improve Value

Take Action: How Predictive Analytics Help Improve Value

The utility of robust data analytics is the ability to answer: Why are trends happening, and what can I…

Montefiore Care Management Organization: Case Study

Montefiore Care Management Organization: Case Study

For the three performance years, the Montefiore ACO was able to show that it improved the quality, outcomes…

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Once-failing hospitals say accountability, transparency key to surviving fallout from failing patient safety grades

Once-failing hospitals say accountability, transparency key to surviving fallout from failing patient safety grades

When Leapfrog released their Spring 2016 patient safety grades recently, 15 hospitals got slapped with a very public 'F' grade casting a spotlight on them that no institution wants. But with more patients weighing public hospital grades, experts, as well as a few…

Analyze this: Health systems, health plans get to the core of big data

Analyze this: Health systems, health plans get to the core of big data

Pamela Peele knows that people who subscribe to cooking magazines have a much higher risk of going to the emergency room. But how she knows that is a whole other story.

Healthcare mergers and acquisitions in 2016: Running list

Healthcare mergers and acquisitions in 2016: Running list

While 2015 was a record-breaking year in healthcare mergers and acquisitions, 2016 saw more change as organizations across the industry adjust and adapt to the evolving financial landscape.

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Gaining Actionable Insight into Financial Systems and Areas Impacting the Revenue Cycle

Gaining Actionable Insight into Financial Systems and Areas Impacting the Revenue Cycle

Hospital systems across the country are looking to streamline their billing and collection processes to become more efficient and better compete in their markets. The challenge many face is how to turn the data that's already flowing through financial systems into…

Credible, Defensible Estimates

Credible, Defensible Estimates

In healthcare, every interaction with the patient matters. Especially in today’s environment of continuous improvement, efforts have been concentrated on coordination among providers, the patient care experience and quality outcomes – all laudable goals.

Clinical Quality Measures 101

Clinical Quality Measures 101

Although quality-reporting programs such as meaningful use provide incentives to help providers implement and use electronic health records (EHRs) to collect and report on clinical data, practices often need help deciding what data to collect, which measures to…