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Partnering in a New Paradigm | Hospital Alignment, Physicians, Hospital Administrators, Bundled Payments, Pay for Performance, Physician Practice, MSO, Managed Services Organization, Paul Keckley, Navigant
Partnering in a New Paradigm

There’s no question healthcare delivery is in the middle of a transformational period highlighted by unprecedented consolidation. While there are a number of factors impacting alignment decisions, Paul Keckley, PhD, boiled the equation down to its simplest terms, “Economics drives behavior.”

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NASS Takes a Proactive Approach to Evidence-Based Coverage Decisions | North American Spine Society, NASS, Policy Coverage Recommendations, Spine Care, Evidence-based Medicine, Dr. William Watters, Dr. Christopher Kauffman
NASS Takes a Proactive Approach to Evidence-Based Coverage Decisions

In an effort to improve patient access to appropriate, evidence-based care, the North American Spine Society (NASS) recently released detailed policy recommendations for coverage of 13 common spine care treatments, procedures and diagnostics.

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Understanding the Power Shift in the New Health Economy

HRI shows why the industry is ripe for picking; players compete to be healthcare’s new Amazon.com

In 2010, CellScope was birthed in tech-savvy San Francisco with the mission of creating a home medical kit of smartphone-friendly devices.

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Compete or Partner? | Health Research Institute, New Health Economy, Health Council of East Central Florida, Ken Peach.
Compete or Partner?

The New Health Economy poses major dilemma for traditional providers

The New Health Economy poses a major dilemma for traditional providers: compete or partner?

 

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Taking Your Breath Away

How do cities fare in the latest annual asthma report?

A thriving city rich in history, perched on the brow of the picturesque James River, has once again captured the uncoveted title as the most challenging place to live with asthma.

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Why Doctors Are Sick of Their Profession - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

Why Doctors Are Sick of Their Profession
Wall Street Journal
What happens when doctors are unhappy? They have unhappy patients. A new memoir, 'Doctored,' presents one cardiologist's take on the challenges facing American medicine and the real impact on patient care. Dr. Sandeep Jauhar discusses his book on ...
Troubled physician examines his consciencemySanAntonio.com

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Posted Friday, August 29, 2014 10:37 am CDT

Weigh Becoming a Physician Assistant Instead of a Medical Doctor - U.S. News & World Report

Weigh Becoming a Physician Assistant Instead of a Medical Doctor
U.S. News & World Report
Some believe there may be a doctor shortage, says Steve Howe, an associate professor and medical director of the physician assistant program at Marietta College in Ohio. Jobs like physician assistants may "fill a void for the health care industry," he ...

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Posted Monday, August 25, 2014 8:43 am CDT

More Data To Be Withheld from CMS' Open Payments System - California Healthline

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More Data To Be Withheld from CMS' Open Payments System
California Healthline
The agency said it had removed data for which a physician's medical license number, name and national identification number was not identical to other official data sources. CMS previously had indicated that it would not release withheld data to the ...
More Data to Be Withheld from Database of Physician PaymentsFree Speech TV
New Shut Down of the Open Payments System Underscores Site is Not Ready ...American Medical Association (press release) (blog)

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Posted Saturday, August 30, 2014 10:16 am CDT