AMA Marks Major Milestone in Reshaping Medical Education Nationwide

Leaders from 11 top medical schools convene at Vanderbilt University to discuss next steps in preparing medical students for changing health care landscape, as part of AMA’s Accelerating Change in Medical Education initiative.
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The patient-centered medical home isn’t a project: This and other care delivery lessons from Geisinger

In a webinar hosted by Becker’s Hospital Review, experts from xG Health discussed how Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger Health System took the concept of patient-centered care and turned it into a results-producing model.

Stories on Apple, Meaningful Use among most read this week

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The ‘faux’ MU flexibility rule: A ghost no matter what

Not two weeks ago, I questioned whether the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT’s continued rigidity in its stop gap “flexible” Meaningful Use rule for 2014 would come back to haunt the agencies. Turns out I was right. Stakeholders are rebelling–and in a number of different ways.

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Two-midnight rule update: The controversy continues


The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) 2014 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Final Rule became effective on October 1, 2013.(1) The 2014 IPPS Final Rule (a) establis…

Seeking Lower Prices Where Providers Are Consolidated: <br>An Examination of Market and Policy Strategies

Consolidation between and among hospitals and physicians can lead to improvements in efficiency and quality of care, but it also tends to raise prices for health care services. As part of their Commonwealth Fund–supported study, researchers outlined eight strategies to promote greater competition on price and quality.

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