Mergers and acquisitions in the hospital sector tumbled during the second quarter of this year, according to a new report from PwC.read more
Most state-run health insurance marketplaces are still stuck focusing on technical challenges, but those that want to get out front should be focusing on raising quality of care, according to a new Commonwealth Fund blog.read moreView full post
The American Medical Association (AMA) is pleased that Congress has taken action to ensure veterans can access the health care they need in a timely fashion outside of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
Part of a series. Is concierge medicine for everyone or is it just for the rich, the 1%? Most people assume it is for the elite and cannot be afforded by the common man, the masses. That is unfortunate because in many cases it can be quite affordable. Here are three examples. Continue reading … […]View full post
With population health management becoming a central focus for more healthcare providers, a growing number are considering adding a chief population health officer to the executive ranks.
As noted in a recent help wanted ad for the role, CPHOs report t…
Risk of death following surgery is highest on weekends and afternoons and in February, according to a research announcement from the European Society of Anaesthesiology.read moreView full post
Niall Brennan, Acting Director, CMS Offices for Enterprise Management Data can play an integral role in helping consumers decide on everything from which car to drive to choosing a hotel. Indeed, data-driven decision support tools are available in almost every sector. Though many tools are available in health care, the sector as a whole has […]
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.