One academic researcher looks at CVS Health’s acquisition of Aetna, and shares her perspective that the proposed deal could have a very big disruptive impact on U.S. healthcare—including on provider organizations
With the aim of addressing food insecurity and to improve patients’ diabetes management, Geisinger launched a Fresh Food Farmacy initiative to give away fresh, healthy food to diabetes patients, supported by robust data analytics and digital technology.
Charlene Frizzera, a former senior CMS official, has been on the front lines in helping providers succeed in bundled-payment models—and she has insights to share around what the leaders in the industry have been learning
Alex Azar’s comments in his Senate Finance Committee confirmation hearings were highly intriguing; only time will tell what might happen to mandatory bundled payments under his direction, at Health and Human Services
Last month, leaders at the Charlotte, N.C.-based Premier Inc. released a report on the potential for clinical performance improvement in ICUs in U.S. healthcare, outlining tremendous opportunities for systemic improvement in hospitals
Scientists at the Indianapolis, Ind.-based Regenstrief Institute are conducting the first study of health information exchange (HIE) use over multiple years to evaluate whether it improves patient outcomes in emergency departments.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality plans to conduct a challenge competition in the fall 2018 aimed at developing user-friendly technical tools to collect and integrate patient-reported outcome data in electronic health records or other health...
Luis Saldaña, M.D., CMIO, and Mary Beth Mitchell, R.N., CNIO, at Texas Health Resources, shared with the HIT Summit-Dallas audience the advances they’ve made towards transforming their health system into a high-reliability organization
St. Anthony Hospital in Chicago is suing the Leapfrog Group over a dispute about the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade that it received this fall, opening a new, legal, front in the discussion around quality ratings
The discussion that took place at the Sloan School of Management at MIT last month was highly relevant to a host of issues around not only Medicaid program reform, but overall health system reform across the U.S. healthcare system