the Latest Insights
August 29, 2014
Big data is the latest buzzword to get tossed around health care. And for good reason: the possibilities that come from harnessing its power to improve organizational performance have seduced many of the nation’s health care executives.
Yet, while health systems are pouring time, money, and massive effort into crunching … Read more
August 26, 2014
Shot on location during the 2014 Aspen Ideas Festival, this short video explores the growing importance that data insights will play in helping providers better understand and diagnose pediatric mental health disease, featuring input from Kurt Newman, MD, CEO of Children’s National Medical Center, a pediatric hospital based … Read more
Arnold Milstein, MD
August 22, 2014
Pioneer ACOs are allegedly the best at managing population health more affordably. Yet even among those health care systems chosen to lead the shift to value-based care, only about a third were able to lower per capita spending by 2.5 real percentage points—the drop needed to stabilize health spending’s share … Read more
August 19, 2014
When CVS Caremark announced it would no longer sell tobacco products in its stores, it was a decision hailed by some as the most significant health care story of the year. Others called it a $2 billion business gamble. Either way, it was a bold leadership decision by the retail … Read more
August 14, 2014
There is a certain business logic to having a McDonald’s or Starbucks every two miles but that same logic doesn’t apply to cardiovascular surgery programs. Consolidation produces service-line duplication for health systems operating multiple facilities within a given market.
While expanding reach and access are key priorities for any health … Read more
Farzad Mostashari, MD
August 11, 2014
In the first part of a recent interview with the Health Leadership Forum, Dr. Farzad Mostashari, the former National Coordinator for Health IT at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, described why physicians in independent practices are best positioned to lead health care reform.
In part two … Read more
Notes from the CIO Office
In a four-part series, Dick Escue, chief information officer at Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs, Colo., examines the innovative ways in which mobile and cloud technology can improve operational efficiency, clinical outcomes, and patient satisfaction.Read Series
Ideas to Act On
“Succeeding at patient engagement means moving from an attitude of telling a patient ‘the doctor will see you now’ to one of telling the doctor ‘the patient will see you now.’”Read Article
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