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Why Geisinger's care coordination strategies are a model for the US

Geisinger Health System, a Pennsylvania physician-led hospital system serving predominantly rural coal country, has emerged as a care-coordination model for the nation and CEO David Feinberg told  The   Wall Street Journal  he hopes the strategies will one day be so successful that the system will close its hospitals.

Hospitals turn to big data to identify risks in the ICU

Intensive care units, seeking to reduce avoidable deaths, can harness big data to identify trends that may increase patient risks, according to the Wall Street Journal.

4 strategies to fix the U.S. healthcare system

As the shift to value-based payment models picks up steam, this factor alone isn't enough to fundamentally change the way care is delivered, Duncan Maru, M.D., Ph.D., writes in a piece for  Harvard Business Review.

Hospitals will have myriad credit options in 2015

Hospitals' access to credit is unlikely to change significantly in the new year, according to Healthcare Finance News.

3 ways healthcare leaders can weather industry changes

Healthcare leaders dealing with fast-paced industry changes should follow a few key strategies, according to a Forbes opinion piece.

San Diego Beacon cites success in linking paramedics to hospital EMRs

Paramedics can transmit EKGs ahead to cardiologists, who can marshal resources for the patient even before the ambulance arrives, thanks to technology from the San Diego Beacon Health Information...

Incentives help boost hospitals' EHR sophistication

Fueled by federal incentives, U.S. hospitals are growing more sophisticated in their use of EHR technology, according to HIMSS Analytics.

Tools help curb inappropriate use of antibiotics, but not enough

Use of a printed or computer-based decision tool significantly cut the inappropriate prescription of antibiotics for acute bronchitis in  research  published in  JAMA Internal Medicine.  But the resulting prescription rate remained way too high, according to an accompanying  editorial.

Fierce Q&A: Cleveland Clinic CEO dishes on his expansion goals

Karen M. Cheung What is one of the leading healthcare institutions working on? Expanding. FierceHealthcare caught up with Cleveland Clinic President & CEO Toby Cosgrove, M.D., about

Blogger: Make Meaningful Use go away

Wouldn't it be nice if Meaningful Use to go the way of the dinosaur? That's the sentiment Health IT consultant John Lynn, author of the EMR and HIPAA blog, who laments in that Meaningful Use