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Physician leaders key to bridge the quality information gap

New tools have emerged in the fight to close the information gap dogging consumers in the U.S. healthcare marketplace. But according to a recent white paper from the Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute, it's going to take buy-in from physician leaders to get those methodologies into wide enough use to move the needle.

4 steps to an integrated approach to population health management

The transition to value-based care has the potential to transform the healthcare industry by taking a proactive approach to manage chronic disease and improve the community's overall health and wellness. But success requires organizations take an integrated approach to population health management, according to a new whitepaper from the Chartis Group.

Many solutions proposed for opioid epidemic, but no easy answers

Few physician practices have escaped the implications of substance addiction--a public health crisis so prevalent that it afflicts nearly 10 percent of Americans during some point in their lives, according to new research published in  JAMA Psychiatry..

New superbug resistant to antibiotic of last resort

A new study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases.warns of a new deadly and aggressive bacteria resistant to last-line antibiotics.

'Imagine' the possibilities when healthcare, community leaders pursue a common goal

Guest post by Scott Kashman, chief administrative officer of Cape Coral Hospital, part of the Lee Memorial Health System in southwest Florida. Last week we had our ribbon-cutting for our Pathway...

When children get the wrong diagnosis, it really hurts

If the three-year-old in your office is screaming and indicating that her stomach hurts, it's difficult to tell whether she ate too much candy or her appendix is threatening to burst. Diagnosing and treating children is hard work--and mistakes lead to delayed or inappropriate treatment. Mistakes are also far from rare. 

States still fail to deliver physician quality metrics

When it comes to providing consumers with information on the quality of the healthcare physicians provide, most states have a dismal record, according to an annual report card issued by the Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute.

How a NJ health system bridges ACOs and population health management

A New Jersey health system's aggressive push into accountable care and population health management is already showing signs of success, according to  Healthcare Informatics.

Why physicians are thankful for the Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act has brought its share of challenges to physicians. But the healthcare reform law's effect on physicians hasn't all been negative, according to an article from  Medical Economics.  Here are three ways physicians told the publication that expanded insurance access has changed their practices for the better.

AMA teams up with tech incubator to help entrepreneurs test innovations

A new interaction studio at Chicago-based tech incubator MATTER is giving healthcare entrepreneurs the chance to see how their products work in simulated spaces before sending them out into the world.