The University of Utah Health Sciences Center touts success with a value-improvement framework that uses software to assess direct costs of patient care as part of quality improvement efforts. It discusses the experience in an article in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.
Some doctors worry accountable care organizations may micro-manage doctors and make their care decisions all about cost, Fred N. Pelzman, M.D., writes for MedPageToday.
President Barack Obama may appoint an "Ebola czar" to o help the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention oversee the federal government's response to the deadly virus in the United States, according to The New York Times.
If the average patient's ability to understand medical information is poor, the U.S. public's comprehension of the current healthcare/insurance system is in dire need of improvement.
The Obama administration will likely kill an option under the Affordable Care Act that lets large employers offer health plans that exclude hospital benefits, sources told Kaiser Health News.
When insurers implement bundled payment projects, they're transforming care by focusing on quality and lowering costs, making it a strong gateway to propel payment reform, according to a report from the Robert Wood Johnson Institute.
State-level malpractice reforms for emergency physicians produced no discernible reduction in the intensity of care, according to a RAND Corp. study in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Overtreatment of patients may be linked to intolerance of medical uncertainty and errors and defensive medicine, according to a new study in the journal BMJ.
Most details regarding how to purchase health insurance are either in English or Spanish. This poses a problem for Asian American consumers who may experience a language barrier when it comes time to enrolling, reports Kaiser Health News.
Infection control experts blame lax federal guidelines for the spread of Ebola to two Dallas healthcare workers who cared for the country's first Ebola patient, the New York Times reports.