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Lessons in Maryland for Costs at Hospitals

Maryland’s price-regulated hospitals fit a core objective of federal health care reform: changing hospitals and related facilities into something resembling an Accountable Care Organization.
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We Need To Know More About Wellness Incentives

We Need To Know More About Wellness Incentives | changing healthcare | Scoop.it
Health Affairs is the leading peer-reviewed journal at the intersection of health, health care, and policy.
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How Parents of Patients in Pediatric Hospitals Use Social Media to Give Feedback to Doctors and Nurses

How Parents of Patients in Pediatric Hospitals Use Social Media to Give Feedback to Doctors and Nurses | changing healthcare | Scoop.it
To improve patient satisfaction, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children and the University of Michigan Health System rely on parents to take electronic surveys and be virtual advisers.
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How Two Guys From Queens Are Changing Drug Discovery

How Two Guys From Queens Are Changing Drug Discovery | changing healthcare | Scoop.it
How a research genius and a shrewd dealmaker built this century's most inventive new drug company. Together they just might change medicine.
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What's Holding Back Cures? Our Collective Ignorance (And No, Not A Pharma Conspiracy)

What's Holding Back Cures?  Our Collective Ignorance (And No, Not A Pharma Conspiracy) | changing healthcare | Scoop.it
The fundamental challenge in the creation of new medicines remains the complexity of the underlying science.
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Future of Drug Development Focuses on Patient Experience

Future of Drug Development Focuses on Patient Experience | changing healthcare | Scoop.it
The need for improved patient-associated measurements is also a key reason medical product companies should care a lot more about digital health than they seem to.
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Will Healthcare Look To Zappos For Inspiration -- Or To Comcast?

Will Healthcare Look To Zappos For Inspiration -- Or To Comcast? | changing healthcare | Scoop.it
cable isn’t the only business where rapid growth and capture of share is leading to a dangerous dominance in the marketplace, as this presentation from CMU’s Martin Gaynor eloquently attests.
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Ezekiel Emanuel and Andrew Steinmetz: Those Hospital Rankings Could Use a Healthy Dose of Skepticism.

Ezekiel Emanuel and Andrew Steinmetz: Those Hospital Rankings Could Use a Healthy Dose of Skepticism. | changing healthcare | Scoop.it
In The Wall Street Journal, Ezekiel Emanuel and Andrew Steinmetz say that instead of measuring 'reputation,' hospital rankers should take into account things like statistics for hospital-acquired infections?
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The Calculus of Primary Care

The Calculus of Primary Care | changing healthcare | Scoop.it
Primary care doctors must sometimes disown a patient to give the best care possible, but patients may resist being handed off to specialists.
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Meet the CEO with most at stake in health law

Meet the CEO with most at stake in health law | changing healthcare | Scoop.it
Much of the federal health-care overhaul law goes into effect next year, and WellPoint has a good shot at ending up with the biggest enrollment of any insurer in the new consumer marketplaces the law is creating.
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How Should Doctors Share Impossible Decisions with Their Patients?

How Should Doctors Share Impossible Decisions with Their Patients? | changing healthcare | Scoop.it
Doctors know all about probabilities and trade-offs, but we don’t know much about how to engage patients in decision-making…
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When the Best Hospitals Are the Worst - Health - The Atlantic

When the Best Hospitals Are the Worst - Health - The Atlantic | changing healthcare | Scoop.it
The Atlantic covers breaking news, analysis, opinion around politics, business, culture, international, science, technology, national profiles on the official site of the Atlantic Magazine.
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Intermountain Launches Analytics Tool for Population Health Data

OutcomesMiner is intended to help hospitals and clinics determine better medical treatments based on clinical data and patient characteristics.
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How Hospitals Can Help Patients Quit Smoking Before Surgery : NPR

How Hospitals Can Help Patients Quit Smoking Before Surgery : NPR | changing healthcare | Scoop.it
Doctors often tell patients to stop smoking before surgery, but precious few help out with that. A hospital in Canada found that just offering a few simple kinds of help was enough to get more people to quit before going under the knife.
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The Danger of Wellness Programs: Don't Become the Next Penn State

The Danger of Wellness Programs: Don't Become the Next Penn State | changing healthcare | Scoop.it
All employers that have or are considering establishing wellness programs should take notice of an employee backlash at Penn State University.
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The Case Against the Annual Checkup

The Case Against the Annual Checkup | changing healthcare | Scoop.it
Today, approximately 177,000 Americans will visit a doctor, even though they have absolutely no symptoms. There is no standardized procedure for the annual health exam.
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We The People vs. The Pharmaceutical Industry

We The People vs. The Pharmaceutical Industry | changing healthcare | Scoop.it
The pharma industry is in a pickle.  It is losing all its friends and handing over sticks to its enemies.  In the last few weeks: Novartis lost a major patent dispute in India Merck was denied an injunction against a generic Januvia South Africa announced...
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Toward Patient-Centered Drug Development in Oncology — NEJM

Toward Patient-Centered Drug Development in Oncology — NEJM | changing healthcare | Scoop.it
Perspective from The New England Journal of Medicine — Toward Patient-Centered Drug Development in Oncology
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The Cost Of Creating A New Drug Now $5 Billion, Pushing Big Pharma To Change

The Cost Of Creating A New Drug Now $5 Billion, Pushing Big Pharma To Change | changing healthcare | Scoop.it
Susan Desmond-Hellmann There's one factor that, as much as anything else, determines how many medicines are invented, what diseases they treat, and, to an extent, what price patients must pay for them: the cost of inventing and developing a new drug,...
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Medtronic Buys Cardiocom: Are Medical Product Companies Finally Serious About Business Model Evolution?

Medtronic Buys Cardiocom: Are Medical Product Companies Finally Serious About Business Model Evolution? | changing healthcare | Scoop.it
The question is, at what point is selling expensive stand-alone products no longer tenable? At least some executives are clearly beginning to worry that this time may be fast-approaching.
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Why Doctors Are Reluctant to Take Responsibility for Rising Medical Costs - Health - The Atlantic

Why Doctors Are Reluctant to Take Responsibility for Rising Medical Costs - Health - The Atlantic | changing healthcare | Scoop.it
The Atlantic covers breaking news, analysis, opinion around politics, business, culture, international, science, technology, national profiles on the official site of the Atlantic Magazine.
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When Doctors Tell Patients What They Don't Want to Hear

When Doctors Tell Patients What They Don't Want to Hear | changing healthcare | Scoop.it
Can we really expect that a nation of more satisfied patients will be a healthier nation over all?
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The Epidemic of Disillusioned Doctors | TIME.com

The Epidemic of Disillusioned Doctors | TIME.com | changing healthcare | Scoop.it
We all know medicine has become a frustrating profession. But surveys show that a younger generation of doctors are more resilient to burnout (Been there.
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First Teach No Harm

First Teach No Harm | changing healthcare | Scoop.it
The U.S. spends $13 billion a year subsidizing graduate medical education. Yet almost all of this money winds up producing the wrong kinds of doctors in the wrong places, with America’s most elite teaching hospitals being the worst offenders.
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Obamacare’s ACO Conundrum

Obamacare’s ACO Conundrum | changing healthcare | Scoop.it
The latest challenge to Obamacare: hospitals leaving one of the law’s signature attempts to contain health costs.
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