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Jay Parkinson, The Doctor Is In (Well, Logged In)

Jay Parkinson, The Doctor Is In (Well, Logged In) | changing healthcare | Scoop.it
Jay Parkinson is a founder of Sherpaa, a Web site that operates like a virtual doctor’s office, examining patients by e-mail and text message.
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Are accountable care organizations 'improving population health'?

Accountable care organizations, a key feature of the Affordable Care Act, aim to control health care costs, enhance quality in health care and improve population health. But what does "improving population health" really mean?
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The Health Benefits That Cut Your Pay

The Health Benefits That Cut Your Pay | changing healthcare | Scoop.it
Many Americans might not understand that the largest effect of our health care system is to reduce the amount of money they actually take home.
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A Patch that Monitors the Body

A Patch that Monitors the Body | changing healthcare | Scoop.it
BodyMedia, which makes the Link activity monitor, is preparing to release the Vue Patch, a disposable monitor in a stick-on patch that will collect a week's worth of data on a user's activity level, sleep patterns and calories burned.
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Activity-based costing as a cure-all for health care?

Activity-based costing as a cure-all for health care? | changing healthcare | Scoop.it
The September edition of the Harvard Business Review had a very compelling article by Robert Kaplan (of balanced scorecard infamy) and Michael Porter (author of Redefining Health Care) entitled “How to Solve the Cost Crisis in Health Care.
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Using Obamacare for fun and profit

Using Obamacare for fun and profit | changing healthcare | Scoop.it
How can Obamacare juice your stock portfolio? Let these Wall Street analysts count the ways.
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Branstad strategy of compromise should serve as national model

Branstad strategy of compromise should serve as national model | changing healthcare | Scoop.it
The next step for Iowa education reform depends almost entirely on trust. Will legislators, school board members and taxpayers trust Gov.
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Senate panel briefed on 'health care innovation'

Senate panel briefed on 'health care innovation' | changing healthcare | Scoop.it
Dr. John Brumsted, president and chief executive of Fletcher Allen Health Care, touted to a Senate panel Friday a newly approved 'health care innovation' intended to transform the way Vermont hospitals and dozens of physician practices deliver care...

 

“We may have a monolith, a monopolistic organization,” Sen. Anthony Pollina, P/D-Washington, suggested after the panel heard from the hospital officials. “I don’t want a system that is enriching hospitals. I want a system helping the public.”

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Hospital systems getting into insurance market to stay competitive

Hospital systems getting into insurance market to stay competitive | changing healthcare | Scoop.it

"...as healthcare providers have been challenged to work around new payment models, many are finding that being truly “integrated” means more than just adding wellness centers and post-acute-care services. 

Providers are realizing that to stay competitive, they need to have a hand not only in healthcare delivery, but also healthcare financing. And many systems are finding that the best way to do so is through launching their own insurance plans."

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Overcoming Physician Leadership Limbo

Overcoming Physician Leadership Limbo | changing healthcare | Scoop.it
Addressing the obstacles physicians face when transitioning from medicine to leadership. 
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A Better Way to Measure Patients' Pain

A Better Way to Measure Patients' Pain | changing healthcare | Scoop.it

Skip the scale and ask the right questions the right way.


University of Utah Health Care convened a team of clinicians and nonclinicians to replace the 0-10 pain scale with conversations that provide more insight and improve care. The method is easy for hospitals to replicate.

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The Doctor Is In (Well, Logged In)

The Doctor Is In (Well, Logged In) | changing healthcare | Scoop.it

This may seem like health care for the “OMG, I’m sick :( ” generation, but clients include high-tech players in New York like Tumblr, Skillshare, General Assembly and Hard Candy Shell. “We’re tech-savvy doctors,” he said, “for tech-savvy patients.”

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A Digital Shift on Health Data Swells Profits in an Industry

A Digital Shift on Health Data Swells Profits in an Industry | changing healthcare | Scoop.it
As doctors and hospitals struggle to make new records systems work, the winners are big companies that lobbied for the legislation that allowed their sales to soar.
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Tiny Sugar-Covered Bandaid Could Replace Needles For Vaccinations - PSFK

Tiny Sugar-Covered Bandaid Could Replace Needles For Vaccinations - PSFK | changing healthcare | Scoop.it
Scientists at King's College London have developed a new way to administer vaccines, using a pain-free microneedle array.
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Can cost accounting save health care?

Can cost accounting save health care? | changing healthcare | Scoop.it
Better understanding of the actual cost of care patient-by-patient can have a dramatic impact in the effort to control health care costs.
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Florida Blue and Other Health Insurers Prepare for New Regulations

Florida Blue and Other Health Insurers Prepare for New Regulations | changing healthcare | Scoop.it
After years of marketing plans to employers, not individual consumers, health insurers are making radical changes because of the Affordable Care Act.
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5 Steps To Jump Start Your Hospital's Quality Transformation

5 Steps To Jump Start Your Hospital's Quality Transformation | changing healthcare | Scoop.it

 

What is your #1 challenge in clinical quality improvement?

 

If your hospital is like its peers, it’s changing physician behavior. And changing physician behavior doesn’t happen on its own.  It happens by focusing on physician engagement.  And who better to know about engaging physicians to achieve quality improvement than physicians themselves.  Here is a five step processrecommended by CPM Healthgrades’ ACE (Accelerated Clinical Excellence) physician consultants.

 
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Singing in The Scanner

Singing in The Scanner | changing healthcare | Scoop.it

Director Adam Powell's latest music video (for musician Sivu's track Better Man Than He) was "shot" using an MRI scanner at London's St Bartholomew's Hospital...

Although he had to spend two hours in the scanner, we're told that Sivu was given a clean bill of health at the end of the shoot. Here's the video:

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Health, Technology and the Forgotten Stepchild of Innovation

Health, Technology and the Forgotten Stepchild of Innovation | changing healthcare | Scoop.it

Extending innovation to BUSINESS MODELS around health and wellness

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5 long hauls for health systems

five key challenges hospital and health systems will face throughout the year:

1. Aligning stakeholders

2. Evaluating new care settings and models

3. Forging new payor relationships

4. Leveraging size and scale

5. Using advanced analytics

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Reducing Readmissions through a Population Lens

Reducing Readmissions through a Population Lens | changing healthcare | Scoop.it
A CMS pilot suggests that community-based interventions can go a long way toward reducing both hospitalizations and readmissions. One of the keys: bringing providers and other caregivers together to better orchestrate care transitions.

 

"...Too often readmissions are viewed as a hospital problem. "But they are not just a hospital problem. They are not just a patient problem; they are a community problem," she added."

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Oregon's Big Coordinated Care Bet

In an exclusive interview, Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, M.D. discusses what his state's landmark, 2012 Medicaid reforms mean for providers and patients — and whether they will reach their goals of improving quality and reducing costs.
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