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United States Has Higher Medical Costs, Worse Outcomes Than Other Developed Countries

The prices of drugs, medical devices and hospital costs have driven up the costs of healthcare in this country over the last decade — prices that doctors, patients and insurers rarely know until the money has been spent, according to … finish reading United States Has Higher Medical Costs, Worse Outcomes Than Other Developed Countries

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The ACO Model Figures in Most Hospitals’ Futures

Over 80 percent of surveyed hospitals are making future plans to join or are already participating in an accountable care organization (ACO), according to a new study from L.E.K. Consulting, a global strategy consulting firm. Hospital executives also intend to … finish reading The ACO Model Figures in Most Hospitals’ Futures

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New Personal Technologies Help Improve Patient Engagement, Healthcare Delivery and Outcomes

When patients use technologies, like smartphone apps, to share personal information with their physicians, their care and outcomes are enhanced, according to new research from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF.) RWJF’s program, Project HealthDesign, had patients from around the … finish reading New Personal Technologies Help Improve Patient Engagement, Healthcare Delivery and Outcomes

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2 Key Performance Improvement Tools for Clinical Integration

Clinical integration (CI) is considered essential to the framework of an accountable care organization (ACO) because of its ability to generate physician trust, commitment, and acceptance of performance monitoring to achieve goals. Key to its success is the use of … finish reading 2 Key Performance Improvement Tools for Clinical Integration

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