From Opposition to Cooperation: Payers Join the Care Team

Back when I was in medical training a decade ago, patient rounds were usually conducted by a group composed entirely...

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Running the Rapids of Payment Reform

Several years ago, my family and I went on the rafting trip from hell. Actually, that’s an exaggeration. No one...

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Ending Life with Dignity

End-of-life issues are difficult at best. When there are failures in the system that affect the care of a loved...

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Salty Cookies, Sweeter Outcomes: Shared Healthcare Decision Making

The Christmas cookies were a little saltier than normal that year, flavored with my tears. That was the year I...

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HIE ROI: DSRIP, ACO, PCMH, BPCI

Yep, I just did that. Acronyms and abbreviations are a fact of life in health information technology. It gets worse...

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No Patient Is an Island

There have been a number of hearings in recent months gathering information on experiences with the Federal EHR Incentive Program,...

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