Year in Review: Transition to value-based care in name only


Value-based payment remained a catchphrase for health system executives in 2019, but progress into meaningful, risk-based models largely stalled. Although Medicare accountable care organizations saved the CMS millions for the second year in a row, the news was dampened by a decline of new entrants into the program. The agency’s […]

As health inequities mount, hospitals step up economic development initiatives


Large healthcare organizations around the country are stepping up their efforts to reduce socio-economic, racial and ethnic disparities in health outcomes in their communities. Leaders recognize that far more than clinical care, socio-economic factors largely determine people’s health and well-being. So progressive-thinking executives like former Kaiser Permanente chairman and CEO […]

Letters: Failing grade for EHRs shouldn’t be a surprise


The article “Physicians score EHRs an F on usability, study finds” stated “electronic health record systems scored in the bottom 9th percentile for technology usability, which could contribute to physician burnout, according to a new study.” These results should come as no surprise to anyone in healthcare. Not a day goes […]

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