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AHIP: Bill Clinton calls for cooperative approach to healthcare reform

Former President Bill Clinton called for an inclusive and collaborative approach to healthcare reform in his closing keynote address for the America's Health Insurance Plans AHIP Institute.

15 'vital signs' to improve healthcare

The healthcare industry currently uses thousands of measures to assess healthcare in the United States. But a new report reveals that providers only need to track 15 core measures or "vital signs" to determine progress.

Panel calls for patient-centered care for chronic pain

The 100 million Americans living with chronic pain need individualized, patient-centered care, according to an independent panel convened by the National Institutes of Health, News-Medical reports.

Joint Commission: Evidence-based care reaps positive results

Evidence-based care is taking hold at more and more hospitals, according to the Joint Commission's 2014 annual report, "America's Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety."

How ACOs may disrupt patient care

Some doctors worry accountable care organizations may micro-manage doctors and make their care decisions all about cost, Fred N. Pelzman, M.D., writes for MedPageToday.

CMS solicits ideas for engagement models

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is soliciting comments through Sept. 15 about its proposed initiatives to test new engagement models for Medicare, Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program.

Kaiser, Johns Hopkins collaboration to hone in on evidence-based care

Kaiser Permanente and Johns Hopkins Medicine have announced plans to strengthen their collaboration by focusing on research and evidence-based care, according to an announcement.

HHS challenge focuses on CDS use to prevent hypertension

The U.S. Department of Health and Humans Services has launched a new challenge to use electronic health records and other health IT to prevent hypertension.

WellPoint: Watson guarantees evidence-based care

When leaders from WellPoint saw Watson's Jeopardy performance, they knew that innovative technology could help them overcome barriers to evidenced-based care, according to participants in a panel discussion Wednesday at the AHIP Institute Data Analytics Forum in Seattle.

5 issues all hospital boards must tackle

During a time of funding cuts, regulatory constraints and changing care models, hospital boards must work together with CEOs to "assure the solvency and sustainability of their hospital," according to a piece by Paul Keckley in  Hospitals & Health Networks.