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Physician quality data reporting still a big challenge

One of the biggest challenges in the shift to value-base reimbursement is improving physician quality data reporting, says Deborah Gash, vice president and CIO at Kansas City, Missouri-based St. Luke's Health System,  in an interview with  FierceHealthIT.   

The shifting healthcare CFO role: Career challenges in centralized systems

Guest post by Tom Quinn, a senior partner with the executive search firm Witt/Kieffer. Editor's note: This is part two of a two-part series. Here's part one. Healthcare systems in the U.S....

We're all looking at the same patient safety elephant

There's been little fanfare about this week's survey results from global physician social network SERMO regarding the apparently different views American and European doctors have about...

How health insurers can thrive in the private exchange market [Q&A]

To find out more about how the rise of private exchanges have changed the industry and what insurers can expect in the future,  FierceHealthPayer  speaks to Ashok Subramanian, co-founder and CEO of private exchange company Liazon.   

How providers maximize EHRs to reduce readmission rates [Special Report]

Hospitals are trying many methods to reduce the number of patient readmissions--transitional care, family education and even house calls. Now electronic health record systems are playing a larger role in hospitals' efforts to tackle this growing problem. In this special report,  FierceEMR  highlights efforts by the Cleveland Clinic and Burlington, Massachusetts-based Lahey Hospital and Medical Center to make the most of their EHRs to reduce readmission rates. Report

Revisiting the thorny topic of patient non-compliance

Guest post by Thomas Dahlborg, an industry voice for relationship-centered compassionate care and servant leadership. A number of years ago, I wrote the post for Hospital Impact titled, "The...

EHR research: We're entering uncharted, exciting territory

No doubt, electronic health records still are in need of improvement. That said, there's no denying the inroads they're making in research. Recent reports we highlight this week really highlight EHRs' potential to delve into new, and frankly incredible areas of education.

How would hospitals navigate through Medicare for all?

In this oddest of election years, where mainstream candidates promise to force foreign countries to reimburse our efforts to seal our borders, perhaps the weirdest statement I have heard is an...

Health industry must move beyond HIPAA 101

Why is a 20-year-old law still so confusing? It's ironic that the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, legislation intended, in large part, to simplify the administration of healthcare, continues to confound providers, patients and others, and make the industry more complicated. You'd think we'd all have the hang of it by now. Evidently not.

The Quadruple Aim: Why providers must put the fourth target first

Several years ago, I was living in one of the so-called better parts of a city somewhat notorious for its miscreants. It didn't take long for the effects of crime and desperation to seep into...