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Success in provider-led health plans is often elusive

According to a new report by McKinsey & Co., hospital systems looking to replicate some of the 1990s-era successes of Intermountain Healthcare, Geisinger or University of Pittsburgh Medical Center should note that market conditions have to be all but perfect for them to succeed.

Consumers unsure how Highmark-UPMC breakup impacts them

With the contract between Pennsylvania health giants Highmark and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center ending today, many consumers are uncertain how the separation will impact them, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported.

End of Highmark-UPMC contract raises concerns about data sharing

The termination of the contract between managed care company Highmark and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), slated to end Jan. 1, 2015, has called into question whether UPMC will be able to transfer electronic patient health records in a timely manner.

Teaching hospital leaders-drug company affiliation raise conflict of interest concerns

Academic medical center leaders who serve on pharmaceutical company boards could create a conflict of interest or foster competition between institutional oversight responsibilities and individual clinical and research practices, according to an article published in the  Journal of the American Medical Association.

UPMC's tax dispute lawsuit continues with accusations against Pittsburgh mayor

T he University o f Pittsburgh Medical Center filed an amended lawsuit  against the city of Pittsburgh and the mayor, claiming that the outgoing  mayor's lawsuit challenging UPMC's nonprofit status is a strategy to divert attention from a city scandal, according to a copy of the lawsuit obtained by  Law360.

Focus on hospital employees for ACO savings

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center implemented an employee ACO (eACO) model in 2004 and achieved compounded savings of more than $65 million.

Cerner outage raises new fears of cloud-based EHRs

The six-hour outage of Cerner's network late last month has raised fresh concerns about cloud hosting of patient records.

DoJ drops probe into Highmark's anti-competitive actions

The Department of Justice (DoJ) has ended an investigation into whether Highmark and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) were engaging in anti-competitive practices in the Pittsburgh

Hospitals advocate for bargain CT scans

With ongoing debates about inappropriate CT scan use, hospitals are using inexpensive CT scanners on smokers to screen for lung cancer, Kaiser Health News and The Washington Post report.

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center slashes bloated board

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) removed 29 members from its 51-member board, based on independent findings that the board had become too large to be effective, according to the