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New Marketplace
New Risk, New Business Models

Focusing on High-Cost Patients — The Key to Addressing High Costs?

A focus on high-cost patients may not only fail to contain health care spending, but it may also help to entrench the status quo.

Leadership

Health Care Providers Must Act Now to Address the Prescription Opioid Crisis

Combatting the opioid crisis goes beyond changing prescribing practices.

Leadership

Protecting the Tired, the Poor, the Huddled Masses

After President Trump’s executive order banning refugees, the United States is no longer a bright beacon of hope to suffering people around the world.

Care Redesign
Relentless Reinvention

The Move to Value-Based Care in Navy Medicine

Achieving the mission of Navy Medicine to “keep the Navy and Marine Corps family ready, healthy, and on the job” requires rethinking current health care delivery models.

New Marketplace
New Risk, New Business Models

Improving Hospital Incentives with Better Cost Data

Hospitals’ existing cost data could be used to substantially increase the accuracy of the Medicare payment rates for inpatient hospital care.

Patient Engagement

Consumer Engagement: New Tools and Capabilities for Health System Marketing

Novant Health is using research and data analytics to identify and engage new consumers, develop more relevant products and services, and support its mission and brand promise.

New Marketplace
New Risk, New Business Models

Success and Failure in the Insurance Exchanges

Efforts to reform or replace the ACA should proceed with the knowledge that highly publicized market exits are a poor and probably inaccurate signal of a failing market.

Care Redesign
Relentless Reinvention

Redesigning the Delivery of Specialty Care Within Newly Formed Hospital Networks

As the trend toward hospital mergers and consolidations continues, how can newly formed health care networks optimize their delivery of specialty care? They will need to consider a redesign of service lines that includes both centralizing and decentralizing strategies.

Patient Engagement

Engaging Patients to Optimize Medication Adherence

Medication adherence is a significant public health challenge. As each patient is unique, it is critical for health care systems and providers to better characterize and meet individual patient needs at each stage along the way in order to improve medication adherence and ultimately improve patient well-being.

New Marketplace
New Risk, New Business Models

Getting Real about Health Care Costs — A Broader Approach to Cost Stewardship in Medical Education

In the next era of cost-stewardship education, future and current physicians will have to be taught to reduce spending across the care continuum.

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