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Practical insights, based on experience, from the experts’ point of view on what’s working in their own organizations and beyond.

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.

New Marketplace
New Risk, New Business Models

Discord Between Ballad Health and the FTC

How a proposed merger of two large rural health systems has created opposition from federal regulators and economists, but supporters among local business groups.

Patient Engagement

Shared Decision-Making for Good Clinical Care: Better, but Not Easier

Active patient involvement and patient autonomy can be burdensome to patients, especially when they are faced with serious illness. The primary goal of shared decision-making is not autonomy, but good care that fits patients’ lives.

Care Redesign
Relentless Reinvention

Why Every Health Care Organization Needs a Data Science Strategy

Data science strategy can help providers tap into the power of their data, improve its quality, and keep it safe.

New Marketplace
New Risk, New Business Models

How Multi-Specialty Hubs Fill a Major Gap in the Care Continuum

Kaiser Permanente, Mid-Atlantic States identified a niche for patients seeking immediate care and found a way to reduce emergency department visits while improving patient satisfaction and quality.

Patient Engagement

Health Care — A Final Frontier for Design

Design must move beyond narrow projects and encompass complex systems.

Leadership

Performance Training and Public Health for Physician Burnout

For too long, physicians have operated under the belief that their obligation to patients comes at any cost, even when this cost is their own health.

Care Redesign
Relentless Reinvention

Learning to Drive — Early Exposure to End-of-Life Conversations in Medical Training

The importance of listening to the patient at the end of life.

New Marketplace
New Risk, New Business Models

Medicare Payment for Behavioral Health Integration

Four new codes that went into effect at the start of 2017, to pay clinicians for BHI services they provide to Medicare beneficiaries, are a major step forward.

New Marketplace
New Risk, New Business Models

Should Medicare Value-Based Purchasing Take Social Risk into Account?

Strategies for monitoring quality of care for socially at-risk patients and reducing disparities.

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