This Week in Healthcare: May 3rd, 2013

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May 3rd, 2013
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healthcare week may32013 National Scorecard on Payment Reform

The first annual national scorecard on payment reform indicates that only about 11% of healthcare payments are tied to quality performance indicators. This must be doubled by 2020 to meet the goal The Catalyst for Payment Reform set for 20% of private payer payments to be tied to performance metrics.

Strengthening Affordability and Quality in America’s Healthcare System

The Partnership for Sustainable Healthcare recently released the report, Strengthening Affordability and Quality in America’s Healthcare System.  While healthcare spending has grown at a slow rate in recent years, it is important to transform our health system into a long-term affordable and high quality system.

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Health IT

Tapping into the power of digitally connected patients

Perspective: HIE, 'omics' and personalized medicine

Are you meeting the meaningful use requirements? 6 ways IT helps meet meaningful use

Women promise new tide for health IT

5 IT Must Have's for Value Based Care

The Center for Technology and Aging launches online mHealth toolkit

mHealth standards, and healthcare IT

2018: 5 million disposable, mobile medical sensors

Pediatric Telehealth Colloquium highlights clinician endeavors nationwide


Health Costs

Diagnostic errors: Most costly, common malpractice claim

Rate change: CMS payment schedule proposal already drawing fire

Vangent Gets $28 Million Contract For Health Marketplace Call Center

MAP: Bad Rx Decisions Cost Poor US States Most


Healthcare Reform

Summary on the Affordable Care Act

University of Michigan Health System Expands ACO

Small Businesses Seek Relief from ACA Penalties

Report: 24% of doctors have joined or will join an ACO. Cigna has nearly 60 Accountable Care Programs

The Arkansas Medicaid Model: What You Need To Know About The 'Private Option'

Podcast interviews about health reform, hospital partnerships, & other topics



Insured population overuses ED

Major insurers join Towers Watson health insurance

Health Care's 'Dirty Little Secret': No One May Be Coordinating Care

Tip Sheet On Staying Safe In The Hospital

Improving post-acute care coordination

Care Coordination problems highlighted increase cost & worse outcomes for patients

Can an ad influence your decision to go to the ER?

4 ways to beat time constraints and guide patients to better health


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