This Week in Healthcare: October 19th, 2012

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October 19th, 2012
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Pay for Performance: An Overview of 10 Performance Domains

Initiated by both commercial and public payers, pay for performance (P4P) programs have become widespread in the healthcare system. We highlight 10 key performance domains that are the focus of pay-for-performance initiatives in the US healthcare system.

Eliminating the Mystery of Healthcare Costs & Quality

Paying for healthcare can often be seen like signing a blank check; the patient has no idea what the price is, but the service is needed. With rising healthcare costs and the increased availability of cost and quality data, it is hard to ignore the push towards transparency and consumerism in the US healthcare industry.


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Health IT

Health IT Testing Program Formed; Makes Way for Interoperable Data Sharing

Essentials of telehealth/telemedicine, top Do’s and Don’ts, mHealth and Health IT advice

HIT Adoption & Use Dashboard

Health IT Testing Program Will Enable Health Data Sharing for more than Half of US

Health Literacy is linked to PHR Usage, not Demographics

5 not so easy pieces of Meaningful Use Stage 2

Malware Is “Rampant” Across Medical Devices in Hospitals

$1.5 million HIPAA settlement shows privacy lapses can be costly


Healthcare Reform

Examining why medical providers often don't provide the most effective treatments

The role of analytics in optimizing care transitions

Small group plans emerging as a winner among the HIX essential health benefits benchmark plans race

Accountable Care Explained: An Experiment in State Health Policy

10 guiding principles for patient-centered care


Healthcare Costs

Comparative study of widely used treatments could lead to cost savings

Report: Changes in post-acute care could save Medicare dollars

Using tighter blood usage guidelines, hospitals could save $165M annually



M.D. vs. Ph.D.: States push for greater transparency in credentials

First-Ever Forbes Health Care Conference To Focus On Transparency And Information

Transforming Care Through Transparency


Payment Reform

Pay for Performance: An Overview of 10 Performance Domains


Health Information Exchanges

Benefits of combining all-payer claims databases with health information exchanges

Florida HIE Focuses on Direct Messaging

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