This Week in Healthcare: October 26th, 2012

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October 26th, 2012

PayerFusion Articles

 

Medical Technology: Cost Driver or Cost Saver?

When discussing the cost drivers of healthcare, “medical technology” is a commonly named factor behind the increase in healthcare spending. If advances in medical technology have lead to so many improvements in care, then why is it viewed so negatively in relation to healthcare spending?


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Health IT

What does the eHealth Exchange mean to nationwide HIE?

Could a healthcare accountant save each of us $3k at the HIX?

5 ways pharmacy automation saves money

3 ways technology can facilitate patient engagement

 

Healthcare Reform

The importance of patient voice in value-based purchasing

More Health-Law Changes Coming in 2013

Improve the triple aim by adding a fourth: Provider satisfaction

Length of stay increasing, use of imaging decreasing

4 Tactics to Reduce Senior Readmissions

 

Healthcare Costs

Inflated medical bills mask true cost of care

Comparison of health plan pricing today vs. pricing under ACA

Healthcare costs are top concern for US executives

5 market changes that will affect healthcare reimbursement

 

Medicare

Target Medicare patients to prevent ER visits

Why Medicare Spending Varies Across States

 

Care Coordination

Linking Care Coordination to Potentially Avoidable Events

5 ways case management puts care coordination on steroids

Study: Impact of PCMH on utilization, cost & quality

 

Patient Safety

Healthgrades: Which states have the safest hospitals?

 

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