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Ascension Health turns to care partners, data to reduce readmissions

To turn big data into big changes in readmission rates, executives at Ascension Health created strong partnerships with others in the care continuum.

Hospital execs prepare for consequences of King v. Burwell ruling

In addition to the high stakes for patients and health insurance companies, the Supreme Court's decision in King v. Burwell regarding the legality of federal subsidies in the Affordable Care Act has major implications for healthcare providers. But hospital executives are hopeful that their institutions will avoid any dire consequences if the court doesn't uphold the subsidies, Reuters reported.

Physician-led joint venture aims to reinvest population health management savings

A new physician-led joint venture created by CHE Trinity and Ascension Health aims to not only improve care coordination across markets and prepare the healthcare systems for transitions currently happening in the market, but also will reinvest the savings from population health management back into the healthcare delivery system,  Hospitals & Health Networks Daily reports.

Baptist Health Systems settles whistleblower lawsuit for $3.67 million

Baptist Health Systems, one of the largest healthcare providers in San Antonio, agreed to pay $3.67 million to the U.S. Department of Justice to settle whistleblower allegations it filed false claims for Medicare reimbursement.

Remote care management program to be rolled out nationwide

Building on the success of a two-year study that determined that videoconferencing significantly reduced hospital readmissions, Indianapolis-based St. Vincent Health has partnered with its parent organization, Ascension Health Alliance, to form a joint venture that officially will launch a remote care management program next month with the goal of scaling the program on a national level.

Payment reform requires public, private collaboration

Low-cost, high-quality care requires an all-hands-on-deck commitment across all industries, according to a coalition of national groups representing hospitals, insurers, employers and consumers.

Banned collections firm signs on with another hospital

Although it's banned for doing business in Minnesota for the next two years, Chicago-based Accretive Health just signed a new billion-dollar contract with a health system in Missouri.

As more hospitals merge, EHR complications increase

As the pace of hospital mergers increases, the challenges of integrating disparate electronic health records between different institutions also grows

Patient data initiatives take center stage at Health Datapalooza

Liberation of patient data was underlying theme at this week's Health Data Initiative Forum--aka Health Datapalooza--in Washington, D.C. In addition to several discussions about the most effective ways of using patient data for the greater good of healthcare, the government made a handful of announcements ranging from new initiatives to challenges.

Telehealth technology prompts improved patient med adherence

Caregivers often are an overlooked group when it comes to supporting telehealth programs, according to a telehealth pilot study at Nashville, Tenn.-based Saint Thomas Health recently profiled in