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BREAKING NEWS: Feds speed plans for value-based payments

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Monday said it would fundamentally reform how it pays providers for treating Medicare patients in the coming years.

Redefining wellness as well-being could help programs succeed

Amid  lawsuits challenging wellness programs that penalize non-participants and general questions about the return on investment of such programs, a movement is afoot to recast wellness as well-being.

'July Effect' does not lengthen procedures

Although the "July Effect," under which medical errors are believed to increase as new physicians begin their residencies, is well-documented, but it typically does not increase the length of surgeries during the month, according to research presented at the American Society of Anesthesiologists' 2015 Practice Management Meeting.

The top healthcare investment areas in the US

An analysis of the first stage of the federally funded State Innovation Model initiative reveals several key areas of investment in healthcare that could fundamentally change the nature of the industry, according a recent Accenture report.

Healthcare innovation won't come to those who wait

Last week, as I listened to the State of the Union address and read story after story about the fallout from King v Burwell, the ups and downs of Medicaid expansion and the fate of the Affordable...

3 tips providers can learn from retail clinics

It's no secret that retail clinics change the way consumers think about and receive healthcare, but according to a recent  Physicians Practice  article, they should also alter the way providers operate.

Biden calls for hospitals to 'double down' on patient safety

Vice President Joe Biden called for increased focus on error and infection reduction in the healthcare industry and more government incentives to facilitate them, according to Kaiser Health News.

How technology can streamline discharge process

The discharge process for patients from a hospital is not an easy one, and if done wrong could also lead to costly readmissions--but the use of technology could make the transition much smoother, according to David Lee Scher, M.D.

The future of population health management

In this special report,  FierceHealthcare  examines the evolution of population health management, the challenges involved, and what hospital and system leaders can do to make a real difference in their communities.

Why content plays huge role in promise of mHealth

Mobile healthcare technology offers tremendous promise, but the lack of compelling content for engaging users and humanizing technology experiences means the promise will go unfulfilled, writes Howard Steinberg, an entrepreneur and co-founder of the Westport Innovation HUB, in a guest post at  Forbes.