New York City ties doctors’ income to quality of care
In a bold experiment in performance pay, patient outcomes and cost containment will be reflected in doctors’ paychecks under a plan being negotiated by the physicians and their hospitals.
Strengthening code for safer medical devices
Half the medical devices sold in the U.S. rely on software. As such technology becomes commonplace, onlookers have warned of security risks, and researchers have undertaken projects to ensure a higher standard of coding.
Medicare announces 106 new accountable care organizations
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced the creation of 106 more accountable care organizations. The model gives doctors and hospitals a spending target for patient care and allows them to keep some of the savings if they come in under budget. Eventually, they also will be penalized if they spend too much. The organizations must meet certain health care quality standards.
Walgreens approved for 3 Medicare accountable care organizations
Drugstore chain Walgreens takes another step in its transformation into a front-line health care provider when three accountable care organizations it created were approved by the federal government.
The future of patient experience management: post hospital follow up
In the span of just a few years, the Patient Experience has emerged as one of the strongest rallying cries for healthcare quality improvement. But with limited amount of time, resources, and budget at your disposal, how do you prioritize which patient improvement efforts should be tackled first?
California's biomedical industry still the biggest, despite tight financing
Accountable Care Organizations will grow in 2013 – and may eventually challenge the role of traditional insurance companies
Cigna and BayCare Health System join in Accountable Care initiative
Report: Measuring progress toward accountable care
How to train physicians on patient experience
Opposition stiffens to ACA's 2.3% tax on medical devices
6 state health exchanges win early approval
ACOs, already surging, poised for even more growth
Porcupine quills inspire medical devices
MLR rule cost payers $1.45B, weakened individual market
3-D printers for medical use ahead says researcher
Many doctors don't secure medical devices from hackers, study finds
IRS tinkers with new tax on medical devices
CMS to develop survey on patient experience in the emergency department
Understanding patients’ experience and behavior through virtual reality
UnitedHealth looks at doctors' pay for medical savings
For payment innovation, which insurers do physicians prefer most?
FDA to collaborate on development of medical devices
Privacy law falls short in age of proliferating medical devices
Patient experience: New buzzword or top-priority for hospitals?