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    The Patient Experience Council offers six suggestions for creating a patient-centered care environment for engaged, empowered patients. Patient-centered care and the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) more »

    Are retail clinics really a viable solution to overcrowded emergency departments packed primary care calendars?  A new study from the American Journal of Managed Care more »

    The Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes Chicago (ECHO-Chicago), a population health management program centered at the University of Chicago, has received $1.55 million in grant more »

    The increased use of data analytics for speedier clinical trials, more efficient regulation, and better population health management is at the top of the priorities more »

    Medicare patients undergoing major surgery experienced more serious and numerous complications at hospitals with a propensity for providing aggressive and intensive treatment, says a study more »

    While it may seem like a tired trope to associate getting older with ever louder complaints about memory loss, researchers at the University of Kentucky more »

    End-of-life planning for elderly or terminally ill patients should be adequately reimbursed by Medicare and Medicaid, says a Congressional letter to CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner, more »

    Thanks to a three-year Center of Medicare and Medicaid Innovation award, the Association of American Medical Colleges and a group of five academic medical centers more »

    The 95% effective hepatitis C therapy that made the healthcare industry do a double-take at the $1000-per-day price tag is presenting some serious medication adherence more »

    The majority of hospitals may be putting patient safety at risk by overusing antibiotics, warns the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in a new study more »

    An increase in the number of drug-based interventions may not reduce the risk of blood clots for hospitalized patients, according to a new study from more »

    After announcing earlier this year that it would no longer offer tobacco products in an effort to transition into the patient care space, CVS stores more »

    One in ten emergency department visits are for conditions that do not require emergency services and could be better treated through primary or urgent care, more »

    Adding information about a patient’s occupation and workplace into their electronic health record can help providers at community health centers paint a more complete portrait more »

    Researchers at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill have developed an interactive online tool to help healthcare organizations tackle one of the most insidious more »

    An increase in screenings, better preventative care, and more robust population health management techniques have contributed to the significant decline in the number of strokes, more »

    Reducing preventable readmissions is one of the most important goals for cutting healthcare costs, says a poll of healthcare quality improvement experts by ASQ, and more »

    The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) and University of California San Francisco (UCSF) have received $10 million in grants from the Center for Medicare more »

    For many patients with complex needs, the “care continuum” is anything but a smooth, easily understandable stream of seamless coordination between providers.  Even figuring out more »

    The United States healthcare system has a little bit of soul searching to do after it ranked dead last for efficiency, equity, and overall health more »

    After taking similar actions in Rhode Island and Connecticut late last year, national insurer UnitedHealthcare plans to eliminate about 700 Massachusetts physicians from its Medicare more »

    Providers may be encouraged to prescribe more statins for the care of hypertension in vulnerable populations, but the widely-used class of drugs has no significant more »

    Walgreens drugstores and CHE Trinity Health, an 80-hospital health system in Illinois, have entered into a coordinated care agreement that will help to further Walgreens’ more »

    A lack of data integrity and adequate health information exchange, along with poor care coordination, have topped the 2014 list of ECRI Patient Safety Concerns.  more »

    When it comes to healthcare spending, much of the focus has been on chronically ill patients.  The commonly cited statistic that 20% of patients account more »