HOSPITAL & PROVIDER STRATEGY Seven ways health execs can prepare for the future March 07, 2017 By Tracey Walker Seven ways health execs can prepare for the future. Five ways an ACA repeal could hurt hospitals March 07, 2017 By Karen Appold While Trump has touted Obamacare as a “disaster,” some healthcare experts say the change could negatively impact hospitals in a variety of ways. Four priorities your health plan must embrace to thrive in the future March 06, 2017 By Tracey Walker Health plans of the future will focus on consumers: designing products, care and services to support improved health. Healthcare mergers and acquisitions: What payers, providers will do in 2017 March 06, 2017 By Aine Cryts Integrating businesses is complex, but experts shed light on other options including partnerships and shared services. Six diseases reap benefits of biomarkers, genetic tests March 02, 2017 By Karen Appold Biomarker testing for harmful genetic mutations provides the opportunity to identify at-risk individuals who might benefit from risk modification strategies and/or enhanced disease screening. Paramedics fight to combat ED visits, readmissions February 27, 2017 By Rachael Zimlich RN Paramedics can do much more than transport patients to the ED or inpatient care. Payers and providers are increasingly using EMS services to reach out to patients in their homes to improve outcomes and reduce costs. Clinical team alignment top priority for payers February 20, 2017 By Marc O'Connor Investment in resources that support clinicians and patients closer to the point of care may be the cure for what ails managed care executives. Nine ways Trump could impact healthcare access February 18, 2017 By Tracey Walker Will Trump’s policies hamper or improve healthcare access? Experts weigh in. Payers to pharma: Here’s what we’re missing in hep C drugs February 17, 2017 By Tracey Walker A Precision for Value survey highlights what can be done in order to encourage payers to ease coverage policies for these drugs in the next wave of HCV treatment. Five things to know: How one health system offers same-day specialty appointments February 16, 2017 By Karen Appold Allegheny Health Network (AHN) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has achieved what few health systems have been able to do—offer same-day specialty appointments across its hospital network.