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HOSPITAL & PROVIDER STRATEGY

New patient-centered tool could help measure value in healthcareThe Innovation and Value Initiative launched the Open-Source Value Project, creating tools that help payers, providers, and healthcare systems make informed and patient-centered decisions that produce better health outcomes.
Interoperability a must for hospitals, but it comes with risksOne expert says the interoperability of medical devices, especially of IoT medical devices, creates soft spots in an organization’s security framework.
Top data analytics challenges facing healthcare organizationsA sneak peek at the findings from our 2018 Technology Survey reveal where healthcare organizations are struggling most when it comes to interoperability and Big Data.
How low-income kids benefit when parents have healthcareA new study reveals an important spillover effect of parental Medicaid coverage.
Five ways Trump’s tax reform will impact healthcareIf signed into law, Trump’s tax reform will have substantive impacts on healthcare organizations and on individuals.
NIH to collect Fitbit data for research projectFitbit devices will be used for an NIH research program to explore the influence of behavioral, biological, and environmental influences on health.
No insurance is growing problem for heart patients, providersTwo new studies address the financial implications of unexpected major healthcare expenses for common cardiovascular conditions and procedures.
Treating frail elderly patients with multiple myeloma requires different approachTransplant eligibility issues and drug regimen options raise difficult questions when treating older multiple myeloma patients.
Top ways to curtail gender bias in healthcareGender bias in patient care has damaging effects, especially for women.
Study defines ‘low-value care,’ evaluates toll on healthcare industryA new study led by UCLA researchers has eye-opening findings about low-cost, high-volume unnecessary healthcare. These low-value services may surprise you.