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HOSPITAL & PROVIDER STRATEGY

Population health expert highlights medicine’s 'third pillar'Professor in the School for the Science of Health Care Delivery Natalia Wilson, MD, MPH, discusses teaching population health to the next-generation of physicians, and how it will transform care.
Views split on population health benefitsViews on the importance of population health differ depending on how you interact with patients, says the NEJM Care Redesign survey.
Provider relations are key when incentives are absentIn lines of care where improved outcomes aren’t paired with bonus payments, motivating providers and members to close gaps in care can be difficult.
How one health plan aims to improve qualityDeveloping and carrying out a unified strategy for quality improvement can be difficult. CareSource is outlining its goals and supporting the front lines to initiate change.
How to boost your Star ratingsThe Stars ratings are meant to ensure that every health plan is providing adequate services for members. For payers, meeting these ever-changing measures can be a challenge.
Low CAHPS scores? Try thisLow CAHPS scores are a problem for health plans, but they don’t give much information in terms of how plans can improve. Drill down surveys might be the answer.
Opinion: Cost transparency improves collections and boosts satisfactionConsider providing cost estimates prior to rendering care to increase collections, patient satisfaction.
Four things to know about the Cleveland Clinic-Oscar Health partnershipOscar Health, a health-insurance startup, will work with the Cleveland Clinic to offer individual health insurance plans to consumers in northeast Ohio.
How to prepare for population healthHere’s how to overcome the hurdles that hinder your population health strategies.
Pharmaceutical pipeline: Top 4 conditions to watch
Pharmaceutical pipeline: Top 4 conditions to watchAlthough drug spend is increasing for inflammatory conditions, diabetes, and oncology, there are some promising developments in the pipeline.