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How an outstanding provider got even better with analytics

Lehigh Valley Health Network was already a pretty stellar health care organization.

After all, it had been listed in US News & World Report’s “America’s Best Hospitals” 20 years running, and the American Hospital Association had numbered it among the “100 Most Wired” in 11 consecutive years. 244 more words

Population Health Management

Is the CQO Position Needed?

http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/quality/cqo-position-needed?spMailingID=9476343&spUserID=MTMyMzQyMDQxMTkyS0&spJobID=1000559816&spReportId=MTAwMDU1OTgxNgS2

In a healthcare system’s most mature state, everyone owns quality,” says Baylor Scott & White Health’s chief quality officer. So if everyone owns quality, why have a CQO?

High-Need, High-Cost Patients: Who Are They and How Do They Use Health Care?

http://www.commonwealthfund.org/publications/issue-briefs/2016/aug/high-need-high-cost-patients-meps1

A Population-Based Comparison of Demographics, Health Care Use, and Expenditures

Abstract

Issue: Finding ways to improve outcomes and reduce spending for patients with complex and costly care needs requires an understanding of their unique needs and characteristics. 170 more words

JAMA Forum: Why Are Private Health Insurers Losing Money on Obamacare?

JAMA Forum: Why Are Private Health Insurers Losing Money on Obamacare?

Uwe E. Reinhardt, PhD, is the James Madison professor of political economy and of economics at Princeton University, where he teaches health economics, comparative health systems, general microeconomics, and financial management. 402 more words

MORTALITY TRENDS: Heart disease still leading cause of death but cancer is catching up

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. and has been for decades.  In 2014, there were more than 614,000 deaths from heart disease.  214 more words

Posted By Kim Garber