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August 19, 2014
When CVS Caremark announced it would no longer sell tobacco products in its stores, it was a decision hailed by some as the most significant health care story of the year. Others called it a $2 billion business gamble. Either way, it was a bold leadership decision by the retail … Read more
August 14, 2014
There is a certain business logic to having a McDonald’s or Starbucks every two miles but that same logic doesn’t apply to cardiovascular surgery programs. Consolidation produces service-line duplication for health systems operating multiple facilities within a given market.
While expanding reach and access are key priorities for any health … Read more
Farzad Mostashari, MD
August 11, 2014
In the first part of a recent interview with the Health Leadership Forum, Dr. Farzad Mostashari, the former National Coordinator for Health IT at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, described why physicians in independent practices are best positioned to lead health care reform.
In part two … Read more
August 8, 2014
What are the expectations and demands of the 21st Century patient? That crucial question is what numerous hospitals and health systems are trying to divine. Thanks to new technologies such as mobile devices, the cloud and telemedicine, and disruptive new players like retail clinics and urgent care, the patient experience … Read more
Farzad Mostashari, MD
August 7, 2014
Physicians in independent practices across the country have been feeling the pressure to join big hospital systems in order to participate in accountable care. Dr. Farzad Mostashari, former National Coordinator for Health IT, recently launched a new company – Aledade – to partner with independent physicians and assist them in … Read more
August 5, 2014
For all the talk of the “retailization” of health care, health care organizations are not servicing their customers like they think they are.
That blunt assessment was delivered by Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen during his keynote presentation at athenahealth’s 2014 Independent Strategic Client Forum.
“Many of the experiences … Read more
Ideas to Act On
“Population health speaks to our historic mission in the community, especially our commitment to social justice and addressing health disparities.”Read Article
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