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Monday, January 26, 2015
By David Newman, JD, PhD; Carolina-Nicole Herrera, MA; and Stephen T. Parente, PhD
Lessons learned about data governance and distribution from a voluntary healthcare claims repository, the Health Care Cost Institute, a nonprofit research organization
Monday, January 26, 2015
As a blizzard predicted to break snowfall records bears down upon the Northeast, area hospitals and physicians are shifting into disaster-planning mode.
Monday, January 26, 2015
By Laura Joszt
HHS has announced goals and a timeline to move Medicare toward a quality-based payment system and away from the current fee-for-service payments.
Monday, January 26, 2015
By Robert S. Rudin, PhD; Spencer S. Jones, PhD; Paul Shekelle, MD, PhD; Richard J. Hillestad, PhD; and Emmett B. Keeler, PhD
Studies of health information technology have not kept up with the evolving needs of the healthcare system. We explain how to set them straight.
Monday, January 26, 2015
By Laura Joszt
Drug and device companies are adapting changing consumer and insurer focus and report being more willing to have their products be judged on both clinical and economic value.
Monday, January 26, 2015
While Sovaldi will be available for patients at $300 a bottle, about one-tenth the price in the United States, later this year, the generic version, still in trials, is expected to be available soon after.
Monday, January 26, 2015
The findings, published in the journal Cancer found that women diagnosed with breast cancer were not very aware of the disease characteristics such as tumor grade or stage. The researchers also found a bias based on the patient's race.
Monday, January 26, 2015
Wile several big and small pharmaceutical companies have invested research efforts in developing these complex, and expensive, treatment regimens, early results from trials indicate safety issues.
Sunday, January 25, 2015
High-priced treatments continue to crush state budgets. With more drugs carrying 6-figure price tags, a problematic situation is playing out across the country.
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Although some price variation is to be expected between large cities and rural areas, "extreme" price differences sometimes existed within the same market.
Physician's Money Digest
The World Bank has put forth a proposal that would use capital markets to force governments, NGOs, and multilateral groups to become more effective in preparing for pandemics. Could this help stop the next Ebola-like crisis?
While most physicians say they're actively working to improve quality, most feel Medicare's quality reporting program is more of a nuisance than a genuine help.