In The News

In The News

Recent Physician’s Practice columns by Osler Health Management’s Jim Doulgeris

Five Strategies to Compete with Retail Clinics

Defensible Medicine Slashes Malpractice Premiums

Three Simple Strategies for High Deductible Patients

New Medical Tech Not Hard to Swallow, Just Implement

Three Secrets About why Hospitals Hire Physicians

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Other Articles of Interest

Healthcare, Meet Capitalism

If transparent competition can drive the reinvention of U.S. healthcare, some creative thinkers stand to become unabashedly wealthy—and improve the quality of care in the process.

Healthcare spending set to spike by 6.8% in 2015, report predicts
Healthcare spending is expected to jump by 6.8% next year, spurred by the recovering economy and increased insurance coverage, according to an analysis by PwC’s Health Research Institute. (MODERN HEALTHCARE)
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Newest item on the Gawande checklist: greater integration
Dr. Atul Gawande has popularized the use of checklists to reduce errors and targeting the sickest and costliest patients as a way of holding down costs. But Monday, he ventured into new territory. (MODERN HEALTHCARE)
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Reader Forum: Team-based care needs physician leaders, not nurses

Transitioning to Bundled Payments
By: Rene Letourneau, for HealthLeaders Media, June 24, 2014
Taking a more strategic approach to payer relationships may be the key to surviving new reimbursements models.

Physician Led ACOs Outperform

HFMA ANI: Tackling Healthcare’s Ever–Growing Complexity
By: Rene Letourneau, for HealthLeaders Media, June 23, 2014
Even though reimbursements remain heavily tilted to fee-for-service, healthcare organizations are making big mistakes if they aren’t marrying clinical and financial metrics and engaging in data analytics, says HFMA’s president.