Last Updated: March 29, 2018
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The Healthcare Blog: Michael Alkire: Pharmaceuticals play a major role in today’s population health era – they can prevent and cure disease, improve or maintain wellness and slow progression of existing conditions. Yet, their promise can also be a curse if (more…)

Last Updated: March 7, 2018
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The The Wall Street Journal: Susan DeVore: Complex patients such as those recovering from a serious postsurgical infection or car-accident survivors are often admitted to the intensive-care unit (ICU) for close monitoring. With specially trained nurses and doctors, patients receive the (more…)

Last Updated: January 29, 2018
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Health Affairs Blog: Susan DeVore: At the start of 2018, the health care industry is on the cusp of more significant change. The GOP Congress has moved health care away from the center of their public policy agenda, creating more certainty and (more…)

Last Updated: January 29, 2018
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Modern Healthcare: “Southwest General is absolutely in the top performer category for heart-failure patients,” said Mark Hiller, vice president of bundled-payment services at Premier, which works with 11 hospital systems on CHF bundles. His colleague, Dr. Mike Schweitzer, Premier’s principal performance (more…)

Last Updated: January 11, 2018
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The Governance Institute: Steve Valentine and Guy Masters: This year will be notable for the mixed messages that will continue to come in from Washington, D.C., spurring uncertainty for healthcare organizations as they struggle with increased cost pressures, leadership and caregivers retiring (more…)

Last Updated: January 2, 2018
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HealthLeaders Media: Dr. Madeleine Biondolillo: Today, provider pay is increasingly based on cost and quality performance. Hospital and health system members of Premier are building high reliability organizations (HROs) to reap the benefits of this value-based payment environment. It is essential (more…)