Growth in health spending slows to pre-ACA level
U.S. health spending hit $3.5 trillion in 2017, but the growth in spending slowed to levels seen before implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
How much physician burnout is costing your organization
Physician burnout has direct and indirect costs. Find out how to calculate the financial toll of burnout at your clinic, hospital or health system.
8 ways to improve health care price transparency
Meaningful price transparency is necessary if patients are to make value-based care decisions in choosing reasonably priced, high-quality care.
How are prescription drug prices determined?
Prescription drug prices are rising for many patients, but why? Find out more about the players in prescription drug pricing and why more transparency is needed.
Meet your new safety and quality watchdog: the medical resident
Rather than making residents bystanders in QI projects, this health system is giving them a chance to shape innovation across the board.
HHS should withdraw proposed family-planning gag rule
The proposed regulation affecting Title X providers would interfere with the patient-physician relationship and deprive patients of information on the full range of family-planning options.
Ochsner Health System pursues high tech for high patient impact
Ochsner Health System uses high- and low-tech solutions—like artificial intelligence and letting patients sleep—to improve care and patient outcomes.
Payment & Delivery Models
Moving the U.S. health care system to a value-based approach
David Nash, MD, founding dean of the Jefferson College of Population Health in Philadelphia, looks at why health care needs to shift to a value-based approach.
Patient Support & Advocacy
What happens when insurance companies grow too big?
Insurance company mergers often result in less health insurance market competition, higher premiums, lower payments to physicians and concern over quality.