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Precision medicine moves from promise to reality [Q&A]

In an exclusive interview with FierceHealthcare, Gregory R. Weidner, M.D., medical director of primary care innovation and proactive health at Carolinas HealthCare System, shared his insights into what healthcare leaders across diverse types of organizations should know about the emerging world of precision medicine.

'Telemental health' helps PCPs overcome integration barriers

While primary care providers are increasingly reaping the benefits of integrated mental health, logistical challenges can make it difficult for practices to offer both resources onsite. Enter "telemental health." A cousin of telehealth, virtual consults with mental health professionals can offer patients convenient and effective help for problems such as anxiety and depression as part of comprehensive primary care, according to an article from  The Washington Post.

Provider-payer battles: Are value-based payments, price transparency to blame?

The financial pressures associated with the seismic change taking hold in the healthcare industry may be behind high-profile disputes between healthcare organizations and insurance companies, according to  Becker's Hospital Review.

Hospital execs prepare for consequences of King v. Burwell ruling

In addition to the high stakes for patients and health insurance companies, the Supreme Court's decision in King v. Burwell regarding the legality of federal subsidies in the Affordable Care Act has major implications for healthcare providers. But hospital executives are hopeful that their institutions will avoid any dire consequences if the court doesn't uphold the subsidies, Reuters reported.

How one rural hospital is rethinking population health management

Community input and redirecting emergency care patients into patient-centered medical homes are vital to improving population health, Carolinas HealthCare System leaders told Hospitals & Health Networks in a video interview.

Some hospitals using consumer data to assess patient risk

Some hospitals and providers use consumer data to identify--and intervene with--the patients most likely to have health problems, according to Bloomberg  BusinessWeek.

Carolinas HealthCare saves $17M, reduces HAIs, readmissions

An initiative to catch errors at the point of care and prevent incidents of patient harm helped the Carolinas HealthCare System save more than $17 million in care costs from 2012 to 2013.

Detroit hospital employee with TB puts patients at risk; Carolinas HealthCare System releases compensation data;

News From Around the Web > An employee at a Detroit hospital has been diagnosed with tuberculosis, putting hundreds of patients at four area facilities at risk, according to MLive.com. Article...

Carolinas HealthCare System could lose $500M over next 10 years

Reduced Medicare reimbursements and failure to expand Medicaid in both North and South Carolina could cost Carolinas HealthCare System $500 million over the next 10 years, according to  WSOCTV.com.

Carolinas HealthCare air transport brings $12.6M in revenue

Carolinas HealthCare System in North and South Carolina Health boasts an extensive air ambulance program that includes five planes, three helicopters and 40 employees--and a healthy ROI.