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Personalized medicine: Examining the implications of a healthcare game-changer

Guest post by Joe Randolph, president and CEO of The Innovation Institute, which is structured to cultivate innovative solutions to transform healthcare delivery. He previously served as EVP and COO...

A tale of two community hospitals: How different leadership decisions shaped their futures

A critical decision on ownership nearly four decades ago ensured the future survival of one Arizona community hospital but potentially led to the recent closure of another, according to an article in the  Silver City Daily Press.

How Medicare's transitional care movement may prevent readmissions

In an exclusive interview with FierceHealthcare,  Global Transitional Care CEO Rani Khetarpal discusses how the transitional care services provider can help prevent readmissions and improve patient care. 

Late shifts don't hurt doctors' surgical outcomes

Surgical outcomes are equally safe for surgeons who worked a late shift the night before as those who didn't, according to a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Tennessee, Kentucky among states granted hefty rate hikes for 2016

With the third open enrollment period right around the corner, health insurers and states are reporting their finalized premium rates for 2016--and the rate hikes aren't small.

Population health initiatives drive hospital collaboration

The push for patient-centered care and improving population health has led to increased collaboration among hospitals, according to a nationwide survey from the American Hospital Association.

Observation status, ED visits create illusion of fewer readmissions, quality gains

Even as the government claims preventable hospital readmissions have dropped, a dramatic increase in hospitals' use of observation status and emergency care in lieu of readmission suggests many providers are gaming the quality standards.

Nevada Health CO-OP closes amid financial woes

Nevada's consumer operated and oriented plan, Nevada Health CO-OP,  announced that it will cease operations beginning Jan. 1 due to "market conditions."

Michigan Blues' value-based payments save $1.4B in 10 years

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has saved $1.4 billion in health expenses over the last 10 years with its comprehensive value-based payment program that serves almost 2 million members. It also has improved clinical quality, efficiency and health outcomes.

HHS offers guidance on how to provide care to the homeless during disasters

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services released new guidance to help healthcare organizations provide care to homeless individuals in advance of a disaster.