SPOTLIGHT: Harvard mobile van saves health system $20M

Harvard Medical School has run a "curbside clinic" van for 17 years, offering free tests and health counseling in low income neighborhoods. This, of course, is a great community service. What's interesting, however, is that it's also a major health cost saver. A new study concludes that the van saved the healthcare system about $20 million last year by getting patients with poor healthcare access to avoid emergency department care. Article

Suggested Articles

Humana has added additional providers to its orthopedic bundled payment models, the company announced. 

States that spend more on primary care have better outcomes, including fewer hospitalizations and emergency department visits, says a new study.

Technology company Philips has acquired Boston-based startup Medumo, the developer of patient navigation and engagement solutions.