Startup focuses on house calls; New reports say losing subsidies would be disastrous;

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> A rural California physician has started a company called ResolutionCare, which focuses on making house calls and providing palliative care, Kaiser Health News reported. Article

> New reports by RAND and the Urban Institute conclude that eliminating subsidies from health insurance available from state health insurance exchanges would erode coverage in the individual market, AHA News Now reported. Article

> Las Vegas-area hospitals are trying to see if they can hit the clinical jackpot by treating their patients more as customers than diagnoses, the Review-Journal reported. Article

Provider News

> Hospitals and healthcare systems faced an Ebola crisis, a rise in competition from retail clinics and urgent care centers, and millions of newly insured patients as a result of the Affordable Care Act in 2014. Organizations will continue to deal with those challenges in 2015, but other trends are emerging as well. FierceHealthcare asked hospital chief executive officers their predictions for challenges and focus areas they'll experience this year. Article

Health IT News

> Using and comparing data about patient outcomes can help clinicians work to improve care, as well as start conversations about quality improvement, according to a case study published in eGEMs (Generating Evidence & Methods to increase patient outcomes). Article

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