Health costs driven by 7 factors; Electronic standing orders help ensure quality care;

> A Vermont-based, member-owned cooperative, Vermont Health CO-OP, is taking steps to become one of the state's three largest insurers. Having already received $33.8 million in federal loans, the company unveiled its new headquarters on Tuesday, reported VT Digger. Article

> Healthcare costs are driven by seven major factors, including insurers that pay doctors based on volume instead of quality and providers' increasingly disproportionate market share that leads to higher payments, Kaiser Health News reported. Article

> By using electronic standing orders in electronic health records, insurers and providers can help ensure patients receive proper treatments, according to a new Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine study. FierceEMR

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