Tag Archives: care

Health-care companies use technology and data to boost primary care services

Hero Images | Hero Images | Getty Images In baseball, high-salaried home run sluggers have always gotten the glory. The equivalent in health-care may be high-priced drugs and medical specialties that help save lives in critical cases. But 20 years ago, there was a big shift baseball. Leveraging data analytics, the Oakland A’s found success… Read More »

Value-based care payments increasing but risk still rare

Dive Brief: More than half of all commercial plan payments to hospitals in 2017 were earmarked toward some form of value-oriented care or alternative payments intended to reduce waste, according to the latest scorecard from Catalyst for Payment Reform (CPR) — up from just 10.2% in 2012. However, a large chunk of the value-oriented payment (90%) was… Read More »

KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: The Health Care Campaign

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. Health care continues to be a top issue for Democratic and Democratic-leaning primary voters, according to recent polls. But the presidential candidates are so busy picking at the details of their opponents’ plans, it’s unclear whether voters are becoming educated or more confused. Meanwhile, President… Read More »

Viewpoints: Until People Stop Smoking, Vaping, Many Of The Toughest Cancers Will Prevail; Why Is There So Little Guidance On Choosing Nursing Care?

Opinion writers weigh in on these health topics and others. Boston Globe: Ending The Long Reach Of Tobacco As the leading cause of preventable death, smoking causes 1 in 5 of all deaths in the United States, totaling more than 480,000 annually. Tobacco is also linked to about one-third of all cancers in the United… Read More »