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The Value Dilemma

The oft-used phrase, "from volume to value," was coined here in Pittsburgh by our own Harold Miller as the title of a framing paper for our first of three Payment Reform summits. It clearly had resonance. I hear it in every venue where health reform advocates gather. "Value" is hot, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is movi...
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Health Care Mergers and Acquisitions: A Promising New Environment for Medical Research?

The changing health care landscape, accelerated by the Affordable Care Act, has signaled a move of the federal government, as well as private insurers, from fee-for-service to value-based reimbursements. To ramp up for this change, academic health centers are creating larger, integrated care delivery systems through mergers and acquisitions of hosp...
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Precision Medicine and the Women of Impact

At President Obama's announcement of the Precision Medicine initiative in January, among fewer than 100 invited guests were two charter members of Women of Impact: Sharon Terry, president and CEO of Genetic Alliance, and Ann Bonham, chief scientific officer at the Association of American Medical Colleges. There is much in common between the goals o...
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Cleaning the Graffiti in Health Care

I just left the most unusual conference I have ever attended. First, it was small – 25 people. Second, it was all women. Third, it was all senior healthcare leaders who have done amazing things…make that trail-blazing things. Moreover, I found myself surrounded by women who were journalists at major news outlets, retired military officers from the ...
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