Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration
Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration

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The number of cancer survivors in the U.S. is projected to grow by 31 percent in just a decade, and while rapid scientific advances are increasing survival, they’re also adding cost and complexity to treatment decisions. This webinar explored new ways to deliver and pay for cancer care.

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Health Care Delivery

This Research Insights summarizes findings from a new study showing that hospital market power drives higher negotiated prices for privately insured patients.

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Flaherty S, Koenraad JM, Young G

This analysis of diagnostic imaging claims in Massachusetts reveals negligible growth in use and a decline in spending for these services, mainly due to falling payments per claim for most imaging modalities. While per-resident use of MRIs, ultrasound and x-rays rose over the study period, there were very large reductions in the use of CT scans and nuclear medicine claims.

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Geissler K, Lubin B, Ericson KMM

Patient sharing arrangements are important to effective care coordination but it is not known how these relationships are related to the organizational boundaries of physicians’ practices. This paper examined the extent to which different types of organizational affiliations between physicians affect the number of patients they have in common. The work found that physicians at the same practice site and/or in the same medical group were significantly more likely to share patients, while simply being in the same insurance contracting network did not increase the probability of sharing patients. Findings provide insight into the role of organizational affiliations in the construction of patient care teams.

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This briefing in Washington, DC, featured forward-thinking leaders whose expertise spans the public and private sectors to share insights on how to foster innovation and build a brighter future for health care in America.

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A NIHCM Foundation Journalism Grant is supporting the public engagement campaign for the To Err is Human documentary to raise awareness of medical errors—now the third leading cause of death in the U.S.—and efforts to improve patient safety.

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This webinar explored what’s behind the disturbingly high U.S. maternal mortality rates, looking for solutions in California, a state that has become a national leader in efforts to reduce deaths and improve pregnancy outcomes.

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This Washington, DC briefing on Capitol Hill featured experts from policy, business and academia sharing their insights on how to improve health outcomes for Americans while managing the cost of care.

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