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by John Moore lll | January 15, 2016

#WWBR Week of January 11, 2016

3 Implications in Death of MU John Moore for Chilmark Research "We don't typically share our own content, but ending MU was probably the biggest health IT related announcement this week, and if you haven't yet seen our implications post, it's worth the <10 minutes it will take to read

by John Moore lll | December 11, 2015

#WWBR Week of December 7, 2015

Attributes Common to Programs That Successfully Treat High-Need, High-Cost Individuals Gerard F. Anderson, et al. in AJMC "Interesting research meta-analysis on what is working to treat high-cost patients. Many of the findings are no-brainers, but some our eye openers, e.g., call centers are in-effective as they do not have an

by John Moore lll | November 16, 2015

WWBR Week of November 6, 2015

I thought people should shop more for health care. Then I actually tried it. Sarah Kliff in Vox "Shopping for elective procedures is a key tenet of value-based healthcare. Give consumers the ability to see what a service costs at Hospital A vs. Facility B, the thinking goes, and they

by John Moore lll | September 18, 2015

#WWBR Week of September 14, 2015

Is patient-centered care part of the problem? Reba Peoples in KevinMD "This post could have been yet another physician rant focused on why patient-centered care is a bad idea, complete with an anecdote about a patient with a history of methamphetamine dependence likely leaving a bad review after the author

by John Moore lll | August 21, 2015

#WWBR Week of August 17, 2015

The Potential Hazards of Hospital Consolidation Tim Xu, Albert W. Wu, and Martin A. Makary in The Journal of the American Medical Association "At the end of the 20th century, consolidation in the financial services industry created firms that were deemed "too big to fail." A similar wave of mergers

by John Moore lll | August 07, 2015

#WWBR Week of August 3, 2015

Primary Care Providers' Views of Recent Trends in Health Care Delivery and Payment Jamie Ryan, et al for The Commonwealth Fund "Commonwealth Fund’s annual survey of PCPs turns up some surprising and not to surprising results. Satisfaction with IT is improving modestly but the burden of quality reporting and financial

by John Moore lll | July 31, 2015

#WWBR Week of July 27, 2015

Hipaa’s Use as Code of Silence Often Misinterprets the Law Paula Span for The New York Times "Confusion about HIPAA privacy and security is one thing. Feigned confusion is another. This article highlights ways in which either kind of confusion could lead to less than optimal outcomes. HIPAA is often

by John Moore lll | July 17, 2015

#WWBR Week of July 13, 2015

Analysis of 2016 Premium Changes and Insurer Participation in the Affordable Care Act’s Health Insurance Marketplaces Cynthia Cox, Rosa Ma, Gary Claxton, and Larry Levitt for Kaiser Family Foundation "According to this preliminary review of health insurance premiums for 2016, it appears that ACA is having the desired effect, on
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