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2013-01-09 08:27:16

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill., Jan. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Most workers know what it takes to get and stay healthy, but they do not have accurate perceptions of their health and their health care programs, according to a new survey from Aon Hewitt, the National Business Group on Health and The Futures Company. However some employer strategies--such as the use of account-based plans and specific health and wellness programs--appear to be effective in motivating employees to take action to better...

2013-01-03 08:23:15

WASHINGTON, Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: TogoRun, a leading global health and well-being communications and public affairs agency, has published THE FRESHMAN HEALTHBOOK, a new advocacy resource that examines the health care-specific background and positions of the members of the 113th Congressional Freshman class. This latest offering from TogoRun identifies their positions on key health care issues, including the Affordable Care Act, medical innovation,...

2012-12-19 12:25:20

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In releasing its new "Three Pillars of Post Acute Reform" policy outline during a media conference call today, the Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care (AQNHC) said patient need must drive Medicare payment system reforms, payment systems themselves must be more closely tied to comparative quality performance, and that ongoing payments to nursing home providers must remain adequate to sustain the provision of high quality care...

2012-12-13 12:24:25

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Highmark Inc. announced today the construction of a medical mall at 12311 Perry Highway in Wexford, Pa. When completed in 2014, the 174,000-square-foot facility, which will be an integral part of Highmark's growing integrated delivery system and will provide patients with accessible, high-quality health care in Pittsburgh's northern communities. "Today's announcement is an important milestone in our efforts to transform the delivery of health care in...

2012-12-13 08:26:05

JACKSONVILLE and TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Blue, Florida's Blue Cross and Blue Shield company, is working with BayCare to create a new clinically integrated network developed by BayCare Physician Partners. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120904/MM67207LOGO ) The new partnership creates a value-based payment structure with the overall goal of improving individual patient care and overall health while decreasing medical costs. About 4,000 Florida Blue HMO...

2012-12-04 05:03:38

Health Care Transparency Leader to Outline Consumers´ Need for Information to Help Lower Costs and Improve Outcomes New York, NY (PRWEB) December 03, 2012 Castlight Health will discuss the need for increased health care transparency and consumerism at the first annual Forbes Healthcare Summit conference. The event will take place December 4 — 5, 2012 at the Time Warner Center in New York City. In the panel hosted by Forbes Media editor-in-chief Steve Forbes, “Healthcare as...

2012-12-03 16:23:44

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Advisory Board Company's Southwind program announced on Monday that it has recognized three top-performing health care provider organizations with national awards for successful physician alignment. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110802/PH45999LOGO ) Southwind presented the following awards: Physician Alignment Award in Clinical Integration (CI): Dignity Health, for engaging more than 2,300 physicians to improve collaboration;...

2012-11-27 08:26:56

TORONTO, Nov. 27, 2012 /CNW/ - There is a clear misalignment between what Canadians value from a health perspective, and how health system performance is measured and funded, according to new research presented today by the International Centre for Health Innovation (the Centre) at the Richard Ivey School of Business. To achieve greater value for health system costs in Canada and achieve transformational change, the paper suggests that the values of Canadians and those that underpin...

2012-11-14 12:26:08

Awards recognize efforts to improve health and health care WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The State of Tennessee was presented with the Employer Excellence in Value-Based Purchasing Award and the Puget Sound Health Alliance received the Value-Based Purchasing Membership Award today at the National Business Coalition on Health's (NBCH) annual conference. The recipients were recognized for their leadership and efforts to improve the quality and efficiency of the...

2012-11-13 12:29:20

ATLANTA, Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Craneware, Inc., the market leader in automated revenue integrity solutions, today announced that Steward Health Care System LLC (Steward), New England's largest community-based accountable care organization (ACO) serving more than one million patients annually, has expanded its use of Craneware's Chargemaster Corporate Toolkit(®) and InSight Audit(®) across four additional hospitals in an effort to achieve enterprise-wide revenue integrity and...