The “Risk” behind Breast Density

This article follows in the footsteps of my most recent submission titled, “Breast Density: The Value behind the Analytics” which brought focus to #BreastDensity Reporting Laws and the quantitative and qualitative analytics needed for advanced breast imaging screening. Within healthcare, we have become accustomed to legislators and insurance payers dictating…

Price vs. Cost Transparency

On June 9th, John Commins, for Health Leaders Media, provided an article titled “50 Hospitals with Extreme Markups Revealed.” http://bit.ly/1e2XHrx. The synopsis of the article; For-profit hospitals comprised 49 of the nation's Top 50 hospitals with the highest #charge-to-cost ratios for out-of-network and uninsured patients. The average markup of hospital…

The Future of Predictive Analytics in Oncology

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]The buzzword around predictive analytics will likely continue to rise and fall, and in #Oncology it has seemed to peak this past week with the announcement that Varian Medical Systems @varian and FlatIron Health @flatironhealth formed a strategic partnership to develop a next generation cloud based oncology information management…

Same Service-Same Price

Within the past few weeks, The Department of Health and Human Services released the Oncology Care Model plan. The model encourages participating practices to improve care and lower costs through episode-based, performance-based payments that financially incentivize high quality, coordinated care. This perhaps is the first of many changes to the…
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