5 Must-Read Articles for Healthcare Leaders This Week

After a whirlwind of CMS announcements last week, let’s take a look at some of the most notable healthcare industry news we’ve been reading:

Can we talk about the gender pay gap?

The median salary for women working full-time in the U.S. is approximately 80 percent of that for men, meaning a number of women "work for free" part of the year, according to the Washington Post. See when women in healthcare roles will begin “working for free” this year.

 

Building digital health for patients and clinicians alike

We pahked the cah(r) in Boston the other week at the Connected Health Conference. Check out the recap of our patient-generated health data panel, as well other thought-provoking connected health talks from Dr. Joseph Kvedar, VP of Partners Healthcare, and Adrienne Boissy, CXO at Cleveland Clinic.

 

Is quality the new quantity?

What is value-based care, and how can it impact your organization and patients? Check out Part I of Value-Based Care 101, our ongoing series unpacking VBC, APMs, and transitioning from fee-for-service to quality-based reimbursements.

 

What can we learn from other healthcare systems?

Five low-cost or “frugal” innovations from other countries provide insights for healthcare delivery in the U.S., according to a study published in Health Affairs. The authors found some common threads among the five, including changing settings and providers and improving provider-patient communication.

 

A data-driven hospital is a connected hospital

And, over at Connected Care Watch, preventing “data anarchy” should be top-of-mind for visionary health organizations pursuing an information-driven care strategy. Hospitals should make data and their technology work for them as a “single source of truth.”

 

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