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Patients Concerned about Healthcare Cost

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Welcome to the latest #DataRX Report, a weekly digest of interesting news and trending topics in the healthcare industry. Every Friday we're pulling together the best articles and insights to keep payors and providers informed, engaged and up to date on the headlines that are impacting the industry. 

 

 

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85% of Patients Concerned about Healthcare Cost, Quality
The healthcare industry is moving in the right direction when it comes to price transparency. Many states are mandating price transparency and HHS and CMS have started to move toward better price transparency. Read more about the recently-proposed rule that would require all hospitals to list their prices online. 



Prescription for Payors

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CMS Data-Driven Strategy Fuels Patient Data Access, Exchange
CMS announced a new Data-Drive Patient Care Strategy this week that will give patients access to the information they need to make informed decisions about their care. The Data-Driven Patient Care Strategy will operate on three key principles: putting patients first, making more data available, and taking an application programming interface (API) approach to sharing data securely and safely with CMS partners. See the full details here. 

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BCBS Value-Based Care Programs Boost Quality, Reduce Costs
The Blue Distinction Total Care Program is helping doctors, hospitals and clinical care teams outperform other healthcare providers in 22 of 23 nationally-recognized industry quality measures. Total Care is allowing providers to focus on delivering efficient, high-quality care which is helping lower costs and improve patient outcomes. Click here to find out more. 

 

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How to Win Big with Healthcare Data Analytics
In an effort to reduce cost and increase quality of care, the healthcare industry is turning to data analytics. Find out how you can win big.

Prescription for Providers

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Mayo Clinic CIO Christopher Ross on breaking the $1 billion EHR and IT modernization rollout barrier
Mayo Clinic is about to go-live with one of the biggest and most expensive EHR’s in history. CIO Christopher Ross discusses some important details about the transition and some potential challenges and pitfalls.

 

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Leveraging Provider Communication for Better Care Coordination 
With EHR systems now commonplace in hospitals and health systems nationwide, many healthcare organizations have realized their built-in potential to operate as an effective way to improve care coordination. Here’s how Vanderbuilt University Medical Center is getting the best of both worlds. Check out the details here.

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The hidden costs of healthcare’s hidden costs
Many patients have experienced the headache that comes from hidden costs in healthcare. Med City points out all of the hidden costs associated with healthcare and possible ways to improve.