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06 Apr The Geisinger Experience: Realizing The Health Value Vision

Realization (rē'ə-lĭ-zā'shən) The act of realizing or the condition of being realized. The result of realizing. Today, I am meeting with the X PRIZE Foundation at our 2nd Health Advisor Summit meeting in Washington, DC. We have gathered a small subset of health care thought leaders, innovators, providers,...

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25 Mar Pitiful: Contrasting Studies of EHR Adoptions

Pitiful (pĭt'ĭ-fəl) adj. Inspiring or deserving pity. Arousing contemptuous pity, as through ineptitude or inadequacy. There have been several interesting reports that have recently been published regarding the adoption and use of Electronic Health Records (EHR) by our health care system. The articles provide an interesting...

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12 Mar Primary Care Possibilities – Kaiser Leads the Way (again)

Leadership (lē'dər-shĭp') n. The position or office of a leader Capacity or ability to lead Guidance; direction I have written extensively about Kaiser Permanente in the recent past (here, here, and here) - not only for their notable achievements but even more impressive to me is their genuine interest...

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06 Mar Return of Microcapitation: Condition Specific Capitation Payments

Microcapitation (mī‘kro kăp’ĭ-tā‘sh en) n. A health care delivery mechanism wherein a service provider contracts with an administrator to provide health care services on a per capita basis. A financing mechanism wherein a service provider assumes financial risk, is compensated at a fixed per capita...

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06 Mar The Vitality Index: The Return of the Health Care FICO Score

Vitality (vī-tăl'ĭ-tē) The capacity to live, grow, or develop. Physical or intellectual vigor; energy. The characteristic, principle, or force that distinguishes living things from nonliving things. I am finding it hard to use financial analogies these days to explain health care concepts given recent events. It’s...

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