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Carrot-and-stick system appears to slow growth of health costs

A new study led by Harvard researchers presents a rare long-term examination of a promising payment system for providers that appears to slow galloping health care costs while improving care for chronic diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure and reducing emergency-room visits. Under the current method, insurers pay providers for each service rendered, a… Read More »

Novant Health migrates its Epic EHR system to the cloud

In what’s being billed as one of the biggest yet cloud migrations of an Epic electronic health record deployment, Novant Health has moved its mission-critical applications to Virtustream’s cloud hosting servers. WHY IT MATTERSThe Winston-Salem, North Carolina-based, not-for-profit health system serving four states migrated its Epic environment to Virtustream’s cloud servers as a way to… Read More »

Why the Health Care System Is Incapable of Reducing Its Own Costs: A Brief Structural System Analysis

By JOE FLOWER Leading lights of the health insurance industry are crying that Medicare For All or any kind of universal health reform would “crash the system” and “destroy healthcare as we know it.” They say that like it’s a bad thing. They say we should trust them and their cost-cutting efforts to bring all… Read More »