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Potential CVS-Aetna merger: Key takeaways for health execsThe CVS Health-Aetna potential merger will have healthcare executives rethinking traditional industry competitors. Here’s why.
ODs: Rulers of the Land of Presbyopia
ODs: Rulers of the Land of PresbyopiaWe often perform cataract surgery with near vision correction, using monovision or presbyopia-correcting intraocular lenses (IOLs). These folks are typically happy despite having mild residual refractive error. Something magically happens between that patient getting glasses that she “just cannot wear, at all” and getting cataract surgery. Let’s follow that patient’s path.
Helping the underprivileged to seeRoughly 300 million people are visually impaired—38 million of whom are blind and most of whom live in so-called developing countries. However, there are many institutions with specific campaigns aimed at eliminating preventable blindness.
The ophthalmic technology floodToday, a visit to the commercial exhibitions of major meetings is a real show, with companies’ booths offering amazing high-tech devices that promise to address the specific needs we have in our practices. Although such technology impresses us, we seldom receive information on the evidence-based data surrounding its effectiveness, its cost-benefit analysis and the potential for obsolescence.
What to do About Rising Health-Care Costs?
What to do About Rising Health-Care Costs?Taking a clear-eyed look at the cost of health care can reduce waste.
Three strategies for health execs navigating valueHealthcare organizations are looking for new ways to engage consumers, streamline information sharing and transparency and collaborate with other industry stakeholders. As a result, healthcare stakeholders need to focus on three key strategies.
Medical schools tackle care costsCost issues work their way into medical school curricula
Nine ways MCOs can cut administrative costs
Nine ways MCOs can cut administrative costsFor decades, administrative costs for health plans have stalled. Today’s healthcare market is full of opportunities to trim the fat.
High-cost patient populations: 3 areas to addressThe solution to succeeding in value-based reimbursement models is to start inside the hospital with high acuity patients and build the systems that support them.
Finding ROI through EHR optimizationIt is important not to write off EHR systems as a sunk investment or simply as a cost of doing business in healthcare.