Do physicians dismiss patients’ financial concerns? February 01, 2017 By Aine Cryts Patients need cost information to make the best treatment decisions. But physicians are coming up short. Five leadership traits necessary for physician executives August 18, 2016 By Paul DeChant MD Here is a list of critical concepts physician leaders must master—and instill in others—in order to thrive. Eight patient engagement trends to watch June 23, 2016 By Aubrey Westgate Boosting patient engagement is critical as the industry shifts toward value-based payments. For payers and providers, higher engagement increases the likelihood of positive outcomes at lower costs. Successful payer-provider collaborations: 4 characteristics March 28, 2016 By Aine Cryts While value-based reimbursement presents opportunities for payers and providers, succeeding in such a reimbursement model can be challenging. Here are four things to strive for that could increase the likelihood of success in a value-based reimbursement model. Improving heart failure outcomes with mobile apps At the 2015 AHA Fall Conference, Zubin J. Eapen, MD discussed the movement of physician-patient communication to preventative care. Mobile communication is emerging as the new way to contact patients. Hospitals get big payoff from higher physician engagement Texas Children's Hospital has worked hard to increase physician engagement, and the payoff has been huge. Improve communication at your healthcare system: 3 tips June 17, 2015 By Michael O'Toole Here are three ways to help your organization improve the patient experience through better communication between healthcare staff and patients.