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Healthcare Forecast 2018: 10 Trends (and Implications) Board Leaders Need to Know
Premier's Steve Valentine and Guy Masters explain what healthcare organizations can do to move with caution and speed to find a path that leads to success in this dynamic environment.
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A Matter of Life and Death: Advance Care Planning
Patients who have advance care plans in place report greater satisfaction with their healthcare and have been shown to have lower costs of care. Learn more.
A Look Forward To Healthcare In 2017: Top Five Trends
Premier’s Susan DeVore discusses healthcare industry trends to expect this year, including the repeal/replacement of the Affordable Care Act, the growth and acceleration of value-based care and more.
9 Ways to Prepare Clinicians for MIPS in 2017
CMS estimates that more than 90 percent of eligible clinicians will be in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System in 2017. Eligible clinicians can use this roadmap to navigate MACRA.
Rethink: Healthcare in 2017
Here are three focus areas for the Trump Administration that will help capitalize on the healthcare gains we’ve already achieved.
MACRA and the Giant Move into Value-Based Payment
Hospitals and physicians need to take immediate steps to prepare for the QPP’s 2017 launch to ensure the best possible payment scenario. But it’s also important to understand the big-picture impact.
Four Steps to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections at Your Organizations
Nearly two million healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) occur in the U.S. each year and nearly 100,000 people die from them. Clinicians are continuously taking precautionary steps to prevent...
Healthcare Has Been Changing Fast. Here's Where It's Likely To Go Under Trump
Health care in the United States has gone through major changes during the Obama administration. President-elect Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress will soon have the power to flip all that.
Some Health Reforms Are Here to Stay – But Which Ones?
The move to higher value care may help hospitals offset Medicare cuts.
3 Action Items to Thrive in Value-Based Care
While we wait for the dust to settle from the presidential election, there is much uncertainty. However, we believe the movement away from pay-for-volume to pay-for-value will continue. Read more.
Will Value-Based Payment Initiatives Continue Under Trump?
President-elect Donald Trump's promise to dismantle the Affordable Care Act is unlikely to also undo widespread efforts to nudge the U.S. healthcare system toward value-based payment. Read more.
How Can You Reduce Unnecessary Diagnostic Imaging? It’s Written in the Stars.
The use of unnecessary procedures and diagnostic tests that waste time and resources is a problem that occurs every day in healthcare, and it's costing us.
Five Things You Should Know About MACRA
MACRA, MIPS, APMs, QPP…it certainly can be an alphabet soup! You have probably heard some of these acronyms before, but do you know what they mean for the future of healthcare?
CMS’ Final MACRA Rule: Do You Have a MACRA Roadmap?
It’s finally out. The final rule implementing the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) was released today by CMS. In case you’ve been living under a rock, MACRA repeals the...
Joint Commission Readiness Team Helps New Jersey System Prepare Successfully for Triennial Survey
How to Look at the Star Rating System
Imagine one day, your brother was a transplant patient preparing for surgery. But a few short days, one missed diagnosis and two failed transplants later, he rejected his new liver and died in the...
Sepsis Awareness Infographic
With sepsis, every second counts. And with a high mortality rate of 28 - 50%, it’s something that every single person – whether you’re on the exam table or wearing the white coat –
Premier Inc.’s QUEST® National Quality Improvement Initiative Wins National Award
The National Quality Forum and The Joint Commission presented the 2015 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award for Innovation in Patient Safety and Quality to Premier Inc.
Premier Introduces QUEST 2020, Newest Hospital Quality Initiative