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Definition: Accountable care organization

An accountable care organization (ACO) is a group of healthcare providers that shares responsibility for providing high-quality, coordinated care to their Medicare patients.

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Dominique Pahud
on October 29, 2014
Category:  Ideation 
Why co-founders need to ignore inconsequential problems

Luis and Danny Lopez spent their childhood years traveling with their family to impoverished countries to do relief work. By focusing on the less fortunate, the brothers learned not to care so much about inconsequential problems.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on October 28, 2014
Category:  Creation 
What is the difference between self-insured and at-risk?

The services provided by health insurance companies can sometimes be described as "self-insured" and "at-risk."

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Dominique Pahud
on October 27, 2014
Category:  Ideation 
The pain points across healthcare are largely the same

When I talk to clinicians and researchers in the Kansas City community, I learn that the problems they face are largely the same.

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Dominique Pahud
on October 23, 2014
Category:  Ideation 
Definition: Learning collaboratives

Learning collaboratives are collaborations between two or more different types of institutions.

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Dominique Pahud
on October 22, 2014
Category:  Ideation 
Meet eMed Guest Editor Dominique Pahud

Dominique Pahud, a senior fellow in Research and Policy at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, will serve as eMed's guest editor for the next three weeks.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on October 17, 2014
Category:  Ideation 
Definition: Patient safety

Broadly considered, safety and quality issues are reported at low rates in healthcare organizations.

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Brian Lang
on October 08, 2014
Category:  Creation 
From patient portals to a digital healthcare experience

When it comes to the digital experience, healthcare is lagging.

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Brian Lang
on October 02, 2014
Category:  Ideation 
Definition: Brain health

Astronauts, healthcare workers, military personnel, first-responders, transportation industry professionals and others that work under stressful or adverse conditions must perform optimally because mistakes can cost human lives.

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Brian Lang
on October 01, 2014
Category:  Creation 
Brain health is on the agenda at Energizing Health: Houston

Our Energizing Health: Houston event on October 10 will feature an unusual track: brain health.

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Brian Lang
on September 25, 2014
Category:  Ideation