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Unsure of CMS’ strategy, providers may retreat on risk models
Providers fear that the CMS is sending mixed messages on regulatory relief on the shift to value-based care.
ONC seeks comments on Interoperability Standards Advisory
The 21st Century Cures Act tasked the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology with a herculean task: solve the interoperability puzzle.
Redesigning hospitals with patient experience in mind
Hospital design is moving beyond cosmetic changes to please patients by adding features that give them more control.
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HCA-owned East Houston Regional Medical Center will not reopen after the flood damage it sustained from Hurricane Harvey.
HealthCare.gov numbers outpaced 2016 during first week of open enrollment
Sign-ups during the first week of ACA open enrollment outpaced last year’s, suggesting concerns that enrollment would falter this year were overblown.
Feds backing out of lawsuit against HCR ManorCare
The federal government is moving to dismiss a lawsuit it brought two years ago against the national nursing-care provider after a judge tossed out the government’s key witness over issues of credibility.
CHI cuts quarterly operating loss by more than half
Catholic Health Initiatives reported improved financial results in the quarter ended Sept. 30, and officials say the health system is making progress with a turnaround.
DEA cracking down on fake fentanyl traffickers
The goal is to make it easier for federal prosecutors to go after people who peddle illicit versions of the deadly opioid fentanyl that are fueling the nation’s drug abuse crisis.
Using avatars to practice hard conversations
A pilot program, funded by the CDC’s cancer division, is experimenting with allowing patients to ask a virtual coach questions that they might otherwise feel too uncomfortable or overwhelmed to ask a real physician.
Safety & Quality
Overlapping neurosurgeries don’t hurt patient outcomes
Patient outcomes don’t suffer when surgeons perform critical parts of the procedure and then depart for another underway, according to a new JAMA study.
Guest Commentary: More providers need to embrace integrative health approach
Our healthcare system is obsessed with delivering medical services, performing procedures and prescribing medications. It really needs to become obsessed with producing health.
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what business to start
Imagine a life where all your time is spent on the things you want to do.
Imagine handing a letter to your boss that reads, “Dear Boss, I’m writing to let you know that your services are no longer required. Thanks for everything, but I’ll be doing things my own way now.”
Imagine that today is your final day of working for anyone other than yourself. What if—very soon, not in some distant, undefined future—you prepare for work by firing up a laptop in your home office, walking into a storefront you’ve opened, phoning a client who trusts you for helpful advice, or otherwise doing what you want instead of what someone tells you to do?
All over the world, and in many different ways, thousands of people are doing exactly that. They are rewriting the rules of work, becoming their own bosses, and creating a new future.
In The $100 Startup, Chris Guillebeau shows you how to lead a life of adventure, meaning and purpose — and earn a good living.
Still in his early thirties, Chris is on the verge of completing a tour of every country on earth — he s already visited more than 175 nations — and yet he s never held a real job or earned a regular paycheck. Rather, he has a special genius for turning ideas into income, and he uses what he earns both to support his life of adventure and to give back.
There are many others like Chris — those who ve found ways to opt out of traditional employment and create the time and income to pursue what they find meaningful. Sometimes, achieving that perfect blend of passion and income doesn t depend on shelving what you currently do. You can start small with your venture, committing little time or money, and wait to take the real plunge when you re sure it s successful.
In preparing to write this book, Chris identified 1,500 individuals who have built businesses earning $50,000 or more from a modest investment (in many cases, $100 or less), and from that group he s chosen to focus on the 50 most intriguing case studies. In nearly all cases, people with no special skills discovered aspects of their personal passions that could be monetized, and were able to restructure their lives in ways that gave them greater freedom and fulfillment.
Here, finally, distilled into one easy-to-use guide, are the most valuable lessons from those who ve learned how to turn what they do into a gateway to self-fulfillment. It s all about finding the intersection between your expertise — even if you don t consider it such — and what other people will pay for.
You don t need an MBA, a business plan or even employees. All you need is a product or service that springs from what you love to do anyway, people willing to pay, and a way to get paid
Not content to talk in generalities, Chris tells you exactly how many dollars his group of unexpected entrepreneurs required to get their projects up and running; what these individuals did in the first weeks and months to generate significant cash; some of the key mistakes they made along the way, and the crucial insights that made the business stick. Among Chris s key principles: if you re good at one thing, you re probably good at something else; never teach a man to fish — sell him the fish instead; and in the battle between planning and action, action wins.
In ancient times, people who were dissatisfied with their lives dreamed of finding magic lamps, buried treasure, or streets paved with gold. Today, we know that it s up to us to change our lives. And the best part is, if we change our own life, we can help others change theirs. This remarkable book will start you on your way.
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