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Roundup: Our Recommended Weekend Reading List

Posted by Jodie Jackson, Jr. on Jun 9, 2017 4:19:49 PM

 Quality Time scours the healthcare blogosphere to present you with an end-of-the-week reading list.

We value your feedback. Feel free to recommend top blogs and bloggers.

Amid ACA repeal and replace, providers must stay focused on Triple Aim.

FierceHealthcare keys in on an NEJM Catalyst blog post the outlines “critical steps” for each of the three elements of Triple Aim: Population health, improved patient care and lower costs.

10 healthcare rules patients, staff say should be broken.

  • Becker’s Hospital Review Managing Editor Emily Rappleye (@Emily_BHR) summarizes the viewpoint of three Institute for Healthcare Improvement leaders: If you could break or change any rule in service of a better care experience for patients or staff, what would it be? Lack of engagement with patient family members, restrictive licensure rules, HIPPOA misunderstandings and duplicative paperwork were among the leading answers to the question.

Consumers catch break as healthcare spending and pricing slow.

  • Healthcare hiring, pricing and spending are all falling, though the industry is still the biggest contributor national jobs growth.

Modern Healthcare’s David R. Barkholz breaks down an Altarum Institute analysis.

Get clicking.

The Commonwealth Fund’s data-heavy and user-friendly International Health Care System Profiles lists a variety of fascinating details about health care systems in 19 countries.

Who is covered, what is covered and how is health governed in Singapore, Denmark and India? The answers are just a click away. 

And finally, for the “Fun Facts” file: The 20 most commonly Googled diseases.

  • We’re glad someone put this list together and saved us time this weekend - which we will now use to surf the web for other fun, useful information, such as panda videos and cat memes.

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