June 12, 2017

Weekly review: How Mayo Clinic overhauled its world-renowned care—and saved $900 million

Daily Briefing

    The $12 million patient who could break an ACA exchange (June 5)
    A patient whose hemophilia care reportedly costs health insurer Wellmark Blue Cross & Blue Shield $1 million per month may provide a window into the future of health policy. Here's how.

    How Mayo Clinic overhauled its world-renowned care—and saved $900 million (June 6)
    In response to a "perfect storm" of market forces, Mayo Clinic decided to overhaul how it provides care—despite operating an already-successful health system, Ron Winslow reports for the Wall Street Journal.

    The staggering cost of bicycle injuries, in one chart (June 7)
    As bike riding becomes more popular, bike accident injuries are becoming more common, and those injuries are costing billions of dollars annually, according to a study published in Injury Prevention. Check out the Daily Briefing's chart.

    Take that opioid off the market: FDA makes historic ask (June 8)
    FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb says the agency "will continue to take regulatory steps when we see situations where an opioid product's risks outweigh its benefits, not only for its intended patient population but also in regard to its potential for misuse and abuse."

    Building the 'Tesla' of health systems: Where Marc Harrison plans to take Intermountain next (June 9)
    Marc Harrison, president and CEO of Intermountain Healthcare, talks to Advisory Board's Eric Larsen  about crafting a cohesive team with employees from 71 countries, taking Intermountain from a "horseless carriage" to a Tesla, and leading as a physician—and as a patient.

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