Marc Harrison's 5 principles for successful value-based care

As the health care industry moves toward value-based models of care, Intermountain Healthcare President and CEO Marc Harrison writing in Harvard Business Review offers his five principles to implementing a successful value-based care program.

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FDA approves drug to treat cystic fibrosis in patients 12 and older—and it will cost $311,503

FDA on Monday announced that it has approved Trikafta, the first-ever triple combination therapy to treat cystic fibrosis (CF) in patients ages 12 and older who have a genetic mutation that affects the vast majority of CF patients.

Why a popular algorithm showed bias toward white patients (and how it can be fixed)

A widely used algorithm is more likely to classify white patients as needing follow-up care than comparably ill black patients, according to study in the journal Science—and the study's senior author said it's "inconceivable" that other common algorithms don't have similar flaws.

Weekly review: 'The heartbeat of the hospital': Behind the viral photo of a nurse recovering from a hard day

Eight keys to delegating your work (without sacrificing quality); the top hospitals for 16 specialties, according to Healthgrades; and more.

CMS delays new primary care, kidney care value-based payment models

CMS on Thursday announced it is delaying the start of several new voluntary value-based payment models, but it continued to encourage Medicare providers to apply to participate in the payment models.

Why homeopathy is 'just a big illusion'

Homeopathy has grown increasingly popular in the United States, with homeopathic remedies being sold at large retailers like Walmart and Whole Foods. But the practice isn't based in accepted clinical evidence—though that doesn't mean mainstream medicine can't learn something from it, Stephie Grob Plante writes for Vox's "The Highlight."

Around the nation: St. Elizabeths Hospital faces lawsuit after patients go 28 days without clean water

Multiple civil rights groups on Wednesday announced they were filing a federal lawsuit against D.C. Department of Behavioral Health Director Barbara Bazron, St. Elizabeths CEO Mark Chastang, and the District of Columbia over the incident, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from the District of Columbia, Georgia, and Mississippi.