Now on Kaiser Health News' blog, Phil Galewitz reports on key lessons for health care executives about making the health system more safe and efficient: "Thousands of health care administrators, policy experts and practitioners will gather in Orlando this week for the 24th annual Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s national forum – akin to a pilgrimmage to Mecca for those passionate about making health care safer and more efficient" (Galewitz, 12/10).
Also on Capsules, Shefali S. Kulkarni writes about physicians' reactions to payment reform: "A new report from insurer UnitedHealth Group shows that doctors have mixed views on the new pay-for-performance model promoted in the 2010 health care law as a means of controlling health care costs and improving quality" (Kulkarni, 12/7). Check out what else is on the blog.
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