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AAMC Applauds Bill Aimed at Correcting Ratings System That May Mislead Patients

Published Sept. 14, 2016, 8:43 p.m.

Patients need accurate and reliable information in order to make decisions about their health care. The current proposed methodology for the Hospital Compare Star Ratings does not provide this, but rather may mislead patients into making poor decisions about hospitals.

Star Ratings "Deeply Flawed," Offer Incomplete Picture of Hospital Performance

Published Sept. 14, 2016, 6:53 p.m.

AAMC Urges Patients Not to Be Misled by Ratings

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Early Adopters of Bundled Payments Discuss Challenges, Lessons Learned

Published Sept. 2, 2016, 4:02 p.m.

Bundled payments are transforming how we deliver care. Providers participating in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Bundled Payments for Care Initiative discuss some of the challenges and protocols they have developed to improve efficiency and outcomes.

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Getting to Price Transparency: A Learning Curve for Physicians and Patients

Published Sept. 1, 2016, 8:33 p.m.

Patients need to know and understand what their care will cost when there will be out-of-pocket expenses. A new AAMC resource offers several tools to help hospitals improve price transparency.

What Does the Future Hold for Academic Medicine in a World of Health System Mergers and Acquisitions?

Published Sept. 6, 2016, 5:18 p.m.

From alliances to joint ventures to acquisitions to full mergers, academic health systems must change to guarantee thriving, sustainable health systems.

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CMS Star Ratings Met with Criticism in Academic Medicine Community

Published Sept. 15, 2016, 4:15 p.m.

Many in the academic medicine community have criticized the CMS Overall Star Ratings, questioning the accuracy of the ratings and their potential to mislead patients.

CMS Hospital Star Ratings First Step in Effort to Improve Quality Measures

Published Oct. 3, 2016, 8:10 p.m.

The Hospital Star Ratings are one part of CMS efforts to make quality data accessible.

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Introducing AAMCNews

Published Sept. 20, 2016, 7:50 p.m.

AAMCNews is single, online destination for news, trends, and current conversations about the most important topics in academic medicine.

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Election 2016: Educating Candidates About Academic Medicine Is Critical

Published Oct. 17, 2016, 2:51 p.m.

As the election approaches, representatives from medical schools and teaching hospitals have been busy talking with candidates about issues critical to the future of academic medicine.

Studying Former Presidents Provides Leadership Lessons for All of Us, Says Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin

Published Oct. 21, 2016, 7:27 p.m.

Doris Kearns Goodwin will be a plenary speaker at Learn Serve Lead 2016: The AAMC Annual Meeting on Saturday, Nov. 12, 8:45–10 a.m.

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In the Search for Measures that Matter, Star Ratings Miss the Mark

Published Oct. 3, 2016, 6:56 p.m.

The flawed methodology behind the new CMS Star Ratings has created a confusing picture of U.S. hospital care that could have serious consequences for patients.

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Teaching Hospitals Go Green

Published Nov. 17, 2016, 9:13 p.m.

Hospitals are finding that they can save thousands of dollars by being environmentally conscious—money that can now be spent on patient care or medical research.

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Medical Education Focuses on Improving Patient Handoffs

Published Dec. 12, 2016, 4:13 p.m.

With the goal of avoiding errors, many teaching hospitals now include strategies for improving communication during patient handoffs for residents in training.

From the President: Philanthropy Bonds Institutions and Communities

Published Dec. 20, 2016, 2:55 p.m.

With uncertainty in federal funding, philanthropy helps academic medical centers achieve goals in education, medical research, and patient care, while giving community members a stake in our work.

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Executive Communications: AMC Leaders Share Best Practices

Published Nov. 22, 2016, 4:25 p.m.

A strategic communications plan helps leaders convey their values and vision, define their messages, draw on their strengths, and guide conversations in ways that blend with an institution’s culture.

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Keeping Everyone Safe: Violence Prevention in Hospitals

Published Jan. 9, 2017, 7:50 p.m.

Educating hospital staff, faculty, and medical students about violence prevention can increase safety and resilience.

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New Guide Offers Best Practices for Residency Interviewers

Published Jan. 9, 2017, 8:12 p.m.

The formal interview is essential in ranking residency applicants. AAMC now offers a guide to help interviewers vet candidates more effectively within a short exchange.

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