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March 27, 2017

Weekly review: Lessons from Geisinger's former CEO

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Lessons from a CEO: How Geisinger turned its business around—by becoming 'less integrated' (March 20)
Glenn Steele, the former CEO of Geisinger Health System, led a remarkable turnaround at the health system by finding a "sweet spot" between clinical integration and physician independence, according to an analysis of his memoirs published in Health Affairs.

Ascension's CEO on replacing the ACA, clinical variation—and more (March 21)
In an interview with Modern Healthcare, Ascension CEO Anthony Tersigni said the system wants to be a "resource" for Republicans on the implications of replacing the Affordable Care Act—but that Ascension believes in universal insurance coverage.

Apple bet big on health care—and these 3 health systems took a bite (March 22)
Major health systems—including Cedars-Sinai Health System, Parkview Medical, and Ochsner Medical Center—are leveraging Apple's technologies to help patients access lab results, message their nurses, and even book hotel rooms for their families, Christina Farr writes for Fast Company.

ACA mythbusters: Breaking down 5 big misconceptions (March 23)
Is Congress really exempt from Obamacare? Has the Affordable Care Act (ACA) led the quality of US care to plummet? And for that matter, are Obamacare and the ACA even the same thing? On the Affordable Care Act's seventh anniversary—and with its future uncertain—the Daily Briefing dives into the most enduring myths, misconceptions, and misinterpretations surrounding the law.

House cancels vote on ACA repeal (March 24)
At about 4 p.m. ET on Friday, House Speaker Paul Ryan announced that the House would not vote Friday on a GOP bill to repeal and replace major components of the Affordable Care Act.

Why the mortality rate for white, working-class adults keeps rising (March 24)
Middle-aged mortality rates are falling in most of the developed world—but not for white U.S. residents with a high school education or less. Now, Princeton University researchers Anne Case and Angus Deaton are offering a new explanation for why.

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