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ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value Networks Announce New Members

For Immediate Release For more information contact: Nicole Singer nsinger@blmpr.com (414) 270-3000, ext. 231 Appleton, Wisconsin (March 19, 2015) — The ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value welcomes two new members to its networks. New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, North Carolina, has joined the Center’s Clinical Business Intelligence Network (CBIN) and Reliant Medical Group […]

Leonard Berry Receives 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award for Research and Scholarship

ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value board member and marketing professor Leonard Berry has been selected for the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award for Research and Scholarship – the highest award given to a faculty member at Mays Business School. The selection process consisted of faculty nominations, reviews and recommendations by the Mays Research Council, the Mays […]

Baldwin, Thune Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Reduce Costs and Increase Efficiency in Healthcare Delivery

Quality Data, Quality Healthcare Act Improves Transparency for Better Healthcare Decisions and Patient Outcomes Monday, March 9, 2015 WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and John Thune (R-SD) today introduced bipartisan legislation that increases the transparency of healthcare costs in Medicare—helping doctors, health systems, private insurers and research institutions provide more efficient, higher […]

Investigative Report: How Much Hospitals Charge

GREEN BAY – As a cost-conscious consumer, you wouldn’t pay $3 a gallon for gas if across town you could buy it for $2.50. But whether you realize it or not that’s what you’re doing with health care. FOX11 Investigates found hospitalization cost figures, provided by Green Bay’s four hospitals, show a wide range of […]

Discharging Mr. Wood: Time to Get Serious About Waste

Article in Today’s Hospitalist written by David A. Frenz, MD, a hospitalist for HealthEast Care System in St. Paul, Minn., and is board certified in both family and addiction medicine. AMERICANS—both individually and as a nation— spend a boatload on health care. A study in the January 2013 issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine pegged annual health […]

Innovation and Best Practices in Health Care Scheduling

In Innovation and Best Practices in Health Care Scheduling, CEOs with experience leading change in five of the nation’s prominent health systems-Denver Health, Geisinger Health System, Kaiser Permanente, ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value, and Seattle Children’s Hospital-describe how they tackled the complex issues surrounding wait times throughout the continuum of care. They review the important forces […]

Shopping for Health Care Makes “Cents” for Consumers

The Health Care Cost Institute published a new data brief that examines trends in out-of-pocket spending at a national and state level, and looks at average differences in consumer prices for a set of five common medical procedures nationally and in nine states: Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio, Texas, and Wisconsin. With […]