Shortening ER Wait Times through a Glimpse of the Future

Feature | July 06, 2016

Over-crowding in US emergency rooms costs patients time, money, and their health. But predictive analytics could help re-route patients away from over-burdened hospitals before long waits become inevitable.

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Even at Current Prices, Drug Innovation Is a Cost-Effective Means to Curb Cancer

Feature | April 28, 2016

The pharmaceuticals industry has attracted heightened scrutiny from the media and politicians in the aftermath of a well-publicized scandal. But new evidence suggests that, for now at least, the cost of pharmaceutical innovation is well worth it.

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Integrated Care with Revolutionize Healthcare

Feature | February 26, 2016

For patients to receive the best shot at recovery, closer coordination both within the hospital and with outside caregivers is essential.

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A Critical Provision Saved, But Challenges Remain for the Affordable Care Act

Feature | June 29, 2015

Andrew Stern, senior fellow at Columbia’s Richman Center for Business, Law, and Public Policy discusses the implications of last Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act and the challenges the legislation still faces ahead.

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How Not to Issue an Ebola Quarantine

Viewpoints | December 17, 2014

The nurse in the Ebola quarantine flap is a reminder that it hurts when decisions go against us, but it hurts a lot more when you feel you’ve also been disrespected in the process.

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Do Longer Hospital Stays Lead to Better Outcomes?

Feature | November 11, 2014

Extending hospital stays by just one day could save lives — and taxpayers’ money.

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Biomedical R&D Today Increases Longevity Tomorrow

Feature | February 21, 2014

New research shows that greater spending on biomedical research reduces future mortality rates.

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Home Team Advantage

Feature | December 30, 2013

For nursing, hyperlocal knowledge and experience are keys to stellar teamwork — delivering better healthcare while shrinking costs.

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Maxing Out on Primary Care

Research Brief | November 27, 2013

The projected physician shortage can be averted by tapping non-physician medical staff and electronic communications.

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Choosing Health — and Wealth

Feature | November 07, 2013

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