By Monica E. Oss Last week, we looked some recent recommendations to control costs in the U.S. health care system—Would This List Bend The Cost Curve?. The recommendations ranged from eliminating fee-for-service (FFS) payments; to reducing emergency room use and reduce readmissions; to empower consumers; to standardizing performance metrics; to meaningfully addressing trauma; to allowing the government to use cost and cost-effectiveness in decisionmaking. [caption id="attachment_804063" align="alignright" width="150"] Jim Gargiulo[/caption] After this was published, I got an interesting response from my colleague and OPEN MINDS Senior Associate Jim Gargiulo, who wrote: Technology vendors in health care should view the challenges of consumer empowerment, the…
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