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Health Care simplified: Part 1

Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains how your care may change and how much you’ll pay if the current health care bill is approved.

Online Disclosure of Physician/Industry Relationships

The Cleveland Clinic and some of its leading physicians have been criticized for their financial associations with industry and the limited disclosure of these relationships to patients and the public. In response, the medical center has strengthened its policies and oversight with regard to conflicts of interest and required that all industry relationships be submitted for approval. Since December 2008, it has also disclosed on its Web site ( some of the industry ties of its 2000 physicians and researchers and their immediate families.

Can Health Care Come With a Warranty?

In the policy journal Health Affairs, Francois de Brantes, a nationally known advocate of health care quality, and his co-authors propose a new health care reimbursement model that comes with a warranty.

Hospital Strategies for Effective Performance Management – An HFMA Educational Report

Optimally managing costs and clinical quality depends on understanding and managing a hospital’s performance drivers. By creating the right organizational structure and processes for accessing and reporting data, hospital leadership can more effectively manage the organization’s resources and improve performance.

How healthy is the county you live in?

Americans can now go online and find out how the county they live in ranks in terms of health outcomes and health factors. This is all part of the report that ranks the overall health of all 50 states, from healthiest to least healthy, courtesy of the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. They’re calling this report, “the first annual checkup for every county in the nation.”

Health care reform and you

CNN’s chief medical correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, answers viewer questions on the health care reform bill.