Weekly Roundup: Health care news and notes

Every Friday NCQA gives a rundown of some of the health care news stories from the past week. Here are some of our picks for this week:

  • Challenges persist in the collection and use of routine health data. [FierceHealth IT]
  • Why California’s ACOs could become a model for the nation. [California Healthline]
  • To succeed long-term, ACOs must increase their consumer focus. [FierceHealth IT]
  • Supreme Court allows nationwide health care subsidies. [The New York Times]
  • Leaders detail winning strategies in population health exchange. [HealthLeaders Media]
  • How ‘high-touch’ programs augment technology to improve patient engagement. [FierceHealth IT]
  • Streamlined emergency treatment has helped lower the death rate from coronary heart disease 38%. [The New York Times]
  • Obese Americans now outnumber those who are merely overweight, a study says. [LA Times]
  • Patients themselves could help FDA flag drug safety problems. [The Washington Post]
  • A Medicare project: House requests cost cuts for frail seniors. [The Kansas City Star]
  • Cancer doctors offer way to compare medicines, including by cost. [The New York Times]
  • Medical Insurance is good for financial health, too. [The New York Times]
  • Obesity trends still on the rise, but intervention is possible, a study finds. [Kaiser Health News]
  • Insurance subsidies remain, but so do health law questions. [The New York Times]
  • Healthcare consumers demand price transparency, but at what cost? [Modern Healthcare]
  • High-deductible plans change how hospitals interact with patients. [Modern Healthcare]

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