Wednesday, February 10, 2016

  • An analysis of data from the National Practitioner Data Bank shows that 70% of physicians sanctioned for sexual misconduct by a hospital or other healthcare organization were not disciplined by state medical boards for their behavior.

  • Memorial Sloan Kettering's new cancer surgery center incorporates five years of rethinking a patient's journey through various surgeries. It places an emphasis on reducing patient recovery time and anxiety and overall, creating better outcomes.

  • Healthcare executives believe the neuroscience service line is primed for delivering better and more coordinated care. OSF HealthCare, Carilion Clinic, and Stanford Health are making big investments in patient-centric facilities and state-of-the-art equipment.

  • Defined benefit plans at health systems all over the country are floundering under the combined weight of rising premiums, low interest rates, and an updated lifespan forecast from the Society of Actuaries.

  • Top nurse executives gathered for the inaugural HealthLeaders Media CNO Exchange, held at the Omni Barton Creek Resort in Austin, TX, to discuss changing nursing roles and care models, and to share details on what has worked at their organizations.

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by JOHN COMMINS | 02/09/2016

An analysis of data from the National Practitioner Data Bank shows that 70% of physicians sanctioned for sexual misconduct by a hospital or other healthcare organization were not disciplined by state medical boards for their behavior.


by DOUG DESJARDINS | 02/09/2016
The Drug Relief Act would attempt to reduce the price of prescription drugs purchased directly or indirectly by the state by requiring California officials to negotiate prices that are equal to or lower than those paid by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

by JOHN COMMINS | 02/08/2016

Under LifePoint's deal finalized this month with Sisters of Charity Health System, Providence Hospitals will change its tax status to for-profit and will pay taxes, but will retain its Catholic affiliation, mission, and charity care mandates.


by JULIE AUTON, FOR HEALTHLEADERS MEDIA | 02/08/2016

Armed with the results of a successful wellness pilot, Florida's NCH Healthcare System sought and won the support of local officials. That was just the beginning.


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