Sunday, February 14, 2016

  • 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.

  • Hospitals don't have much to gain from the moonshot, at least in the short run. There are lot of other pressing, fixable problems with cancer care that the Obama administration's effort won't address.

  • 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.

  • Spectrum Health, a not-for-profit, managed care organization, is focused on redesigning care models to increase value. Its insurance arm has been key.

  • 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.

  • The need for analytic tools to make sense of disparate data sources will certainly be expanding. This report highlights what analytical data healthcare leaders are currently focusing on, as well as the challenges they expect to face when using analytics to support their organizations in the future.
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by HEALTHLEADERS MEDIA STAFF | 02/12/2016

As providers undertake contracts with increasing levels of downside risk, their need for advanced analytics to manage decision making and monitor results will only grow.


by SARAH WICKLINE WALLAN, MEDPAGE TODAY | 02/11/2016

In cases of accountable justification and peer comparison, study participants were less likely to prescribe antibiotics against guideline recommendations. From MedPage Today.


by GREGORY A. FREEMAN | 02/11/2016

About two-thirds of the readmissions are preventable, one expert estimates. Identifying patients most at risk for readmission and focusing on best practices proven to keep patients out of the hospital can help.


by NICOLE VOTTA | 02/11/2016

The modifications would allow patients seeking substance abuse treatment to participate in new integrated healthcare models that are built on information sharing, coordinated care, and an electronic infrastructure for managing and exchanging data, according to HHS.


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