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June 30, 2014
9 in 10 New Physician Jobs Follow Employment Model
Hospitals turning to data brokers for patient information
UPMC, Highmark settle bitter standoff
New script for healthcare: Choices expanding beyond hospitals
Study: CA Desert Healthcare District residents worse off
How to compare healthcare systems
Anne Wojcicki's quest for better healthcare
June 27, 2014
Banner Health, UA Announce Statewide Care Organization
Veterans Affairs turns to HCA exec for help
MA senate approves bill limiting nurse-to-patient ratio
Salesforce takes its cloud model to healthcare
Opinion: Electronic health records—First, do no harm?
Here's why being a doctor rocks
June 26, 2014
Take Advantage of ICD-10 Delay
Intelligence Report: Financial Health Calls for a Clinical Strategy
Shortage of saline solution has hospitals on edge
Free the data: Goals for meaningful use stage 3
How hospitals will use consumer data
Penalizing hospitals for being unsafe: Why adverse events are a big problem
Hospital networks are leaking data, leaving critical devices vulnerable
Opinion: Heart of the matter -- treating the disease instead of the person
June 25, 2014
Beware the Reimbursement Gap
House, Senate begin compromise talks on vets healthcare bill
Hospital employee alleges ongoing cover-up at Phoenix VA hospital
IN hospital system agrees to pay federal fine
MI lobbyists, hospitals oppose efforts to pass infection reporting laws
VT to assess insurer reimbursements to independent physicians
15 medical professionals indicted in $25M scheme
At acute care hospitals, recovery is rare, but comfort is not
June 24, 2014
HFMA ANI: Data Key Healthcare System Efficiency, Says Gawande
Transitioning to Bundled Payments
Building GA's primary care workforce
June 23, 2014
Alexian, Adventist to Create 'JOC' in Chicago
IL hospitals facing Medicare penalties over infection rates
IU Health's Methodist, University hospitals plan merger
Should Metro Detroit hospitals be required to report HAIs?
Breaking down barriers to healthcare
Ryan Seacrest to open studio at Children's Hospital Colorado
June 20, 2014
TJC Advises on Infections Linked to Misuse of Vials
GenHealth Joint Venture Banks on Well-Being
Senators offer bill to ease readmission penalties on some hospitals
First survey of public, commercial ACOs finds majority are physician-led
Johns Hopkins wages compare poorly to other top US hospitals, union says
Analytics help patients follow doctors' orders
Some paramedics doing less transport, more treatment at scene
Consumer group urges hospitals to end mass screenings
Opinion: How to deal with doctors who get drunk and high on the job
June 19, 2014
Heart Treatment Centers Form Afib Alliance
Physicians Rail at Recertification Requirements
GAO calls for more oversight of managed care
Former HHS exec launches ACO for independent physicians
5 states announce prescription-data collaboration
Google Glass gains momentum in healthcare
Ellis Medicine, St. Peter's Health Partners announce formation of alliance
Parkland performance plan centers on measurable improvements
How your state rates in terms of long-term care
June 18, 2014
Insurers push back against growing cost of cancer treatments
Hospital salary initiative falls short in CA
NJ hospital to offer veterans priority
Opinion: Why hiring more doctors to treat veterans isn't going to be easy
Anthem, HealthCare Partners ACO Saves $4.7 Million
Engaging the Patient's Experience
June 17, 2014
AHIP: Payers Make Consumers Their Focal Point
Healthcare orgs prep for increased audits
US healthcare ranks last among 11 developed nations
Surgeon's $2.8 million tops in pay at OH's nonprofit hospitals
Syracuse hospital passes follow-up inspection in wake of patient butt-slapping complaint
Maryland doctor's sex assault case spurs talk of background checks
LICH saga almost over, without a hospital
Hospital uses executive bonus money to give its workers a raise
June 16, 2014
ACPE Launches School for CMOs
CA hospital leaders to explore a stand-alone emergency room
IA seeing steady increase in doctors
June 13, 2014
CA Safety-Net Hospitals Stand to be Hard Hit by Federal Cuts
Senate health plan for veterans costs may top $35 billion
Some costly hospital complications not tracked by Medicare, analysis finds
Medicare wades through backlog of disputed claims
Outside the VA, waits for doctors can vary widely
Costs of cancer don't end for survivors
Shands to pay $3.25M in whistleblower settlement
The 10 cities with the highest-rated doctors
When a stressful hospital stay makes patients sick
Slideshow: The Clinical Strategy for Financial Health—Care Redesign and Standardization
June 12, 2014
Arresting Sepsis Early Saves Money, Lives
Alternatives to ACO Strategies Emerge
Medicare patients must beware 'observation' status in hospitals
Study: Health law boosts hospital psych care for young adults
For cancer specialists, disease can make them better doctors
June 11, 2014
Medicare Advantage lobbying machine steamrolls Congress
With more veterans needing healthcare, what will the cost be?
UPMC 'moves' Hillman for chemotherapy savings
Coalition opposes MA pact with Partners Health
Fletcher Allen revises charity care policy
Senate bill hikes funding for medical research, fraud prevention
Will computers replace doctors?
Seattle doctor suspended for sexting during surgery
CLABSI Prevention Spotlighted at APIC Conference
Cleveland Clinic Partners with Akron General
June 10, 2014
Healthcare, Embedded and Connected
Presidents, CEOs, and the New Healthcare Leadership Model
VA audit finds 100,000 veterans facing long wait for healthcare
Doctors pick new chief for AMA
More patients flocking to ERs under Obamacare
In Oregon, end of life orders help people avoid the ICU
IN doctors want to improve state drug-tracking system
Suit says Pacific Health Corp. hospital conspired to fill beds
Revolving doors at hospitals
Killing a patient to save his life
June 9, 2014
Tenet Healthcare Acquires Texas RMC
Duke LifePoint Seals Regional Health System Deal
Healthcare Competition Policy Needs a Makeover, Says Policy Analyst
The healthcare industry is pushing patients to help themselves
Las Vegas tries new tactic to improve city's notorious healthcare
Cleveland Clinic's Cosgrove withdraws from running to head VA
Hospitals put pharmacists in the ER to cut medication errors
Healthcare interpreters becoming vital part of medical team
LA hospitals expand operating agreement
Demand for healthcare spikes as veterans' ranks fall
The worst available care
Opinion: More healthcare is better healthcare—Medical myth or reality?
June 6, 2014
How Hospitals Are Reinventing Themselves
Doctor Uses Jazz to Tune up Physician Communication
What's a surgeon's role in an ACO? Not much so far, survey says
Compromise reached on Veterans healthcare legislation
Worker fatigue cause of healthcare mistakes, study finds
New AZ state website provides hospital cost comparisons
Healthcare's big challenge: How to measure value
June 5, 2014
Cancer Hospitals Study Yields 'Confusing' Findings
Pioneer ACO Program Ripe for Improvement, Providers Say
Survey: MA hospital nurses overburdened
FL Supreme Court considers retroactive medical malpractice cap
Single dose of antibiotic found effective in quelling MRSA
Opinion: Want better healthcare? Have doctors make house calls
Doctors hesitate to ask heart patients about end-of-life plans
June 4, 2014
Prescription for Narrow Networks: Add Transparency
Strategies for ED Psych Patients
Obama said to weigh Cleveland Clinic chief for VA post
Drug diversion in hospitals exposes patients to infection
HHS offering $300M to community health centers
Hospitals look to urgent care ventures to boost presence, referrals
Securing mobile healthcare devices: Best practices
L.A. doctor charged with $33 million Medicare fraud
Fewer infections overall at MA hospitals but problems remain
Survey: Patients prefer doctors who offer email communication
June 3, 2014
4 in 10 Healthcare Execs Dissatisfied with EHRs
Pioneer ACO Program Awaits New Rules
Datapalooza: CMS Unveils More Hospital Pay Data
Medicare charges vary by hospital, report finds
GAO report finds self-referring doctors may be driving up healthcare costs
Ban lifted on Medicare coverage for sex change surgery
Maryland hospitals and doctors are facing opposing financial incentives
The movement for patient access to doctors' notes is growing
Doctors may get paid for end-of-life planning
Integration engines tackle healthcare's lack of standards
When doctors need advice, it might not come from a fellow human
June 2, 2014
CMS Opens Physician Registration for Sunshine Act
Partnering for Better Population Health Management
Rising drug prices trigger civil war
In rural ME, dearth of doctors is a growing crisis
Screwed-up bonus payments are at the heart of the VA scandal
PA man accused in theft of human skin from hospital
Paramedics branch into home care
Opinion: Can healthcare and tech work together?