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Truthful Doctors May Prevent Malpractice Suits

Joe Cantlupe

Physician worries about malpractice litigation might actually be making the problem worse. That's because docs are keeping their mistakes under wraps and practicing defensive medicine to avoid a trip to the courthouse. >>>


Editor's Picks

ICD-10 Deadline Will Be Postponed, Sebelius Says

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen G. Sebelius announced Thursday that HHS will initiate a process to postpone ICD-10 implementation deadlines. >>>

Proposed Doc Fix Would Slash $27B from Hospitals, ACA

An agreement in principle announced by the Speaker of the House Wednesday would delay hefty Medicare provider reimbursement cuts and would include $27 billion in program cuts to hospitals and funds outlined in the Affordable Care Act. >>>

Facing the Care Coordination Challenge

When it comes to clinical quality improvement, CEOs see care coordination as their greatest strategic challenge. In fact, with 10 possible answers, it was the choice of 30% of the CEOs who took the annual HealthLeaders Media Industry Survey. How to overcome it? >>>

Possible ICD-10 Delay Nets Widespread Physician Support

Signals that federal officials might  "re-examine the pace" of next year's implementation dates for ICD-10 are bringing mostly favorable reactions from healthcare providers. >>>

NEW: Industry Survey 2012

Our fourth-annual Industry Survey features a new CEO report, an overall cross-sector report, and individual reports targeting Senior Leaders, Finance, Physicians, Nurses, Community & Rural Hospitals, and Service Lines. Take the pulse of the industry; download the reports now. >>>

News Headlines

Roche: FDA probing counterfeit cancer drug Avastin

Bloomberg BusinessWeek, February 16, 2012

HIT Tool Kit Targets Rural Providers

HealthLeaders Media, February 15, 2012

3 Ways to Strive for Service Excellence

HealthLeaders Media, February 15, 2012

UnitedHealth unveils patient info service for MDs

Miami Herald, February 15, 2012

Patient satisfaction costly, but maybe not so healthy

Los Angeles Times, February 14, 2012

Teaching hospitals decry Medicare's low safety rankings

The Boston Globe, February 14, 2012

Urinary Catheter Process Measures Improve in MI

HealthLeaders Media, February 13, 2012

Success of health reform hinges on hiring 30,000 primary care docs by 2015

The Washington Post, February 13, 2012

Medicare Physician Payment Rule Factors in GPCI

HCPro Staff for HealthLeaders Media, February 10, 2012

UnitedHealth will tie doctors' payments to quality of care

Bloomberg / BusinessWeek, February 10, 2012

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Putting Data in Nurses' Hands

Nursing informatics is an emerging field, and organizations that have been aggressive about getting data into nurses' hands (and smartphones) have reaped the rewards. >>>


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