Please add this newsletter to your Safe Sender list
View this email as a Web page | Manage Account


  May 3, 2012 Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterJoin us on LinkedInRSS feed

Medical Apology Strategy Shows Signs of Strength

Joe Cantlupe

The Massachusetts Medical Society is working with hospitals, providers, and patient safety organizations in a pilot program testing proposals that could overhaul the state's tort system of medical liability. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Medicare's 'No-Pay' HAI Policy Reshifts Hospital Priorities

Hospitals have been bolstering efforts to avoid healthcare-associated infections in response to payment rules, but those efforts come at the expense of other quality endeavors, says a report from Harvard Medical School. >>>

Physicians Leveraging Social Media to Educate Patients

Social media sites are not just a healthcare marketing or recruitment tool. They can also help educate and engage patients—and physicians play a vital role in those conversations. >>>

CMS Plan Would Tie Efficiency Scores to Hospital Payments

Efficiency scores measure cost per Medicare beneficiary at acute care hospitals and could mean as much as $200,000 for every $1 million of incentive payments in the value-based purchasing pool. But some hospitals say the scores are neither fair nor accurate. >>>

Physicians, Hospital Executives Get Collaborative

Relationships between physicians and executive leadership have never been smooth, but they've never been more important. Now legislative and contractual changes are forcing both parties to reconsider how they work together. >>>

In Transfusion, More Blood Means More Risk, Higher Cost

Variations in transfusion thresholds mean that many surgeons put patients in harm's way by transfusing more blood than necessary for good outcomes, raising risk and costs, researchers say. >>>

What Physician Practice Ownership Really Means

Financial incentives are finally forcing hospitals and physicians to work more closely than ever. In many cases, that means the hospital or health system buys the practice. But physician practice autonomy is still possible. It just requires a different kind of ownership. >>>



NEW LIVE Webcast

Boost Physician Referrals, Build Your Bottom Line

Date: May 15, 2012
About: Successful physician referral programs are strategic, data-driven, and coordinated with an organization’s overall physician engagement plan. Join us for a 90-minute, customized webcast with a new interview-driven format, expanded Q&A, online forum, takeaway presentation, and 60-day post-event on-demand access. >>>



News Headlines

8 Social Media Tips for Physicians

HealthLeaders Media, May 3, 2012

108 charged with Medicare fraud; bogus claims hit $455M

Los Angeles Times, May 3, 2012

Doctors fear underdog status in MedWest venture

Smoky Mountain News, May 3, 2012

Big data and the "Tipping Point" in quantified health

Xconomy, May 3, 2012

Medicare to cover Edwards Sapien heart valve

Reuters, May 3, 2012

Strictly Speaking, Voice Recognition Technology Works

HealthLeaders Media, May 1, 2012

Racial, Gender Disparities Seen in Surgery Board Certification

HealthLeaders Media, May 1, 2012

ER doctors face dilemma on painkillers

The New York Times, May 1, 2012

EHR rules may be too ambitious, says AHA

Bloomberg, May 1, 2012

Does medicine discourage gay doctors?

The New York Times, April 27, 2012



Stay Connected to HealthLeaders

Don't Miss the News You Want.

Spam filters exist for a reason, but not for the news you need. Make sure you aren't missing your daily and/or weekly industry coverage. Add our address—news.editor@healthleadersmedia.com—to your address book or e-mail whitelist to keep the news you need in your inbox.


Is All of Your Leadership Team In The Know?

Our award-winning Daily News & Analysis e-newsletter can keep your leadership team abreast of relevant breaking news, and with in-depth industry coverage through 10 weekly e-newsletters that hit every pillar of healthcare, we've got your whole leadership team covered. Subscribe to any—or all—of our e-newsletters.



Multimedia/Events

Rounds: Building ACO Foundations—Lessons From Kaiser Permanente's Integrated Delivery Model

Date: May 30, 2012
About: Join HealthLeaders Media and host Kaiser Permanente for a live and simulcast three-hour leadership event on how to use the foundations of team medicine, population health management, and actionable data to create your own vision of integration. Access our FREE event case study now, then register for the exclusive companion event. >>>


From HealthLeaders Magazine

 

Physicians, Hospital Executives Get Collaborative

Relationships between physicians and executive leadership have never been smooth, but they've never been more important. Now legislative and contractual changes are forcing both parties to reconsider how they work together. >>>

 

Pharmaceutical Robotics Require Careful Assessment

 

Hospitals Scrutinize ACOs


Sponsor this Newsletter

Contact Paul Mattioli, Sr. Director of Sales, at pmattioli@healthleadersmedia.com or call 800.639.7477.

  MAGAZINE | NEWS | TERMS OF SERVICE | PRIVACY POLICY | ADVERTISE Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterJoin us on LinkedInRSS feed

©2012 HealthLeaders Media

If you prefer not to receive this email newsletter, you can unsubscribe here
HealthLeaders Media PhysicianLeaders is a division of HealthLeaders Media ©2012
HEALTHLEADERSMEDIA
5115 Maryland Way - Brentwood, TN 21027
Serving the business information needs of healthcare executives and professionals.