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Challenging Physicians to Help Improve the ED

Joe Cantlupe

An overwhelming majority of respondents to a recent survey say they are taking steps to improve their emergency departments. But it's clear that physicians must work with hospital leadership to make that happen. >>>


Editor's Picks

Medical Boards Step Up Disciplinary Actions

The Federation of State Medical Boards reports that the number of doctors punished by their states increased 6.8% between 2010 and 2011. But a citizen's advocacy group issues its own report, which suggests that states continue to fail to adequately protect the public from bad doctors. >>>

Urologists 'Outraged' Over PSA Test Challenge

Major urology associations are fuming over a federal panel's report that discredits the widely used prostate-specific antigen screening test for prostate cancer. >>>

TN Health System Charts Its Own Course

Rejected from CMS's Pioneer ACO program, 13-hospital Mountain States Health Alliance repurposed the organization it had planned to use into a commercial ACO. >>>

How Rivals Built an ACO

Minnesota's HealthPartners and Allina Health formed Northwest Metro Alliance to focus on achieving the triple-aim of healthcare and to accomplish together what they couldn't do alone. They share electronic patient data, mine claims data, and have agreed not to duplicate services. >>>

Appalachian, Urban Health Challenges Remarkably Similar

One of the unfortunate ironies of population health is that people who live in the most remote sections of the U.S. often face the same health and healthcare access issues that plague people in large cities, studies show.  >>>

LAST CHANCE: Rounds Event

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. >>>

News Headlines

Docs win most malpractice suits, but study says road is long

Chicago Tribune / Reuters, May 24, 2012

Death rate drops among Americans with diabetes

Chicago Tribune / Reuters, May 24, 2012

For privately insured Americans, doctors, surgery, drugs cost more in 2010

The Philadelphia Inquirer, May 23, 2012

E-prescribing reaches tipping point

InformationWeek, May 23, 2012

Doctor sues patient over Web comments

Orlando Sentinel, May 23, 2012

Data trove may shed light on healthcare uncertainties

The Washington Post, May 21, 2012

Healthcare industry's perfect storm

Daily Chronicle, May 21, 2012

Removing doctors in settlements can deflect oversight

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 21, 2012

Pain doctor's troubles prompt new policy at USF

Tampa Bay Times, May 21, 2012

Fed-up doc creates app that connects MDs, patients

Xconomy, May 18, 2012

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Webcast: Tactics for Valuing Medical Practices—Buying, Selling and Mergers

Date: May 31, 2012
About: From administrative issues to physician compensation, timing, and cultural fit, hospital and physician leaders must respond to the key motivations and market realities that come with buying or selling a physician practice. Get the strategies you need in a customized webcast featuring executive speakers from Catholic Health Initiatives and MemoricalCare Medical Foundation and a leading M&A consultant. >>>

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ACO Blueprints: Options in Accountability

As the healthcare industry moves away from a transaction-based system, leading organizations are exploring accountable care models of various types. >>>


Aetna Building National ACO Network


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