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How Coordinated Care Can Ground Frequent Fliers

Joe Cantlupe

Good patient outcomes rely heavily on physician involvement. One way primary care physicians can play a stronger role in easing the burden on emergency departments is by practicing coordinated care. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Group Medical Appointments Get Another Look

The shared medical experience model, in which a group of patients with a common condition sees a physician for a long visit, is not new. But to make it work requires selecting the right high-impact specialty, working with a passionate physician leader and team, and designing the group visit with both providers and patients in mind. >>>

Leapfrog Issues Hospital Safety Report Cards

To identify which hospitals are the most and least likely to cause avoidable patient harm, The Leapfrog Group is generating report cards with letter grades—"one score that any consumer can understand before they walk into the door of a hospital."  But the American Hospital Association calls many of the measures used by Leapfrog to evaluate safety "flawed." >>>

Rural Kansas Hospital Recruits Physicians with a Mission

Ashland Health Center has found a recruiting tool that sets it apart from scores of other rural hospitals in small towns across the country. Attracting doctors and nurses who have a call to missionary work is "transforming the culture inside our walls," says Ashland's CEO. >>>

Dangerous Injection Practices Still a Threat

Over the last decade, accessing shared injectable medications with reused syringes and other unsafe practices have resulted in 130,000 patients being notified they were at risk of infection with viruses or bacteria, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. >>>

Surgical Site Infections Persist, But Why?

A physician researcher argues that there's little chance hospitals can consistently drive down infection rates to zero. That's because there are factors in play beyond a hospital's control, and scientists and doctors are clueless as to what those might be.  >>>



LIVE Webcast

Medical Home—Prime Your Organization for Launch

Date: June 15, 2012 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET
Is establishing a medical home the right fit for your organization? Move beyond the buzz and learn from experts about the realities of assessing readiness and preparing for medical homes, including physician buy-in and reimbursement structure. Get the strategies you need in a customized webcast with a Q&A, an online forum, a takeaway presentation, and 60-day post-event on-demand access. >>>



News Headlines

Deal reached on online prescription reporting

The New York Times, June 7, 2012

Are computers getting between patients and doctors?

The Atlantic, June 7, 2012

Cancer doctors push Congress to help end drug shortages

Bloomberg BusinessWeek, June 6, 2012

ER doctor bets on urgent care chain

Hartford Business Journal, June 5, 2012

Doctors swap pagers for smartphones

WNYC, June 5, 2012

13 Hospitals Fined for Immediate Jeopardy Violations in CA

HealthLeaders Media, June 4, 2012

Cut Physician Preference Costs by Building Physician Bonds

HealthLeaders Media, June 4, 2012

Cardiologist says doctors ready for more active role

Houston Chronicle, June 4, 2012

Medicare mandates to reduce chemical restraints

Times Union, June 1, 2012

Touchless technology put to test by surgeons

BBC, June 1, 2012



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From HealthLeaders Magazine

 

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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