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After SCOTUS Healthcare Ruling, No Middle Ground Will Remain

Joe Cantlupe

While surveys show that more physicians than ever are troubled by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, doctors must not get bogged down by whatever decision the Supreme Court renders on the healthcare reform law's constitutionality. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

4 Keys to a Better Emergency Department

Moving toward emergency department improvements is a bumpy journey strewn with a dizzying array of models designed to improve throughput. Health systems are finding direct gains not by singular changes, but through collective actions, hospital leaders say. >>>

iPad Solves Healthcare Providers' Clipboard Conundrum

A large majority of surveyed physicians report using iPads® and other mobile computing devices to support their workflows. While hospitals may balk at supporting mobile devices on their networks due to security, reliability, and cost concerns, there are solutions to the implementation problem. >>>

Best EDs Focus on Flow

While many healthcare leaders have identified patient flow as their main challenge, they continue to deal with overcrowded emergency departments and concerns about patient safety. Research reveals that leaders expect worsening ED revenue margins and an increasing volume of uninsured patients. >>>

Lab's Non-Coverage Notice Deters Medicare Patients

A national lab's use of a form intended to warn diabetic patients about Medicare's limits on coverage for a vital blood test is provoking some patients to reject testing. A Medicare official says the form does not comply with the standards for valid notices of noncoverage. >>>

Romney Advisor Offers Views on Healthcare Policy

Michael Leavitt, the former Utah governor and federal government official tapped by Mitt Romney to head his healthcare transition team, says "global economic dispassion" is the primary engine that is driving healthcare reform. >>>



LAST CHANCE: Webcast

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Tomorrow: June 15, 2012 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET
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News Headlines

Healthcare Spending Trend to Accelerate, Says CMS

HealthLeaders Media, June 14, 2012

Reinventing healthcare in one of America's poorest cities

The Philadelphia Inquirer, June 14, 2012

OhioHealth, cardiology doctors reach deal

The Columbus Dispatch, June 14, 2012

Woman physician, negotiate thyself or lose $350,000

Forbes, June 14, 2012

Encore Engagement Trumps Volunteering, Corporate Exec Finds

HealthLeaders Media, June 13, 2012

Gender pay gap exists for doctors too

MSNBC, June 13, 2012

Art of patient satisfaction meets the science of medicine

The Plain Dealer, June 13, 2012

All 4 trauma surgeons leave one ME hospital to work for another

Bangor Daily News, June 13, 2012

Disruption, Not Destruction Will Save Medicine

HealthLeaders Media, June 12, 2012

6 Ways to Get Physicians on Board with Decision Support

Greg Freeman for HealthLeaders Media, June 12, 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

 

Emphasis on Support in Decision Support



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