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Doctors Take to Practice Coaching

Joe Cantlupe

Practice coaching programs in physician offices and hospitals are flourishing. They are helping primary care physicians improve team-building skills, handle patients' chronic conditions, and enhance patients' access to care. >>>


Editor's Picks

Supreme Court Upholds Key Provisions of PPACA

A sharply divided U.S. Supreme Court today upheld key provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, including the contentious individual mandate that requires people to either purchase health insurance or pay a penalty. >>>

Healthcare Reform Unstoppable, Regardless of Court's Decision

The Supreme Court's ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will be historic. But it won't change healthcare's economic reality: Reform is underway and must continue, regardless of how the Court rules, healthcare leaders say. >>>

Physicians Need New Approach to Managed Care Contracts

The changing face of healthcare is resulting in more creative interaction between payers and providers. There is increasing talk about narrow networks, risk sharing, and information sharing. But smaller physician practices may not be a part of those narrow networks, and that could have a detrimental effect on acquiring optimal managed care contracts, says one expert. >>>

AHA: Leapfrog 'Manipulated' Data

The head of the American Hospital Association charges that the methodology used by the Leapfrog Group to measure hospitals and assign patient safety grades is biased and flawed. Leapfrog's chief executive says the AHA's CEO is misinformed. >>>

Seeking ROI Via Population Health Management

Population health management is at the core of healthcare reform; it offers hospitals and health systems a pathway to long-term patient care cost reductions. Access to a willing participatory patient population, however, is not enough. A successful PHM program needs collaboration, communication, and data. >>>

Care Coordination Advancing Slowly

While three-quarters of healthcare leaders are entering into collaborative care relationships, two-thirds say they are not initiating shared-savings programs with payers or providers to assume risks as part of an effort to reduce costs. >>>

NEW Breakthroughs Report

Strategic Solutions for the Readmissions Challenge

Successfully preventing readmissions requires many players to fill the gaps in the care continuum. In this HealthLeaders Media Breakthroughs report, we examine how four leading health systems—Griffin Hospital, Parkview Health, Sarasota Memorial HealthCare System, and UPMC Hamot—are moving the needle. >>>

News Headlines

Supreme Court healthcare ruling: For health industry, 'every man for himself'

Politico, June 28, 2012

Healthcare countdown: Who wins, loses—pays?

The Salt Lake Tribune / Associated Press, June 28, 2012

Romney and Obama preview reactions to healthcare ruling

Los Angeles Times, June 28, 2012

Opinion: Limits on residents' work hours may adversely affect patient care

The Boston Globe, June 28, 2012

Maryland doctors: We get paid, not 'reimbursed'

Washington Business Journal, June 28, 2012

Jury awards family $55M in Hopkins malpractice case, largest in state history

The Baltimore Sun, June 28, 2012

Doctor shortage raises rural C-section rate

Minnesota Public Radio, June 27, 2012

How doctors can ethically harness the placebo effect

Discover Magazine, June 27, 2012

E-records linked to fewer malpractice claims

U.S.News & World Report, June 26, 2012

University of Washington program tries to give rural medicine a boost

Idaho Statesman / Moscow-Pullman Daily News, June 26, 2012

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Breakthroughs Report: The Promise of Healthcare Analytics

Healthcare is rich in data. The challenge for healthcare organizations is to make sense of the morass of clinical, financial, and operational information generated. In this HealthLeaders Media Breakthroughs report, four leading healthcare organizations—Brigham and Women's Hospital, St. Luke's University Health Network, Charleston Area Medical Center, and BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina—share insights and lessons learned. >>>

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