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4 Strategies for Fed-Up Physicians

Joe Cantlupe

Doctors are in a funk over low compensation and healthcare reform-induced headaches. Two reports echo what doctors view as their dismal state. But they suggest ways that physicians can regain control and stay in business. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Healthcare's Big Data Problem

While there is an abundance of data in healthcare, it's often unstructured and trapped in silos. One approach for health system leaders is to craft an information management master plan. >>>

Healthcare Reform Pace is Dizzying, but Unavoidable

Many physicians, upset by the sweeping changes in medicine being brought on by healthcare reform and market demands, indicate they plan to leave the practice of medicine over the next decade. Everyone fears change, especially when we perceive we have little control over it. >>>

1 in 3 Physicians Plans to Quit Within 10 Years

A survey of doctors by a healthcare staffing recruiting firm finds widespread job dissatisfaction triggered by sweeping changes in medicine due to healthcare reform and market demand. >>>

 

Medicare Fix Remains Elusive

The program designed half a century ago to help the elderly and disadvantaged pay for healthcare has exploded into a costly, complicated magnet for fraud. As the pace of healthcare reform quickens, one thing is constant: the inability of Congress to fix Medicare. >>>

 

Don't Bungle Bundled Payments

Before jumping into a bundled payment initiative, senior healthcare leaders should test and evaluate how accepting one payment for a variety of services performed under a single care episode would affect their bottom line. >>>

Supply Chain Technology Powers Vital Feedback Loop

Doctors get a lot more feedback than they used to from both patients and payers. Now the very technologies and products that physicians use are also being scrutinized, resulting in lower costs and higher-quality outcomes. >>>

Intelligence Report

Clinical Quality—Data is the Key to Survival

Healthcare organizations today overwhelmingly track clinical quality outcomes and patient safety metrics. However, while 76% are implementing EHRs, only 44% say the systems benefit patient safety, according to this HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report. Get the free report or Premium version with exclusive research and analysis. >>>



News Headlines

Physicians want out of NC MedWest affiliation

Smoky Mountain News, August 2, 2012

Struggles continue for TX doctors treating elderly poor

The Texas Tribune, August 2, 2012

Concierge medicine in CA buys more time with doctors

San Francisco Chronicle, August 2, 2012

Bariatric surgery risk varies among hospitals, study finds

Los Angeles Times, August 2, 2012

Unclear if ICU telemedicine can save hospitals money

Fox News, August 1, 2012

UM surgeon to lead transplants at Cleveland Clinic

Miami Herald, August 1, 2012

Private-sector physicians run clinical trials mostly for the money, study finds

MinnPost, August 1, 2012


Doctor shortage likely to worsen with health law

The New York Times, July 30, 2012

Many doctors treating LA prisoners have disciplinary records themselves

The Times-Picayune, July 30, 2012

UM med school's big ambitions led to big layoffs

Miami Herald, July 30, 2012

 

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Date: Sept. 14, 2012, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

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From HealthLeaders Magazine

 

Refocus: Building the Best Physician Team

As hospitals move from a fee-for-service to value-based world, leaders are exploring how to create a physician team of generalists, specialists, and subspecialists to best meet the new needs of care.  >>>

 

Financial Benefits of Telehealth

 

The New ICD-10 Deadline



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