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Data Changes the Doctors' Game

Joe Cantlupe

For physicians, data sharing with the government is becoming essential. It will impact how they get paid, and whether they receive bonuses or are penalized. While the data collection process is crucial, it's fraught with uncertainty among providers. >>>


Editor's Picks

500 PCPs Named to CMS Payer Partnership

Selected primary care practices will receive financial incentives to support coordinated healthcare services on behalf of Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services says. >>>

Physician Burnout Pervasive

In a study comparing levels of burnout and exhaustion among 24 physician specialty groups, 65% of emergency room doctors, 55% of internists, and 52% of neurologists indicated they were burned out. >>>

Patient Experience Journey Lacks Defined Direction

While survey data shows that 84% of healthcare leaders place patient experience among their top three priorities, having a high position on the list does not necessarily qualify patient experience as a budget-worthy activity. >>>

Developing High-Quality Patient-Centered Care

Sharp HealthCare in San Diego examined its methods, zapped redundancies, and created a successful and sustainable patient-centered care model. The key was building an orchestrated, consistent process. >>>

Medical Reasons for 'Weekend Effect' Elusive

A pair of studies supports the argument that patients admitted for trauma or surgery on a weekend are more likely to have poor outcomes than patients admitted on a weekday. Neither study, however, can identify a cause. >>>

Transparency Rules at Mountain States Health Alliance

Years of hard work toward improving quality and enhancing patient-centered care for patients by "being open and honest" has earned the 13-hospital not-for-profit health system a prestigious national quality award. Transparency starts at the bedside, says one executive. >>>

EMR Safety Warnings at CA Health System Echo Joint Commission's

Concerns about patient safety in the wake of an electronic medical records system implementation hearken to a 2008 report from the Joint Commission, warning that failure to quickly fix technology "engender[s] dangerous workarounds." >>>

ANF to Nurses: Get Some Sleep

An increasing body of research shows the critical importance of sleep on cognitive function and decision making. Healthcare professionals are prime candidates for education and awareness around the profound effects of insufficient rest, the American Nurses Foundation says. >>>

NEW Book

The Healthcare Executive's Guide to Urgent Care Centers and Freestanding EDs

Authors: Michael F. Boyle, MD, FACEP and Daniel G. Kirkpatrick, MHA, FACHE

About: A growing demand for convenient urgent care and after-hours medical services has led to a rapid increase of walk-in clinics around the country. The Healthcare Executive's Guide to Urgent Care Centers and Freestanding EDs offers a step-by-step executive-level guide to planning, staffing, marketing, and managing profitable urgent care centers. >>>

News Headlines

Genome detectives solve mystery of a deadly hospital outbreak

The New York Times, August 23, 2012

More than a third of primary care delivered by specialty doctors

The Washington Post, August 23, 2012

Jackson Health System explores outsourcing ER docs, billing and collections

Miami Herald, August 22, 2012

Cardiologist warns about safety of St. Jude heart device component

The New York Times, August 22, 2012

Studies question medical rewards for physicians

The Boston Globe, August 21, 2012

Little is clear-cut on HCA's high rates of lucrative heart procedures

Tampa Bay Times, August 21, 2012

CA suing doctor over billing tactics

Los Angeles Times, August 20, 2012

FL pain clinic, doctors caught in federal pill mill probe

Palm Beach Post, August 20, 2012

The night the ER staff can never forget

The New York Times, August 17, 2012

Opinion: Healthcare reform and the 'doctor shortage'

The New York Times, August 17, 2012

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