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Doctors' Challenge: Boost Patient Satisfaction, Maintain Clinical Excellence

Joe Cantlupe

Hospitals are working with physicians to improve patient satisfaction scores while maintaining high clinical outcomes. It's a delicate balance that can translate to a bonanza of federal dollars under the value-based purchasing program. >>>


Editor's Picks

How One Hospital Works to Win Over Patients

While Stony Brook University Medical Center in NY has won awards for clinical work, it is among many high-achieving clinical facilities trying to improve patient satisfaction and raise its HCAHPS scores. >>>

MN Physician Groups Rated by Consumer Reports

The consumer publication measured and ranked how well each of 552 doctors' practices in Minnesota manage their patients with diabetes and heart disease. The data evaluated is required to be reported by physicians under state law. >>>

MU Stage 2 Final Rule Elicits Few Cheers

Stakeholders may still be parsing through the 672-page rule, but while it is already garnering support among the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, the reaction is more subdued among provider groups. >>>

Diagnostic Errors Found in 1 of 4 ICU Patient Deaths

Medical conditions most commonly missed by critical care teams include aspergillosis, pulmonary embolism, heart attack, and pneumonia, say researchers at Johns Hopkins University who examined studies of autopsy reports. >>>

HCA Probe Reignites Questions Over Interventional Appropriateness

It may be too early to tell whether a federal investigation into allegedly unnecessary cardiac procedures will prompt cardiology practitioners and hospitals around the country to change their management approaches. >>>

TX Medical Board Rapped for Poor Oversight

A consumer safety advocacy group says its review of data shows that physician oversight in Texas is weak. Comparative data from other states, however, suggests the state's record is among the strongest in the nation, says the Texas Medical Board. >>>

Nurse-Led Clinics Battle Readmissions

Free clinics and programs staffed largely by nurses play a simple, but powerful role in reducing hospitalizations and readmissions, saving money, and keeping patients healthy. The benefit isn't only for patients. >>>


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

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

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News Headlines

At halfway mark in Parkland Hospital's overhaul, crises remain

The Dallas Morning News, August 30, 2012

EHR adoption grows as docs bid for incentives

InformationWeek, August 30, 2012

Health system patients see increased services, less friendly atmosphere

Minnesota Public Radio, August 30, 2012

Doctor shortage may swell with med school cap

Bloomberg BusinessWeek, August 30, 2012

Doctors urged to be more mindful of costs of procedures they order

Chicago Tribune, August 30, 2012

FL health system, hospitalists sign a patient care deal, August 30, 2012

Opinion: The root of physician burnout

The Atlantic, August 28, 2012

MI hospitals' collaboration makes for safer angioplasty

Detroit Free Press, August 27, 2012

Advanced EHRs vs. hospital quality of care

InformationWeek, August 24, 2012

2 leading surgeons leave FL hospital for competitor, take staff

Tampa Bay Times, August 24, 2012

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