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Atul Gawande's 80% Healthcare Solution

Joe Cantlupe

An article by Atul Gawande, MD, suggests that healthcare should ape a popular restaurant chain's methods of attaining efficiency and quality of service. But the model is missing a crucial element—human flexibility. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Pronovost Calls for an 'SEC' for Healthcare Quality

One of the nation's top quality leaders, Peter Pronovost, MD, characterizes the proliferation of quality and patient safety rankings as "confusing," in part, because they "measure different aspects of care. And none of them are really audited, like financial reports." >>>

Joint Commission 'Top Performers' List Adds 200 Hospitals

Largely absent from the Joint Commission's roster of 620 acute care hospitals named "Top Performers on Key Quality Measures" are academic medical centers, which routinely show up on other "best hospital" lists. >>>

Physician Alignment Strategies to Counter Uncertainty

Amidst a changing revenue picture, healthcare organizations are pursuing stronger hospital-physician alignment as a path toward better care continuum collaboration and improved communication to maximize reimbursement rates. >>>

How to Make a Medical Home Deliver

Medical home certification is a designation to be sought for prestige and reimbursement incentives from payers. But does something get lost in translation? Some leaders think so and are working to ensure that what patients experience and internalize about their medical home matches what the organization thinks it's delivering. >>>

How Mobile Technologies Fuel TeleHealth Advances

The sheer power of smaller, cheaper, and faster healthcare is evident in today's mobile health solutions. Providers are already seeing mHealth as a way to curb hospital admissions among high-cost patients. >>>

Slideshow: How to Open an Urgent Care Center

Urgent care delivery models can be attractive options for healthcare leaders weighing new business strategies. These guidelines are excerpted from the book, The Healthcare Executive's Guide to Urgent Care Centers and Freestanding EDs. >>>

 

LIVE Webcast

Webcast: Avoid 30-Day Readmissions, Improve Care Transitions

Date: Oct. 25, 2012, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

Get the tools you need to align care transitions, prevent bounce-back readmissions, and improve overall quality of care, from subacute and postacute experts at Southwest Ohio Care Transitions Collaborative and University of Michigan Health System Sub-Acute Care Rehabilitation Program. This webcast reveals the latest continuum management strategies and proven tactics to align partners, physicians, and nurses so that everyone can agree to a set of care protocols that improve quality of care.

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News Headlines

DOJ: HCA settles feds' complaint for $16.5M

Bloomberg BusinessWeek / Associated Press, September 20, 2012

Patients at teaching hospitals don't fare worse when residents come on board

University of Florida News, September 20, 2012

Contra Costa County doctors air complaints about new $45M computer system

San Jose Mercury News / Contra Costa Times, September 20, 2012

5 Big Ideas from WellPoint's PCMH Pilot

HealthLeaders Media, September 19, 2012

House panel readies bill to alter health law's medical loss ratio

The Hill, September 19, 2012

Peter Orszag: Ryan's proposal would shrink Medicare's doctor pool

Bloomberg, September 19, 2012

3 in 10 Surgery Residents Need Remediation

HealthLeaders Media, September 18, 2012

Two-Way Data Archive Aims to Control Costs

HealthLeaders Media, September 18, 2012

How doctors and hospitals have collected billions in questionable Medicare fees

Center for Public Integrity, September 18, 2012

Urgent care centers are booming, which worries some doctors

The Washington Post, September 18, 2012



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Rounds: Kaiser Permanente's Model for 'Total Health'

Date: Oct. 16, 2012, 12:00–3:00 p.m. (ET)

Kaiser Permanente leaders explore how they successfully leverage information technology, social media, and community-based health programs to empower people to improve their own health. Get real-world solutions, including how to use web tools and social media to create effective linkages between physicians and members; create community outreach programs; and understand the higher role of HIT in coordinating care.

 

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