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How Docs Can Make Cardio Service Lines More Profitable

Joe Cantlupe

Good outcomes and financial rewards await healthcare systems that arrange cascading benefits to physicians, top leaders say. >>>

 

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Malpractice Claims Drop 39% Under Perinatal Safety Initiative

Neonatal and maternal harm and its costs can be reduced when hospitals use three sets of process bundles, an effort by the healthcare alliance Premier has found. >>>

How Leaders Evaluate Leaders

Senior healthcare leaders have no official playbook from which to evaluate how well they and their most senior deputies are doing, but some innovative senior leaders use simple methods for assessing their top teams. >>>

Doctors and Plans Blame Each Other for Costs

Health plans and physicians groups blame one another for market consolidations that they both claim are driving healthcare costs. But impartial observers say both sides are to blame and consumers are bearing the cost. >>>

Payer Rankings Don't Tell Providers' Stories

A close look at satisfaction scores healthcare providers assign to payers reveals that medical practice professionals aren't as happy with insurers as the list indicates at first glance. >>>

Patient Safety Programs Pay Off for Healthcare Workers

A healthcare environment made safer for patients, through the use of technologies such as patient lifting devices, is inherently safer for physicians, nurses, and other clinical caregivers, a risk analysis suggests. >>>

mHealth Trials Are Happening, Without the Clinic

Mobile health technology is booming. But at some point, it's likely that someone will suffer serious bodily harm or die because of an app. Government regulation of mHealth will follow. >>>



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News Headlines

IRS finalizes new tax for medical devices in healthcare law

Reuters, December 6, 2012

Cleveland Clinic CEO shares his vision for the future of healthcare

Business Insider, December 6, 2012

Electronic health records breed digital discontent for some docs

Kaiser Health News / Colorado Public Radio, December 5, 2012

UnitedHealth looks at docs' pay for medical savings

Star Tribune, December 5, 2012

MD medical center mulls cancelling surgeries due to drug shortage

WBAL, December 5, 2012

Medical school students shun primary care as demand rises

Bloomberg Businessweek, December 5, 2012

UNC to train special forces vets as physician assistants

The Herald Sun, December 5, 2012

Doc still keeps it 'old school' in modern world

The Gainesville sun, December 5, 2012

GAO report reveals biggest violators of healthcare fraud

Compliance Week, December 4, 2012

HMA denies '60 Minutes' allegations of quotas, fraud

Naples News, December 3, 2012



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