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Comprehensive Stroke Center Designation Doesn't Come Easily

Joe Cantlupe

A neurologist tells how tough The Joint Commission was in evaluating a potential comprehensive stroke center, with an emphasis on not only clinical care, but on patient education and team work as well. >>>


Editor's Picks

PwC Names Top Health Issues of 2013

The healthcare industry has much work to do in advance of full implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Of top concern to analysts: state health insurance exchanges and population health. >>>

Patient Safety Tool Helps ID Hospital Errors

An electronic tool from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality allows providers to categorize events as near misses, unsafe conditions, or actual patient harm incidents—and then drill down to the possible causes. >>>

AHA to MedPAC: Raise, Don't Cut Hospital Payments

In a letter to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, the American Hospital Association not only argues against recommended hospital payment cuts, but says an increase in 2014 "is absolutely essential." >>>

Top 10 Quality Issues for 2013

Among hopes for greater efficiency, patient safety, transparency, and overall quality of care, healthcare providers have a lot of work to do this year in advance of reporting deadlines. >>>

3 Big Rural, Community Healthcare Challenges

It's easy to forget that rural and community-based healthcare providers have other major challenges that are not directly tied to the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. >>>

HL20: Joseph Kvedar, MD—'Tech'-ing Better Care of Patients

In our annual HealthLeaders 20 feature, we profile individuals who are changing healthcare for the better. This is the story of Joseph Kvedar, MD. After nearly two decades of pioneering research into connected health as a reliable model for healthcare delivery, he has won fans and converted skeptics. >>>

Intelligence Report

2013 Industry Survey

One in three healthcare executives thinks the industry is on the right track—an improvement over previous years, but a clear sign that dissatisfaction remains widespread. An independent HealthLeaders Media survey produced with support from Conifer Health Solutions.

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News Headlines

Hospitals deal with flu 'surge' with tents, extra staff

The Washington Times, January 10, 2013

Regional analysis: which hospitals got rewards, penalties based on quality

Kaiser Health News, January 10, 2013

When it comes to patient records, docs guilty of copy and paste

CNET, January 10, 2013

Cuomo plans new rules in fight against sepsis

The New York Times, January 9, 2013

Most Medicare docs set to face performance penalties

The Hill, January 9, 2013

Many docs give in when patients want brand drugs

The Baltimore Sun / Reuters, January 9, 2013

Debt may influence young docs' career plans

The Baltimore Sun / Reuters, January 8, 2013

Competition between medical centers affects liver transplant patients

Newsday, January 8, 2013

US settles accusations that docs overtreated

The New York Times, January 7, 2013

CO physicians take on chiropractors

Courthouse News Service, January 4, 2013

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Intelligence Report: 2013 CEO Industry Survey

CEOs reveal their evolving perspectives on strategies for controlling costs, and why partnerships rank among their top three priorities. An independent HealthLeaders Media survey produced with support from Conifer Health Solutions.

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From HealthLeaders Magazine

20 People Who Make Healthcare Better—2012

They are nurses and physicians. They are researchers and executives. They are providers and payers. They are watchdogs and innovators. And they are patients. They are this year's HealthLeaders 20 honorees, selected for their efforts to make healthcare better. Their stories are sometimes tinged with struggles or challenges, but always, ultimately, with success. >>>


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