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Malpractice Cases Gobble 11% of Doctors' Time

Joe Cantlupe

Over a presumed 40-year career, the average physician spends more than 4 years—about 50 months of his or her time—with an unresolved malpractice claim. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

How Group Purchasing Can Boost Practice Revenue

Capital equipment savings can be up to 50% through a group purchasing organization, but many physician practices do not realize they are eligible to participate in this powerful force for cutting costs. >>>

Healthgrades Releases Clinical Excellence Hospital Rankings

Of about 1,500 eligible facilities, only 262 received top scores. Noticeably absent are some of the most prominent, such as the Cleveland Clinic, Johns Hopkins Medical Center, and Massachusetts General Hospital. >>>

Efforts to Bolster Rural Primary Care Residencies Fall Short

The federal government's efforts to train more physicians in primary care and get them to practice in rural areas have had dismal outcomes. They demonstrate the need for more coordination of medical workforce development on a national level, says one researcher. >>>

Providers Push for Slower Stage 3 MU Roll Out

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives summed up the feelings of many physicians and hospital leaders when it asked the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT to "reconsider the speed and scale for achieving Stage 3 meaningful use objectives by 2016." >>>

Readmissions May be Triggered by 'Post-Hospital Syndrome'

Sleep deprivation, poor nourishment, pain, and other hospital-induced stressors may be making patients sick with other conditions after their primary illnesses are resolved, a researcher suggests. >>>

A Road Runs Through These Order Sets

A wiki-based project for sharing and standardizing order sets may open the door to sharing protocols, documentation, policies, and procedures among healthcare providers. >>>



LIVE Webcast

Optimize the Nurse Skill Set—Lower Labor Costs and Raise Quality

Date: January 24, 2013, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

As the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services develops new programs and tools as a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, healthcare providers must focus on the care continuum model. Join Glide Health Services and Huron Healthcare as they share their tools for managing nurse labor costs.

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News Headlines

Medical groups praise Obama's gun-control plan

Los Angeles Times, January 17, 2013

Opinion: A hospital network with a vision

The New York Times, January 17, 2013

'Surge plan' helps hospitals cope with flu

United Press International, January 16, 2013

Doc shortage? What doc shortage?

The Washington Post, January 16, 2013

Internet has yet to replace family docs

InformationWeek, January 16, 2013

Hospitals crack down on workers refusing flu shots

The Miami Herald, January 14, 2013

NY ties docs' income to quality of care

The New York Times, January 14, 2013

CA legislator vows action on reckless prescribing of addictive pills

Los Angeles Times, January 14, 2013

A year later, UT doc reflects on switch to concierge care

The Salt Lake Tribune, January 14, 2013

Layoffs loom for doctor watchdogs

St. Louis Post-Dispatch / Associated Press, January 11, 2013



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Multimedia/Events

Webcast: Boost Patient Satisfaction Scores Through an Accountability Model

Date: February 14, 2013, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

Ardent Health Services, Monroe Clinic, and The Baird Group drill down on tools and strategies they've used to create a sustainable patient experience model based on accountability and service excellence. Learn what your team should be doing to accomplish these goals and help your organization boost its bottom line.

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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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