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Dual CMOs a First; Expect More Hospitals to Follow

Joe Cantlupe

Children's National Medical Center believes it is the first pediatric hospital, if not one of the first hospitals in the nation, to employ joint CMOs. The two will deal with what the hospital calls the "complexity of the evolving healthcare landscape" and population health management. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

White House Proposes Individual Mandate Rules

Under the proposed rules, large portions of the population would be exempt from paying penalties for not carrying health insurance coverage by 2014. >>>

4 in 10 Hospitalists Report Unsafe Patient Workloads

Hospitalists responding to a survey say that time constraints have "likely contributed to patient transfers, morbidity, or even mortality." But one critic suggests their complaints may be attributed to "some conditions they bring on themselves." >>>

Patient Satisfaction, HCAHPS Scores Bolstered by 'Sacred Moment'

In the months since one hospital implemented a program that encourages a caring bond to be formed between a physician and a patient, its patient satisfaction scores have risen 33%. >>>

How to Stop Unhappy Nurses From Leaving

The key to improving nurse recruitment and retention appears to lie in extending nurses' access to advanced degrees and specialty certifications, a study suggests. >>>

M-health, Mobile Apps from the Payer Perspective

UnitedHealthcare's chief of medical affairs, Reed Tuckson discusses the power of technology to create informed and healthy healthcare consumers. >>>

Managed Care Contracts Need Scrutiny

Physician practices must pay extra attention to managed care contract negotiations as the healthcare industry implements reform. Contract terms may have more bite than in the past. >>>



LIVE Webcast

Recruiting and Retaining Physicians for the Post-Reform Era

Date: March 22, 2013, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

Metro Health System and National Association of Physician Recruiters share benchmark data and best practices to create the "right fit" for your organization when it comes to physician recruiting in the post-reform era.

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News Headlines

How to cut $9.4T from Medicare, in 150 easy steps

The Washington Post, January 31, 2013

Doctors' empathic powers documented in study

Los Angeles Times, January 31, 2013

MN Supreme Court: online post about doc is protected speech

Star Tribune / Associated Press, January 31, 2013

Specialty groups back IPAB repeal

The Hill, January 30, 2013

CA docs ask court to review Medi-Cal pay cut

KPBS.org, January 30, 2013

Opinion: Congress can't cut Medicare hospital outpatient payments

US News & World Report, January 29, 2013

Hanging a price tag on radiology tests didn't change doctors' habits

NPR, January 29, 2013

Loan debt could lead to WV doc shortage

Charleston Daily Mail, January 29, 2013

WI medical board proposes tighter rules for docs

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, January 28, 2013

Medical malpractice: Why is it so hard for doctors to apologize?

The Boston Globe, January 28, 2013



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Multimedia/Events

Webcast: Physician Compensation Under Population-Based Reimbursement

Date: March 26, 2013, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

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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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