Please add this newsletter to your Safe Sender list
View this email as a Web page | Manage Account


  January 30, 2014 Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterJoin us on LinkedInRSS feed

Ortho Group Supersizes for Independence

Jacqueline Fellows

With more than $150 million in revenue and 128 physicians, a joint corporation made up of established orthopedic practices allows them to continue operating independently, but with more clout. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

ED Physician Executive Slams EHRs

Electronic health records "are not effective communications tools—not effective at all," says a self-avowed technology optimist who holds a dim view of current EHR capabilities, but has hopes for better systems to come. >>>

AHA Eyes 'Extremely Challenging' 2014

Facing significant reductions in payments, mounting regulatory actions, and a "broken" RAC appeals process, hospitals are facing a variety of pressures in the new year, the American Hospital Association says. >>>

HIX Pains Now, But Hope for Long-Term Relief in NH

New Hampshire has only one health insurer participating in its federal exchange marketplace, but state lawmakers and regulators are optimistic that other payers will join the market in 2015. >>>

Physician Recruitment Strategies Get More Personal

At Baystate Health, the largest system in western Massachusetts, marketers identify the greatest attribute the organization has to offer physicians and build a campaign around it employing consistency, automation, and tracking. >>>

New Physician Pay Models Must Reward Quality, Outcomes

Until recently most physician compensation models focused on straight salary guarantees or pure productivity-based models. Those trends are falling by the wayside. >>>

Pledges Reduce Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescribing Rates

In a study, antibiotic prescription rates for antibiotic-inappropriate diagnoses dropped after clinicians posted photos of themselves alongside signed pledges to "avoid prescribing antibiotics when they are likely to do more harm than good." >>>

Dirty Scrubs and Other Disease-Spreading Attire

The long-sleeved monogramed lab coat, steeped in medical tradition and infectious bacteria, will become a relic if guidelines on clinician attire from the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America are taken seriously by hospitals and health systems. >>>



LIVE Webcast

Webcast: Physician-Led Population Health Programs—New Skills for Success

Date: February 24, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET Join clinical improvement experts as they define new expectations for population health management and outline the leadership skills necessary for physicians to direct a successful program. Register Today >>>



News Headlines

To schedule a doc visit, get in line

Kaiser Health News, January 30, 2014

Hospitals cut blood transfusions to improve patient recovery, bottom line

Orlando Sentinel, January 30, 2014

7 doctors get probation, must pay $2.6 million for importing illegal cancer drugs

The Plain Dealer, January 30, 2014

Report: Wikipedia the top source of healthcare info for doctors, patients

CBS Connecticut, January 30, 2014

Hidden financial ties rattle top health quality group

ProPublica, January 29, 2014

KY hospital settles fraud case for $16.5 million

WKYT / Associated Press, January 29, 2014

What patients will share to improve care

InformationWeek, January 29, 2014

Jackson Health Trust votes to phase out unpopular healthcare contribution

The Miami Herald, January 28, 2014

Hospitals struggle with intravenous saline shortage

Great Falls Tribune / USA Today, January 28, 2014

Doctor breaks neck, sees reality of healthcare

USA Today / Newser, January 27, 2014



Stay Connected to HealthLeaders

Don't Miss the News You Want.

Spam filters exist for a reason, but not for the news you need. Make sure you aren’t missing your daily and/or weekly industry coverage. Add our address -- news.editor@healthleadersmedia.com -- to your address book or e-mail whitelist to keep the news you need in your inbox.


Is All of Your Leadership Team In The Know?

Our award-winning Daily News & Analysis e-newsletter can keep your leadership team abreast of relevant breaking news, and with in-depth industry coverage through 10 weekly e-newsletters that hit every pillar of healthcare, we've got your whole leadership team covered. Subscribe to any -- or all -- of our e-newsletters.



Multimedia/Events

Webcast: Forge Partnerships Across the Care Continuum—Metrics and Workflows

Date: March 14, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET Join leaders from SCL Health System and Collaborative Healthcare Strategies as they reveal how to successfully align with external entities across the care continuum to reduce readmissions, improve care quality, and streamline workflows. Register Today >>>




From HealthLeaders Magazine

20 People Who Make Healthcare Better—2013

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 a difference in healthcare. Their stories are sometimes tinged with struggles or challenges, but always, ultimately, with success. >>>

 

ICD-10: Minimizing the Financial Hit

 

Making a Safe Transition



Sponsor this Newsletter

For advertising opportunities in this or other HealthLeaders Media email newsletters, please contact sales@healthleadersmedia.com or call 800.639.7477.

  MAGAZINE | NEWS | TERMS OF SERVICE | PRIVACY POLICY | ADVERTISE Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterJoin us on LinkedInRSS feed

©2014 HealthLeaders Media

If you prefer not to receive this email newsletter, you can unsubscribe here
HealthLeaders Media PhysicianLeaders is a division of HealthLeaders Media
HEALTHLEADERSMEDIA
5115 Maryland Way - Brentwood, TN 21027
Serving the business information needs of healthcare executives and professionals.