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AOL Chief's Benefits Blunder Also a HIPAA Violation

Cheryl Clark

Announcing a pullback of a major employee benefit was bad. Violating the privacy of two employees was worse. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

ED Violence Racks Up Huge Costs

Assaults on nurses in the emergency department have long been viewed as part of the job. But this "culture of acceptance" comes with a high price tag, not least of which is the cost to replace nurses when they quit. >>>

Physicians Push for Say in Value-Based Payments Structure

The American Medical Association is backing an effort in Congress to push Medicare toward a value-based reimbursement system, but doctors are demanding a seat at the table when rules are set for transparency and assessing providers' performance. >>>

For Small Health Systems, Big Decisions Can Mean Life or Death

Seeking a strategic path for a healthcare organization amid historic levels of disruption can be exhilarating, but small systems and standalone hospitals are essentially betting their institutional lives on the changes they're making. >>>

Should Your Docs Be Making House Calls?

One DC-based physician says making house calls is the only way he can maintain his solo practice. Demand is heavy and his business is growing. Should hospitals get into this business line, too? >>>

Retail Responding to Market Demand for Primary Care

First the bad news: Fewer doctors and the retail sector's knack for delivering price transparency and convenience are collectively putting physicians on notice. Now the good news: There's plenty of work for everyone. >>>

Strategies for Safer Hospital Medicine Also Cut Costs

New doctors are turning the tables on seasoned physician leaders by introducing strategies to improve quality by curtailing opportunities for medical error and harm. They're also saving hospitals millions in unnecessary spending. >>>

News Roundup: SGR's Days Are Numbered; Drug Shortage Persists

The end of the sustainable growth rate formula is finally in sight, but the nation's primary care shortage and persistent drug shortage also made headlines this week. >>>



Intelligence Report

Industry Survey 2014: Forging Healthcare's New Financial Foundation

This award-winning survey shows how organizations are managing the shift from volume to value, including new and proven tactics to support collaborative care. Don't miss the bonus CEO report! Free Download >>>



News Headlines

Why paying doctors salaries instead of fees won't make healthcare cheaper

Quartz, February 17, 2014

NY nurses rally for 'safe staffing' at hospitals

WNYT.com, February 17, 2014

As healthcare shifts, US doctors switch to salaried jobs

The New York Times, February 14, 2014

Computer system upgrades delay licensing for nursing graduates

Los Angeles Times, February 14, 2014

WA hospitals sue state over new rules on mergers and affiliations

The Seattle Times, February 14, 2014

Struggling Brooklyn hospitals expected to remain open after Obama administration approval

New York Daily News, February 14, 2014

Payments to CEO raise new conflicts at top health quality group

ProPublica, February 13, 2014

Parkland Memorial Hospital plans to restore incentive pay for top executives

The Dallas Morning News, February 12, 2014

Employers scrutinize latest healthcare concession

Boston.com / Associated Press, February 12, 2014

CT Governor: Let NPs work independently

The Hartford Courant, February 12, 2014



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Webcast: Hospitals Developing Health Plans: Key Steps to Becoming a Provider-Payer

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From HealthLeaders Magazine

In Search of EHR's ROI

As healthcare leaders continue to pour money into electronic health record systems, many (but not all) find the return on the investment remains elusive. >>>

 

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