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Physician Entrepreneurs Are Reinventing Themselves

Jacqueline Fellows

A flourishing community of support is emerging for entrepreneurial physicians who believe they may have the next great idea for healthcare. >>>


Editor's Picks

ICD-10: CMS Agrees to Limited End-to-End Testing

Following concerns from physicians and some US senators, CMS says it will do end-to-end ICD-10 testing with a small sample group of providers selected to represent "a broad cross-section of provider types, claims types, and submitter types." >>>

Top 5 ED Procedures to Avoid

A health system's emergency medicine clinicians, using a methodology based on consensus, has developed a list of services that can be avoided to prevent patient harm and reduce hospital costs. >>>

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? >>>

HAIs 'Not Just a Nursing Problem'

Nurses cannot prevent hospital-acquired infections by themselves. What's needed is a nurse-led interdisciplinary team-based approach, says the author of a study on infection prevention. >>>

Drug Shortages Exacerbated by Supply Chain Woes

Assigning responsibility for the costs linked to maintaining adequate supplies of medications is at the heart of the medication shortage issue, says one pharmaceutical economist. >>>

HIMSS Preview: Looking for HIE Needles in a Haystack

CIOs heading to the biggest health IT event of the year will encounter a vast array of new platforms and protocols promising health information exchange interoperability. Whether there's room for much optimism amidst the complexity remains to be seen. >>>

Marketing Deal Has Patients Asking, 'Who's the Doctor Here?'

An agreement for exclusive hospital marketing privileges between fiercely competitive, neighboring organizations has led to misleading branding. Now patients in Syracuse are suffering the consequences of the deal brokered by a global marketing giant. >>>

Slideshow: Healthcare Leaders Address Physician Engagement Challenges

High levels of physician engagement are vital to healthcare leaders who wish to avoid conflict within their organizations. Four senior healthcare executives share strategies for maintaining strong relationships with staff. >>>

Intelligence Report

Intelligence Report: Healthcare Analytics—The New Business Currency

As providers' risk exposure grows, this report delivers a clear view of leading organizations' progress toward mastering the analytics that matter most to making cost and care quality decisions with great precision. Download Today >>>

News Headlines

Duke Health System CEO appointed to head Institute of Medicine, February 20, 2014

Guidelines to reduce C-section births urge waiting

The Washington Post / Associated Press, February 20, 2014

Athenahealth teams with doctor-led ACO

InformationWeek, February 20, 2014

Congress seeks $150B to end 'doc fixes'

The Hill, February 19, 2014

Online doctor reviews not commonly researched by patients

CBS News / Associated Press, February 19, 2014

Without Medicaid expansion, TX hospitals seek long-term solution

KETK / The Texas Tribune, February 18, 2014

NJ State Board asks: Are there too many 'doctors' in medical profession?

NJ Spotlight, February 18, 2014

Minneapolis surgeon's unusual aortic procedure is saving lives

Star Tribune, February 18, 2014

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

Quartz, February 17, 2014

As healthcare shifts, US doctors switch to salaried jobs

The New York Times, February 14, 2014

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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 >>>

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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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