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3 Tips for Stopping Bad Behavior in the Workplace

Lena J. Weiner, Associate Editor for HealthLeaders Media

The NBA acted swiftly to fine and ban for life a team owner accused of making racist comments. What can you do about bad behavior among employees in your hospital or health system? >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Physician: 'I Almost Killed a Patient' Because of an Advance Directive

While advance medical directives can be a benefit to patients, families, and healthcare costs, misinterpretation of these documents by clinicians is common, says a prominent emergency medicine physician, and can lead to irreversible medical errors. >>>

Hospital Rankings: The More, the Murkier

Once the stuff of health policy journals, hospital rankings based on public data are easily accessible to providers, payers, and patients. Therein lies the problem. >>>

CMS Resets ICD-10 Start Date

The Department of Health and Human Services "expects to release an interim final rule in the near future that will include a new compliance date that would require the use of ICD-10 beginning October 1, 2015. The rule will also require HIPAA-covered entities to continue to use ICD-9-CM through September 30, 2015." >>>

Nurses Aren't Immune to Prescription Drug Abuse

There's been a rash of headlines involving healthcare workers abusing—and sometimes overdosing and dying from—prescription drugs. Can you spot the addicted nurses in your organization? >>>

Find Deeper Healthcare Supply Chain Savings

Having already picked most of the low-hanging fruit, provider organizations are looking for—and finding—new ways to spend less on materials. >>>

Telemedicine's Expanding Options

Spurred by new laws and policies that permit online teleconsultations, both payers and providers are exploring ways to enable patients' access to care in ways that also meet growing industry demands. >>>

Slideshow: The New Primary Care Model—A Patient-Centered Approach to Care Coordination

The contemporary primary care practice is at the crossroads of healthcare reform efforts. As the focus of reform shifts to prevention, care of chronic illness, and population health, the primary care physician will play a pivotal role. >>>



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Webcast: Marketing-Physician Alignment—Balancing Priorities for Volume & Value

Date: May 22, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET As the industry shifts from volume to value, healthcare marketing's function expands from patient acquisition to strategic support and population health management. Join marketing leaders as they outline proven strategies for fostering growth and engagement to achieve both volume and value targets. Register Today >>>



News Headlines

Feds reject LSU hospital deals

ABC News / Associated Press, May 5, 2014

Health exchange boosts WA state Medicaid enrollments, but are there enough doctors?

The Oregonian / Associated Press, May 5, 2014

Envisioning the end of employer-provided health plans

The New York Times, May 2, 2014

Tech preps healthcare organization for lawsuits

InformationWeek, May 2, 2014

Nurses taking on new roles under Affordable Care Act

Albany Business Review, May 2, 2014

Nationwide scam targeting doctors and others hits MT

Billings Gazette, May 2, 2014

HIV patient's lawsuit against Lahey Clinic and doctors moves forward

Boston Business Journal, May 1, 2014

The healthcare system is so broken, it's time for doctors to strike

The Daily Beast, April 30, 2014

Rural GA hospitals struggle to stay open

13WMAZ, April 30, 2014

Layoffs near at KMC; losses reach $3.4M monthly

The Bakersfield Californian, April 30, 2014



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From HealthLeaders Magazine

Physicians at the Crossroads

Doctors are facing critical decisions that will affect their future role in healthcare delivery, especially when it comes to developing care and payment models. >>>

 

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