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Patient Safety Orgs Cut Ties With Denham

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, January 31, 2014

Patient safety advocate Charles Denham, MD, denies taking kickbacks from a product manufacturer, but the National Quality Forum and the Leapfrog Group, with whom he has had ties, are parting ways with him.

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Physician Wait Times Vary Sharply Among Major US Markets

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, January 31, 2014

Physician appointment wait times tracked in a Merritt Hawkins survey varied from one day to more than eight months. The average wait in all metro areas and specialties is 19 days. Boston has the longest waits (45 days); Dallas had the shortest (10).

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Ortho Group Supersizes for Independence

By: Jacqueline Fellows, for HealthLeaders Media, January 30, 2014

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.

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Dirty Scrubs and Other Disease-Spreading Attire

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, January 30, 2014

The long-sleeved monogrammed 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.

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Strategic Toolkit for Physician-Focused Solutions — Save 66%

By: June 19, 2013

Learn how leading organizations have achieved physician-hospital alignment through viable physician recruitment, retention, and management strategies:

•"Patient Experience and HCAHPS: Little Consensus on a Top Priority"

•"Physician Alignment: Integration Over Independence"

•"Collaborative Care: Hospitals Balance Risk and Revenue With Physicians"

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Intelligence Report: Restructuring Executive Compensation for the Shift From Volume to Value

By: November 14, 2013

This report reveals how the shift from volume to value is reshaping compensation and incentives and demanding new C-suite skills.

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