Thursday, February 11, 2016

  • An analysis of data from the National Practitioner Data Bank shows that 70% of physicians sanctioned for sexual misconduct by a hospital or other healthcare organization were not disciplined by state medical boards for their behavior.

  • Memorial Sloan Kettering's new cancer surgery center incorporates five years of rethinking a patient's journey through various surgeries. It places an emphasis on reducing patient recovery time and anxiety and overall, creating better outcomes.

  • Healthcare executives believe the neuroscience service line is primed for delivering better and more coordinated care. OSF HealthCare, Carilion Clinic, and Stanford Health are making big investments in patient-centric facilities and state-of-the-art equipment.

  • Defined benefit plans at health systems all over the country are floundering under the combined weight of rising premiums, low interest rates, and an updated lifespan forecast from the Society of Actuaries.

  • Top nurse executives gathered for the inaugural HealthLeaders Media CNO Exchange, held at the Omni Barton Creek Resort in Austin, TX, to discuss changing nursing roles and care models, and to share details on what has worked at their organizations.

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by SARAH WICKLINE WALLAN, MEDPAGE TODAY | 02/11/2016

In cases of accountable justification and peer comparison, study participants were less likely to prescribe antibiotics against guideline recommendations. From MedPage Today.


by GREGORY A. FREEMAN | 02/11/2016
About two-thirds of the readmissions are preventable, one expert estimates. Identifying patients most at risk for readmission and focusing on best practices proven to keep patients out of the hospital can help.

by NICOLE VOTTA | 02/11/2016

The modifications would allow patients seeking substance abuse treatment to participate in new integrated healthcare models that are built on information sharing, coordinated care, and an electronic infrastructure for managing and exchanging data, according to HHS.


by JOHN COMMINS | 02/10/2016

CEO Larry Merlo is upbeat about the growth potential for walk-in clinics and as a consequence of its acquisition of OmniCare last summer, sees "opportunities across the spectrum in skilled nursing, assisted living, and the independent living spaces."


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