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How Physicians Are Embracing Preventative Care
Joe Cantlupe, Senior Editor

The Southern California Permanente Medical Group's patient care system allows physicians to begin focusing on preventative and chronic care needs of patients almost as soon the patients step inside the door of their offices, whether the conditions were reasons behind the visit or not.[Read More]
  January 6, 2011

Editor's Picks
Physician Shortage to Quadruple with Deadline, AAMC Says
The numbers do not look promising. According to an Association of American Colleges report, U.S. specialties will reach a shortage of 91,500 doctors by 2020. The AAMC predicts Americans will need an estimated 45,000 primary care physicians and 46,000 surgeons and medical specialists. [Read More]
Top 10 Healthcare Quality Issues for 2011
The top quality challenges facing healthcare providers in 2011 include imaging exposure effects, central line infections, and medical data breaches. [Read More]
Physician's Life: A Reminder that Medicine Can Be Noble
While so much attention is focused on divisive issues, it's easy to forget that healthcare is supposed to be about the noble science of healing. But John Commins, senior editor for HealthLeaders Media, writes that time should be taken for noble work, exemplified by David Nichols, MD, who died after a months-long battle with liver cancer. He was 62. [Read More]
Medicare Claims Settlement Nets $6.3M from 7 Hospitals
Seven hospitals in six Southern states will pay the federal government a total of more than $6.3 million to settle Medicare false claims allegations stemming from the ongoing investigation of improper billing for spinal procedures, the U.S. Justice Department has announced. [Read More]
Rounds: Cardiac Care Leadership for Improved Alignment and Outcomes
Medical specialties are tied back to hospitals and health systems like never before; nowhere are the resulting alignment challenges more acute than in the cardiac service line, where independent practices find themselves seeking the financial shelter of integration. Join us on February 15 live from Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital and share in the lessons from executives at leading national cardiac service lines and medical groups on shared governance, clinical integration, and physician alignment. [Read More]
Webcast: Proven Strategies to Market Women's Services
Women are a vital audience to reach—is your marketing cutting it? As the primary healthcare decision-makers and the key to unlocking additional service audiences, you need up-to-date, effective marketing strategies to win women's loyalty—thus, business—and expand your market share. Join HealthLeaders Media on January 31, at 1 p.m. (EST) for this 90-minute Webcast, including Q&A, and learn from women's health marketing experts.[Read More]
Business Rx
4 Accountable Care Challenges for CMS
The January 2012 launch of the Medicare accountable care organization option is fast-approaching. To pave the way, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will need to address the challenges of facilitating clinical performance, payment infrastructure, a multi-payer base, and financial incentives.[Read More]
Physician News
ONC Issues Final Rule for HIT Certification Program
HealthLeaders Media, January 4, 2011
HIPAA Final Rules Deadline Announced
HealthLeaders Media, January 3, 2011
CVS Caremark to Pay $1.25B for Universal American Medicare Part D Business
HealthLeaders Media, January 4, 2011

Administrative Grades Boost Resident Paperwork Completion
HealthLeaders Media, January 5, 2011
Physician burnout can hurt patients too
The Los Angeles Times, January 5, 2011
Study says thousands get unneeded heart devices
The New York Times, January 5, 2011
DMC $60M Construction Projects Begin
HealthLeaders Media, January 5, 2011
Texas Health Acquires MedicalEdge, PhyServe
HealthLeaders Media, January 5, 2011
CMS Delays Enforcement of Signature Requirement on Lab Orders
HealthLeaders Media, December 22, 2010
Lax supervision at U.S. teaching hospitals puts patients at risk
The Dallas Morning News, December 22, 2010

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