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CMO Duties Intensify, But Compensation Lags
Joe Cantlupe, Senior Editor

For physicians who trade their white coats for business suits by taking chief medical officer positions, there's still the pull of clinical work: that white coat. Curiously, those who do clinical work earn less than those who don't.[Read More]
  March 3, 2011

Editor's Picks
Don't Fear the Future of Healthcare: It's Working
Is anyone excited about the future of healthcare? With all the prevailing pessimism about America's "dysfunctional" health system, optimists sometimes feel stranded, says William "Kip" Schumacher, MD. [Read More]
CLABSI Reductions Saved $1.8B in Healthcare Costs, Says CDC
A federal report shows a decline in intensive care unit central line bloodstream infections of 58% and healthcare savings of nearly $2 billion over nine years. But more can be done to further reduce infections, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. [Read More]
Patient Check-in Technique Cut Costs, Wait Times
Kiosks and automated check-in processes are making their way from the airport lobby to the doctor's office. Eighty-nine percent of physicians polled in the 2011 HealthLeaders Industry Survey say they have or will have electronic health records in place within two years, what many consider the first step in streamlining the check-in process. [Read More]
Prescription Instructions Confuse Even Educated Patients
Even for highly educated patients, following instructions to take multiple medications a day is a daunting task that can lead to missed or incorrectly administered doses, according to research published in the Archives of Internal Medicine. [Read More]
Healthcare Leaders Reveal Uncertainties About Industry Direction
Dedication to mission is strong and getting stronger, but just how to accomplish that mission is less certain, according to results of the 2011 HealthLeaders Media Industry Survey. [Read More]
Rounds: Build a Better Orthopedic Team: Engage, Measure, and Perform
Forward-thinking orthopedic leaders are ensuring high performance and coordination among a carefully constructed caregiver team. Those leaders are also exploring the right metrics to know whether the outcomes they are tracking are the most meaningful to patients. Join the executive and clinical leadership team from nationally renowned MemorialCare Health System and orthopedic innovator Marshall Steele, MD, on March 29 for a three-hour dive into essential orthopedic leadership strategy. [Read More]
Business Rx
Health Coaching Plays Role in the ACO
The challenge most providers face with accountable care organizations is not just how to manage risk, but also how to assist and coach patients on making positive and sustained changes in their lifestyles.[Read More]
Physician News
Sepsis Survival Rates, Costs Vary Greatly by Hospital
HealthLeaders Media, March 2, 2011
Adverse Drug Events Raise ED Costs, Hospitalizations
HealthLeaders Media, February 28, 2011

Hospital Groups Urge Obama to Resist Medicaid MOE Cuts
HealthLeaders Media, March 2, 2011
Add Healthcare Policy to Medical School Curriculum, Doctors Say
HealthLeaders Media, February 28, 2011
DOJ Deal Ends Monopoly for Texas Health System
HealthLeaders Media, March 1, 2011
Former MA Blue Cross CEO gets $8.6M
The Boston Globe, March 2, 2011
Ventas to Acquire Nationwide Health Properties in $7.4B Deal
HealthLeaders Media, March 1, 2011
PA's AdultBasic health plan runs out of funds, shuts down
The Philadelphia Inquirer, March 2, 2011
Bill would speed doctor discipline in MO
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, March 2, 2011
Bid to buy Jackson Health criticized
The Miami Herald, March 1, 2011
Hospitals leery of reporting serious errors
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, March 1, 2011
Consumer groups show support for meaninful use
Health Data Management, March 1, 2011
Doctors should discuss obesity with patients
The Wall Street Journal, March 1, 2011

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