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For Top ACO or Team Care, Check Physician Egos at the Door
Joe Cantlupe, Senior Editor

Accountable care organizations may be the next big thing in healthcare. But multidiscipline team approaches to care, their distant cousin, probably have more staying power. For either to work well, physicians must leave their egos behind. [Read More]
  March 24, 2011

Editor's Picks
PHA Backs Repeal of Ban on Physician-Owned Hospitals
Physician Hospitals of America is lobbying Congress in a long-shot attempt to repeal a section of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that curtails new construction or expansion of physician-owned hospitals. [Read More]
'Weekend Effect' Boosts Trauma Patients' Survival Chances
Trauma patients who've been hurt in car or bike crashes, shot, stabbed, or suffered other injuries are more likely to live if they arrive at the hospital on the weekend than during the week, according to a study from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. [Read More]
AFib Costs, Medicare Impact Detailed
Despite the high costs and heavy demand for atrial fibrillation services, states aren't providing their residents with the resources to address and manage the chronic disease, research suggests. [Read More]
Dual HIT Programs Reduce Medication Errors at Hopkins
Coupling electronic prescription drug ordering with computer reporting of adverse events can dramatically reduce medication errors in psychiatric units, Johns Hopkins researchers say.[Read More]
Webcast: Boost Market Share with Your Oncology Services
Given the growing trend toward all-inclusive cancer centers, do you know how to differentiate your own oncology services to protect and grow your market share? Your oncology care is distinct. Its marketing should be, too. Join HealthLeaders Media on March 31 for this 90-minute Webcast, including Q&A and a case study, for valuable lessons from marketing leaders. [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
Primary Care Gaining Popularity in Residency Matches
HealthLeaders Media, March 21, 2011
Physician Compensation Up Slightly in Academia
HealthLeaders Media, March 21, 2011
CEO Turnover Highest at Nevada Hospitals
HealthLeaders Media, March 18, 2011
Prospects for meaningful use Stage 2 progress questioned
InformationWeek, March 22, 2011
Small Providers Benefit from EHRs, Survey Shows
HealthLeaders Media, March 22, 2011

Toronto surgeons use Kinect to call up images in OR
UBM Tech Week, March 18, 2011
Vanderbilt launches cancer decision support tool
InformationWeek, March 18, 2011
2 UI hospital employees disciplined in baby monitor case
The Chicago Tribune, March 18, 2011
Urgent care centers fill critical gap in healthcare
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, March 21, 2011
Carilion Clinic Announces Leadership Changes
HealthLeaders Media, March 23, 2011
ERs fail to ID three of four domestic violence victims
TS-Si, March 21, 2011
TX health officials question NICU overuse
The New York Times, March 21, 2011
Class action suit over hospital deaths to begin
The Daily Consult, March 22, 2011
Getting HIT ready for ACOs
Health Data Management, March 23, 2011
CT's St. Mary's Hospital to be converted to for-profit facility
The Hartford Courant, March 23, 2011
MN nurse accused of theft, infecting patients
The Star Tribune, March, 23, 2011


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