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Physician Engagement Vital to EMR Implementation
Joe Cantlupe, Senior Editor

Implementing an electronic medical records system requires more than funding and strong information technology resources. Hospital leaders need to engage physicians in the transition. Without doctors, the road to EMR will be torturous.[Read More]
  April 14, 2011

Editor's Picks
HHS Unveils $1B Program to Reduce Medical Errors
Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has announced a $1 billion patient safety initiative aimed at saving lives and reducing hospital readmissions. [Read More]
Dartmouth Atlas: Costs Rise for Medicare Patients at End of Life
Chronically ill Medicare patients spent fewer days in the hospital and received more hospice care in 2007 than they did in 2003. Patients who were hospitalized, however, got more aggressive, intensive, and costly care, according to a Dartmouth Atlas Project report on end-of-life care. [Read More]
7 Ways Hospitals Can Trim Costs
Hospitals are under intense pressure to reduce their cost of operations as they prepare for an altered healthcare environment requiring higher quality care at a lower price. Here are some tips from a nurse leader. [Read More]
Health Plan Performance Standards Open for Comment
URAC, an independent healthcare accreditation and education organization, has opened a call for public comment on the performance measures proposed to be added to its accreditation standards for health plans. [Read More]
*NEW* Rounds: Patient-Centered Accountable Care
Patient-centered healthcare IS accountable care—accountable for quality, for value, and for patient satisfaction. Join us on April 27 live from Griffin Hospital and Planetree, recognized pioneers in patient-centered care, with more actionable strategies from invited thought leaders at Sharp Memorial and the Maine Patient-Centered Medical Home Pilot.[Read More]
*NEW* Blueprint for an Integrated and Alignment-Driven Physician Compensation Plan
With the advent of the accountable care organization and reimbursement shifts from pay for performance to bundled payments, physician compensation plans must do more than ensure fair compensation for physicians. Join HealthLeaders Media for a 60-minute audio conference, including Q&A, to learn how to craft compensation plans for integration and alignment.[Read More]
*NEW* Webcast: Ratchet Up Physician Referrals: Proven Methods & Measures
At the heart of successful physician referral programs are relationships that result in buy-in, engagement, and alignment. How do you build those? And, how do you use data to prove your program's success to the C-suite? Join HealthLeaders Media for this 90-minute Webcast, including Q&A and case studies, for lessons and insights from marketing leaders with successful referral programs.[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
Hospitalist Firms Cogent, HMG to Merge
HealthLeaders Media, April 13, 2011
AHA Board Chair Bluford Inducted
HealthLeaders Media, April 12, 2011
Tenet Claims CHS Overbilled Medicare $377M
HealthLeaders Media, April 12, 2011
Healthcare Fundraising Shows Signs of Life
HealthLeaders Media, April 13, 2011

2 FL Medical Office Workers Face Fraud Charges
HealthLeaders Media, April 11, 2011
Physicians may heal themselves differently
The Wall Street Journal, April 12, 2011
Medicaid to offer rewards for healthy behavior
Los Angeles Times, April 11, 2011
Hospital patient safety under a spotlight
Chicago Tribune, April 11, 2011
Hospital is drawn into Bahrain strife
The New York Times, April 13, 2011
Baptist Health South Florida readies family medicine hospital
The Miami Herald, April 13, 2011
CA residents protest high hospital exec salaries
San Diego Union-Tribune, April 12, 2011
OR doc barred from operating
The Wall Street Journal, April 13, 2011
Governors cut taxes and medical aid to the poor
HealthLeaders Media, April 12, 2011
Army faces critical shortage of neurologists
ProPublica/NPR April 13, 2011
Jackson Health System crisis endangers very existence
The Miami Herald, April 6, 2011
Doctor sues University of New Mexico
Santa Fe New Mexican/AP, April 13, 2011


April 27: Patient-Centered Accountable Care

May 18: Rounds: Neurological Service Line Growth: Telestroke & Brain Tumor Innovations

May 18: Webcast: Ratchet Up Physician Referrals: Proven Methods & Measures

May 24: Webcast: Blueprint for an Integrated and Alignment-Driven Physician Compensation Plan

On demand: Cardiac Care Leadership for Improved Alignment and Outcomes


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Payment Model Innovation: Sharing the Rewards of a Pay-For-Performance Program
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