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Doctors: 'I'm Sorry' Doesn't Mean 'I'm Liable'
Joe Cantlupe, Senior Editor

At least 36 states have adopted laws that generally bar physicians' expressions of compassion or sympathy about pain, suffering, or the death of a patient to a patient or family as an admission of liability in medical malpractice suits. It's a start, say two industry groups.[Read More]
  April 28, 2011

Editor's Picks
The Coming Age of the Patient Navigator
Increasingly, health plans and physicians' offices are catching on to the idea that this extra layer of personnel support—called patient navigators—might help physicians and hospitals manage difficult or recalcitrant patients whose multiple health issues keep drawing them back into the hospital. [Read More]
Despite ACA, Out-of-Pocket Medical Costs Lurk
Ninety percent of families living above the poverty level will be able to afford health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, a Commonwealth Fund report shows. Families with high out-of-pocket medical costs, however, may continue to struggle financially. [Read More]
FDA Urged to Ban Medical Use of Latex Gloves
The FDA's failure to ban latex gloves or the use of cornstarch in their manufacturing process "demonstrates astonishingly reckless and inexcusable disregard for the health and safety of patients and healthcare workers," says Public Citizen Health Research Group. [Read More]
Webcast: Achieving Ambulatory Surgery Center Success in the Reform Era
Reform, reimbursement, and reintegration—a triple threat to ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) or new opportunities for ROI? Join HealthLeaders Media on May 11 for a 90-minute Webcast, including Q&A, to learn how to increase the financial return of ASC operations from leaders with proven ambulatory care ROI. [Read More]
Rounds: Neurological Service Line Growth: Telestroke & Brain Tumor Innovations
Neurological service line success is all about managing the collision of technology, research, and care coordination. Get strategies for managing the collision on May 18, live from Barrow Neurological Institute with invited thought leaders from St. John Providence Health System and St. Luke Hospital. [Read More]
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
IOM Calls for National Quality Measures for Pediatric Healthcare
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Cardinal Health to Pay $8M to Resolve 'Upfront Discount' Allegations
HealthLeaders Media, April 26, 2011
ACP Calls for National Strategy on Healthcare for Immigrants
HealthLeaders Media, April 25, 2011

EMRs provide valuable genetic data quickly
InformationWeek, April 26, 2011
Opinion: Better hand-washing through technology
The New York Times, April 26, 2011
A fight over how drugs are pitched
The New York Times, April 26, 2011
TN malpractice suits face new barriers
The Tennessean, April 26, 2011
Dartmouth-Hitchcock to pay $2.2M in whistleblower suit
New Hampshire Union Leader, April 27, 2011
Brigham and Women's performs another full face transplant
The Boston Globe, April 27, 2011
Univ. Wisconsin to punish docs who gave sick notes to protesters
Journal Sentinel, April 27, 2011
High court hears arguments in data mining case
NPR, April 27, 2011


May 11: Webcast: Achieving Ambulatory Surgery Center Success in the Reform Era

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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