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Telestroke Considerations Go Beyond Technology
Joe Cantlupe, Senior Editor

Through emerging pathways, hospitals are seeking to improve patient care in telestroke programs with technology as a key factor. But healthcare leaders express concern that while IT is important, partnerships and collaboration are essential for any telehealth program to succeed. [Read More]
  May 19, 2011

Editor's Picks
ACO Concerns Elicit Enticements from CMS' Berwick
In response to widespread objections to proposed federal rules on accountable care organizations, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services director Don Berwick, MD, is wooing providers with programs designed to speed payments and education. [Read More]
The Challenge of the ICU
Health systems are in the midst of an ICU makeover as healthcare leaders rethink how to provide care in the costliest area of the hospital, to improve outcomes and attain ROI. [Read More]
AMGA Raises Red Flag on 'Burdensome' ACO Rules
The American Medical Group Association has warned that proposed rules governing accountable care organizations are overly prescriptive, too burdensome, and will discourage physician participation. [Read More]
Commentary: A Modest Proposal for Controlling Healthcare Costs
The government should put the entire healthcare entitlement system out to bid so that private firms with a record of competence and success can take over the system and manage it, argues a former administrator of a county mental health center. [Read More]
Webcast: Beyond Medicare Shared Savings: Effective ACO & Clinical Integration Strategies
Go beyond the ACO regs furor to uncover commercial and Medicare alternatives for your ACO strategy. Join HealthLeaders Media for this 90-minute Webcast, including Q&A, for a deep dive with leading experts savvy on the legal and business operation of ACOs in commercial markets and CMS programs other than Medicare Shared Savings. [Read More]
Rounds: Coordinating Systems of Care
Whether your hospital system is pursuing an accountable care organization or a broader program of clinical integration, the real work of creating high-value, cost-effective healthcare is in transforming the systems of care. But the solutions may not be as big and unmanageable as you think. Join us live or via live webcast from Gundersen Lutheran Health System with Gundersen's clinical and executive leadership team and invited guest Fairview Health Services, two of the nation?s health system pioneers in high-quality, lower-cost healthcare. [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]
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
How to Manage Patient Flow
HealthLeaders Media, May 16, 2011
Aurora Health Balks at ACOs Under Proposed Rules
HealthLeaders Media, May 18, 2011
Federal Audits Find HIT Security Problems at CMS, ONC
John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, May 18, 2011
IPPS Proposed Changes Clarify Three-Day Rule
James Carroll, for HealthLeaders Media, May 16, 2011
FL pushing new fees for most Medicaid recipients
McClatchy Newspapers/Kaiser Health News, May 18, 2011
Fewer ERs available as need arises
The New York Times, May 18, 2011


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

June 7: Webcast: Beyond Medicare Shared Savings: Effective ACO & Clinical Integration Strategies

June 9: Rounds: Coordinating Systems of Care


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