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Spine Studies Fuel Millions in Revenue, and Controversy
Joe Cantlupe, Senior Editor

Reports in the The Spine Journal last month set off an uproar within the orthopedic physician community and debate over alleged conflicts of interest in scientific studies by drug and medical device makers. [Read More]
  July 14, 2011

Editor's Picks
Drug Shortages Increasing at 'Alarming Rate,' Says AHA
An American Hospital Association survey of 820 hospitals across the nation has found that almost all have reported a drug shortage in the last six months, and nearly half of them reported 21 or more drug shortages. [Read More]
Physician Alignment Poses Challenge for ACOs
Physician alignment and incentive challenges could prove to be a major hurdle for healthcare providers who want to take part in accountable care organizations. Richard C. Johnston, MD, an internist with Dallas-based Medical Clinic of North Texas, says hospitals will find ACOs to be a tough sell for skeptical physicians. [Read More]
6 Google+ Positives for Healthcare
Google's latest foray into social networking holds promise for healthcare organizations. Business networking opportunities, a user-friendly setup, and specific settings are just a few Google+ advantages. [Read More]
15 HCAHPS Buzzwords Every Provider Should Know
The value-based purchasing sweepstakes race is on. It's hospital against hospital in a national contest to see which acute care teams can please their patients the most on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. [Read More]
Webcast: Cultivating Physician-Hospital Alignment in the ACO Era
Date: July 20, 2011
About: Integration will be the key to success in the accountable care era, whether your organization develops an official ACO or not. Organizations must develop strong relationships with employed and affiliated physicians. Join us to get alignment strategies to thrive in an increasingly integrated industry.
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Rounds: The Real Value of ACOs
Date: August 16, 2011
What: Attend on-site or participate via live webcast.
About: Get accountable care strategies from ACO pioneers Norton Healthcare, Humana, and Palmetto Health--first movers who already have experienced the challenges of building a new framework for healthcare delivery.
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Business Rx
6 Physician Retention Strategies
If the greatest asset of a healthcare organization is its physicians, why then are so few resources put into retention and so many put into recruitment? Experts discuss the compelling financial reasons behind budgeting to retain star physicians. [Read More]
Physician News
Disney Applies Technology to Improve Patient Experience
Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders Media, July 11, 2011
HHS Releases Proposed Rules for HIX
Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, July 12, 2011
Revascularization of AMI Patients Persists Despite No Demonstrated Benefit
Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, July 13, 2011
GAO Finds Gaps in Antibiotic Resistance Surveillance by CDC
Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, July 11, 2011
HHS Programs Aim to Reduce States' Dual Eligible Costs
Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, July 11, 2011
Doctors in Spain perform first double-leg transplant
Los Angeles Times, July 12, 2011
Triple kidney transplants: 'We think it is the future'
The Baltimore Sun, July 12, 2011
Physician advocates key for achieving MU
Healthcare IT News, July 12, 2011
Pills morph as patients try to cope
The New York Times, July 12, 2011


July 20: Webcast: Cultivating Physician-Hospital Alignment in the ACO Era

July 27: Webcast: Creating an ACO Marketing Language

August 16: Rounds: The Real Value of ACOs


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