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Developing Empathetic Physician Leaders
Joe Cantlupe, Senior Editor

A medical school education program launched this week in Florida aims to provide leadership training for students who may one day occupy the C-suite. The program targets students with high emotional intelligence and emphasizes empathy, compassion, and patient-centered care. [Read More]
  July 28, 2011

Editor's Picks
MGMA: Compensation for Medical Practice Administrators 'Static'
While some medical practice management professionals report slight increases in compensation, likely in recognition of expanded responsibilities, median compensation for practice administrators remains largely flat, a Medical Group Management Association survey shows. [Read More]
Low Health Literacy Links to Healthcare Spending Confirmed
An analysis of 96 studies confirms that low rates of health literacy are linked to more emergency care and hospitalizations. [Read More]
CMS IDs Improper Payments, Top Regional RAC Issues
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released a Recovery Audit Contractor update on July 15 that details the amount of overpayments and underpayments identified in the most recent quarter, as well as the total amount identified since the start of the national program. [Read More]
Economist Links Higher ER Spending to Lower Mortality
Hospitals that spend more money on emergency department care for cardiac patients have lower mortality rates for those patients, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology study has found. [Read More]
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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Intelligence Report: Better Care and the Bottom Line
54% of leaders say that ACOs will be successful in coordinating care and driving down overall costs, according to this HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report. Get the free report with exclusive research and analysis. [Register Today]
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
CHF Readmission Prevention Efforts Costly for Hospital
Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, July 27, 2011
Scripps Receives Record $45 Million For Heart Center
Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, July 27, 2011
Oncologist Sentenced in Medicare Drug Scam
John Commins, for Healthleaders Media, July 26, 2011
Mesh used in pelvic surgeries under scrutiny
Los Angeles Times, July 26, 2011
Probe finds CA hospital chain has high rate of ER transfers
San Francisco Chronicle, July 26, 2011
Hospitals make palliative care a priority
The Washington Post, July 26, 2011
Rural areas face more healthcare hurdles
Star Tribune, July 27, 2011
12 Benefits of Leasing Equipment
Scott Daugherty, for Healthleaders Media, July 25, 2011
Duke LifePoint, MPMC Ink Operating Agreement
John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, July 26, 2011


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