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Physicians Must Make Patients Partners in Pursuit of Health

Joe Cantlupe

Patients are the fuel that makes hospitals run, and why they exist. But patient noncompliance drives up costs and is a headache for the C-suite. That's why physicians and hospitals must work to educate patients on how to take a more active role in their own care. >>>


Editor's Picks

1 in 4 New Docs Regret Career Path

Citing a familiar litany of complaints such as declining reimbursements and rising costs, 28% of physicians in their final year of training say that if they had to do it all over again, they'd choose another profession. This is not alarming. It's maddening. >>>

ACEP Chief: ER Docs Must Look Beyond Acute Care

The role of emergency room doctors should expand to "further reduce readmissions and potentially avoid admissions, and develop better disease management and palliative care protocols," says the president of the American College of Emergency Physicians. >>>

AMA Cries for More Cash to Ensure Quality Care

The American Medical Association wants the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to start paying doctors extra for care coordination. The fact that many physicians don't currently coordinate care is just one indication of why our national healthcare bill is frighteningly large and rapidly growing larger. This isn't leadership, folks. >>>

*LAST CHANCE* Industry Survey 2012

We know you have something to say. And we want to hear it. Take the 2012 Industry Survey now—in 10 minutes or less, share your insight and help define industry trends. Enter today for the chance to win an iPad! Hurry, the survey closes Friday, October 21. >>>

News Headlines

MRSA Down, C. Difficile Up Slightly, Says CDC

HealthLeaders Media, October 20, 2011

ACEP Fights State Medicaid Cuts in WA

HealthLeaders Media, October 17, 2011

Deficiencies at Grady Memorial Prompt CMS Review

HealthLeaders Media, October 18, 2011

How HIT Can Make Care Transitions Safer

HealthLeaders Media, October 17, 2011

HHS Floats $5B Package to Cut 'Burdensome' Hospital Regs

HealthLeaders Media, October 19, 2011

Medicare Ratings System Largely Untapped By Seniors

HealthLeaders Media, October 19, 2011

CMS Kicks Off Innovation Advisors Program

HealthLeaders Media, October 18, 2011

3 Health Technologies to Watch

HealthLeaders Media, October 18, 2011

Hospitals work to lower 30-day readmission rates

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, October 19, 2011

Heart failure hospital stays fall, saving billions

The Boston Globe/Associated Press, October 19, 2011

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Rounds: The Business and Clinical Path to Medical Home

Date: November 11, 2011 About: Attend on-site or participate via live simulcast. Live from host St. Joseph Health System—reaching the vision of patient–centered medical home requires strong links between hospital and physician to achieve best patient outcomes. Join us for the dialogue in a special, complimentary Rounds, sponsored by RelayHealth. >>>

Webcast: Battle-Tested Tactics for Key Internal Marketing Initiatives

Date: November 8, 2011 About: In this 90-minute Webcast, benefit from lessons learned from Catholic Health Initiatives’ communication campaign for EHR implementation, and learn what your service lines can mean for marketing opportunities. >>>

From HealthLeaders Magazine

Engaging the Patient

As providers become increasingly accountable for healthcare outcomes, patient engagement grows in significance. Yes, people should take responsibility for their health, but what role do the providers have in turning the consumer of care into a partner in care? >>>


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Treating Patient as Partner

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