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Lifting a Regulatory Burden Could Create Dangerous Consequences

Cheryl Clark

Leaders of acute care facilities are welcoming a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services proposal to relax some Medicare conditions of participation. But the added workload and risks to staff and patients could outweigh any benefit. >>>


Editor's Picks

ECRI Unveils Top 10 Health Technology Hazards

In addition to alarm fatigue, exposure hazards from radiation therapy and medication administration errors are among the most serious health technology safety issues, says a report from the non-profit ECRI Institute. >>>

Fighting the Tide Against Independent Physicians

Independent physician practices are slowly fading away, and with the advent of healthcare reform, the pace may be about to get much quicker. One group is trying to give doctors tools to remain independent. >>>

Call Yourself an ACO? Prove It

Healthcare providers that boast they are accountable care organizations may now have their services vetted by the National Committee for Quality Assurance, which has identified seven measures of ACO competence. >>>

Top 5 Challenges Facing Nursing in 2012

The year 2010 may have been when enormous healthcare changes began, but 2011 was the year these changes hit nursing. And in 2012 every nurse leader and manager must be prepared for the full impact. >>>

News Headlines

San Francisco's universal health plan rests on unstable funding

SF Public Press, November 17, 2011

Miami VA hospital chief out in colonoscopy scandal

Miami Herald, November 17, 2011

Feds place UPMC transplant program on probation

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, November 16, 2011

Sutter Health says patient data was stolen

Sacramento Business Journal, November 17, 2011

Doctors paid for heart tests order more

The New York Times, November 15, 2011

More hospitals can safely unclog arteries

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution/Associated Press, November 15, 2011

Veterans to create world's largest medical database

NPR, November 14, 2011

Aetna to cut co-pays for heart patients to increase drug use

Bloomberg BusinessWeek, November 15, 2011

C-SPAN seeks to air Supreme Court healthcare arguments

Los Angeles Times, November 16, 2011

IL mammogram providers to be paid more if they submit quality data

Chicago Tribune, November 11, 2011

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Webcast: On-Call Compensation—Data-Driven Solutions

Date: December 6, 2011
About: By engaging physicians in a data-driven approach to payment, you can develop a workable solution to the call coverage conundrum. Join compensation experts from Children's Hospital of Orange County and ECG Management for strategies for affordable, sustainable call compensation. >>>

Rounds: A Programmatic Approach to Cancer Care

Date: December 16, 2011
About: Attend on-site or via live simulcast. Live at host Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center with invited guest UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, learn from one of the world's most respected cancer brands as it takes its proven success models to a community health system.  >>>

From HealthLeaders Magazine

Patient Engagement Takes Physician Leadership

As providers become increasingly accountable for healthcare outcomes, patient engagement grows in significance. Individuals should take responsibility for their health, but what role do the providers play in turning consumers of care into partners in care? >>>


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