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Drug Shortages: A Headache for Physicians

Joe Cantlupe

Physicians are trying to cope with some of the worst prescription drug shortages in years, particularly with cancer-fighting medications. People have died and the government is taking action, but the situation is likely to get worse. >>>


Editor's Picks

Tavenner, the Anti-Berwick?

By most accounts, Marilyn Tavenner will not bring to the top job at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services the "visionary" status that Don Berwick has enjoyed. Her friends and colleagues, however, suggest that Tavenner is politically astute and unlikely to "be a bomb thrower." >>>

Top 12 Uncertainties Hovering Over Healthcare

If ever there was a year in which "anything could happen" in healthcare, 2012 just might be it. Numerous major decisions, regulations, and policy rollouts loom, including how severely physicians' pay will be cut and whether the Affordable Care Act itself is a constitutional document. We look at a dozen potential game changers. >>>

ICD-10: It's Later Than You Think

The deadline is nearly two years off, but the mandated transition to ICD-10 presents a significant challenge to healthcare leaders who are already straining to juggle multiple, sometimes competing, priorities. >>>

How Providers Can Make PHRs Relevant

Tethering personal health records to an electronic medical records system is often the key for creating records that are actually used by both patient and provider. >>>

News Headlines

Ability to Pay Drives Hospital Length of Stay

HealthLeaders Media, November 21, 2011

Why can't patients see their EHR data?

InformationWeek, November 30, 2011

Radiologists highlight adverse events disclosure at RSNA 2011

Search Health IT, November 30, 2011

CEO bonuses at NY nonprofit hospitals unhealthy?

The Nonprofit Quarterly, November 30, 2011

Congress again faces 'doc fix' for Medicare

The Olympian/Associated Press, November 29, 2011

Startup looks to cash in on health software ’gold rush’

Xconomy, November 30, 2011

No more free infant formula at RI hospitals

USA Today, November 30, 2011

Prison doctors, barred from seeing patients, collect full pay

The Los Angeles Times, November 30, 2011

Panel urges sharp change for hospitals in Brooklyn

The New York Times, November 30, 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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