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Docs Need to Blow the Whistle on Fraud

Joe Cantlupe

Physicians need to step up to ferret out fraud, not be a part of it. Most are honest, upholding the profession's reputation. The actions of a few can cast a long, foreboding shadow on the legions of honorable practitioners. >>>


Editor's Picks

IHI: Getting Surgeons to Embrace Safety

Surgeons are being asked to do more than ever and in less time. The key to getting them to align with quality improvements is to make them believe they can be part of the solution, says a past president of the American College of Surgeons. >>>

CMS Rule Would Make Drug, Device Makers’ Payments to Docs Transparent

The Physician Payment Sunshine Act, proposed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, targets gifts and is designed to reveal potential conflicts of interest between drug and medical device companies and providers. >>>

9 Ways to Prevent Fatigue-Related Errors

Worker fatigue can place patients and healthcare staff at a higher risk of adverse events, says the Joint Commission. In an alert, it lists 10 warning signs and suggests nine strategies for prevention. >>>

Hospital M&As Continue Apace in 2011

This year was one of the busiest in a decade for hospital mergers and acquisitions. The top 10 deals in 2011 were valued at $5.6 billion, up from $3.8 billion in 2010. In the healthcare sector as a whole, M&A was valued at about $236 billion in 2011. >>>

News Headlines

Ready or Not, Reform Under Way

HealthLeaders Media, December 13, 2011

Dealing with Doctors' Reluctance Toward PHR

Greg Freeman, for HealthLeaders Media, December 9, 2011

Immediate Jeopardy: 14 CA Hospitals Fined $850,000

HealthLeaders Media, December 12, 2011

More docs turn to alternative medicine

The Chicago Tribune, December 14, 2011

Docs’ shift to EHRs brings short-term pain

The Tennessean, December 13, 2011

GOP bill would benefit doctor-owned hospitals

The New York Times, December 13, 2011

Medicare changes payment plan to fight drug fraud

USA Today, December 14, 2011

More students apply to Medical College of Georgia

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, December 13, 2011

MD physician fights for medical license, exoneration

The Baltimore Sun, December 12, 2011

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Webcast: Tackle Physician Turnover Costs, Rev Up Recruitment

Date: December 20, 2011
About: Losing just one physician can mean a $1 million hit to your budget, and most facilities have turnover rates that are much higher. Join HealthLeaders Media for a 90-minute webcast and Q&A, featuring Brett Walker, director, physician & provider recruiting, at Indiana University Health and J. Gregory Stovall, MD, senior VP of medical affairs for Trinity Mother Frances Health System. Learn proven techniques and strategies to address your recruitment and retention challenges. >>>

From HealthLeaders Magazine

Meet the HealthLeaders 20—2011

Determination and a willingness to take a chance are among the qualities we see in our annual HealthLeaders 20 as they set about dedicating their professional lives to making a difference for good in healthcare. >>>


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