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Should Doctors Share Notes with Patients?

Joe Cantlupe

What would happen if physicians' notes about patients were actually read by patients? Would it cause extra work for physicians? Could those notes motivate patients to take action in their own care? >>>


Editor's Picks

20 People Who Make Healthcare Better—2011

In our annual HealthLeaders 20, we profile individuals who are changing healthcare for the better. Some are longtime industry fixtures; others would clearly be considered outsiders.  These are their stories. >>>

Top 12 Healthcare Buzzwords for 2012

Our third annual list of healthcare buzzwords and catchphrases includes a handful of terms that are really oxymorons. And if you think about it, that's the very theme of health reform today. >>>

How Hospitals Can Save Millions Helping Homeless

Recuperative care projects in Southern California are saving hospitals millions of dollars that they'd otherwise incur keeping repeating patients in acute care beds. At the same time, they're improving care for thousands of homeless people. >>>

CMS Rule Would Make Gifts 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. >>>

Flat Patient Volume Adds to Fiscal Concerns for 2012

Hospital and health system CFOs continue to grapple with a snail-like economic recovery. Now they have the added challenge of a federal deficit crisis that promises to put Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement rates in further jeopardy. >>>

News Headlines

CMS Details Recovery Auditor Prepayment Review Demo

James Carroll for HealthLeaders Media, December 29, 2011

Fee coming for medical effectiveness research

Boston Herald/Associated Press, December 28, 2011

The high cost of failing artificial hips

The New York Times, December 28, 2011

Healthcare workers question some ICU care decisions

Los Angeles Times, December 28, 2011

4 Health Plan Trends for 2012

HealthLeaders Media, December 27, 2011

Medtronic paid millions to influential UW chairman

The Journal-Sentinel, December 27, 2011

Hopkins, Lockheed aim to modernize the ICU

The Baltimore Sun, December 27, 2011

Disruptive Technology Causes, Cures Healthcare's Ills

HealthLeaders Media, December 27, 2011

MGH interns give Santa his annual medical workup

The Boston Globe, December 29, 2011

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From HealthLeaders Magazine

20 People Who Make Healthcare Better—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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