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8 Reasons Why Ambulatory Care Quality Matters More Than Ever

Cheryl Clark

The safety movement is rapidly accelerating in the ambulatory care arena, inspired by one major reason: The American Medical Association devoted a 194-page report to the topic just before the holidays. >>>


Editor's Picks

Thomson Reuters IDs 15 Top Health Systems

The company's fourth annual study reviewed clinical outcomes at more than 300 health systems and picked the leaders based on a composite score of eight measures of quality, patient perception of care, and efficiency. >>>

Third Immediate Jeopardy for Cape Fear Valley Medical Center

The Fayetteville, NC safety-net hospital has received notification from the Atlanta office of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services that it faces its third immediate jeopardy status in as many months. >>>

If Romney is GOP's Pick, Healthcare Recedes as Campaign Issue

Whether you love or hate healthcare reform, you should rest assured that the investments you're making on quality and care coordination are worthy ones, because when Republicans tell you the reform law be repealed, don't fall for it. I don't think they really believe it. >>>

20% of Healthcare Dollars Spent on 1% of Population

The top 5% of the U.S. population, which accounts for half of all healthcare expenditures, may yield the biggest opportunity for realizing savings, suggests a report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. >>>

News Headlines

CBO: Medicare cost-cutting programs haven't worked

The Hill, January 19, 2012

Ex-exec of Pasadena's Huntington Hospital sentenced for fraud

Los Angeles Times, January 19, 2012

Federal oversight of CA prison healthcare to end

Los Angeles Times, January 19, 2012

Appendicitis racial disparities mostly unexplained

Reuters, January 19, 2012

Teaching hospitals fight Medicare cuts

The Hill, January 18, 2012

The sleep apnea business is booming, and insurers aren't happy

NPR, January 17, 2012

Are Americans getting healthier?

The Wall Street Journal, January 13, 2012

CDC: Prescription painkiller overdoses constitute 'U.S. epidemic'

The Washington Post, January 13, 2012

Hospital errors could become public under proposed new MO rules, January 13, 2012

Google helps ER docs to predict flu trends, January 12, 2012

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Rounds On-Demand: The Business and Clinical Path to Medical Home

Reaching the vision of patient-centered medical home requires strong links between hospital and physician to achieve best patient outcomes. View a special, complimentary Rounds hosted by St. Joseph Health System and sponsored by RelayHealth. >>>

New Book—Oncology: Strategies for Superior Service Line Performance

The evolution of the oncology payment model and pressure to provide more patient-centered care are leading healthcare organizations to transform the oncology care model. Gain realistic strategies and business guidance from oncology leaders to develop the structures and processes for oncology service line success in the future.   >>>

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Reaching New Heights

Hospitals are enjoying success with outpatient strategies, but it may be time for a more calculated, even cautious, approach.  >>>


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