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Most Medical Boards 'Terrible' at Discipline

Joe Cantlupe

While some hospitals are diligently handing medical boards information about bad docs, some state boards aren't acting on the knowledge. These do-nothing bodies are betraying patients as well as hospitals. >>>


Editor's Picks

ACA's Fate Rests with Court

With the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act hanging in the balance, one healthcare attorney contends that this week's oral arguments before the Supreme Court will have little effect on the ultimate outcome. >>>

CRNA Court Victory is a Win for Rural Hospitals

A California appeals court ruling that allows certified registered nurse anesthetists in that state to do their jobs without physician supervision isn't about patient safety, or even access to care. It's about money. >>>

'Striking' Data Links Periodontal Care to Lower Diabetes Costs

A study examining the medical records of 1.6 million people shows that medical costs can be drastically reduced in diabetic patients who receive periodontal surgery. >>>

30-Day Readmissions Rule Under Two-Pronged Attack

Two papers make the claim that the federal 30-day readmissions rule and penalties are misguided. One contends that the premise of preventability is flawed; the other makes a business case against the penalties. >>>


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.   >>>

News Headlines

Winners and Losers in the Great IPAB Debate

HealthLeaders Media, March 28, 2012

PCI Safe in Hospitals Lacking Cardiac Surgery Units

HealthLeaders Media, March 28, 2012

Cleveland Clinic Seeks to Hire 600 RNs

HealthLeaders Media, March 28, 2012

Residents as safe as senior MDs in appendix surgery

Chicago Tribune / Reuters, March 28, 2012

Don't Take Low Nurse Turnover Rates for Granted

HealthLeaders Media, March 27, 2012

Heart CT scans in ER save hospitals money

The Baltimore Sun / Associated Press, March 27, 2012

TX hospital won’t hire very obese workers

The Texas Tribune, March 27, 2012

IOM: Medical Disaster Planning 'Rudimentary at Best'

HealthLeaders Media, March 26, 2012

Implications are far-reaching in states' challenge of federal healthcare law

The New York Times, March 26, 2012

IBM, NYC hospital training Watson in cancer

The Boston Globe / Associated Press, March 23, 2012

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Webcast: Marketing to Overcome Physician Recruitment Hurdles

Date: March 30, 2012
LAST CHANCE:  Save time and money by targeting, recruiting, and retaining "best-fit" physician candidates using proven marketing tactics. Featuring three marketing and recruiting industry leaders from diverse regions, hospital sizes, and backgrounds, this webcast allows you to pre-submit questions to our speakers. >>>

From HealthLeaders Magazine


Red-Tape Mandates Spark Innovation

Mounting compliance requirements and declining revenues are fast becoming catalysts for improvement at healthcare organizations. >>>


Strategic Physician Recruiting Calls for Forecasting, Profiling


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