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Why Process Measures Fail to Budge 30-Day Mortality Rates

Cheryl Clark

A study showing that a large-scale pay-for-performance pilot program failed to reduce 30-day mortality rates calls into question the process measures used in value-based purchasing. >>>


Editor's Picks

Groups Urge Caution on 45 Standards of Care

In a effort led by the American Board of Internal Medicine, nine physician societies have released lists of medical tests and procedures they say may be unnecessary, and in some instances can cause harm. >>>

Return of the PHO?

The physician hospital organization, or something like it, is making a comeback as payers and the government make slow progress toward accountable care. >>>

Pay-for-Performance Study Results 'Sobering'

In a large multi-year study, hospitals using a pay-for performance model did not achieve lower 30-day mortality rates than non-participating hospitals. >>>

Health Rankings Spark Population Health Initiatives

A national report ranking health behaviors, clinical care, and social and economic factors county-by-county shows that population health is largely affected by factors outside a healthcare provider's office. >>>

Impact Analysis Report

Service Lines Grow Amid Strategic Challenges

Healthcare leaders foresee dramatic growth in service lines but anticipate difficult obstacles in aligning with physicians as the healthcare industry moves to improve value. Over the next two years, 50% of leaders expect to establish new service lines; 75% plan to expand existing service lines. This exclusive, original research and analysis offers key insight from top healthcare executives and clinical leaders on their service line strategies. >>>

News Headlines

Dartmouth Atlas's Skinner on high-cost hospitals

The Washington Post, April 5, 2012

Medicare payment system—aiding or preventing fraud?

CNBC, April 5, 2012

Doctors detail high costs of fighting malpractice claims

U.S.News & World Report, April 5, 2012

AL initiative uses tech to track hygiene compliance

HealthcareITNews, April 5, 2012

Cancer care costs highest in hospitals

The Washington Post, April 4, 2012

When more expensive medicine is better

The Washington Post, April 3, 2012

FDA's Medical Device ID System Still Inactive

HealthLeaders Media, April 3, 2012

Making Medical Imaging Transparent

HealthLeaders Media, April 3, 2012

Physicians' Unconscious Racial Bias Could Impair Health Outcomes

HealthLeaders Media, April 2, 2012

Don Berwick on the fate of 'Obamacare'

Rolling Stone, April 2, 2012

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Webcast: Lower Costs, Better Productivity in Your Emergency Department

Date: April 30, 2012
About: Increase emergency department throughput with proven cost-reduction and efficiency improvement strategies from three ED leaders at BestPractices, Ochsner Medical Center, and Banner Estrella Medical Center. This customizable webcast allows you to pre-submit speaker questions to guide the discussion and ensure you get the answers your organization needs. >>>

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


Cleaning Up C. Diff, Together

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