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Berwick on Analytics: Technology Is Ready, but Doctors Need Help

Scott Mace

Don Berwick, MD, former administrator at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and founding CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, talks about data analytics and healthcare IT. >>>


Editor's Picks

Emphasis on Support in Decision Support

Clinical decision-support systems offer great opportunities to improve care and reduce costs, but healthcare leaders have to remember who's ultimately in charge: the human operating the computer. >>>

Proposed MU Rules Draw Strong Reaction

While healthcare providers find plenty they'd like to change within the Meaningful Use Stage 2 proposed rules, a 68-page letter from the American Hospital Association is generating the ire of patient and consumer advocate groups. >>>

Meaningful Use Quality Measures May Be Meaningless

Delays, errors, and cost overruns associated with Meaningful Use rules are prompting frustrated providers to ask whether quality measures required for compliance will truly improve quality. >>>

VA Finds Large Gaps in RN Telemetry Training, Retraining

Patient deaths at VA hospitals in Denver and New York City, as well as an overall indictment of nurse competency and processes at Veterans Health Administration facilities in general, are reminders of the critical need for not only training—but retraining—nurses. >>>

Intelligence Report

Volume, Flow, and Safety Issues in the ED

As health systems try to improve their EDs, healthcare leaders are watching the financial framework with caution. About 80% say they expect their ED revenue margins will worsen as a result of healthcare reform and 78% say their reimbursement also will get worse, according to this HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report. Get the free report with exclusive research and analysis. >>>

News Headlines

Not retiring at 65: Physician goes from anti-EHR to pro-ACO

HealthcareIT News, May 15, 2012

CA healthcare providers reach out for EHR help

InformationWeek, May 14, 2012

Doctors train to take on healthcare transformation at new leadership institute

Bangor Daily News, May 11, 2012

Opinion: Is this patient privacy crusader doing more harm than good?

Forbes, May 11, 2012

Big data and public health: Reducing unwarranted services

Government Health IT, May 10, 2012

Lap Band surgery center owners accused of ID theft, false billing

KPCC, Southern California Public Radio, May 10, 2012

CMS Grants Providers $122M to Improve Care, Cut Costs

HealthLeaders Media, May 9, 2012

Stanford Hospital launches $1 billion campaign

San Jose Mercury News, May 9, 2012

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LIVE Webcast: Tactics for Valuing Medical Practices: Buying, Selling and Mergers

Date: May 31, 2012
About: From administrative issues to physician compensation, timing, and cultural fit, negotiating requires hospital and physician leaders to respond to the key motivations and market realities that come with buying or selling a physician practice. Get the strategies you need in a customized webcast with a new interview-driven format, expanded Q&A, online forum, takeaway presentation, and 60-day post-event on-demand access. >>>

From HealthLeaders Magazine


Physicians, Hospital Executives Get Collaborative

Relationships between physicians and executive leadership have never been smooth, but they've never been more important. Now legislative and contractual changes are forcing both parties to reconsider how they work together. >>>


Pharmaceutical Robotics Require Careful Assessment


Hospitals Scrutinize ACOs

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