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New Facebook Page Gathers Stories of Medical Harm

Cheryl Clark

An investigative journalism group has launched a Patient Harm Community on Facebook, encouraging people to post personal horror stories. Healthcare providers are invited to join in. Should you? >>>


Editor's Picks

Medical Boards Step Up Disciplinary Actions

The Federation of State Medical Boards reports that the number of doctors punished by their states increased 6.8% between 2010 and 2011. But a citizen's advocacy group issues its own report, which suggests that states continue to fail to adequately protect the public from bad doctors. >>>

Luxury Hospital Facilities Put Patient Experience First

The striking new hospital buildings built by Johns Hopkins and Sanford Health exemplify patient-centric design on a big budget. But even hospitals without deep pockets can glean inspiration from them. >>>

Appalachian, Urban Health Challenges Remarkably Similar

One of the unfortunate ironies of population health is that people who live in the most remote sections of the U.S. often face the same health and healthcare access issues that plague people in large cities, studies show.  >>>

How Rivals Built an ACO

Minnesota's HealthPartners and Allina Health formed Northwest Metro Alliance to focus on achieving the triple-aim of healthcare and to accomplish together what they couldn't do alone. They share electronic patient data, mine claims data, and have agreed not to duplicate services. >>>

Grand-Aides Make Nursing Go Further

A corps of trained community members who transmit information between patients and nurses is saving money and reducing hospital and clinic visits, a study shows. >>>

LAST CHANCE: Rounds Event

Building ACO Foundations—Lessons From Kaiser Permanente's Integrated Delivery Model

Date: May 30, 2012
About: Join HealthLeaders Media and host Kaiser Permanente for a live and simulcast three-hour leadership event on how to use the foundations of team medicine, population health management, and actionable data to create your own vision of integration. Access our FREE event case study now, then register for the exclusive companion event. >>>

News Headlines

Putting patients first, hospital making care more personal

NPR, May 24, 2012

Death rate drops among Americans with diabetes

Chicago Tribune / Reuters, May 24, 2012

TN Health System Charts Its Own Course

HealthLeaders Media, May 23, 2012

Tired surgical residents may up error risk

Fox News, May 23, 2012

WA program to limit emergency room over-use through data sharing / KIRO, May 22, 2012

Patients aren't great at figuring out if they got excellent medical care

The Atlantic, May 22, 2012

Healthcare industry's perfect storm

Daily Chronicle, May 21, 2012

Parkland Hospital Improving, but ED Deficiencies Persist

HealthLeaders Media, May 18, 2012

Fed-up doc creates app that connects MDs, patients

Xconomy, May 18, 2012

4 Strategies to Optimize Hospital Bed Allocations

HealthLeaders Media, May 17, 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, hospital and physician leaders must 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 featuring executive speakers from Catholic Health Initiatives and MemoricalCare Medical Foundation and a leading M&A consultant. >>>

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ACO Blueprints: Options in Accountability

As the healthcare industry moves away from a transaction-based system, leading organizations are exploring accountable care models of various types. >>>


Aetna Building National ACO Network


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