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Pill Mill Crackdown Endangers Telepsych Program

Scott Mace

Pending federal legislation meant to reduce prescription drug fraud could have a harmful effect on a telehealth program in rural areas of North Carolina, where psychiatrists and neurologists are in particularly short supply. >>>


Editor's Picks

The Power of Plugged-In Physicians

To engage their physicians, healthcare leaders must empower them to change their own work patterns. The Mayo Clinic's YES Board shows that, when allowed to improve workflows and technology, physicians can make life- and cash-saving interventions. >>>

Rounds Preview: Developing True Team Medicine

Oakland, Calif.–based Kaiser Permanente, even with its massive scale of 8.9 million health plan members, more than 16,000 physicians, and 170,000 employees, is built around the team medicine concept. This is an excerpt from a fuller case study which accompanies the May 30th Rounds event, Building ACO Foundations: Lessons From Kaiser Permanente's Integrated Delivery Model. >>>

New Facebook Page Gathers Stories of Medical Harm

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? >>>

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. >>>

NEW: Live Webcast

Medical Home—Prime Your Organization for Launch

Date: June 15, 2012 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

Is establishing a medical home the right fit for your organization? And if so, how do you build it? Move beyond the buzz and learn from experts about the realities of assessing readiness and preparing for medical homes, including physician buy-in, transitioning, standardizing care regardless of payer restrictions, and reimbursement structure. 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. >>>

News Headlines

FCC approves spectrum changes for hospitals

Ars Technica, May 29, 2012

Opinion: Prescription tracking due in wake of abuse

Buffalo News, May 29, 2012

NC fights Medicaid fraud with analytics

InformationWeek, May 25, 2012

South Shore Hospital to pay $750,000 to settle data breach charges

The Boston Globe, May 25, 2012

For hospitals and insurers, new fervor to cut costs

The New York Times, May 24, 2012

Putting patients first, hospital making care more personal

NPR, May 24, 2012

E-prescribing reaches tipping point

InformationWeek, May 23, 2012

Poll: What it's like to be sick in America

KQED, May 23, 2012

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THURSDAY 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. >>>

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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. >>>


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