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ED Woes Bad Today, Worse Tomorrow

Joe Cantlupe

Patient visits to the emergency department increased 60% faster than population growth in one seven-year period, researchers find. The study is instructive because it delves into the past to identify the causes of today's overcrowding—and finds a couple of surprises. >>>


Editor's Picks

Personal Tech-Wielding Docs Challenge IT Leaders

Rogue physicians are being tempted by personal technology devices such as tablets and apps available outside traditional information technology departments, raising issues about how health data can be protected from being inappropriately captured, analyzed, and transmitted. >>>

Recovery Auditor Prepayment Review Demo Still Pending

With temperature records being broken by the hundreds, there's no question that summer is in full swing. So where is the launch of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Recovery Auditor prepayment review demonstration? >>>

How Bundled Payments Pay Off in Joint-replacement

By uniting with orthopedic surgeons and negotiating price guidelines with vendors, a Texas hospital garners seven-figure savings in price concessions over one year. >>>

Solo Physician Practice Recruiting Dwindling

Healthcare reform is demanding efficiencies of scale that solo or very small medical practices can't meet. Recruiting doctors into solo practice settings "has almost entirely abated," a Merritt Hawkins study finds. >>>

PPACA's Impact on Quality of Care Isn't Getting Its Due

In upholding most of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the Supreme Court validates improvements to quality and safety of care. But discussion has centered almost exclusively around access issues and consumer payments. >>>

Breakthroughs Report

Strategic Solutions for the Readmissions Challenge

Successfully preventing readmissions requires many players to fill the gaps in the care continuum. In this HealthLeaders Media Breakthroughs report, we examine how four leading health systems—Griffin Hospital, Parkview Health, Sarasota Memorial HealthCare System, and UPMC Hamot—are moving the needle. >>>

News Headlines

Insurers pay big markups as doctors dispense drugs

The New York Times, July 12, 2012

Medicaid patients turn to hospitals for emergencies, not routine care

Reuters, July 12, 2012

Abington Hospital doctors oppose hospital merger

The Philadelphia Inquirer, July 12, 2012

Montefiore Hospital tackles worrisome computer physician entries

InformationWeek, July 12, 2012

Repeal of PPACA Would Be 'Devastating,' Sebelius Says

HealthLeaders Media, July 12, 2012

Primary care doctor pay jumps past $200K as reform, market push new pay methods

Forbes, July 11, 2012

FIU med school slow to take Medicaid cases

Miami Herald, July 11, 2012

Primary care main focus for new medical school

Hartford Courant, July 11, 2012

FDA won't order doctors to get painkillers training

The New York Times, July 10, 2012

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Rounds: Excellence in Cardiac Care—Elements of Success from The Mount Sinai Medical Center

Date: July 18, 12:00–3:00 p.m. ET
How do you balance the latest in advanced cardiovascular treatment with market growth? Join HealthLeaders Media and the cardiovascular team at The Mount Sinai Medical Center to learn how Sinai has reinvented one of the top cardiovascular enterprises in the country. >>>

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