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Colorado Shootings Put Docs vs. Glocks Law in Spotlight

Joe Cantlupe

Florida doctors have prevailed in federal court against a state law that threatened to strip physicians of their licenses if they warned patients about risks of guns in the home. The case takes on greater meaning after the recent mass killing in a Colorado movie theater. >>>


Editor's Picks

Building the Best Physician Team

Health systems are looking to forge relationships bound by teamwork, cohesiveness, and coordination as never before. Now hospitals are revamping their leadership structures, and some are going further, establishing academies to cultivate physician leaders. >>>

House Bill to Press for One-Year SGR Delay

If passed, the delay in implementation of the sustainable growth rate formula would allow Congress to get past the uncertainties presented by the upcoming elections, and the expiration of existing tax policy, as well as potential debt limit debates. >>>

Hospitals Reaping Financial Benefits of Telehealth

As legislators create state laws requiring payers to reimburse providers for telemedicine services, hospitals are viewing the move toward coordinated teleheath networks as a cost cutter and a competitive advantage. >>>

Hospitals Tie In to Olympics' Goodwill

Olympics fervor is in full swing. Three healthcare organizations are doing a great job of tying into the goodwill, either by associating with athletes or sending their own clinicians. >>>

Revealed: What's Really Driving Up Healthcare Costs

A study of three billion health insurance claims from Aetna, Humana, and UnitedHealthcare makes it plain. For one particular group, children under 18, the price of healthcare services has increased faster than either utilization or the intensity of those services. >>>

A Call for Intuitive EMRs

"EMR 2.0" needs to know how to adapt to clinical workflows without an IT army making changes to the code. At the current pace of development, it will take a miracle for electronic medical records software to meet health systems' meaningful use deadlines. >>>

Clinical Data Requires Nimble Navigation

Within a year, the number of EHR users who are also using analytics will double. "It is a critical next step that organizations are moving to analytics, not just technology," says one health system CEO. "The value added from data is going to drive quality," says the CMO of another. >>>

Intelligence Report

Clinical Quality—Data is the Key to Survival

Healthcare organizations today overwhelmingly track clinical quality outcomes and patient safety metrics. However, while 76% are implementing EHRs, only 44% say the systems benefit patient safety, according to this HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report. Get the free report or Premium version with exclusive research and analysis. >>>

News Headlines

Doctors petition FDA for painkiller limits

The New York Times, July 26, 2012

CT for chest pain in ER gets patients home sooner

Los Angeles Times, July 26, 2012

Plastic surgery: 'Wild West' of medicine

CNN, July 26, 2012

CBO: Healthcare law now cheaper, won't cover as many people

Politico, July 25, 2012

NJ physician group warns costs of digital records may threaten solo practices

NJBiz, July 25, 2012

Patient-centered team care is taking off in OH

The Columbus Dispatch, July 25, 2012

New in-hospital robots to link doctors, patients

The Boston Globe, July 25, 2012

Hospitals hype robot surgery for women: study

Reuters, July 23, 2012

Silicon Valley surgeons risk 'moral authority' for 200% returns

Bloomberg, July 23, 2012

Opinion: Why can't medicine seem to fix simple mistakes?

ProPublica, July 23, 2012

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Webcast: Physician-Hospital Alignment After the ACA Decision

Date: August 7, 2012, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET
New models of hospital/physician integration are proliferating in a dynamic healthcare market. Discover which model best suits your institution—now and into the future. Industry experts provide proven tactics 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. >>>

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Refocus: Building the Best Physician Team

As hospitals move from a fee-for-service to value-based world, leaders are exploring how to create a physician team of generalists, specialists, and subspecialists to best meet the new needs of care.  >>>


Financial Benefits of Telehealth


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