The so-called "mega" privacy rule is not enforceable until September, but hospital and health system executives should begin reviewing current policies now to identify changes necessary for compliance, observers say. >>>
Highmark Inc.'s pilot patient-centered medical home project saw a nearly 2% reduction in costs per member per month, while traditional care delivery programs notched cost increases, prompting the payer to expand the program in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. >>>
Acquitted of two counts of physical harassment against nurses after a maternity ward fracas last year, Douglas Kennedy, son of Robert Kennedy, has filed court papers citing defamation and malicious prosecution. >>>
A wiki-based project for sharing and standardizing order sets may open the door to sharing protocols, documentation, policies, and procedures among healthcare providers. >>>
Since sponsorship of events such as road races often comes with a cost, it's critical that hospital marketers take advantage of all possibilities that effectively communicate an organization's brand and mission. >>>
The fifth annual HealthLeaders Media Industry Survey draws on senior leaders at a cross-section of U.S. healthcare organizations to determine their top priorities, threats, and opportunities in 2013. >>>
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