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Physician Alignment Crucial in Cardio, Ortho Care

Joe Cantlupe

Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan has built a cardiovascular center of excellence. Physicians there collaborate with nurses to implement hospital processes and sets goals. And physician champions are named to help oversee quality goals and needs. >>>


Editor's Picks

EHRs, Red Tape Eroding Physician Job Satisfaction

Problems with electronic health records systems and the overall burden of rules and regulations imposed by payers and other entities are having a deleterious effect on the professional satisfaction of medical doctors, survey results find. >>>

Don't Expect Physicians to Lead Change

Unless you take steps to equip them to do so, physicians will continue to be unprepared to lead changes in clinical guidelines critical to performing under healthcare reform. >>>

How the Physician Payment Sunshine Act Could Affect Practice Revenue

This provision of the healthcare law does not create new penalties for financial interactions with drug or device companies, or any other organization, but it may cause doctors to change some of their outside activities. >>>

Patient Gripes Poor Indicators of Quality Care

Hospitals that have the best survival outcomes are not doing the best job in the area of patient satisfaction, says a healthcare economist . Better indicators of quality are the number of beds and patient volume. >>>

Readmissions 'Drop Like a Rock' with Predictive Modeling

Predictive modeling offers the key to understanding which healthcare services most affect utilization, readmissions, and payment, and how to tackle the outliers. These analytics are within the grasp of any healthcare system. >>>

CHIME: Mostashari Urges Focus on MU Hardship Exemptions

At the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, former ONC chief Farzad Mostashari stopped short of supporting alterations to the 2014 final rules or deadlines, but suggested that providers determine whether hardship exemptions can postpone Meaningful Use Stage 2 penalties. >>>

Simple Outpatient Protocols Reduce CLABSI by 48%

Training young cancer patients and their families basic methods of preventing central line-associated bloodstream infections could have implications beyond pediatric oncology, since healthcare is increasingly delivered in outpatient settings. >>>

Intelligence Report

Intelligence Report: Population Health Management—Steps to Risk Sharing and Data Analytics

With the shift away from volume-based reimbursement, population health management has emerged as a leading model to ensure quality care at lower costs. This report explores how better collaboration and mastery of data analytics can help you build a successful integrated and collaborative network for population health management. Download Today   >>>

News Headlines

NIH admits a dozen critically ill despite shutdown / Associated Press, October 10, 2013

The real face of healthcare reform

Time, October 10, 2013

Woman missing 17 days found dead in hospital stairway

The Chicago Tribune / Reuters, October 10, 2013

For $49, a doctor will see you now -- online

CNET, October 10, 2013

SSM Health Care to begin layoffs

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, October 9, 2013

MN warns 104 health department workers of possible furlough

Star Tribune, October 9, 2013

Many doctors unsure about participating in health exchanges

Albuquerque Business First, October 8, 2013

MN hospitals reduce unnecessary blood transfusions

Minnesota Public Radio, October 8, 2013

Robotic surgery risks, harms rise with marketing

Bloomberg, October 8, 2013

Hospital mergers may drive up costs

The Boston Globe, October 4, 2013

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