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Physician: Adverse Events from Insulin Prescribing 'An Epidemic'

Cheryl Clark

The results of a CDC study on insulin use errors suggests the need for a more individualized examination of which patients are prescribed insulin, with special attention to their life expectancy, level of frailty, and other diseases or conditions. >>>


Editor's Picks

Hospital Groups Strike Back at Hospital Rating Systems

The Association of American Medical Colleges has issued a list of 25 guidelines to help hospital officials evaluate rating systems that rank hospitals. Hospitals are urged to consider the validity of measures used, and transparency about methodology. >>>

Care Coordination a Cost-Cutting Quality Driver

Part II of an in-depth conversation about care coordination with two nurse leaders delves into the reasons why hospitals are looking at care coordination and transitional care so intensively—quality, cost, and outcomes. >>>

Payers Detail Strategies That Drive Consumer Satisfaction

A study of health plan members reflects the impact of healthcare reform efforts and contains at least one surprising result, says the director of J.D. Power's healthcare practice. >>>

Lahey Health Reexamines the Appropriate Care Model

This nonprofit, three-hospital health system in eastern Massachusetts has prioritized directing care to the most appropriate setting, which often means admitting patients to the community hospitals closest to their homes. >>>

4 Reasons PCMH Principles Aren't Going Away

A recent analysis finds lackluster results in both cost reduction and quality improvement from organizations that have achieved Patient-Centered Medical Home certification. Does that mean we need to go back to square one? >>>

Drug Shortages Still an Expensive Problem for Hospitals

Hospitals are routinely forced to purchase substitute drugs, which is a costly proposition. Not all of those costs are direct, nor are they easy to tally. >>>

Health Plans Face Under-Informed Consumers

Many commercial payers are grappling with the challenge of developing direct relationships with individual customers who lack knowledge about the new health insurance exchange markets and confidence to make purchasing decisions. >>>

Intelligence Report

Intelligence Report: Cardio Services—Keeping Pace With the Pulse of Population Health

This report outlines the strategies healthcare providers are pursuing to grow their cardio service lines while addressing margin pressures. Free Download >>>

News Headlines

U of L Hospital officials urge Senate panel not to cut indigent care funding

The Courier-Journal, March 13, 2014

Opinion: Why aren't doctors drug tested?

The New York Times, March 13, 2014

McLean (VA) doctor says 'concierge medicine' is future of primary healthcare

Fairfax Times, March 13, 2014

Lawmaker: Readmission fines should reflect patient demographics

The Plain Dealer, March 12, 2014

Can wearable tech prevent healthcare errors?

InformationWeek, March 12, 2014

NY hospital alerting 4,247 patients of possible blood contamination

Long Island Newsday, March 12, 2014

US administration pulls back on Medicare drug benefit proposals

Reuters, March 11, 2014

Cheaper surgery sends Lowe's flying to Cleveland Clinic

Bloomberg, March 10, 2014

What makes a community healthy?

Los Angeles Times, March 10, 2014

In NY, a heart surgery factory with 'obscene levels' of pay

Bloomberg, March 7, 2014

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Webcast: Forge Partnerships Across the Care Continuum—Metrics and Workflows

Date: March 14, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET Join leaders from SCL Health System and Collaborative Healthcare Strategies as they reveal how to successfully align with external entities across the care continuum to reduce readmissions, improve care quality, and streamline workflows. Register Today >>>

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