Medical doctors are facing revamped board recertification requirements that are "expensive, burdensome, and detract from the care of the patient," says David Fleming, president of the American College of Physicians. >>>
Described as "neither a merger nor an acquisition," the deal between Alexian Brothers Health System and Adventist Health to form a "joint operating company" is intended to reduce overhead and improve economies of scale as they move toward population health models. >>>
A report identifying scores of potential inpatient complications, meant to alert hospitals to their magnitude and frequency, is getting a tepid reception. It is "an interesting idea, but I don't yet know what it tells me," says one hospital quality expert. >>>
Taking a more strategic approach to payer relationships may be the key to surviving new reimbursements models. >>>
In order to a have a significant impact on cost, hospitals have to use data to focus on their most complex patients and get at the root cause of their illnesses, said keynote speaker Atul Gawande, MD, at the Healthcare Financial Management Association's ANI conference. >>>
The potential adverse effects of unsafe injection practices are not typically seen immediately, but can have catastrophic consequences for patients and for providers, says The Joint Commission. >>>
For the first time, the White House has honored innovative nurses who invent, hack, or "make," devices and workarounds that fix healthcare problems and improve patient care. >>>
A recent conversation with a hospital president in Nebraska shows that it's not always payers who are forcing the value-based conversation. >>>
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