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October 31, 2013
Community Health Systems profit falls, outlook lowered
Should You Keep Sales Reps Out of the OR?
Joint Commission Announces 'Top Performers'
Top hospitals opt out of Obamacare
The President wants you to get rich on Obamacare
Johns Hopkins medical unit rarely finds black lung, helping coal industry defeat miners' claims
Changing light patterns in hospital rooms may ease patients' pain and fatigue
October 30, 2013
ED Visits By Nursing Home Residents 'Disproportionately High'
Slideshow: Population Health Management—Steps to Risk Sharing and Data Analytics
Holy Cross Hospital's parent company taps Rick Gilfillan as new CEO
City of Pittsburgh responds to UPMC claim that it has no employees
How VT plans to push further on health
Doctors use euphemism for $2.4 billion in needless stents
Opinion: Shelter from the storms
October 29, 2013
5 Ways Health Systems Can Reduce ED Usage
How to Find the Right Ortho Device at the Right Price
Should hospital ratings be embraced, or despised?
FDA shift on painkillers was years in the making
Opinion: Patients must learn more, question doctors to prevent unneeded treatment
Some health screenings may harm more than help
October 28, 2013
Mapping Patient-Nurse Interactions Could Minimize Infections crashes amid changes
Adverse Events Draw $775K in Fines at 9 CA Hospitals
Patients, firms shop for better healthcare deals
Garden City (NJ) chief of staff: Hospital is a 'tough business to be in'
Hundreds of LICH employees receive layoff notices
October 25, 2013
Slideshow: HLM Council Members on the Primacy of Primary Care
NCQA: Appropriate Use of Antibiotics by Providers 'Declining'
Healthcare law fails to lower prices for rural areas
Opinion: The wildest time ever in American healthcare
Nonprofit hospitals swap breaks for mergers under law
Should medical school last just 3 years?
A doctor's job is to be honest about unrealistic optimism
October 24, 2013
The Trouble With Pay-for-Performance
Doctors in Residency Fail Tests of Common Courtesy
More charged in federal probe of Sacred Heart Hospital
Suit challenging VA health facility law revived
Opinion: Payment reform – flat facility fees & ACOs aren't enough
Hospital cost shifting may be a thing of the past
UPMC, Highmark reach tentative agreement to settle lawsuits
Robots that emit ultraviolet light help hospitals curb some infections
October 23, 2013
Healthcare Job Growth Continues at Tepid Pace
Leapfrog Releases Another Hospital Safety Report Card
3 dead in medical helicopter crash in West TN
UPMC says it does not have employees
Cleveland Clinic CEO Toby Cosgrove elected to IOM
Lawsuit against BJC HealthCare alleges wage violations
Blue Cross says it will pay 4 MS hospitals more
Gov Corbett to sign bill allowing doctors to apologize
October 22, 2013
Nurse Staffing Linked to Lower Readmission Penalties
How Telemedicine Drives Volume, Revenue
TX doctors, hospitals don't know if they're in or out of Obamacare plans
At Twin Cities hospitals, doing more with less blood
Doctors rarely discuss risks of cancer screening
October 21, 2013
Targeting All-Cause Readmissions an Ambitious Strategy
Residents Save $2M By Eliminating Needless Lab Tests
Hospitals face whole new world under health law
Once a rarity, walk-in healthcare now common in (SC) Midlands
Report: Body of Baptist Health Care (FL) CFO Kerry Vermillion recovered
October 18, 2013
Remote Patient Monitoring Poised for Growth
Hospital Inspections to Resume In Full
Women make better doctors than men
Catholic hospitals grow, and with them questions of care
Why are hospital CEOs paid so well?
Gynecologist's license suspended amid inquiry over drug, image allegations
October 17, 2013
Claims Data Underreports Pressure Ulcers
Cardio Service Line Introduces Revitalized Mercy Health
Parkland Memorial Hospital turns attention back to CEO search
To reduce patient falls, hospitals try alarms, more nurses
Implementing hospital affiliation no simple task
The case for computer-based healthcare
U.N. agency calls outdoor air pollution leading cause of cancer
October 16, 2013
Hospital CEO Pay Out of Alignment with Quality of Care
Consolidation Comes with Benefits (and Costs)
US nonprofit hospital CEO annual pay averages $600K
Improving patient engagement equal parts technology, empathy
VT hospital fears for funding after patient death
Crisis: Patients not taking their medications
Hospital progress toward Meaningful Use, so far
The CDC and the shutdown: Potentially a big deal
October 15, 2013
Moody's: HIX Uncertainties Will Hurt NP Hospitals' Credit
Patients mired in costly credit from doctors
Study: Hospital CEO pay not tied to quality of care
Patients pay before seeing doctor as deductibles spread
Dignity Health, Optum launch joint venture to simplify patient billing
Physician assistants fill in at the fringes of healthcare
Breaking through cancer's shield
Remote patient monitoring closer to mainstream
Hospital giant fails in bid to swipe nurses' sick days
October 14, 2013
Intelligence Report: Toward Population Health
Why is it so hard to find a doctor?
More doctors, nurses becoming hospital administrators
A job engine sputters as hospitals cut staff
Obesity surgery coverage balloons the cost of some healthcare plans in VA
October 11, 2013
Compensation for Physician Execs Sees Slow Growth
HIX Lags in Texas, as Providers Wait on Feds
Doubts about pay-for-performance in healthcare
Sicker Medicaid, Medicare emergency patients less profitable
Is Obamacare really to blame for cuts at the Cleveland Clinic and other hospitals?
More proof that healthcare loves big data
AZ medical board took doc licensing shortcuts
The need for better obesity education–in medical schools
October 10, 2013
How the Physician Payment Sunshine Act Could Affect Practice Revenue
CHIME: Mostashari Urges Focus on MU Hardship Exemptions
NIH admits a dozen critically ill despite shutdown
The real face of healthcare reform
CVS/pharmacies expand retail clinics in LA in response to healthcare market demand
Woman missing 17 days found dead in hospital stairway
UCLA to run health clinics for Motion Picture & Television Fund
TB deaths at Las Vegas hospital's NICU spur health alert
For $49, a doctor will see you now -- online
October 9, 2013
Govt. health and safety efforts slowed or halted
Questionable design blamed for HIX website woes
Shutdown scuttles inspections of hospitals
Central Maine Medical Center lauds ruling against Anthem
Shorter Wait for Surgery After Stents OK, Surgeon Says
SSM Health Care to begin layoffs
In MN, nurses in trouble get second chances
MN warns 104 health department workers of possible furlough
Hospital TB exposure under investigation in NV
October 8, 2013
Simple Outpatient Protocols Reduce CLABSI by 48%
Hospitals and insurers struggle to reduce costs from "super-utilizers"
Robotic surgery risks, harms rise with marketing
MN hospitals reduce unnecessary blood transfusions
Orlando Health nurses rallying for unions
Orszag: Are hospitals more efficient than they seem?
October 7, 2013
Medicare Sees 33% Spike in Claims Appeals
Cheaper Way to Stop MRSA Adds No Patient Risk
Healthcare hospitality: Hospitals use amenities to dazzle patients
Without TX help, hospitals must make Obamacare work
Opinion: At core of US healthcare dysfunction – it's the prices, stupid
New Prince George's (MD) hospital to cost $655M
Numbers guy sheds light on confusing hospital pricing
October 4, 2013
Patient Gripes Poor Indicators of Quality Care
Providers Face Tougher HIPAA Rules
Hospital mergers may drive up costs
Federal government shuts off $20 million in funding to ME hospital
Doctors ignore advice on sore throats, bronchitis
Clinical trial patients to Congress: 'Stop acting like babies'
Florida Hospital opens 2 women's health centers
October 3, 2013
NPs Love Their Jobs, For Now
ICU Delirium Linked to Post-Discharge Cognitive Decline
Government shutdown forces hospital to turn patients away
PA bills want hospitals to take 'any insurer'
UC Irvine and MemorialCare Health System agree to partner, not merge
Western Maryland hospitals form alliance
October 2, 2013
Tech Glitches Snarl HIX Opening Day
Tuomey Healthcare ordered to pay $276 million
Opinion: Baylor Health System, Tenet Healthcare embrace Obamacare
Cuts block some seeking NIH research treatment
Research foundation takes control of LSU hospitals
The case for changing how doctors work
'Rock Doc' busted on Medicare fraud charges
How do you design a hospital that can foster great ideas?
October 1, 2013
HIX Open for Business
Cuts to Medicare Payments for Uninsured Begin
Opinion: Healthcare apps could be doctor's best friend
Baylor Health Care System, Scott & White complete their merger
Oncologists call for industry-led global fund to fight cancer
Why hospitals should be more like Disney World
Citrus Memorial Hospital boards vote for HCA
Struck by turtle: Anticipating a new healthcare billing system