To identify which hospitals are the most and least likely to cause avoidable patient harm, The Leapfrog Group is generating report cards with letter grades—"one score that any consumer can understand before they walk into the door of a hospital." But the American Hospital Association calls many of the measures used by Leapfrog to evaluate safety "flawed." >>>
PricewaterhouseCoopers attributes much of the projected slower growth to the tepid economy, the healthcare industry's broad focus on cost containment, and efforts by employers to keep health insurance expenses down. >>>
Healthcare continues to be one of the few steady bright spots in the latest U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics monthly job growth report. The reports have otherwise been erratic and lackluster since the economic downturn in 2008. >>>
Hospitals that go after self-pay debt with a heavy hand end up with little or nothing in revenue and, worse, a bad reputation, once word gets out about their aggressive tactics. It's a dangerous game, especially for nonprofits. >>>
Date: June 27, 2012 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET
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The Atlantic, June 6, 2012
InformationWeek, June 6, 2012
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Hartford Business Journal, June 5, 2012
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WNYC, June 5, 2012
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Miami Herald, June 1, 2012
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BBC, June 1, 2012
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