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Berwick Pushes for Quality
Janice Simmons, Senior Editor
In his first public speech as head of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Donald Berwick, MD, made references to quality improvement in healthcare a theme that will likely be highlighted during his term.[Read More]
 
 
September 16, 2010
 
     
 
Editor's Picks

Clean Malpractice Records Don't Correlate with Doctors' Quality, Study Finds
When patients need to pick a doctor, there's not much out there for them to compare. They can check board certification, see malpractice claim payouts, and count years of experience, information available on many state medical board websites.[Read More]

CBO: Obesity Pumps Up Healthcare Costs
During the past two decades, the adult population in the United States has become not only far more heavy but far more expensive when it comes to providing healthcare coverage, according to a new Congressional Budget Office (CBO) issue brief[Read More]

CMA Sues Blue Shield Over Physician Rating System
The California Medical Association, which represents 35,000 doctors, says it has filed a class action lawsuit against Blue Shield for imposing an unfair and potentially harmful rating system, the Blue Ribbon Recognition Program.[Read More]

FDA Adds Contrast Agent Label Warning
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has set label requirements for gadolinium based contrast agents used in MR imaging to minimize causing the rare but serious kidney dysfunction condition called nephrogenic systemic fibrosis.[Read More]
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Beyond Going Green
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Expectations for environmental sustainability and stewardship are growing as healthcare leaders face heightened scrutiny from government and community. [Read More]
 
 
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Bring Your Strategy to Life: Implementation and Feedback Stages: In a robust healthcare system, strategy is executed from the ranks. Employees must understand what the corporate strategy is, why it is important, what their role is within it and how to make decisions in everyday activities that breathe life into the strategy. In other words: they need to know how to execute the strategy. But explaining a strategy is not easy. In part 2 of her two-part guest column, Gabrielle DeTora explains the structures needed to translate effective strategic imperatives to the rank-and-file. [