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Doctors, Hospitals Should Share Blame For Recalled Medical Devices
Cheryl Clark, Senior Editor
This week's report that a whopping 80% of medical devices so dangerous that they had to be recalled had been cleared for use under a flawed, federal process leaves no room for doubt: there's plenty of blame to go around.[Read More]
February 10, 2011
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HealthLeaders Media's Industry Survey Focuses on Quality
Our annual survey of healthcare executives is out for 2011, and in the quality domain, there are many changes. Healthcare reform, financial incentives, and penalties for higher infection and readmission rates, affected our industry leaders' answers. [Read More]

Telemedicine: The Case for Acting Sooner Rather Than Later
Here's a surprise. Telemedicine isn't as effective as a physician being in the same room as the patient—it's better. That's how Gienna Shaw, our senior editor for technology, sees it in her column this week. [Read More]

Medical Imaging War Pits Doctor vs. Doctor
A Maryland law that prohibits physician self-referral for advanced imaging and radiation therapy pits docs against each other. Turf wars and scope-of-practice fights between radiologists and orthopedists may highlight flaws in the system that may be raising costs, and providing unnecessary or futile care. [Read More]

Ensuring ED Specialty Call a Growing Problem in CA
This interesting report from the California Healthcare Foundation points the way to some payment formats designed to boost hospital emergency department call panels, some of which are staring at healthcare reform like an oncoming truck. One thing that has changed: CEOs and emergency department chiefs now see call fees and stipends as a cost of doing business, and no longer expect they're going to get those services for free. [Read More]

Intelligence Report: E-Health Systems: Opportunities and Obstacles
In this HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report, 90% of healthcare leaders say they'll achieve meaningful use from the governmental push for electronic health systems by 2016. And 89% of leaders say that e-health systems will improve quality of care industrywide within 10 years. But in the meantime, leaders' assessments of the cost, functionality, and other aspects of the technology is mixed.[Read More]
This Week's Headlines
Watson: From Jeopardy to the Hospital?
The Hartford Courant, February 17, 2011

FDA approves wider use of Lap-Band
Los Angeles Times, February 17, 2011


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