HealthLeaders Media Community and Rural Hospital Weekly - April 13, 2011
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AHA Supports Rural Hospital Protection Act
Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media
The American Hospital Association says critical access hospitals will lose significant revenue, if reimbursements for provider taxes are disallowed under legislation backed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.[Read More]
    
 
April 13, 2011
 
Editor's Picks

HHS Unveils $1B Program to Reduce Medical Errors
Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has announced a $1 billion patient safety initiative aimed at saving lives and reducing hospital readmissions. [Read More]

7 Ways Hospitals Can Trim Costs
Hospitals are under intense pressure to reduce their cost of operations as they prepare for an altered healthcare environment requiring higher quality care at a lower price. Here are some tips from a nurse leader. [Read More]

Adverse Events in Hospitals Largely Undetected
Adverse events serious enough to harm patients are occurring in U.S. hospitals at least 10 times more often than previously measured, according to a study conducted at three large U.S. hospitals. [Read More]

Rounds: Patient-Centered Accountable Care
Patient-centered healthcare IS accountable care—accountable for quality, for value, and for patient satisfaction. Join us on April 27 live from Griffin Hospital and Planetree, recognized pioneers in patient-centered care, with more actionable strategies from invited thought leaders at Sharp Memorial and the Maine Patient-Centered Medical Home Pilot. [Read More]

*NEW* Webcast: Blueprint for an Integrated and Alignment-Driven Physician Compensation Plan
With the advent of the accountable care organization and reimbursement shifts from pay for performance to bundled payments, physician compensation plans must do more than ensure fair compensation for physicians. Join HealthLeaders Media for a 60-minute audio conference, including Q&A, to learn how to craft compensation plans for integration and alignment. [Read More]

*NEW* Webcast: Ratchet Up Physician Referrals: Proven Methods & Measures
At the heart of successful physician referral programs are relationships that result in buy-in, engagement, and alignment. How do you build those? And, how do you use data to prove your program's success to the C-suite? Join HealthLeaders Media for this 90-minute Webcast, including Q&A and case studies, for lessons and insights from marketing leaders with successful referral programs.[Read More]

Leaders Forum

Healthcare Leaders Reveal Uncertainties About Industry Direction
Dedication to mission is strong and getting stronger, but just how to accomplish that mission is less certain, according to results of the 2011 HealthLeaders Media Industry Survey. [Read More]

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This Week's Headlines

MS health system seeks $37.5M loan for EHR
The Mississippi Press, April 13, 2011
Governors cut taxes and medical aid to the poor
Los Angeles Times, April 12, 2011
Hospital patient safety under a spotlight
Chicago Tribune, April 11, 2011
US healthcare system unprepared for major nuclear emergency
Pro Publica, April 8, 2011
Wyoming hospitals mull statewide ACO
Billings Gazette, April 8, 2011
Five innovative healthcare systems to share patient data nationwide
Government Health IT, April 7, 2011

Webcasts/Rounds

Rounds: Patient-Centered Accountable Care (April 27)
Rounds: Neurological Service Line Growth: Telestroke & Brain Tumor Innovations (May 18)
Webcast: Ratchet Up Physician Referrals: Proven Methods & Measures (May 18)
Webcast: Blueprint for an Integrated and Alignment-Driven Physician Compensation Plan (May 24)
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For 31 years, David B. Nichols, MD, commuted once a week to Tangier Island, VA, piloting his own plane or helicopter. The 15-minute flight over the Chesapeake took Nichols to an area where the residents have triple the rate of disease he had seen any place else. In one of his final interviews, Nichols looked back on his legacy as a primary care leader.[Listen Now]
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