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How Will Partnership for Patients Reduce Medical Harm?
Cheryl Clark, Senior Editor
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services hasn't yet explained much about how it intends to track success rates for its Partnership for Patients initiative, whichaims to slash rates of hospital-acquired conditions and readmissions. [Read More]
April 21, 2011
Editor's Picks

Process Improvements Cut Fat, Beef Up Quality
An insightful column from our senior finance editor reveals that only 4% of hospitals have deployed Lean or Six Sigma efficiency strategies. This is an important gap that can help hospitals reduce spending and improve quality. [Read More]

Value-Based Payment Rules May Be Bound for ASCs
Ambulatory surgery centers have (so far) escaped obligation to report or receive performance payments for quality measures. This may soon change following a recent CMS report to Congress. ACS procedures account for more than $3 billion in Medicare payments, so the agency should have an opportunity to reward value. [Read More]

Do Decision Support Tools Make Docs Look Dumb?
Evidence suggests there's resistance to decision support technology among some physicians and patients. But eventually, clinicians won't have a choice about using evidence-based medicine and decision support in the exam room. [Read More]

AMGA: Internal, Family Medicine Top Hiring Priorities
Internal medicine and family medicine providers are first on the hiring list for medical groups, thanks in part to new provisions in healthcare reform law. But the practice survey also found some bad news: Physician turnover is on a slight increase. [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]

Rounds: Neurological Service Line Growth: Telestroke & Brain Tumor Innovations
Neurological service line success is all about managing the collision of technology, research, and care coordination. Get strategies for managing the collision on May 18, live from Barrow Neurological Institute with invited thought leaders from St. John Providence Health System and St. Luke Hospital.[Read More]

Webcast: Achieving Ambulatory Surgery Center Success in the Reform Era
Reform, reimbursement, and reintegration—a triple threat to ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) or new opportunities for ROI? Join HealthLeaders Media for a 90-minute Webcast, including Q&A, to learn how to increase the financial return of ASC operations from leaders with proven ambulatory care ROI. [Read More]

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]

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]

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Webcasts/Rounds

April 27: Rounds: Patient-Centered Accountable Care

May 11: Webcast: Achieving Ambulatory Surgery Center Success in the Reform Era

May 18: Rounds: Neurological Service Line Growth: Telestroke & Brain Tumor Innovations

May 18: Webcast: Ratchet Up Physician Referrals: Proven Methods & Measures

May 24: Webcast: Blueprint for an Integrated and Alignment-Driven Physician Compensation Plan

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