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Cheryl Clark, Senior Editor
A chain of 14 California hospitals has some explaining to do after state inspections find some facilities miscoded patient diagnoses or failed to adequately monitor central venous catheters for infections. [Read More]
May 12, 2011
Editor's Picks

ACO Hurdles, Risks, Could Dampen Provider Enthusiasm
Some healthcare executives are openly skeptical about the benefits of joining accountable care organizations, whose eventual downside risks could be considerable. Providers are raising legitimate concerns, a health researcher says. [Read More]

How Can Physicians Close the Disparity Gap?
Under healthcare reform, millions of currently uninsured will be become part of the insured, and it is hoped, will be seeking care in physician offices instead of emergency departments. While the healthcare system makes significant efforts to overcome racial and ethnic disparities in care, physicians aren't moving fast enough to meet the challenges of diversity, says one expert. [Read More]

Suicide After Medical Error Highlights Importance of Support for Clinicians
A tragic story about the death of a child from a medical error turned even sadder last month after the nurse who administered the medication took her own life. It serves as a grim wake-up call for how hospitals deal with clinicians after errors. [Read More]

MN Hospital Fires 32 for HIPAA Violations
Allina Hospital in Minneapolis has fired 32 employees for inappropriately accessing the electronic medical records of patients—the highest reported termination tally at a hospital for such a violation in recent memory. What could be so interesting about the medical records of 11 teens and one adult who overdosed on a synthetic drug? In any case, they had no need to find out. [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]

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]

Impact Analysis: Leaders Respond to CMS' Proposed ACO Regulations
The proposed regulations are indeed out, but what do they really mean to your organization and the industry? Get reactions from leaders at hospitals, health plans, and physician practices that are already well-versed in ACOs, including Monarch Healthcare, Alegent Health, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan /Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, Geisinger Health System, Dean Health System, and Scripps Health. [Read More]

This Week's Headlines
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How Field Clinics Reduce One Hospital's ED Strain
Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, May 11, 2011
Webcasts/Rounds

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

On demand: Cardiac Care Leadership for Improved Alignment and Outcomes

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In an ACO, Who's Accountable?
It can be the hospital, but health plans, physician practices and medical service organizations can also serve as the "accountable" party. [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. [Read More]
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