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Patient Safety Needs a Rescue
Joe Cantlupe, Senior Editor

Patient safety currently resides at the intersection of good intentions and astonishingly dismal results. Healthcare leaders need to stop blaming poor communication and leadership structures and get to work laying out a strategy to secure patient safety. [Read More]
  May 26, 2011

 
Editor's Picks
NPA Names 'Top 5' Cost Drivers in Primary Care
A study in an upcoming issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine has created a field-tested "Top 5" list of potentially unnecessary cost drivers for primary care that -- if limited -- could improve cost and efficiency. [Read More]
Telling the Patient No
Patients are not used to hearing the word no from their hospital or physician. But they will have to start getting used to it, says HealthLeaders Media Leadership editor Philip Betbeze. [Read More]
Medicare Fund Gets an Independent Actuarial Review
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NY Mulls Physician 'Dress Code Council' Bill
A bill in the New York State Legislature would establish a hygienic dress code council to advise on whether banning certain clothing and accessories in healthcare settings could prevent infections. [Read More]
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Webcast: Alternative ACO Strategies
Go beyond the ACO regs furor to uncover commercial and Medicare alternatives for your ACO strategy. Join HealthLeaders Media for this 90-minute Webcast, including Q&A, for a deep dive with leading experts savvy on the legal and business operation of ACOs in commercial markets and CMS programs other than Medicare Shared Savings. [Read More]
 
Business Rx
Health Coaching Plays Role in the ACO
The challenge most providers face with accountable care organizations is not just how to manage risk, but also how to assist and coach patients on making positive and sustained changes in their lifestyles.[Read More]
 
 
Physician News
Healthcare Costs Continue to Climb, but Rate Slows
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Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, May 25, 2011
Senator Urges FTC to Examine Link Between Drug Shortages, Pharma Consolidation
John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, May 23, 2011
ONC Announces Examines for HIT Pros
Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Med, May 23, 2011
Metal artificial hips may need a hip check
NPR, May 23, 2011
Joplin hospital copes with tornado's aftermath
The Wall Street Journal, May 25, 2011
Biden aims for $1T in cuts, opens Medicare cost for debate
Bloomberg, May 25, 2011
HIT boosts bottom line for hospitals
InformationWeek, May 24, 2011
5% of Hospital Costs Attributed to Maternal Care
Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, May 20, 2011

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June 9: Rounds: Coordinating Systems of Care

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