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Inequities Persist in Women's Cardiovascular Care
Joe Cantlupe, Senior Editor

The low level of women's participation in clinical trials regarding cardiovascular disease is a major stumbling block in efforts to improve disparities in women's care. [Read More]
  June 23, 2011

 
Editor's Picks
In Physician Recruiting, Local Needs Trump National Trends
Two national reports on physician recruiting and compensation reveal that the demand for primary care physicians continues to be strong, that more physicians are becoming employees, and that some can't necessarily bank on an increase in compensation every year. [Read More]
CDC: Sepsis Cost $14.6B in 2008
The number of septicemia and sepsis hospitalizations more than doubled between 2000 and 2008, resulting in much longer, costlier hospitals stays, and more problematic and often fatal outcomes for patients with the bloodstream infections, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [Read More]
AMA Affirms Support for Individual Mandate
After two days of debate, the American Medical Association's House of Delegates voted by two-thirds (326-165) to renew its support for the individual mandate, the embattled portion of the Affordable Care Act that requires people who can afford health coverage to purchase it. [Read More]
Mortality Risk in STEMI Patients Linked to Slow Transfers
Nearly 90% of patients with ST Segment elevation myocardial infarction who go to hospitals that lack catheterization capability have a 56% higher risk of mortality when they aren't transferred to a suitable hospital within the recommended 30 minutes. [Read More]
Webcast: Cultivating Physician-Hospital Alignment in the ACO Era
Date: July 20, 2011
About: Integration will be the key to success in the accountable care era, whether your organization develops an official ACO or not. Organizations must develop strong relationships with employed and affiliated physicians. Join us to get alignment strategies to thrive in an increasingly integrated industry.
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Intelligence Report: Better Care and the Bottom Line
54% of leaders say that ACOs will be successful in coordinating care and driving down overall costs, according to this HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report. Get the free report with exclusive research and analysis. [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
Tech Advances for Tonsillectomy Not Necessarily Better
Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, June 22, 2011
AMA: 1 in 5 Insurance Claims Bungled
Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, June 21, 2011
Social Networking Researcher Studies Physicians, Influence
Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, June 21, 2011
CMS to Tap Tech for Medicare Fraud Fight
John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, June 20, 2011
5 Strategies to Combat Health Reform Pressures
Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, June 20, 2011
Pardee Hospital Affiliates with UNC Health
John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, June 20, 2011
Baptist, Emerus to Open 4 Emergency Hospitals in TX
John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, June 21, 2011
Drug trials pose dilemma for some hospitals
The Tennessean, June 20, 2011

Webcasts/Rounds

July 20: Webcast: Cultivating Physician-Hospital Alignment in the ACO Era

July 27: Webcast: Creating an ACO Marketing Language

August 16: Rounds: The Real Value of ACOs

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