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Physicians Seeking Middle Ground in Prostate Screening Debate

Joe Cantlupe

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has released a draft recommendation against PSA-based screening to detect prostate cancer, a controversial move that has prompted some physicians to step up their efforts to educate men about healthcare screening options. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

GPOs Back Obama Order on Drug Shortages

The American Hospital Association and two hospital group purchasing organizations say they support President Barack Obama's executive order to reduce the nation's prescription drug shortage. >>>

CMS Pushed to Improve Reporting on Adverse Events

The Office of Inspector General criticizes regional offices of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for failing to notify accreditation agencies, such as the Joint Commission, in two-thirds of cases involving serious adverse events at hospitals, including immediate jeopardy citations. >>>

How Tele-Navigation Reduces Admissions, Cuts ED Costs

A New Mexico provider finds that patient navigators can improve care and slash costs by diverting non-emergent patients from the emergency department, helping them obtain primary care, and providing guidance on appropriate use of the ED. >>>

When Medical Errors Happen, Executives Shouldn't Hide

When tragic medical mistakes harm patients, defensive attitudes and behavior can make litigation more likely and prolonged, and can add more anxiety and suffering to the affected patients and their families, says an Institute for Healthcare Improvement report. >>>



News Headlines

ACO Final Rules Intend to Encourage Consolidation

HealthLeaders Media, October 28, 2011

Docs use Google for health information

The Wall Street Journal, November 2, 2011

Penn surgeons describe double hand transplant

McClatchy Newspapers, November 2, 2011

Essay: Finding inspiration in a doctor's legacy

The New York Times, November 2, 2011

Commenters Knock HHS Rules on Health Insurance Exchanges

HealthLeaders Media, November 3, 2011

To Prevent VBP Financial Loss, Think Like a Clinician

HealthLeaders Media, October 31, 2011

Healthcare Online Job Postings Plummet in October

HealthLeaders Media, November 1, 2011

Nurses Urged to Examine Their Changing Role

HealthLeaders Media, November 1, 2011

Universal Healthcare Could Double VT's Costs

HealthLeaders Media, November 3, 2011



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Multimedia/Events

Rounds: The Business and Clinical Path to Medical Home

Date: November 11, 2011
About: Attend on-site or
participate via live simulcast. Live from host St. Joseph Health System—reaching the vision of patient–centered medical home requires strong links between hospital and physician to achieve best patient outcomes. Join us for the dialogue in a special, complimentary Rounds, sponsored by RelayHealth.
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Webcast: Battle-Tested Tactics for Key Internal Marketing Initiatives

Date: November 8, 2011
About: In this 90-minute Webcast, benefit from lessons learned from Catholic Health Initiatives’ communication campaign for EHR implementation, and learn what your service lines can mean for marketing opportunities. >>>




From HealthLeaders Magazine

Patient Engagement Takes Physician Leadership

As providers become increasingly accountable for healthcare outcomes, patient engagement grows in significance. Individuals should take responsibility for their health, but what role do the providers play in turning consumers of care into partners in care? >>>

 

Managing the Continuum

 

Treating Patient as Partner


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