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Medical School Program Sparks Rural Residencies

Alexandra Wilson Pecci, editor for HealthLeaders Media

An outcomes study of the University of Missouri School of Medicine's Rural Track Pipeline finds that more than 57% of participating students opt to practice in rural areas. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Do-It-Yourself IT Solutions

Providers’ goals for achieving meaningful use are at risk, in part, because of a shortage of IT techs. Now leaders are considering in-house efforts. But supply continues to trail demand. >>>

'Observation' Status Prompts Federal Class Action Suit

The Center for Medicare Advocacy and the National Senior Citizens Law Center have filed petitions in U.S. District Court against Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. The lawsuit aims "to end the use of observation status as a way of depriving people of Part A Medicare coverage." >>>

Haven't Started ICD-10? It May Already Be Too Late

For some healthcare CIOs, waiting to start ICD-10 planning wasn't a risk they were willing to take. But many challenges remain when it comes to implementing the new coding system and putting in place the right teams, tools, and technologies. >>>

Universal Healthcare Would Slow VT Cost Growth

Vermont's bid for state-wide universal healthcare could double its healthcare costs by 2020—but that would still be less expensive than maintaining the current system of private insurance plans, says a report prepared by lawmakers. >>>



News Headlines

IL declines to investigate vast majority of hospital complaints

Chicago Tribune, November 9, 2011

MD to increase primary care health workforce by 25%

The Baltimore Sun, November 9, 2011

Tying hospital payments to patient satisfaction

The Wall Street Journal, November 9, 2011

Poor economy may be coloring views of nation's health

NPR, November 8, 2011

Thrift store enables NE hospital to thrive

The Independent, November 7, 2011

Hospitals fall short on MU

InformationWeek, November 4, 2011

Nursing CIOs play greater role

InformationWeek, November 3, 2011



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Multimedia/Events

Webcast: On-Call Compensation—Data-Driven Solutions

Date: December 6, 2011
About: By engaging physicians in a data-driven approach to payment, you can develop a workable solution to the call coverage conundrum. Join compensation experts from Children's Hospital of Orange County and ECG Management for strategies for affordable, sustainable call compensation. >>>


Webcast: Winning With Value-Based Purchasing

Date: November 17, 2011
About: Value-based purchasing brings real financial implications in the amount of CMS payment at risk, quality penalties, and the investments required to avoid those penalties. The stability of your future finances depends on your ability to successfully implement VBP. Join us for a 60-minute audio conference with VBP experts from Aurora Health Care and Premier. >>>




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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