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Beyond Transport, Chopper May Help Integrate Care

Alexandra Wilson Pecci, editor for HealthLeaders Media

Cheyenne Regional Medical Center is about to topple a major barrier to coordinating care between rural hospitals and larger facilities: lack of air ambulance service. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

How Safety-Net Hospital Closings Affect PCPs

The closing of a Los Angeles safety-net hospital caused many of its primary care physicians to complain of profound professional and personal upheaval owing to the disruption of the care network, a study finds. >>>

How Physician Employment Affects Hospitals, Patients

Doctors are being warmly welcomed by healthcare organizations eager to employ them as a means to augmenting market share. But what does this mean for patient care and reimbursement rates? >>>

Cost Containment Under Healthcare Rules

In a regulated industry in which incentives don’t always align, leaders are committed to cost cutting despite complex and contradictory economic rules. >>>

Care Coordination, the Army Way

U.S. Army Major Chris Warner, MD, touts the benefits of his challenging work in coordinating mental health with primary care—not only for the patient—but for the Army itself. >>>



News Headlines

Feds to allow use of Medicare data to rate doctors

Chicago Tribune/Associated Press, December 6, 2011

Healthcare law changing behavior

USA Today, December 6, 2011

As more choose nursing, shortage less likely, study finds

Los Angeles Times, December 6, 2011

Too few doctors may be telling parents their kids are overweight

Los Angeles Times, December 6, 2011

Group predicts physician shortage in Wisconsin

Journal Sentinal, December 1, 2011

PA lawmakers threaten to intervene in dispute between hospital, insurer

Newsworks.org, November 30, 2011

India eye care center finds middle way to capitalism

NPR, November 30, 2011



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Rounds: A Programmatic Approach to Cancer Care

Date: December 16, 2011
About: Attend on-site or via live simulcast. Live at host Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center with invited guest UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, learn from one of the world's most respected cancer brands as it takes its proven success models to a community health system.  >>>




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? >>>

 

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