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IHI: Hospitals, Patients Rethink Care; Berwick Blasts Rhetoric

Cheryl Clark

At this year's Institute for Healthcare Improvement forum, leading-edge healthcare providers are thinking in detailed and creative ways about just what form changes to our healthcare system must take. >>>

 

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IHI: Berwick on ACOs, Congress, Fraud

At the Institute for Healthcare Improvement annual forum, former Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services administrator Don Berwick, MD, says his most rewarding moments were those in which he attracted the sharpest criticism. >>>

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. >>>

Drug Shortages: A Headache for Physicians

Physicians are trying to cope with some of the worst prescription drug shortages in years, particularly with cancer-fighting medications. Patients have died and the government is taking action, but the situation is likely to get worse. >>>

Hospital Cafeteria Food Undermines Wellness Movement

While many hospitals talk the talk on improving nutrition, staff, patients, and visitors at hospital cafeterias still chew the fat, illustrating a persistent disconnect for the wellness movement in the healthcare workplace. >>>



News Headlines

Opinion: Dr. Berwick's pink slip

The New York Times, December 7, 2011

Too few doctors may be telling parents their kids are overweight

Los Angeles Times, December 6, 2011

CA hospital report cards likely to go away

Gant Daily / Kaiser Health, December 5, 2011

Healthcare law changing behavior

USA Today, December 6, 2011

Apple's secret plan to steal doctors' hearts

Wired, December 5, 2011

Analysis: Hospitals target pricey medical devices for savings

Baltimore Sun/Reuters, December 5, 2011

Medicare will cover obesity screening, treatment

Time, December 2, 2011

Health IT Chiefs: Our next IT rock stars?

InformationWeek, December 2, 2011

Healthcare workers at serious risk of injury on the job

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 5, 2011

USF moves to prevent conflicts with medical companies

Tampa Bay Online, December 2, 2011



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Multimedia/Events

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.  >>>




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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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