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How Hospitals Can Save Millions Helping Homeless

Cheryl Clark

Recuperative care projects in Southern California are saving hospitals millions of dollars that they'd otherwise incur keeping repeating patients in acute care beds. At the same time, they're improving care for thousands of homeless people. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Top 12 Healthcare Buzzwords for 2012

Our third annual list of healthcare buzzwords and catchphrases includes a handful of terms that are really oxymorons. And if you think about it, that's the very theme of health reform today. >>>

20 People Who Make Healthcare Better—2011

In our annual HealthLeaders 20, we profile individuals who are changing healthcare for the better. Some are longtime industry fixtures; others would clearly be considered outsiders.  These are their stories. >>>

Nurses Key to Making Healthcare Better

Nurses make a strong showing in this year's HealthLeaders 20, our annual profile of individuals who are making a difference in healthcare. >>>

1 in 3 Dialysis Centers Subject to Medicare Penalties

Poor quality scores will result in Medicare reimbursement penalties for hundreds of kidney dialysis centers starting January 1, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services says. >>>

CMS Rule Would Make Gifts to Docs Transparent

The Physician Payment Sunshine Act, proposed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, targets gifts and is designed to reveal potential conflicts of interest between drug and medical device companies and providers. >>>



News Headlines

Blue Shield of CA to pay $2M over dropping of policyholders

Los Angeles Times, December 29, 2011

Happy New Year: The busiest season for cosmetic surgery

The Wall Street Journal, December 29, 2011

Fee coming for medical effectiveness research

Boston Herald/Associated Press, December 28, 2011

The high cost of failing artificial hips

The New York Times, December 28, 2011

Healthcare workers question some ICU care decisions

Los Angeles Times, December 28, 2011

Harvard study focuses on hospital readmission rates

Winston-Salem Journal, December 28, 2011

Walgreens customers complain of privacy violations, delays

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, December 28, 2011

Medtronic paid millions to influential UW chairman

The Journal-Sentinel, December 27, 2011

Hopkins, Lockheed aim to modernize the ICU

The Baltimore Sun, December 27, 2011

MGH interns give Santa his annual medical workup

The Boston Globe, December 29, 2011



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20 People Who Make Healthcare Better—2011

Determination and a willingness to take a chance are among the qualities we see in our annual HealthLeaders 20 as they set about dedicating their professional lives to making a difference for good in healthcare. >>>

 

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