The ECRI Institute lists ten high-priced technologies, including radiation reduction tools and proton beam radiation therapy, that it says bear a look by healthcare leaders, but come with a slew of caveats. >>>
Hospitals created 9,800 new jobs in December, and 89,100 jobs in 2011, more than double the 37,300 jobs hospitals created in 2010, Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows. >>>
A paper in the Annals of Internal Medicine highlights a stunning weakness in the method by which many payers measure quality through fatal outcomes. >>>
This third report in a series of four from the inaugural HealthLeaders Media CFO Exchange provides insight on cost containment from leaders at Banner Health, Wellmont Health System, Parkland Health & Hospital System, Floyd Memorial Hospital & Health Services, and Trinity Regional Health System. Eighteen percent cite "no culture of being cost-conscious" as their greatest organizational challenge to cost reduction. >>>
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