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7 Reasons Hospitals Buy Technology They Don't Need

Cheryl Clark

We keep hearing that health providers should be cutting costs, so why do healthcare chiefs keep buying high-priced gadgets and gizmos that don't improve quality of care? Ego, vanity, and economics are the driving forces. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

10 Hospital Technologies to Watch Carefully

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. >>>

CMS Innovation Advisors Aim to Improve Quality of Care

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has tapped 73 healthcare professionals for its innovation advisors program. Funded with $6 million from the healthcare reform act, the program is designed to help drive improvements to patient care and to reduce costs. >>>

4 Vital Issues for Physicians in 2012

Amid a climate of uncertainty having to do with the business of being a doctor, "there is much despair among the physician population," says Lou Goodman, PhD, president of The Physicians Foundation. >>>

Reform Now Past the Point of No Return

Despite widespread opposition to some of the provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the majority of respondents to a HealthLeaders Media survey concede that it will improve healthcare quality. Why? Because revenue and survival are at stake. >>>

Intelligence Report: M&A—Hospitals Take Control

More than three-quarters of organizations are exploring or have M&A deals under way, according to this HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report. Get the free report with exclusive research and analysis. >>>



News Headlines

The 5-year plan: Where will healthcare be in 2017?

HealthcareITNews, January 12, 2012

Hospital fountain linked to Legionnaires' outbreak in WI

ABCNews, January 12, 2012

Nurses take steps to battle compassion fatigue

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, January 12, 2012

Hospitals cutting costs by not treating gunshot victims right away

Business Insider, January 11, 2012

FBI interviews patient in Prime Healthcare inquiry

San Francisco Chronicle / California Watch, January 10, 2012

Court ruling won't kill ACA, hospital chief predicts

Highland Park News / Chicago Sun Times, January 11, 2012

A 'Star Trek'- inspired $10M X Prize for revolutionizing healthcare

CNET.com, January 11, 2012

Complaint lodged against Steward over fired nurse

The Boston Globe, January 6, 2012

Ohio begins value-based measure for Medicaid

Dayton Daily News, January 9, 2012

A second set of eyes cuts errors at HCMC

Star Tribune, January 6, 2012



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From HealthLeaders Magazine

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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