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Patients Set to Unleash Feedback on Doctors

Cheryl Clark

Value-based purchasing "satisfaction" surveys for physicians are just around the corner. Do the frustrations that patients will undoubtedly relate somehow translate to their outcomes of care? >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Your Hospital is Not Invisible

It doesn't matter if your hospital is in midtown Manhattan or Manhattan, KS. It doesn't matter how many beds you have or how high you scored with HealthGrades. If you've got problems, you'd better be prepared with answers. >>>

Parkland Dismissals Linked to Patient Safety, Accountability

Over the past three months, at least 75 employees at Parkland Health and Hospital System in Dallas have been among staff "encouraged to leave" in a widespread shakeup at the much-maligned hospital system. >>>

State Health Benefit Mandates Come with New Costs

Insurance coverage requirements enacted by state legislatures across the country have always been a sore point among insurers in the individual and small group market. Under healthcare reform, they may come bearing new costs. >>>

How Many Hospital Beds is Enough?

Hospitals that cut readmission rates and shorten length of stay are finding they need fewer beds. Just how many fewer is tough to determine. But finance leaders are key to finding the balance between eliminating waste and preserving revenue. >>>



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Commercial ACOs: Strategies from Early Adopters

Date: March 22, 2012
About:  Join HealthLeaders Media for 90 minutes of commercial ACO strategy and solutions, direct from top executives representing both providers and payers. This customizable webcast allows you to pre-submit questions to our speakers to help guide the discussion. >>>



News Headlines

Opinion: Hospitals aren't hotels

The New York Times, March 15, 2012

Higher spending pays off in Canadian hospitals, not US

BusinessWeek, March 14, 2012

Researcher seeks to increase docs' empathy

The Philadelphia Inquirer, March 14, 2012

MRSA Meets its Match in Certified Infection Preventionists

HealthLeaders Media, March 14, 2012

NY hospitals to study C. diff-killing method

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, March 14, 2012

IV Catheter Risks to Nurses Frequent, Unreported

HealthLeaders Media, March 13, 2012

How a major hospital got healthier with big data

Forbes, March 13, 2012

ACO approach flips medical economics

The New York Times, March 13, 2012

Preventive-care rules snare insured patients

Billings Gazette, March 12, 2012

Healthcare Reform Mythbusting

HealthLeaders Media, March 9, 2012



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Rounds: Creating a High-Performance Emergency Department

Date: March 29, 2012
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From HealthLeaders Magazine

Red-Tape Mandates Spark Innovation

Mounting compliance requirements and declining revenues are fast becoming catalysts for improvement at healthcare organizations. >>>

 

Strategic Physician Recruiting

 

Cleaning Up C. Diff, Together



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