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CRNA Court Victory is a Win for Rural Hospitals

John Commins

A California appeals court ruling that allows certified registered nurse anesthetists in that state to do their jobs without physician supervision isn't about patient safety, or even access to care. It's about money. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

'Striking' Data Links Periodontal Care to Lower Diabetes Costs

A study examining the medical records of 1.6 million people shows that medical costs can be drastically reduced in diabetic patients who receive periodontal surgery. >>>

Bye-Bye to Annual Budgeting?

The annual budget process tends to be cumbersome and costly, yet still miss the mark. Could CFOs possibly go budget-free? Here's how one healthcare system switched to a rolling quarterly forecast. >>>

PCI Safe in Hospitals Lacking Cardiac Surgery Units

With adequate preparation, community hospitals that lack cardiac surgery units can safely perform elective angioplasties or percutaneous coronary interventions, a cardiology study shows. >>>

IOM: Medical Disaster Planning 'Rudimentary at Best'

Years after lessons gleaned from the 9/11 terrorist attacks and Hurricane Katrina, health systems and government agencies are ill-prepared to grapple with major medical catastrophes, says a report from the Institute of Medicine. >>>

Best Hospital Websites Put Patients First

Skip the long descriptions about your facility's storied past. Instead, give patients an easy-to-navigate, up-to-date website that provides quick access to your healthcare services and providers. >>>



LIVE Webcast

Marketing to Overcome Physician Recruitment Hurdles

Date: March 30, 2012
LAST CHANCE:  Save time and money by targeting, recruiting, and retaining "best-fit" physician candidates using proven marketing tactics. Featuring three marketing and recruiting industry leaders from diverse regions, hospital sizes, and backgrounds, this webcast allows you to pre-submit questions to our speakers. >>>



News Headlines

FL officials fear healthcare act will boost Medicaid costs

Orlando Sentinel, March 28, 2012

Medicaid cuts, property tax battle a stress test for IL hospitals

Chicago Tribune, March 28, 2012

LA insurer to levy 12 percent rate increase

The Advocate, March 28, 2012

Individual Mandate Under Fire

HealthLeaders Media Staff, March 27, 2012

Heart CT scans in ER save hospitals money

The Baltimore Sun / Associated Press, March 27, 2012

TX hospital won't hire very obese workers

The Texas Tribune, March 27, 2012

Implications are far-reaching in states' challenge of federal healthcare law

The New York Times, March 26, 2012

FDA working to trim hospital 'alarm fatigue'

The Boston Globe, March 26, 2012

Western PA region spends more on healthcare than comparable regions

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, March 26, 2012

Hospitals strive to be more congenial

The News Journal of Wilmington / Associated Press, March 26, 2012

Healthcare economies of scale

Bloomberg BusinessWeek, March 23, 2012



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Rounds: Creating a High-Performance Emergency Department

Date: March 29, 2012
LAST CHANCE:
Transition your emergency department into a high-performance, patient-centered unit. Join HealthLeaders Media at Cambridge Health Alliance for a three-hour leadership event with strategies to improve ED flow, communications, and outcomes. Access our FREE event case study now, then register for the event to receive exclusive content.  >>>




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 Calls for Forecasting, Profiling

 

Cleaning Up C. Diff, Together



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