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Split ED Flow, Watch Your Bottom Line Grow

Karen Minich-Pourshadi

Emergency departments are rife with process inefficiency, which creates poor patient satisfaction and financial prognoses alike. Yet it's possible to improve care and cut costs. One hospital system created a split flow process for moving patients through the ED. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Pay-for-Performance Study Results 'Sobering'

In a large multi-year study, hospitals using a pay-for performance model did not achieve lower 30-day mortality rates than non-participating hospitals. >>>

10 Things We Don't Know About Looming Readmission Penalties

Hospital officials are scratching their heads over how the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will fine hospitals with excessive 30-day readmission rates after October 1. >>>

Regardless of Court Ruling, Reform Under Way

Whatever the Supreme Court decides about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will have little effect on work already under way, say senior executives at several major health systems. One says reform is "part of our DNA." >>>

Cleveland Clinic Seeks to Hire 600 RNs

The football stadium where the Cleveland Browns play is the backdrop for a three-day recruiting blitz where the Cleveland Clinic aims to offer jobs to hundreds of registered nurses for existing and new positions. >>>



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News Headlines

Don Berwick on the fate of 'Obamacare'

Rolling Stone, April 2, 2012

NH hospitals create collaborative to crunch costs, improve care

New Hampshire Union Leader, April 2, 2012

AZ hospital association drops suit over care reimbursement

Arizona Public Media, March 30, 2012

30-Day Readmissions Rule Under Two-Pronged Attack

HealthLeaders Media, March 29, 2012

Hospitals fear loss of insurance payments if mandate is struck down

Chicago Tribune, March 29, 2012

Judge accused of bias in West Penn-UPMC suit

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 29, 2012

Court awards Christ Hospital of Jersey City to Hudson Holdco

The Jersey Journal, March 28, 2012

'Striking' Data Links Periodontal Care to Lower Diabetes Costs

HealthLeaders Media, March 27, 2012

Heart CT scans in ER save hospitals money

The Baltimore Sun / Associated Press, March 27, 2012

MA healthcare 5-year lobbying topped $51M

The Boston Globe, March 27, 2012



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Multimedia/Events

Webcast: Lower Costs, Better Productivity in Your Emergency Department

Date: April 30, 2012
About: Increase emergency department throughput with proven cost-reduction and efficiency improvement strategies from three ED leaders at BestPractices, Ochsner Medical Center, and Banner Estrella Medical Center. This customizable webcast allows you to pre-submit speaker questions to guide the discussion and ensure you get the answers your organization needs. >>>




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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