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FDA's Medical Device ID System Still Inactive

Scott Mace

Five years after its passage, a federal law mandating unique identifiers for medical devices has still not been implemented. The reason? "Probably incompetence" at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, says the leader of a large hospital group. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Making Medical Imaging Transparent

The move toward greater patient access to medical imaging records has providers trying to determine what new demands and constraints it will place on physicians, and how costs will be affected. >>>

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. >>>

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." >>>



Impact Analysis Report

 

ICD-10: Skating on Thin Margins

Don't let the ICD-10 delay derail your plans. Get exclusive, original ICD-10 research, analysis, and insights from top executives at NYU Langone Medical Center, Lakewood Health System, Southwest General Health Center, Frederick Regional Health System, and MemorialCare Health System. >>>



News Headlines

Health insurers move ahead, with or without individual mandate

WNYC, April 3, 2012

Analysis: Supreme Court health reform arguments

Health Affairs, April 3, 2012

When more expensive medicine is better

The Washington Post, April 3, 2012

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

Harbor-UCLA Medical Center changes after series of failed inspections, patient death

Contra Costa Times, April 2, 2012

Supreme Court Can't Stop Healthcare Reform

HealthLeaders Media, March 30, 2012

10 Things We Don't Know About Looming Readmission Penalties

HealthLeaders Media, March 29, 2012

Boston-area collaboration compiles data for personalizing cancer care

The Boston Globe, March 29, 2012

White House: no contingency plan if healthcare law rejected

Reuters, March 29, 2012



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Date: April 30, 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 Calls for Forecasting, Profiling

 

Cleaning Up C. Diff, Together


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