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Preventing Hospital Readmissions Takes a Village

Cheryl Clark

With $500 million in federal funding over five years, 30 community-based organizations are joining hands with hospitals, finally, in a communal effort to keep discharged hospital patients from being readmitted. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Cleaning Up C. Diff, Together

In efforts to eliminate Clostridium difficile and other other hyper-virulent strains of infection, interdisciplinary task forces are changing the way hospitals are cleaned and how antibiotics are administered. >>>

PA Medical Center Files for Chapter 11

The fate of Saint Catherine Medical Center, found to be ineligible for participation in the Medicare program because of serious deficiencies that placed patient health and safety in immediate jeopardy, has been placed in the hands of a court-appointed trustee. >>>

Poor Care for Terminal Cancer Patients Widespread

Dartmouth Atlas researchers are surprised to find that National Cancer Institute–designated hospitals as well as academic centers provide dying oncology patients the same low level of palliative care as community hospitals. >>>

How iPads Improve the Patient Experience

The Mayo Clinic and Henry Ford Hospital are just two healthcare organizations that are finding ways to enhance the patient experience using Apple's tablet technology. >>>



Intelligence Report

The Unsettled State of the ACO

39% of organizations plan to join an ACO vs. 64% in 2011, according to this HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report. Get the free report with exclusive research and analysis. >>>



News Headlines

PA hospitals' competition leads to higher costs

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 12, 2012

Hospitals scramble on front lines of drug shortages

The Washington Post, April 11, 2012

For the elderly, ERs of their own

The New York Times, April 10, 2012

ER, insurance dispute could impact patients

The News Virginian, April 9, 2012

Organ donor's surgery death sparks questions

CNN, April 9, 2012

Startup aims to curb medical errors

The Tennessean, April 9, 2012

Gauging quality of care, safety raises questions

Chicago Tribune, April 6, 2012

Partners HealthCare exec: Energy overhaul to save hospitals $15M annually

Boston Business Journal, April 6, 2012

Hospital offers free testing to 307 former patients

Billngs Gazette, April 6, 2012

4 MU Tips from a Multispecialty Practice

HealthLeaders Media, April 6, 2012



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From HealthLeaders Magazine

 

Red-Tape Mandates Spark Innovation

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Strategic Physician Recruiting Calls for Forecasting, Profiling

 

Cleaning Up C. Diff, Together


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