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Nurses Shining Exception to Public's Dim View of Healthcare

Alexandra Wilson Pecci

As industries go, the public's view of healthcare ranks it near the bottom. Nurses, however, are held in high regard for their perceived honesty and ethical standards. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

How Predictive Modeling Cuts Readmissions

With the threat of reimbursement losses for preventable 30-day readmissions, healthcare organizations are analyzing care transitions used in tandem with predictive models to keep patients from returning to their facilities unnecessarily. >>>

Hospital Readmissions, Mortality Incentives Alarmingly Misaligned

Why does the Affordable Care Act impose much stiffer financial penalties on hospitals with higher 30-day readmission rates than for hospitals with higher 30-day mortality? Isn't preventing death, the ultimate bad outcome, much more important to incentivize? >>>

EMR Apps Taking Off, Starting with Refill Requests

EMRs can be a platform for a multitude of healthcare apps, much as personal phone apps now get built on Apple's iOS or Google's Android platform. Healthfinch's refill management app offloads a time-consuming task from physicians. >>>

Population Health Management Necessarily Leads with a Loss

Population health management is financially risky business for healthcare organizations operating under the current fee-for-service environment. See how one health system is positioning itself to withstand diminishing profits for several years until value-driven reimbursement takes hold. >>>



New LIVE Webcast

Boost Physician Referrals, Build Your Bottom Line

Date: May 15, 2012
About: Successful physician referral programs are strategic, data-driven, and coordinated with an organization’s overall physician engagement plan. Join us for a 90-minute, customized webcast with a new interview-driven format, expanded Q&A, online forum, takeaway presentation, and 60-day post-event on-demand access. >>>



News Headlines

Johns Hopkins patients move into new $1.1B facility

The Baltimore Sun, May 1, 2012

EHR rules may be too ambitious, says AHA

Bloomberg, May 1, 2012

VA nurses scrutinized after patient deaths in 2 states

ProPublica, May 1, 2012

Obesity adds $190B in health costs

MSNBC / Reuters, May 1, 2012

Early retirements spare most Crozer-Keystone layoffs

Daily Local News, April 29, 2012

Obama healthcare reforms lead to $1.3B in insurance rebates

Los Angeles Times, April 27, 2012

SEIU wants Highmark-UPMC accord

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 27, 2012

Debt collector is faulted for tough tactics in hospitals

The New York Times, April 25, 2012

Healthcare laws leave hospitals overwhelmed by 'permanent patients'

MSNBC, April 25, 2012

A nugget of good Medicare news

The Washington Post, April 25, 2012



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Rounds: Building ACO Foundations—Lessons From Kaiser Permanente's Integrated Delivery Model

Date: May 30, 2012
About: Join HealthLeaders Media and host Kaiser Permanente for a live and simulcast three-hour leadership event on how to use the foundations of team medicine, population health management, and actionable data to create your own vision of integration. Access our FREE event case study now, then register for the exclusive companion event. >>>


From HealthLeaders Magazine

 

Physicians, Hospital Executives Get Collaborative

Relationships between physicians and executive leadership have never been smooth, but they've never been more important. Now legislative and contractual changes are forcing both parties to reconsider how they work together. >>>

 

Pharmaceutical Robotics Require Careful Assessment

 

Hospitals Scrutinize ACOs


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