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CMOs: Evidence-Based Medicine's Best Advocates

Philip Betbeze

New research on blood transfusions during surgery says less is better, but that alone doesn't change practice. Getting physicians to break with tradition and embrace a better way is the challenge of the chief medical officer. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Medicare's 'No-Pay' HAI Policy Reshifts Hospital Priorities

Hospitals have been bolstering efforts to avoid healthcare-associated infections in response to payment rules, but those efforts come at the expense of other quality endeavors, says a report from Harvard Medical School. >>>

CMS Plan Would Tie Efficiency Scores to Hospital Payments

Efficiency scores measure cost per Medicare beneficiary at acute care hospitals and could mean as much as $200,000 for every $1 million of incentive payments in the value-based purchasing pool. But some hospitals say the scores are neither fair nor accurate. >>>

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. >>>

Automation and the Healthcare Cost Curve

Why is healthcare historically a slow adopter of potentially labor-saving, and thus cost-saving, techniques and technology? Lack of urgency is one reason, but with margins under increasing threat, that thinking may be changing. >>>

Not-For-Profit Hospitals Eye Continued Low Revenue Growth

The dim forecast for revenue growth is due mostly to flat volumes and payer pressures, but hospital operating performance is showing stability and hospital managers are finding cuts that have improved profits, says a Moody's analyst. >>>



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

Disruptions seen for Medicare provider payments if Supreme Court strikes down healthcare law

The Washington Post, May 4, 2012

Highmark says it will drop lawsuit against UPMC

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 4, 2012

HCA up 91 percent in 1Q

Nashville Business Journal, May 4, 2012

City Council to Memorial Health board: Resign or be fired

The Gazette, May 3, 2012

Former Parkway Hospital CEO sentenced to 4 months for bribing politician

New York Daily News, May 3, 2012

EHR rules may be too ambitious, says AHA

Bloomberg, May 1, 2012

Physicians, Hospital Executives Get Collaborative

HealthLeaders Media, May 1, 2012

Q&A: Kaleida Health CEO seeks sustainable healthcare system

Buffalo News, April 30, 2012

Strong leaders, wise investments keep Baptist healthy

Miami Herald, April 30, 2012

New St. John's Medical Center CEO: Do more

Jackson Hole News & Guide, April 29, 2012



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Date: May 30, 2012
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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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