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Climbing the Meaningful Use Mountain

Scott Mace

The parallels between health system leadership and mountain climbing are many. Technology continues to improve, but the best endeavors are guided by seasoned veterans who've often learned the hard way, through failure. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Patient-Centered Care Redistributes Responsibility

A program that enables hospital patients to self-administer medications for chronic illnesses is testing old notions about care delivery and safety while creating a system of more efficient care. >>>

How IPPS Proposed Rules Would Affect Quality Measures

The latest proposed rules for how federal payers would reimburse hospitals call for important changes in the way healthcare quality is measured—and should prompt quality leaders to consider refocusing their resources. >>>

Hospital ED Wait Times Reveal Huge Variations

Responding to a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services pilot program, 74 hospitals from around the country posted median wait times for their EDs. Part of a transparency push, the data shows enormous variation—yet this could be the tip of the iceberg. >>>



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News Headlines

Virtual doctors visits catch on with insurers, employers

USA Today, May 7, 2012

University Medical Center of Princeton shows off new hospital

Times of Trenton, May 7, 2012

CMOs: Evidence-Based Medicine's Best Advocates

HealthLeaders Media, May 4, 2012

Hospital Plastic Surgery Business Grows

HealthLeaders Media, May 4, 2012

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

HealthLeaders Media, May 3, 2012

Big data and the "Tipping Point" in quantified health

Xconomy, May 3, 2012

MA payment-reform bill would overhaul how healthcare providers are paid

The Washington Post, May 2, 2012

CMS Plan Would Tie Efficiency Scores to Hospital Payments

HealthLeaders Media, May 2, 2012



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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. >>>

 

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Hospitals Scrutinize ACOs


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