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  May 9, 2012 Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterJoin us on LinkedInRSS feed

Small Town Doc Talks Healthcare with White House

John Commins

Tim McKnight, MD, does not support the Affordable Care Act. But he does believe government has a role in healthcare delivery. The rural physician is both a product of successful federal healthcare policy, and an advocate for wellness—via a federally funded program he established in his rural Ohio town. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Proposed MU Rules Draw Strong Reaction

While healthcare providers find plenty they'd like to change within the Meaningful Use Stage 2 proposed rules, a 68-page letter from the American Hospital Association is generating the ire of patient and consumer advocate groups. >>>

CMS Grants Providers $122M to Improve Care, Cut Costs

The largest of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' 26 initial healthcare innovation grants goes to an Ohio program designed to improve care for children with Medicaid who frequently access care through the emergency department. >>>

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. >>>

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. >>>

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. >>>



LIVE Webcast

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

No more 'pill-now, pay-later' at Utah hospitals

The Salt Lake Tribune, May 9, 2012

VA Finds Large Gaps in RN Telemetry Training, Retraining

HealthLeaders Media, May 8, 2012

Climbing the Meaningful Use Mountain

HealthLeaders Media, May 8, 2012

FDA proposal could revamp relationships with doctors

The Washington Post, May 8, 2012

Healthcare access to erode if law struck down, study says

Chicago Tribune / Reuters, May 8, 2012

Highmark-UPMC deal could carry higher costs

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 8, 2012

Poorest no longer to pay highest price at CO hospitals

Colorado Public News, May 8, 2012

Medical Director's New Role Includes 'Quality Monitor'

HealthLeaders Media, May 7, 2012

Opinion: Hospital association "declares war" on patient empowerment

Forbes, May 7, 2012

Physicians Leveraging Social Media to Educate Patients

HealthLeaders Media, May 3, 2012



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Multimedia/Events

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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