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Meaningful Use Quality Measures May Be Meaningless

Cheryl Clark

Delays, errors, and cost overruns associated with Meaningful Use rules are prompting frustrated providers to ask whether quality measures required for compliance will truly improve quality. >>>

 

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. >>>

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. >>>

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. >>>

CMOs: Evidence-Based Medicine's Best Advocates

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. >>>



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

Senators launch investigation of prescription narcotics

ProPublica, May 10, 2012

High-cost Medicare hospitals identified

The News Tribune, May 10, 2012

Big data and public health: Reducing unwarranted services

Government Health IT, May 10, 2012

4 Strategies to Improve the Patient Experience

HealthLeaders Media, May 9, 2012

VA Finds Large Gaps in RN Telemetry Training, Retraining

HealthLeaders Media, May 8, 2012

Opinion: How to fix our enormous, inefficient healthcare system

The Atlantic, May 8, 2012

'Coverup' investigation after city hospital patient 'set on fire' during surgery

New York Post, May 8, 2012

Patient's fear of being 'difficult' may hurt care

San Francisco Chronicle, May 7, 2012

U.S. healthcare costs the most but isn’t the best: report

Los Angeles Times, May 4, 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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