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Rural Kansas Hospital Recruits Physicians with a Mission

John Commins

Ashland Health Center has found a recruiting tool that sets it apart from scores of other rural hospitals in small towns across the country. Attracting doctors and nurses who have a call to missionary work is "transforming the culture inside our walls," says Ashland's CEO. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Leapfrog Issues Hospital Safety Report Cards

To identify which hospitals are the most and least likely to cause avoidable patient harm, The Leapfrog Group is generating report cards with letter grades—"one score that any consumer can understand before they walk into the door of a hospital."  But the American Hospital Association calls many of the measures used by Leapfrog to evaluate safety "flawed." >>>

Hospitals Find Solutions for the No-Pay Self-Pay Patient

Efforts to help uninsured patients achieve healthcare coverage can be uneven, leaving medical providers and patients clamoring for solutions to a complex bureaucracy that stymies their abilities to access reimbursement. >>>

Are You Ready for an ACO?

Whether your organization is ready to adopt the accountable care organization model or still trying to figure out the options, here are some of the key questions leadership teams must consider carefully. >>>

Dangerous Injection Practices Still a Threat

Over the last decade, accessing shared injectable medications with reused syringes and other unsafe practices have resulted in 130,000 patients being notified they were at risk of infection with viruses or bacteria, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. >>>

For More Revenue and Less Grief, Try Charging Less

Hospitals that go after self-pay debt with a heavy hand end up with little or nothing in revenue and, worse, a bad reputation, once word gets out about their aggressive tactics. It's a dangerous game, especially for nonprofits. >>>



LIVE Webcast

Medical Home—Prime Your Organization for Launch

Date: June 15, 2012 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET
Is establishing a medical home the right fit for your organization? Move beyond the buzz and learn from experts about the realities of assessing readiness and preparing for medical homes, including physician buy-in and reimbursement structure. Get the strategies you need in a customized webcast with a Q&A, an online forum, a takeaway presentation, and 60-day post-event on-demand access. >>>



News Headlines

Hospital billing shifting the cost to Medicare patients

Politico, June 6, 2012

Behind one hospital's fight against deadly infection

The Wall Street Journal, June 6, 2012

Squeezing out the doctor

The Economist, June 6, 2012

Windows Picks a Bad Time for a Facelift

HealthLeaders Media, June 5, 2012

Nurses, Hospitals Win with Transition Programs

HealthLeaders Media, June 5, 2012

Hospitals add palliative teams at feverish pace

The New York Times /Associated Press, June 5, 2012

'Body Area Networks' should free hospital bandwidth, untether patients

ComputerWorld, June 5, 2012

Cut Physician Preference Costs by Building Physician Bonds

HealthLeaders Media, June 4, 2012

WI healthcare systems revamping payment methods

Journal Sentinel, June 1, 2012

Slideshow: Emergency Departments Focus on Flow

HealthLeaders Media Staff, May 31, 2012



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From HealthLeaders Magazine

 

ACO Blueprints: Options in Accountability

As the healthcare industry moves away from a transaction-based system, leading organizations are exploring accountable care models of various types. >>>

 

Aetna Building National ACO Network

 

Emphasis on Support in Decision Support



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