The healthcare industry appears pleased with Thursday's majority Supreme Court decision to uphold most provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, even as it vows to work toward the repeal of provisions it still finds objectionable. >>>
The interventional cardiology program at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York handles almost 20,000 cases per year with very low complication and mortality rates. Critical to the program's success is a set of 10 protocols captured in a 150-page book. >>>
A small New Hampshire hospital has a big problem allegedly stemming from one clinical employee's drug problem. Now leaders at Exeter Hospital are dealing with a growing list of hepatitis C-infected patients, multiple government investigations, and at least three class action lawsuits. >>>
The changing face of healthcare is resulting in more creative interaction between payers and providers. There is increasing talk about narrow networks, risk sharing, and information sharing. But smaller physician practices may not be a part of those narrow networks, and that could have a detrimental effect on acquiring optimal managed care contracts, says one expert. >>>
The U.S. healthcare workforce has haves and have-nots. Skilled technicians and healthcare practitioners enjoy two job openings for every qualified candidate. The reverse is true for candidates for healthcare support jobs, who lack opportunities for career advancement. The solution? Build a bridge for your support staff to qualify for vacant skilled positions. >>>
NEW Breakthroughs Report
Successfully preventing readmissions requires many players to fill the gaps in the care continuum. In this HealthLeaders Media Breakthroughs report, we examine how four leading health systems—Griffin Hospital, Parkview Health, Sarasota Memorial HealthCare System, and UPMC Hamot—are moving the needle. >>>
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