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Hospitals Tie In to Olympics' Goodwill

Marianne Aiello

Olympics fervor is in full swing. Three healthcare organizations are doing a great job of tying into the goodwill, either by associating with athletes or sending their own clinicians. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

30-Day Readmission, Mortality Rates Updated

A major update to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Hospital Compare website refreshes data for 30-day readmission and mortality rates. >>>

Low HCAHPS Scores at Safety Net Hospitals Examined

On nearly every measure of the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Health Plans Survey patient experience questionnaire, safety net hospitals scored 5.6 percentage points lower than their non-safety net counterparts, a review of survey responses shows. Researchers offer two explanations for the disparity. >>>

Inside an Award-winning ED's Nursing Department

The continuous quest for improvement is part of the culture at Boston Children's Hospital, and it's part of the reason that the hospital's ED was one of eight winners of the Emergency Nurses Association's second annual Lantern Awards. >>>

Building the Best Physician Team

Health systems are looking to forge relationships bound by teamwork, cohesiveness, and coordination as never before. Now hospitals are revamping their leadership structures, and some are going further, establishing academies to cultivate physician leaders. >>>

CMS Updates Hospital Compare Website

Annual readmissions and mortality rate data has been refreshed on the Hospital Compare website, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has also updated performance data for hospital-acquired conditions and outpatient imaging safety measures. >>>

Hospitals Reaping Financial Benefits of Telehealth

As legislators create state laws requiring payers to reimburse providers for telemedicine services, hospitals are viewing the move toward coordinated teleheath networks as a cost cutter and a competitive advantage. >>>

Berwick's Top 7 Concerns About Healthcare Reform

Former Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services chief Don Berwick urges healthcare stakeholders to be vigilant in making sure that real healthcare reform continues, and shares his concerns about costs, the role of prevention, and healthcare insurance exchanges. >>>



News Headlines

6,000 more Exeter Hospital patients need to be tested for Hep C

Foster's Daily Democrat, July 25, 2012

Patient-centered team care is taking off in OH

The Columbus Dispatch, July 25, 2012

New in-hospital robots to link doctors, patients

The Boston Globe, July 25, 2012

Health insurance company spearheading OR reform efforts

The Register-Guard, July 24, 2012

Watson's next test: improving quality of healthcare

Star Tribune, July 24, 2012

MGH, Brigham ink telemedicine deal aimed at Fortune 500

Boston Business Journal, July 24, 2012

University Hospitals integrating alternative therapies into patient care

The Plain Dealer, July 24, 2012

Hospitals hype robot surgery for women: study

Reuters, July 23, 2012

Documentary explores a public hospital treating the uninsured

PBS NewsHour, July 20, 2012

TN healthcare partnership to reduce hospital readmissions

The Daily News Journal, July 19, 2012



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Webcast: Transform Patient Experience to Meet Tomorrow's Needs

Date: July 26, 2012, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET
Don't aim for just a good patient experience; Build an exceptional, sustainable patient experience. Get proven strategies from executives at MemorialCare Health System and Fauquier Health and other industry leaders on how to tailor the message for specific departments, improve patient experience beyond the walls of the hospital—even how to sustain a patient experience transformation. >>>


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From HealthLeaders Magazine

 

Refocus: Building the Best Physician Team

As hospitals move from a fee-for-service to value-based world, leaders are exploring how to create a physician team of generalists, specialists, and subspecialists to best meet the new needs of care.  >>>

 

Financial Benefits of Telehealth

 

The New ICD-10 Deadline



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