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Supply Chain Technology Powers Vital Feedback Loop

Scott Mace

Doctors get a lot more feedback than they used to from both patients and payers. Now the very technologies and products that physicians use are also being scrutinized, resulting in lower costs and higher-quality outcomes. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

In Nursing, Accountability Fosters Quality

To know how well nurses are executing on quality and patient safety issues, give them a barometer—in the form of metrics and standards—to measure where they stand compared with individuals and units at their hospital and at like institutions. >>>

Clinical Data Requires Nimble Navigation

Within a year, the number of EHR users who are also using analytics will double. "It is a critical next step that organizations are moving to analytics, not just technology," says one health system CEO. "The value added from data is going to drive quality," says the CMO of another. >>>

How Hospital Forecasting Just Got Tougher

With the uncertainty over which states will opt out of Medicaid, financial leaders in healthcare settings need a handle on their local and national political scenes and must predict the impact on reimbursements and patient volumes. In other words, they need to know everything. >>>

Insurers Join HHS in Fighting Healthcare Fraud

UnitedHealth Group, WellPoint, and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association are among the public and private payers partnering with the Department of Health and Human Services to detect and halt Medicare and other fraud schemes. >>>

Intelligence Report

Clinical Quality—Data is the Key to Survival

Healthcare organizations today overwhelmingly track clinical quality outcomes and patient safety metrics. However, while 76% are implementing EHRs, only 44% say the systems benefit patient safety, according to this HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report. Get the free report or Premium version with exclusive research and analysis. >>>



News Headlines

Wireless sensors aim to unravel hospital lines

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, July 30, 2012

1 in 3 Physicians Plans to Quit Within 10 Years

HealthLeaders Media, July 27, 2012

Hospitals are worried about cut in fund for the uninsured

The New York Times, July 27, 2012

Worries grow as healthcare firms send jobs overseas

Los Angeles Times, July 26, 2012

CT for chest pain in ER gets patients home sooner

Los Angeles Times, July 26, 2012

Remote patient monitoring market to double by 2016

InformationWeek, July 26, 2012

ICD-10 deadline uncertainty breeds procrastination

InformationWeek, July 25, 2012

NJ physician group warns costs of digital records may threaten solo practices

NJBiz, July 25, 2012

Poor data management costs healthcare providers

InformationWeek, July 25, 2012

New in-hospital robots to link doctors, patients

The Boston Globe, July 25, 2012

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Multimedia/Events

Rounds: Sustainable Patient-Centered Excellence—Lessons From Sharp HealthCare

Date: September 5, 9:00–12:00 p.m.

Pacific Sharp HealthCare leaders reveal the secrets that have enabled them to turn their patient-centered care initiative into a sustainable program that's ingrained in the culture, improves outcomes, and grows stronger over time. By combining their Sharp Experience performance improvement initiative with the Planetree Patient-Centered Care Model, they have built an organization of sustainable patient-centered excellence like no other. >>>



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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