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After Infections, Hope for Exeter Hospital

Marianne Aiello

With a former technician charged with infecting patients, Exeter Hospital is facing the hot glare of media scrutiny. But by keeping patients informed, and following the example of another hospital in a similar situation, Exeter may be able to bounce back. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Slideshow: 3 Hospital Rankings Compared

See how top hospitals measure up across three ratings systems. We compare hospital safety scores from the Leapfrog Group and Consumer Reports alongside the overall rankings of U.S. News & World Report's 17 top-rated hospitals. >>>

Rounds Preview: Innovations in Women's Health

Hospitals have known for years that there are many advantages to marketing a comprehensive set of women's health services as a single unit. North Shore-LIJ Health System set out four years ago to create the Katz Institute for Women's Health to develop that structure. >>>

BCBS Restricts Competition, Suit Charges

A class action suit filed in U.S District Court charges that Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association have conspired to restrict competition to drive up health insurance premium costs. >>>

Telemedicine Starts with the Doctor's Voice

Sometimes, the most basic tools are all you need to get the job done. One physician explains how all he really needs to deliver primary care to his patients is his training, his experience, a telephone, and a Web browser. >>>

Use Telehealth to Zap the Cost of Sick Days

Next time you hear an obviously ill employee sneeze, grab the tissues—then use them to dry your own tears, because your bottom line is about to take a hit. Now reach for telemedicine. It holds the potential to bring relief to your hospital or healthcare organization. >>>



LIVE Webcast

Going Mobile—Defining Strategy and Establishing Metrics

Date: August 28, 2012, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Mobile solutions provide new ways to serve patients, improve efficiency, and deliver greater value. Discover how Swedish Medical Center, St. Elizabeth Healthcare, and Mercy Health have built mobile strategies that advance their business goals and how you can too. Get proven strategies from industry leaders in a new interview-driven format, expanded Q&A, online forum, takeaway presentation, and 60-day post-event on-demand access. >>>



News Headlines

Pfizer pays $60M to settle government allegations of bribing doctors overseas

The Washington Post, August 8, 2012

Tenet profit beats on patient growth

Reuters, August 8, 2012

Sebelius lauds women's care in OH

The Columbus Dispatch, August 8, 2012

Health professionals look inward to tackle obesity

The Baltimore Sun, August 8, 2012

Big Med: Can hospital chains improve the medical industry?

The New Yorker, August 7, 2012

How safe are NY hospitals? Health commissioner challenges Consumer Reports

WNYC, August 6, 2012

Tweeting medical bills for student healthcare coverage

The New York Times, August 6, 2012

Quality improvement program cuts medically unnecessary scheduled births

Chicago Tribune / Reuters, August 3, 2012

Concierge medicine in CA buys more time with doctors

San Francisco Chronicle, August 2, 2012

RFID tags help MD medical center track emergency drugs

The Baltimore Sun, August 1, 2012



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Multimedia/Events

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

Date: Sept. 5, 2012, 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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