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Better EMS Care for Heart Attacks Stems from Leaders Working Together

Philip Betbeze

A New York hospital's novel attempts to strengthen its relationships with local emergency medical service providers has resulted in lower lengths-of-stay, improved communication, and better patient care. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

IOM Urges 10 Major Healthcare Fixes

The Institute of Medicine, citing widespread wasteful and inefficient practices, is calling for a major overhaul of the U.S. healthcare system to use resources better and to remove barriers to quality care. >>>

10 Healthcare IT Predictions

In honor of National Health IT Week, here are 10 predictions for healthcare IT over the next 12 months—none of them involving Meaningful Use or ICD-10. >>>

OPPS Comments Focus on Observation Status

Many hospitals, physicians, and physician groups believe that every day spent under observation should count toward the three-day minimum stay required for post-acute care coverage under Medicare, public comments show. >>>

Stop Ignoring Low Quality Ratings

What should hospital leaders do when quality or patient safety scores don't look good? One healthcare facility spread the message that it takes scoring seriously, and launched a number of programs to improve its ratings. >>>

Not-for-Profit Hospitals Show Stability in a Challenging Market

Executives have done a good job stabilizing margins after the Great Recession but still face challenges from flat inpatient volumes, healthcare reform mandates, and lower reimbursements linked to government budget pressures, according to a report from Moody's Investors Service. >>>

Informed Decision Tools Largely Reduce Ortho Joint Surgeries

Doctors whose patients used decision tools prior to certain knee and hip surgeries saw a large downward shift in rates of surgery and costs of care, says the principal investigator of a study of the tools' impact. >>>



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Managing Disruptive Docs in a New Era of Hospital-Physician Relations

Date: Sept. 17, 1:00–2:30 p.m. (ET)

 

Left unchecked, disruptive physicians do more than just create a negative work environment; they endanger patient care and can lead to million-dollar lawsuits and bad publicity. Top experts from Sanford Health and other leading organizations demonstrate early intervention techniques and a range of effective resources that can help you reduce behavioral problems, retain star physicians, and create a healthier workplace.

 

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News Headlines

The great Medicare cost-control experiment begins

Bloomberg BusinessWeek, September 7, 2012

FL trauma care fight with HCA goes to appeals court

Jacksonville Business Journal, September 7, 2012

Ascension Health announces agreement to buy 36-hospital system

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, September 6, 2012

Opinion: Orszag on healthcare goal

Bloomberg, September 6, 2012

6 Hudson Valley hospitals to create alliance

Poughkeepsie Journal, September 6, 2012

LSU healthcare shake-up continues with new interim head of public hospitals

Times-Picayune, September 6, 2012

Medicare reimbursement incentive less than effective

Reuters, September 5, 2012

Halt Interventional Radiology Turf Wars

HealthLeaders Media, September 5, 2012

Hospital M&A Boom's Top 3 Drivers

HealthLeaders Media, September 5, 2012

Oregon's largest CCO ready for launch

Portland Business Journal, September 4, 2012

 

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Webcast: Marketing & Metrics—The Cleveland Clinic and Fairview Health Way

Date: Sept. 14, 2012, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Can you prove the value of your marketing efforts to your organization's bottom line? Learn how marketing leaders from Cleveland Clinic and Fairview Health Services capture, track, and measure the impact of their marketing programs to demonstrate ROI and better support organizational business objectives.

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From HealthLeaders Magazine

 

Trying to Win Over Patients

Providing top-notch care is no longer enough. Healthcare leaders must now deliver a high-level patient experience or face the financial repercussions. >>>

 

Overcoming Interventional Radiology Turf Wars

 

When Data Makes You Look Bad



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