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Hopkins Surgeon Blasts Healthcare Safety, Ethics

Cheryl Clark

In the excoriating book, Unaccountable, Martin A. Makary, MD, portrays a healthcare industry operated by a deceitful and dangerous cabal of over-worked charlatans who frequently profit from unnecessary and unsafe medical procedures. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Blood Infections Plunge 40% Under Safety Protocol

Developed by infection control guru Peter Pronovost, MD, the Comprehensive Unit-Based Safety Program is a culture change and teamwork model that has demonstrated significant reductions in central line-associated bloodstream infections. >>>

Solid HCAHPS Scores Only a Start

Officials at Metro Health Hospital in Wyoming, MI have been extremely pleased with the facility's HCAHPS scores. But that doesn't mean hospital executives are free of the pressure to do even better. >>>

How One Point-of-Care Strategy Cuts Readmissions

By placing a dedicated team consisting of a nurse, social worker, pharmacist, and two health navigators in the office of a physician group, a health insurance company produces measurable savings in healthcare expenses. >>>

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. >>>

Slideshow: 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. >>>

Better Heart Attack Care Stems from Innovative Leadership

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. >>>

How One Point-of-Care Strategy Cuts Readmissions

By placing a dedicated team consisting of a nurse, social worker, pharmacist, and two health navigators in the office of a physician group, a health insurance company produces measurable savings in healthcare expenses. >>>



LIVE Webcast

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

Whistle-blower lawsuit alleges All Children's overpaid doctors

Tampa Bay Times, September 12, 2012

Community paramedics, one solution to growing rural doctor shortage

Minnesota Public Radio, September 12, 2012

Opinon: The Cheesecake Factory isn't healthcare's answer

The Boston Globe, September 12, 2012

Best Help for Nurses Comes from Nurse Leaders

HealthLeaders Media, September 11, 2012

Fumbled DNA tests, adverse events for breast-cancer patients

Bloomberg, September 11, 2012

CT healthcare bundled payment model was tough sell

Hartford Business Journal, September 11, 2012

Medication alert fatigue is curable

InformationWeek, September 7, 2012

FL trauma care fight with HCA goes to appeals court

Jacksonville Business Journal, September 7, 2012

More than 300 patients sue KY hospital, allege needless procedures

The Gleaner / Associated Press, September 7, 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

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