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  September 20, 2012 Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterJoin us on LinkedInRSS feed

Pronovost Calls for an 'SEC' for Healthcare Quality

Cheryl Clark

One of the nation's top quality leaders, Peter Pronovost, MD, characterizes the proliferation of quality and patient safety rankings as "confusing," in part, because they "measure different aspects of care. And none of them are really audited, like financial reports." >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Joint Commission 'Top Performers' List Adds 200 Hospitals

Largely absent from the Joint Commission's roster of 620 acute care hospitals named "Top Performers on Key Quality Measures" are academic medical centers, which routinely show up on other "best hospital" lists. >>>

3 in 10 Surgery Residents Need Remediation

A high proportion of future surgeons in six California medical schools requires additional studies, including having to repeat a year of training, says a report in the Archives of Surgery. >>>

Readmission Penalties Set to Take Effect

Ahead of Medicare readmissions penalties that will take effect October 1st, healthcare leaders discuss how launching patient-centered care and care coordination programs go a long way toward preventing hospital readmissions. >>>

Atul Gawande's 80% Healthcare Solution

An article by Atul Gawande, MD, suggests that healthcare should ape a popular restaurant chain's methods of attaining efficiency and quality of service. But the model is missing a crucial element—human flexibility. >>>

How to Make a Medical Home Deliver

Medical home certification is a designation to be sought for prestige and reimbursement incentives from payers. But does something get lost in translation? Some leaders think so and are working to ensure that what patients experience and internalize about their medical home matches what the organization thinks it's delivering. >>>

5 Big Ideas from WellPoint's PCMH Pilot

As the health insurer launches its nationwide patient-centered medical home program across its commercial, Medicare, and Medicaid lines of business, a WellPoint executive shares what the company has learned so far. >>>



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Date: Oct. 25, 2012, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

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News Headlines

DOJ: HCA settles feds' complaint for $16.5M

Bloomberg BusinessWeek / Associated Press, September 20, 2012

Patients at teaching hospitals don't fare worse when residents come on board

University of Florida News, September 20, 2012

Contra Costa County doctors air complaints about new $45M computer system

San Jose Mercury News / Contra Costa Times, September 20, 2012

Peter Orszag: Ryan's proposal would shrink Medicare's doctor pool

Bloomberg, September 19, 2012

Urgent care centers are booming, which worries some doctors

The Washington Post, September 18, 2012

Doctors use EHRs to do 'chart biopsies'

InformationWeek, September 18, 2012

How doctors and hospitals have collected billions in questionable Medicare fees

Center for Public Integrity, September 18, 2012

$11B in Looming Medicare Cuts Detailed

HealthLeaders Media, September 17, 2012

NIH superbug claims 7th victim

The Washington Post, September 17, 2012

OR governor seeks to expand coordinated care organizations

The Lund Report, September 14, 2012

 

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Rounds: Kaiser Permanente's Model for 'Total Health'

Date: Oct. 16, 2012, 12:00–3:00 p.m. (ET)

Kaiser Permanente leaders explore how they successfully leverage information technology, social media, and community-based health programs to empower people to improve their own health. Get real-world solutions, including how to use web tools and social media to create effective linkages between physicians and members; create community outreach programs; and understand the higher role of HIT in coordinating care.

 

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