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CEOs Reveal Waste-Zapping Strategies

Philip Betbeze

In a peer-to-peer exchange setting, a select group of healthcare chief executives discusses the hard work—and strategic necessity—of detail and discipline in any cost reduction strategy. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Hospital Concerns Over Drug Supplies Mount

In an unfolding debacle caused by a tainted steroid, hundreds have been sickened and thousands threatened. It is a major concern for healthcare providers that have grown to depend on compounding pharmacies. >>>

OIG to Investigate Hospital Payments in 2013

Federal health investigators say they are launching 112 new investigations as part of their 2013 work plan, including 25 projects that examine Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services payment policies to hospitals. >>>

Comparative Effectiveness Research Not Aligned with Financial Incentives

Payment incentives so great that they can "sway decision-making at the point of care," are slowing the adoption of comparative effectiveness research by physicians and patients, a RAND researcher says. >>>

Hospitals Overspending on Blood Transfusions

By employing best practices in transfusion medicine, hospitals could save "about $1.06 million per hospital per year" without changing patient outcomes, an economic report says. >>>

Small Hospital Cuts Patient Falls By 95%

A busy critical access hospital proves that a combination of methods, including analyzing fall data and placing a renewed emphasis on staff accountability, can achieve a drastic drop in patient falls. >>>

1 in 3 Medical Directors in Line for Bonus Pay

As hospitals move from fee-for-service toward value-based care, medical director contracts for physicians will be increasingly lucrative, a compensation survey suggests. Sixty percent of hospitals reported spending at least $500,000 in medical director compensation in 2011. >>>



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Cardiology Service Line—From Volume to Value

Date: Nov. 27, 2012, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

 

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News Headlines

Romney: Healthcare called 'choice'

The Columbus Dispatch, October 12, 2012

Feds crack down on Central NY hospitals to stop revolving door of 'frequent flyers'

The Post-Standard, October 12, 2012

Future of healthcare hinges on election

Sacramento Bee / The New York Times, October 12, 2012

Discussions ongoing with private healthcare firms after LSU cuts

The Republic / Associated Press, October 12, 2012

Obama and Romney on the issues: Healthcare

The Washington Post, October 11, 2012

Regulator has link to firm implicated in meningitis outbreak

The Boston Globe, October 11, 2012

Dueling HIEs thwart patient care

InformationWeek, October 11, 2012

Hospital staffing going under the knife

Equities / Chicago Tribune, October 11, 2012

Time to get serious about hospital readmissions

Health Affairs Blog, October 11, 2012

ACEP: Frequent ED Users Need Coordinated Care

HealthLeaders Media, October 10, 2012



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Rounds: Kaiser Permanente's Model for Total Health

Date: Oct. 16, 2012, 1:00-4:00 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.

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