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"Last Shot" for Embattled Exeter Hospital

Cheryl Clark

It may be the last strike for Exeter Hospital. The New Hampshire hospital, which employed a hepatitis C–infected tech whose alleged actions led to infections of 32 people, failed to pass its third inspection in September. >>>

 

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Leapfrog's New Safety Report Card Alarms Hospitals

The updated Leapfrog Group Hospital Safety Score gave 25 hospitals, including 520-bed Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, a failing grade of F, while another 121 hospitals, including the Cleveland Clinic, got a barely passing D. >>>

Two Dartmouth Studies Report Unnecessary Testing

Two reports newly issued by the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice raise new questions about whether physicians order too many medical tests, and whether some tests might be motivated by economic reasons. >>>

How Hospitals Prevent VTE

It's been four years since the U.S. Surgeon General stunned healthcare providers with rates of preventable death and harm from venous thromboembolism. Yet hospital-associated VTE remains a major health problem. Here's how hospitals and health systems have responded. >>>

Nurses Are Good at Giving Flu Vaccines, Bad at Getting Them

Flu vaccination rates improve when nurses administer the shots. But how to improve vaccination rates among nurses and other healthcare workers? >>>

Shopping Tips to Save Hospitals Money

Cyber Monday offers healthcare CFOs important reminders about their own operations: analyze money-saving opportunities, comparison-shop, negotiate a win-win, and get the price right. >>>

PPACA Rules on Wellness Programs Could Push Participation

New proposed rules for wellness programs released last week under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act don't break much new ground, but they will likely provide the framework and clarity to encourage more employers to participate. >>>



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News Headlines

Unaffordable cost seen for some under PPACA

Bloomberg, November 29, 2012

NJ to hold hearings on elective angioplasties

NJ Spotlight, November 29, 2012

How hospitals bill Medicare for preventable complications

Forbes, November 28, 2012

Baylor Health Care System to pay claims settlement

KWTX.com, November 28, 2012

Heritage Valley Health System conducting needs assessment survey

Pittsburgh Business Times, November 28, 2012

New clinics fill a niche for routine healthcare

The Gainesville Sun, November 28, 2012

Hospitals face pressure to avert readmissions

The New York Times, November 27, 2012

AIG fined for misrepresenting insurance policies

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, November 27, 2012

Laws don't curb pricey prostate cancer treatments

Fox News / Reuters, November 27, 2012

Consumers cautioned that medicine may have been affected by Sandy

NJToday.net, November 21, 2012



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From HealthLeaders Magazine

 

Volume, Value, and Compensation Metrics

Although executive compensation is largely linked to financial metrics, there is a shift in healthcare as leaders are increasingly being measured on factors of quality outcomes and patient satisfaction. >>>

 

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