Capital equipment savings can be up to 50% through a group purchasing organization, but many physician practices do not realize they are eligible to participate in this powerful force for cutting costs. >>>
Of about 1,500 eligible facilities, only 262 received top scores. Noticeably absent are some of the most prominent, such as the Cleveland Clinic, Johns Hopkins Medical Center, and Massachusetts General Hospital. >>>
The federal government's efforts to train more physicians in primary care and get them to practice in rural areas have had dismal outcomes. They demonstrate the need for more coordination of medical workforce development on a national level, says one researcher. >>>
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives summed up the feelings of many physicians and hospital leaders when it asked the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT to "reconsider the speed and scale for achieving Stage 3 meaningful use objectives by 2016." >>>
Sleep deprivation, poor nourishment, pain, and other hospital-induced stressors may be making patients sick with other conditions after their primary illnesses are resolved, a researcher suggests. >>>
A wiki-based project for sharing and standardizing order sets may open the door to sharing protocols, documentation, policies, and procedures among healthcare providers. >>>
Date: January 24, 2013, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET
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