Patients are the obvious first victims of medical mistakes, but doctors, nurses, and other clinicians are often the second victims, who must grapple with the emotional distress of errors and bad outcomes. >>>
The so-called "mega" privacy rule is not enforceable until September, but hospital and health system executives should begin reviewing current policies now to identify changes necessary for compliance, observers say. >>>
A fear of major reimbursement cuts and other factors are building toward a "crescendo" of physician interest in direct pay medicine, suggests a report conducted for The Physicians Foundation. >>>
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 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." >>>
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: March 19, 2013, 12:00-3:00 p.m. ET
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