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Care Delivery Gets its Own Journal

Cheryl Clark

A peer-reviewed journal that focuses on direct patient care rather than healthcare policy is set to debut. It may finally give authors what they've been lacking—an ample platform from which to explore patient-centered clinical innovation and process improvement. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

White House Proposes Individual Mandate Rules

Under the proposed rules, large portions of the population would be exempt from paying penalties for not carrying health insurance coverage by 2014. >>>

4 in 10 Hospitalists Report Unsafe Patient Workloads

Hospitalists responding to a survey say that time constraints have "likely contributed to patient transfers, morbidity, or even mortality." But one critic suggests their complaints may be attributed to "some conditions they bring on themselves." >>>

Patient Satisfaction, HCAHPS Scores Bolstered by 'Sacred Moment'

In the months since one hospital implemented a program that encourages a caring bond to be formed between a physician and a patient, its patient satisfaction scores have risen 33%. >>>

How to Stop Unhappy Nurses From Leaving

The key to improving nurse recruitment and retention appears to lie in extending nurses' access to advanced degrees and specialty certifications, a study suggests. >>>

Physician Groups Blast IPAB, Rally Behind Repeal Effort

Critics of the Independent Payment Advisory Board, which makes recommendations on Medicare spending, describe it as an "unelected, unaccountable body." A bipartisan bill to repeal the board has been introduced in the House. >>>

CEOs Get a Medicare Compliance Checklist

Hospital and health system senior leaders can ensure their organizations' compliance programs are functioning as intended by following six guidelines. >>>

5 Ways to Raise HCAHPS Scores via Staff Engagement

Patient satisfaction is a top priority among healthcare executives, but cultures that put patients at the center of healthcare aren't built in a day. To raise consumer assessment scores, HR leaders must work to involve staff in the overall effort. >>>



LIVE Webcast

Recruiting and Retaining Physicians for the Post-Reform Era

Date: March 22, 2013, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

Metro Health System and National Association of Physician Recruiters share benchmark data and best practices to create the "right fit" for your organization when it comes to physician recruiting in the post-reform era.

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News Headlines

How to cut $9.4T from Medicare, in 150 easy steps

The Washington Post, January 31, 2013

Healthcare experts confront EHR-related medical errors

InformationWeek, January 31, 2013

Doctors' empathic powers documented in study

Los Angeles Times, January 31, 2013

Brown U. intros population health degree program for docs in training

The Boston Globe, January 30, 2013

Hanging a price tag on radiology tests didn't change doctors' habits

NPR, January 29, 2013

Think preventive medicine will save money? Think again

Reuters, January 29, 2013

Intermountain analysis: Can hospitals cut waste without rationing care?

The Salt Lake Tribune, January 28, 2013

Opinion: President should make medical errors a priority

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 28, 2013

FDA likely to add limits on painkillers

The New York Times, January 28, 2013

Medical malpractice: Why is it so hard for doctors to apologize?

The Boston Globe, January 28, 2013



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Webcast: Physician Compensation Under Population-Based Reimbursement

Date: March 26, 2013, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

Join Summa Health and ECG Management Consultants on a live webcast to gain the tools you need to build a new compensation model for practicing medicine in the new era of healthcare.

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From HealthLeaders Magazine

20 People Who Make Healthcare Better—2012

They are nurses and physicians. They are researchers and executives. They are providers and payers. They are watchdogs and innovators. And they are patients. They are this year's HealthLeaders 20 honorees, selected for their efforts to make healthcare better. Their stories are sometimes tinged with struggles or challenges, but always, ultimately, with success. >>>

 

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