Researchers find that 30-day readmission rates are "not associated" with mortality rates for patients admitted for heart attack or pneumonia, and "only weakly associated within a certain range" for patients admitted for heart failure. >>>
The American Medical Association's five guidelines outline physician responsibilities during care transitions for patients recently discharged from the hospital. >>>
Characterizing current discharge instructions as lacking "a systematic implementation methodology," researchers have created guidelines suggesting which post-surgical events should prompt patients to either call their doctors, or 911. >>>
Reports of Watson's projected diagnostic prowess have fed fevered speculation that artificial intelligence is at long last about to make doctors obsolete. But IBM insists that's not Watson's role. >>>
Minnesota has become a national leader in a movement to train and use certified "community paramedics" to monitor and provide non-emergent care for patients in their homes—and to keep them out of the hospital. >>>
Enhanced enrollment requirements, expanded recovery efforts for overpayments, increased data sharing among government agencies, and greater oversight of private insurance abuses are credited for the improved rates of recovery. >>>
Date: March 22, 2013, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET
Metro Health System and the 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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