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ED After-Care Boosts Patient Satisfaction Scores

Joe Cantlupe

Emergency department patients who get follow-up calls or emails from physicians report higher satisfaction than those who are not contacted. Research suggests the practice may lead to lower healthcare costs. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

SGIM Calls for End to Fee-For-Service

Fee-for-service medicine is a financially unsustainable payment model that should be phased out by the end of the decade, a study commissioned by the Society for General Internal Medicine recommends. >>>

EHR a Money-Loser for Most Physicians

Federal meaningful use incentives alone are not adequate to ensure that the vast majority of medical practices don't lose money on electronic health record systems, suggests the author of a study on the cost impact of EHR. >>>

How Tablets are Influencing Healthcare

Tablet computers and other mobile technologies are overturning concepts of how clinicians use technology, raising work-life balance issues and having a beneficial impact on hospital IT budgets. >>>

87% of Physicians Say Quantity of EHR Alerts 'Excessive'

Doctors are missing three in 10 patient test results generated by electronic health record systems, research shows. The problem is a matter not only of volume, but of how alerts are communicated. >>>

Inside an ACO-Like Partnership

Independence Blue Cross and Abington Health have partnered under an accountable care payment model which pays physicians and hospitals "substantial sums" above the standard reimbursement rate when they meet quality and medical cost targets. >>>

Providers Brace for Sequestration

While federal budget cuts promise to chop $11 billion from Medicare funding in 2013, healthcare leaders say they have been preparing for scenarios that call for doing more with less money. >>>



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News Headlines

Behind a cancer-treatment firm's rosy survival claims

Reuters, March 7, 2013

Unreported side effects of drugs found using Internet data

The New York Times, March 7, 2013

Med school students still get gifts from drug companies

The Philadelphia Inquirer, March 7, 2013

Lax policing of doc, pharmacy conflicts found in Medicare coverage decisions

The New York Times, March 6, 2013

Hospitals crack down on tirades by angry docs

Kaiser Health News / The Washington Post, March 6, 2013

Cerner, McKesson lead alliance to let docs share data

Bloomberg, March 5, 2013

Nurses spar with docs as 30 million insured seek care

Bloomberg, March 5, 2013

Panel recommends overhauling US doc payments

The Hill, March 5, 2013

EHRs underused for hospital infection reporting

InformationWeek, March 4, 2013

Investigation raises debate about doctors, pain pill deaths

The Salt Lake Tribune, March 4, 2013

 

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From HealthLeaders Magazine

 

Tablets and the Influence of Connective Technology

Demand for devices such as the iPad and smartphone comes from clinicians and is having a powerful impact on healthcare delivery as the next wave of technology surges, but don't shut down your PCs just yet. >>>

 

Embracing Nontraditional Models

 

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