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Stop Ignoring Online Review and Rating Sites

Marianne Aiello

About one-third of consumers would trust a random, faceless person posting on the Internet over a well-established brand. How well-equipped is your hospital to reap the maximum benefits? >>>

 

Editor's Picks

The Cardio Service Line, Rebooted

The tactics for caring for cardiology patients are changing. Care partners, often practicing in the community and not in the hospital, are playing pivotal roles in expanding the patient referral base in new ways. >>>

CMS Unveils Hospital Violations Database

A searchable online database of federal safety rule violations at U.S. hospitals has been launched by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. It is available to healthcare providers, payers, and patients. >>>

Berwick: Quest Program Results 'A Breakthrough'

Premier Healthcare Alliance's data- and practice-sharing project, Quest, has saved 92,000 lives and $9.1 billion since 2007 through significant reductions in cost, mortality, and infections, the group says. >>>

AHIP: Hospital Inpatient Pricing Up Sharply

Unadjusted hospital prices per admission rose by an average annual growth rate of 8.2% between 2008 and 2010, a study from America's Health Insurance Plans shows. But hospital groups counter that premium rates for private insurers have risen faster than underlying healthcare costs. >>>

The Trouble with Nurse Practitioners

At a time when healthcare institutions need and should be hiring more APRNs, turf battles, nurse practitioner shortages, and state laws are stubbornly standing in the way. >>>

Intermountain Shares Tech Goodies, Big Data Plans

Tech ideas that promise to improve healthcare or save costs can generate lots of interest. But having the ability to crank out concepts and partner with companies that can get them to market is where the rubber meets the road. >>>

Who Wins in Cleveland Clinic, CHS Alliance?

Under a deal announced this week, the Cleveland Clinic, a non-profit academic medical center, and for-profit Community Health Systems will remain independent, but work together to make operational improvements. >>>



News Headlines

The doctor is in (well, logged in)

The New York Times, March 20, 2013

Whistle-blowers allege wrongdoing at VA center

The Miami Herald / Associated Press, March 20, 2013

N.J. compounding pharmacy recalls all products

The Philadelphia Inquirer, March 19, 2013

What hospitals charge the uninsured

The New York Times, March 19, 2013

Hospital ratings are in the eye of the beholder

Kaiser Health News, March 18, 2013

How 'profitable' are ME hospitals? It depends

Bangor Daily News, March 18, 2013

Opinion: do hospital 'likes' translate to quality?

U.S. News & World Report, March 15, 2013

Hospital admissions continue to decline

The Philadelphia Inquirer, March 15, 2013

Insurers warn of overhaul-induced sticker shock

News & Observer, March 14, 2013

Ailing NY Downtown Hospital cuts entire residency program

DNAinfo.com, March 14, 2013



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