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'Rapid' Rise in Physicians Seeking to Sell Practices

Joe Cantlupe

Physicians—not hospitals—are taking the initiative in seeking hospital-based acquisitions of their practices. This is setting the stage for the evolution of how healthcare is delivered, survey data suggests. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

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. >>>

Upend the Hospital Hierarchy

The current clinical hierarchy, a top-down structure where power starts with physicians and flows down to nurses, is flawed. Is this really the best way to care for patients? >>>

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. >>>

Cutting Anesthesia Costs Starts with a Battle

Anesthesiologists on the whole contend that all-physician anesthesia means better-quality care. But it's time to consider adding CRNAs to the mix to cut costs without compromising patient safety, many advocates say. >>>

EHRs Rush in Where Doctors Fear to Tread

While the healthcare industry scrambles to equip providers with interoperable electronic health record systems, what can be done to counter the very real reasons many physicians are technology-resistant? >>>

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. >>>



LAST CHANCE Webcast

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 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. Register Today >>>



News Headlines

MD urges better licensing for healthcare pros

The Washington Post / Associated Press, March 21, 2013

How a patient's suicide changed a doctor's approach to guns

NPR, March 21, 2013

NC nurse anesthetists battle bill to put doctor supervision requirements into law

News & Observer, March 21, 2013

Congress moves to put protections on painkiller

The Hill, March 21, 2013

Study: Patients should decide what the end of life is like

Los Angeles Times, March 21, 2013

The doctor is in (well, logged in)

The New York Times, March 20, 2013

Group medical appointments may help ease physician shortage

The Washington Post, March 20, 2013

Hospitals mobilize to tackle alarm fatigue

The Day, March 19, 2013

Hospitals look to the skies for safety help

CT Post, March 19, 2013

Opinion: Hospitals' doctor-buying binge likely to end badly

Forbes, March 15, 2013



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Webcast: New Physician Referral Models for Value-Based Care

Date: April 25, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

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From HealthLeaders Magazine

Rethinking the Service Line

Isolation gives way to integration as healthcare leaders look to create service lines that work collaboratively >>>

 

The Rush and Resistance to Tech

 

Battleground Anesthesia



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