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Bridging the Clinical, Academic Gap Won't Be Easy

Joe Cantlupe

Academics aren't communicating properly with practicing clinicians, and it's a serious problem, a Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation report suggests. While doctors and hospitals continue to push for more collaborative care, there's a lot of work to be done. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

AHA: Obama Budget Proposes 'Troubling Reductions'

Healthcare industry groups are expressing concern over proposed cuts to Medicare and limits to charitable deductions, but favor the White House budget's proposed delay in cuts to disproportionate share hospital payments. >>>

HIT Errors 'Tip of the Iceberg,' Says ECRI

A report from the ECRI Institute blames humans for 46% of errors in which health information technology malfunctions and either causes or creates a risk of patient harm. >>>

SC Hospitals Push Coordinated Care

The Palmetto state's efforts to reduce readmissions and emergency department visits centers on community health initiatives, particularly for patients with chronic or complex illnesses. >>>

Internists Aim to End 'Assault' on Patient-Physician Relationship

The American College of Physicians has a two-pronged plan to continue to advance the progress being made in expanding affordable coverage, lowering costs, recruiting and retaining primary care physicians, and reforming physician payment systems. >>>

HCA, First Choice ER Form Alliance in Texas

The agreement aims to ensure bed availability for patients needing acute care services provided by nearby HCA hospitals. First Choice ER transferring patients will avoid HCA hospitals' emergency departments and will instead be directly admitted when non-emergent criteria are met. >>>

Evidence Base for Vena Cava Filter Use 'Thin'

Inferior vena cava filters "as they're currently used don't really work as well as physicians think they do," and commonly fail to be removed, causing patient harm, researchers say. >>>

Moody's: Sequestration Threatens Not-For-Profit Hospitals

Although Moody's Investors Service's outlook for the not-for-profit hospital sector is negative, no immediate rating action on any of the hospitals in its portfolio is planned based on the federal sequestration. >>>



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News Headlines

Hospital airs medical mistakes

Boston.com, April 11, 2013

L.A. jury sides with doctor in Anthem Blue Cross case

Los Angeles Times, April 11, 2013

NY, NJ cardiologist admits record $19M fraud

The Washington Post / Associated Press, April 11, 2013

Da Vinci robot hot among surgeons, but gets FDA scrutiny over reports of problems and deaths

Star Tribune / Associated Press, April 10, 2013

CA physician assistant bill clears first hurdle

California Healthline, April 10, 2013

Joint Commission warns hospitals that alarm fatigue puts patients at risk

Boston.com, April 9, 2013

Doctors driven to bankruptcy

CNNMoney, April 9, 2013

Patients delay, skip, and negotiate to keep Rx costs down

The Star-Ledger, April 9, 2013

Walgreens first retail chain to diagnose, treat chronic conditions

Kaiser Health News / USA Today, April 5, 2013

Medical emergencies at 40,000 feet

The Atlantic, April 5, 2013



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