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FDA Probes Docs Over da Vinci Robot Problems

Joe Cantlupe

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is counting on physicians to offer insights into complaints about the da Vinci robot, which is under scrutiny in lawsuits and medical board reviews as never before. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Managing Physicians May Be Impossible

If physicians can't be managed, we're all in for trouble, because healthcare is bankrupting us. Everyone needs to be managed, whether they're the President of the United States or a country doctor. >>>

CHI's Acquisition of St. Luke's Episcopal Health Detailed

As part of a deal to acquire with Houston's St. Luke's Episcopal Health System, Catholic Health Initiatives will contribute more than $1 billion to create a foundation that will serve the area's underserved population. >>>

Consumer Reports Expands Hospital Ratings List

Almost two-thirds of the nation's 258 teaching hospitals that report enough data to calculate a safety score ranked below average, the director of the Consumer Reports Health Ratings Center says. >>>

HHS Would Hike Whistleblower Rewards to $10M

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has unveiled a proposed rule that would pay rewards of nearly $10 million to Medicare beneficiaries and other whistleblowers whose fraud tips identify and recover funds. >>>

Diagnostic Errors Common, Costly, and Harmful

Wrong site surgeries and medication mishaps get more attention, but diagnostic errors are a larger, deadlier, and costlier problem, for patients and healthcare providers, Johns Hopkins researchers say. >>>

HR Roundup: Sequestration Leads to Layoffs

The effects of sequestration are becoming apparent with at least one health system announcing job cuts and reductions to executive salaries. Elsewhere, the legislative fight for nurse-to-patient staffing ratios is gathering steam. >>>

In Wake of Bombings, How Hospitals Are Communicating

In the aftermath of the marathon bombings, hospitals in Boston have been using Facebook to communicate with patients, family, and staff.  The social media tool is proving to be a powerful way to communicate in a time of crisis. >>>



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News Headlines

Court seems split on doctor's discrimination suit

The Miami Herald / Associated Press, April 25, 2013

Patient engagement remains elusive

InformationWeek, April 25, 2013

Patient grievances falling as Parkland works through problems

Dallas Business Journal, April 25, 2013

CMS website will disclose health industry payments to doctors

Kaiser Health News, April 24, 2013

US hospitals send hundreds of immigrants back home

The Miami Herald / Associated Press, April 24, 2013

Immigration bill could help physician shortage

Politico, April 23, 2013

Inside India's 'no-frills' hospitals, where heart surgery costs just $800

Business Insider / Agence France Presse, April 22, 2013

The impossible workload for doctors in training

The New York Times, April 19, 2013

Charlotte doctor settles Medicare fraud case

Charlotte Observer, April 19, 2013

Patient satisfaction may not be a good indicator of surgical quality

Kaiser Health News, April 19, 2013



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