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Keys to Managing Transitions of Care

Joe Cantlupe

Sarasota (FL) Memorial Healthcare System's focus on care transitions for its elderly and heart failure patient population has continually resulted in good readmission scores. Other hospital leaders could do the same, but the process has taken years and attention to detail. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Primary Care Docs Average More Hospital Revenue Than Specialists

A survey of hospital CFOs shows primary care physicians generated a combined average of $1,566,165 for their affiliated hospitals in the last year. Other specialties generated a combined annual average of $1,424,917, the lowest average in five years, data shows. >>>

$6.4B Henry Ford, Beaumont Merger Failed on Cultural Hurdles

A merger between two Michigan healthcare providers has been called off because of stark cultural differences between them, observers say. Those differences include the patient populations they each serve and the organizations' physician compensation models. >>>

ED Physicians Key to Half of Hospital Admissions

Doctors in the emergency department are the major decision makers in nearly half of all hospital admissions, giving them a significant role in controlling healthcare costs, research shows. >>>

House Lawmakers Grill CMS Over Health Exchange Navigators

The role of navigators, expected to help millions of uninsured make their way through the health insurance market, came under fire Tuesday by members of Congress who raised questions about oversight and the role of the IRS in the implementation of healthcare reform. >>>

Q&A: Rural Health Practitioner of the Year, Larry Rhodes, MD

West Virginia pediatric cardiologist Larry Rhodes, MD, speaks passionately about his work at three community outreach clinics. "It is always easy to hide under the guise of 'this is for patient care,' but the best days of the month for me are when I am in my truck driving to one of these clinics." >>>

Less Blood Testing for Some Surgeries Safe, Cost Effective

The ordering and testing of blood for surgery that rarely requires blood transfusions is expensive and "overutilized" by hospitals, researchers say. At Johns Hopkins alone, more appropriate blood ordering practices could save $200,000 a year. >>>

Case Study: Advance Care Conversations

Not knowing a patient's wishes for end-of-life care can lead to expensive and sometimes unwanted medical interventions. Gundersen Health System is trying to change that, by embracing a conversation around end-of-life care that is not about dying. >>>



Roundtable

NEW Roundtable: Capital Finance and Industry Consolidation

Senior executives from SSM Healthcare, Fletcher-Allen Healthcare, the Medical Center of Central Georgia, and Bank of America Merrill Lynch discuss the major influencers of industry consolidation—including capital access, market needs, financial support, and growth opportunities. Free Download >>>



News Headlines

UC hospitals cancel surgeries, divert patients amid strike

Los Angeles Times, May 23, 2013

Scramble at Moore Medical Center as tornado hit

NPR, May 23, 2013

Latest from Parkland: All the good stuff happens in executive session

The Dallas Morning News, May 23, 2013

KY short 3,800 doctors even before Medicaid expansion

The Courier Journal, May 23, 2013

Tornado struck hospital but patients, staff unharmed

ABC News, May 22, 2013

Hospital 'code black' before flood of tornado patients

Los Angeles Times, May 22, 2013

Loophole in healthcare law could stick doctors with tab

The Sacramento Bee, May 22, 2013

15% of physicians declining EHRs

InformationWeek, May 21, 2013

Surgeons-in-training dislike new work hours

Reuters, May 20, 2013

Pills tracked from doctor to patient to aid drug marketing

The New York Times, May 17, 2013



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