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Physicians Offer a Bundle of Opinions

Joe Cantlupe

Among the financial models emerging from the evolving healthcare marketplace is "bundling." But a survey of physicians and hospitals shows a significant divergence of opinions about bundling. Practice size is just one factor. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

3 Reasons Urinary Catheters are Overused in Hospitals

Three cultural habits within hospitals, including "general disinterest" among staff, can hinder catheter-associated urinary tract infection prevention efforts, researchers find. >>>

Better MRSA Strategy: Treat All ICU Patients

Treating all patients in an ICU as if they were infected with methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus reduces positive bacterial cultures and bloodstream infections by 44%, research shows. >>>

How to Get a Handle on ED Overcrowding

A projected increase in emergency department volume within the next three years means hospitals need to get to work now to implement better patient flow schemes. The need is urgent because how patients move through the ED has significant financial implications throughout the rest of the hospital. >>>

Hospitals Thinking Beyond 30-Day Readmissions

Operating under the assumption that the government is moving toward enacting reimbursement penalties for all-cause readmissions, some hospitals and readmission prevention experts are already developing corresponding strategies. >>>

Rural Scholars Program Grooms Primary Care Docs in AL

A program at the University of Alabama helps students prepare for the rigors of medical school—and careers as primary care physicians. >>>

HMA Chief to Step Down as Glenview Denies Takeover Bid

In the latest twist for Health Management Associates, the for-profit hospital operator's CEO, Gary D. Newsome, announces he will retire in July. Last week HMA moved to block a takeover bid by filing a shareholders' rights plan. >>>

Lower ED Margins Demand a Better Strategy

In this new Intelligence Report, we examine how resolving organizational problems in the emergency department will remain a challenge as demand for ED services increases, overcrowding elevates patient safety concerns, and quality metrics draw greater attention. >>>

7 Deadly Words of Healthcare Marketing

Being descriptive in healthcare marketing can be a challenge when you stop using these seven words that no longer have the power to distinguish your organization or its services from those of your competitors. >>>



Intelligence Report

NEW Intelligence Report: ED Solutions—Preparing for Increased Volume and Decreased Margins

Emergency Department overcrowding has increased by 22% since 2013. This original research and analysis offers key insight from top healthcare executives and clinical leaders on coping with patient volume while protecting the bottom line. Download Today >>>



News Headlines

FDA takes action to ease neonatal drug shortage

The Miami Herald / Associated Press, May 30, 2013

Healthcare is spread thin on Alaskan frontier

The New York Times, May 30, 2013

With money at risk, hospitals push staff to wash hands

The New York Times, May 29, 2013

Hospitals to doctors: Can we still be friends?

Washington Business Journal, May 29, 2013

ER fails to save digit; patient gives thumbs-down to hospital bill

Las Vegas Sun, May 29, 2013

Why some doctors don't lean on EHR

InformationWeek, May 29, 2013

Cleveland surgeon gives hospital $3 million

The Plain Dealer, May 29, 2013

Heart device approval delays leave US doctors frustrated

Reuters, May 28, 2013

Medical errors are hard for doctors to admit, but it's wise to apologize

The Washington Post, May 28, 2013

High-deductible health plans scale back to avoid 'Cadillac tax'

The New York Times, May 28, 2013



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Building Better Boards

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