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Hospital Apps Must Be Problem Solvers

Jacqueline Fellows

"There's no reason to have [a smartphone] app unless it's meaningful for the user," says a former vice president of marketing for a three-hospital nonprofit community health system. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Hospitals' Fear of 30-Day Penalties May Speed Hospice Admissions

An exception to federal 30-day mortality measures may incent hospitals to prematurely push patients into hospice care, says one critic, who calls it an unintended consequence of healthcare reform. >>>

CA Fines 10 Hospitals $625,000 for Medical Errors

Retained surgical objects, patient falls, and medication errors are the top violations leading to immediate jeopardy penalties issued to hospitals by the California Department of Health Thursday. >>>

Physicians Shut Out of ACOs Seek to Merge Practices

Faced with few ACO options, physicians are increasingly considering merging their practices, which would enable them to reduce expenses and wield more clout in negotiations. >>>

How Loyola Makes Flu Shot Compliance Soar

Loyola University Medical Center endured its share of objections from healthcare workers who did not want to be vaccinated against influenza. But it has found a way to convince nearly everyone on staff to get the flu shot. >>>

Immigration Bill Lowers Hurdles for Foreign-Born Docs

Under pending federal legislation, recruiting foreign-born but U.S.- trained physicians could become easier for hospitals and physician practices in underserved areas. >>>

Hospitals Lagging on PSO Contracts

Health insurance exchange plan offerings may not be an option for hospitals that fail to contract with qualifying patient safety organizations by the federal deadline. But hospitals are still waiting for CMS to clarify the complex regulation. >>>



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News Headlines

Top health insurance bosses earn millions

CT Post, June 12, 2013

Monopoly on hospital surgical services called into question

Aspen Daily News, June 12, 2013

Opinion: Hospital pricing needs to be simpler, more equitable

The Miami Herald, June 12, 2013

Enrollment in private Medicare plans hits record high

The Hill, June 11, 2013

Cash-only doctors abandon the insurance system

CNNMoney, June 11, 2013

Obama pitches healthcare exchanges in CA visit

USA Today, June 10, 2013

Dr. ZDoggMD goes viral to change healthcare system

USA Today / Kaiser Health News, June 10, 2013

PPACA spurs hiring blitz

Los Angeles Times, June 7, 2013

Selling of Obamacare underway

Politico, June 6, 2013

States' hospital data for sale puts privacy in jeopardy

Bloomberg, June 6, 2013



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