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Population Health is a Shared Responsibility

John Commins

One path toward better population health is for community and rural hospitals to create partnerships with local businesses and civic and government leaders, all of whom stand to enjoy the economic and social benefits of living in a healthier community. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

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. >>>

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. >>>

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. >>>

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. >>>

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. >>>

As Hospital Hiring Slips, Robot Workers Lurk

In the news this week: Healthcare job growth hits a skid; Robots are programmed for direct patient care jobs; Tennessee strengthens laws to protect nurses and physicians from workplace violence. >>>

Why Putting Capital Into EMR is a Smart Move

Most healthcare providers believe enhancing their collection and use of patient data is the only way to move forward in the pursuit of better care delivery. >>>



Intelligence Report

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While 78% of leading healthcare providers expect to have a collaborative care model operational by next year, 45% are concerned about its prospects for cost savings. This report discusses the key issues at stake and reveals successful strategies for fostering collaboration—and saving millions of dollars. Purchase Today >>>



News Headlines

Healthcare's overlooked cost factor

The New York Times, June 12, 2013

University of Maryland Medical Center to begin layoffs

The Baltimore Sun, June 12, 2013

NY bill would mandate hospital nurse staffing

Yahoo Finance / Associated Press, June 12, 2013

Parkland to sell last bond package to finance new public hospital

The Dallas News, June 12, 2013

A tax fight in Pittsburgh and the future of non-profit hospitals nationwide

Time, June 11, 2013

Civil Service clears layoffs of LSU hospital employees

The Shreveport Times, June 11, 2013

With nurses at risk of compassion fatigue, hospitals try to ease their stress

The Washington Post, June 11, 2013

MA hospitals pulling back on salaries and benefits

Boston Business Journal, June 10, 2013

FL rejects Tenet hospital plan near Scripps

South Florida Business Journal, June 7, 2013

Suburban NY hospital struggles to open after Sandy

The Miami Herald / Associated Press, June 6, 2013



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