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Physician Pay Will Soon Depend on Outcomes

Cheryl Clark

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is seeking feedback from doctors as it builds a model for reimbursing physicians based on actual outcomes rather than process measures. >>>

 

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. >>>

Aggressive End-of-Life Care Easing in Hospitals

Dying patients are more likely to receive less intense medical care than in the recent past. The cost of that healthcare, however, provided by hospitals, physicians, and hospice, continues to rise, says a Dartmouth Atlas report. >>>

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. >>>

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. >>>

Data Collaborative Taps Predictive Analytics to Coordinate Care

Four geographically disparate health systems are banding together to redesign clinical care based on data to solve population health challenges such as preventable readmissions. >>>

School Nurses Fight to Block Unlicensed Injections

A California ruling that would allow non-licensed adults to administer insulin in schools cheapens and devalues not only the practice of nursing, but also the clout of its own licensing authorities. >>>

Population Health is a Shared Responsibility

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. >>>



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Webcast: Integrate HIEs into Physician and Staff Workflows for Better Outcomes

Date: June 17, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Learn how to successfully integrate Health Information Exchange technology into existing organizational workflows using real-world examples and best practices. Participate in an interactive Q&A with leading IT experts from Atlantic Health and University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Register Today >>>



News Headlines

Accenture forecasts fast retail clinic growth

The Miami Herald / Associated Press, June 13, 2013

Did mismanagement or charity care cause Roseland Hospital's financial emergency?

Chicago Sun-Times, June 13, 2013

FL pill mill database leaked patient info, says ACLU

The St. Augustine Record / Associated Press, June 13, 2013

L.A. leads US in Medicare spending on end-of-life care

Los Angeles Times, June 13, 2013

Healing the overwhelmed physician

The New York Times, June 13, 2013

House panel to probe alleged seizure of medical records by IRS

The Hill, June 12, 2013

Monopoly on hospital surgical services called into question

Aspen Daily News, June 12, 2013

Fewer CT scans for kids, but some still unnecessary

The Baltimore Sun / Reuters, June 12, 2013

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

The Washington Post, June 11, 2013

IBM's Watson helping ME doctors in cancer research

Bangor Daily News, June 11, 2013



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Date: June 19, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

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