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Population Health is Not a New Concept

John Commins

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is only now putting a spotlight on the good work that's been going on in community health programs for decades. This week, five hospital-led collaboratives will be recognized for their work. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Tenet to Acquire Vanguard in Surprise $4.3B Deal

The deal to buy Vanguard will expand Tenet's footprint to 30 markets across 16 states. Charlie Martin, Vanguard's founder, chairman, and CEO, will join Tenet's board of directors, and Keith Pitts, Vanguard's vice chairman, will serve Tenet as vice chairman. >>>

ED Tries Telemedicine in Bid to Cut Wait Times

A medical center with long emergency department wait times is running a pilot study to test whether telemedicine can connect doctors to the virtual bedside of waiting patients much faster. >>>

Stand-Alone Hospitals Wrestle With Financial Challenges

Make-or-break decisions about the future face financial executives from independent hospitals—insight from the HFMA ANI conference. >>>

Healthcare Workers Dissatisfied with Stagnant Pay Raises

A trifecta of financial pressures is forcing hospitals to trim salaries and benefits, but by cutting too close, hospitals may be losing their talent pools to more competitive markets. >>>

How to Lose Good Nurses

Hospitals that fail to stamp out verbal abuse among RNs and those that demand 12-hour shifts risk losing valuable employees to other organizations where working conditions are more favorable. >>>

Probe Uncovers Hospitals' Inability to Protect Patient Privacy

Researchers and a journalist were able to re-identify, without much fuss, the de-identified medical records of scores of patients, thought to have been protected by HIPAA. Here's how they did it. >>>

In Search of the Health IT Experts

Healthcare industry leaders discuss the shortage of staff with information technology expertise, the impact on hospitals and health systems, and what can be done to address the situation. >>>

Antitrust Ruling Could Impact State Regulatory Boards

A federal court found the action of a NC dental board to restrict discount teeth-whitening procedures was intended to limit competition, and a legal expert says the ruling could affect other oversight boards. >>>



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61% of healthcare leaders now report overcrowded conditions in their ED—and with them, major concerns about patient safety. With the shortage of PCPs expected to continue driving ED visits up, you need proven solutions. This report explores the strategies leading providers are employing, such as collaboration and efficiency measures, to improve ED throughput even as margins decline. Purchase Today >>>



News Headlines

Grassley: Who approved these hospital CEO bonuses?

The Washington Post, June 26, 2013

Pittsburgh seeks dismissal of 'bizarre' UPMC civil-rights complaint

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 26, 2013

Policy keeps some rural doctors from delivery room

The Texas Tribune, June 26, 2013

Parkland Memorial Hospital still struggling to hire enough registered nurses

The Dallas News, June 26, 2013

Federal regulators reviewing preliminary findings of Dallas' Parkland Memorial Hospital survey

The Dallas News, June 25, 2013

NH report criticizes Exeter Hospital in hep C outbreak

Valley News / Associated Press, June 25, 2013

A Louisville clinic races to adapt to the healthcare overhaul

The New York Times, June 24, 2013

Opinion: Physician shortage raises questions

The Sacramento Bee, June 21, 2013

Investigation follows trail of a virus in hospitals

The New York Times, June 20, 2013

Sleep deprivation in hospitals is a real problem

The Atlantic, June 20, 2013



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