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For APRNs, Innovation Trumps Barriers

Alexandra Wilson Pecci, editor for HealthLeaders Media

Three healthcare institutions that rely on advanced practice registered nurses prove that a little innovation can go a long way in improving not only access to care, but also the care itself. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

How Safety-Net Hospitals Are Improving the Patient Experience

Despite some unique challenges, safety-net hospitals are achieving strong patient satisfaction results by focusing on compassionate care and quality outcomes. >>>

Health Economist Blasts Wellness Programs

Disease management expert and author Al Lewis lays out his case against health-contingent wellness programs: The concept of health risk assessments "is advice opposite of what doctors tell you to do. The arithmetic can't save money. Every vendor who reports savings lies." >>>

Observation Status Costly for Hospitals

Hospitals take a financial hit when patients are assigned observation status. Surprising study results show that "though the cost of hospital observation care costs less, reimbursement per encounter is proportionally a lot less." >>>

Physician Integration Failures Are Avoidable

Integrating physicians under one management umbrella can be a huge challenge. It's not the acquiring that's hard. It's the integrating. Lack of a cohesive practice strategy is often the culprit. >>>

60% of Docs Wouldn't Recommend Their Profession as a Career

The administrative burden of being a physician continues to fuel discontent among doctors. More than a third report having a negative outlook for the profession, and the majority would not recommend it as a career choice. >>>

Meet the Mother of All Patient Registries

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is building a massive patient database to help healthcare providers identify effectiveness projects years before researchers get around to publishing their analyses. >>>



Intelligence Report

Intelligence Report: Access Exclusive Research on Collaborative Care

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

Mixed results from Pioneer ACOs

The Wall Street Journal, July 16, 2013

Inside doctors' prescribing habits

Los Angeles Times, July 16, 2013

Survey: Patient access to doctors mixed in MA

The Boston Herald / Associated Press, July 16, 2013

Regulators' crackdown on doctor's hospitals took years

The Dallas Morning News, July 15, 2013

2 FL hospitals seeking smoke-free workers

The Miami Herald / Associated Press, July 15, 2013

Workers fired in privacy breach at L.A. hospital popular with stars

Reuters, July 15, 2013

Educating FL about healthcare reform starts with conversation

Kaiser Health News / Miami Herald, July 12, 2013

Access, insurance cited as top healthcare issues

Journal Sentinel, July 11, 2013

Court overturns Hopkins malpractice case

The Baltimore Sun, July 11, 2013

Catholic hospitals accept birth control compromise

Miami Herald, July 10, 2013



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Date: August 20, 2013, 12:00-3:00 p.m. ET

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Making Patients Happy, Even the Poorest and Sickest

Despite some unique challenges, safety-net hospitals are achieving strong satisfaction results by focusing on the patient and quality outcomes. >>>

 

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