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Leah Binder Wants Your Hospital Data

Cheryl Clark

The Leapfrog Group CEO wants public reporting of nine so-called "never events" to remain public. The AHA, she says, wants to suppress it. But that's not all. Binder wants "more data—a lot more data." >>>

 

Editor's Picks

U.S. News & World Report Names Top Hospitals

The most well-known of a series of hospital rankings is a powerful marketing tool, but one observer says he is troubled that none of the various "rating schemes" use state and federal inspection data in their evaluations. >>>

ACC Registry Readmission Rates Now Public

Readmissions data from an American College of Cardiology's registry is now posted on a federal website, in a move toward more public reporting of procedural outcomes. >>>

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." >>>

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. >>>

Ready for a Crisis, and Ready to Flex

There's a crisis in your healthcare organization's future. It might be a natural disaster or a data breach, and it's closer than you think. Are you prepared to communicate effectively with the media, patients, and hospital staff? >>>

Tech Tools Tackle Medication Problems

Medication adherence is a multifaceted challenge that's getting a shot in the arm from technology developers. Glowing pill bottle caps connected to the Internet and a digital library of pill images with detailed data on drug interactions are just the beginning. >>>



Toolkit

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Learn how leading organizations have achieved physician-hospital alignment through viable physician recruitment, retention, and management strategies: •"Patient Experience and HCAHPS: Little Consensus on a Top Priority" •"Physician Alignment: Integration Over Independence" •"Collaborative Care: Hospitals Balance Risk and Revenue With Physicians" Purchase Today >>>



News Headlines

State officials: Las Vegas hospitals sloughing off patients on UMC

Las Vegas Sun, July 18, 2013

Hospitals may soon be reaching for the stars

Kaiser Health News / The Boston Globe, July 18, 2013

Hackers hawk stolen health insurance data

Dark Reading, July 18, 2013

2 hospital networks agree to merge, raising specter of costlier care

The New York Times, July 17, 2013

Health law's rule delay could hamper enforcement

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Associated Press, July 17, 2013

Post-op phone checkups save time and travel

The Baltimore Sun / Reuters, July 17, 2013

Denver Health to cut 300 jobs to reduce personnel costs by $18 million

The Denver Post, July 18, 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



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