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Population Health Pros Get National Support

Alexandra Wilson Pecci, editor for HealthLeaders Media

Care coordination has been called the "missing link in healthcare." Now the Registered Nurse Ambulatory Care Coordinator Association has formed the first national organization to support nurses and other population health management professionals in care coordinator roles. >>>

 

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. >>>

'Redistricting' Considered for Liver Donor Maps

Researchers report that the existing distribution model of organs for liver transplants is unbalanced and depends upon longstanding relationships among medical centers. Organ donor advocates are calling for a change in the allocation process. >>>

Leah Binder Wants Your Hospital Data

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." >>>

ICD-10 Transition Should be Major Focus Now

Hoping for a deadline extension, many physician practices are behind. Instead they should be highly focused on the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 code sets, says one expert. >>>

Population Health Demands Clearer Standards for Radiology

Radiology leaders advocate standards-based medical imaging programs to reduce errors and improve efficiencies. The aim is to reward radiologists "not for more procedures, but for the right ones." >>>

UDI Final Rule Still Pending

Patient safety advocates are urging federal officials to issue an overdue final rule on unique device identification. In the absence of a rule, "patients are being harmed," says one. >>>



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News Headlines

Nightmares after the ICU

The New York Times, July 23, 2013

Kids with pediatricians also getting care at clinics

The Baltimore Sun / Reuters, July 23, 2013

Governor orders probe of rural TX hospital chain

The Miami Herald / Associated Press, July 22, 2013

OR medical community gears up for expansion

News & Observer / Associated Press, July 22, 2013

A look at $4.6M in Grand Rapids hospital CEO pay

MLive.com, July 19, 2013

Hospitals face a self-inflicted wound

Bloomberg Businessweek, July 19, 2013

PA high court halts plan to close health centers

The Miami Herald / Associated Press, July 19, 2013

State officials: Las Vegas hospitals sloughing off patients on UMC

Las Vegas Sun, July 18, 2013

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

The Denver Post, July 18, 2013

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

The New York Times, July 17, 2013



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