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Physicians on Treadmills Diagnose with Accuracy, Says Mayo Doc

Cheryl Clark

"All businesses with sedentary workers should allow employees to use" treadmill desks, says a former Mayo Clinic CEO and enthusiastic advocate for walking while working. Healthcare providers are no exception. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Most Physicians Blame Others for Rising Healthcare Costs

Almost half of the doctors surveyed by Mayo Clinic researchers acknowledge that they "try not to think about the cost to the healthcare system when making treatment decisions." More than half blame attorneys, health plans, and hospitals for growing costs. >>>

Rural Life Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

A study finds that the risk of injury deaths is 22% higher in the most rural counties than in the most urban areas. While the data reveals some surprising findings, the lead author says she can only speculate as to the reasons why. >>>

Stratus Healthcare Alliance Strategy Detailed

Georgia's new 23-hospital collaborative, with its focus on operational initiatives and improving population health, "represents a formidable force with substantial bargaining power" and may be the first stage of something bigger, says one healthcare analyst. >>>

SEC Poised to Modify 'No Admit, No Deny' Policy in Settlements

Observers believe such a change would result in potentially far-reaching consequences for companies that fall under the purview of the SEC, including private, for-profit hospitals, their directors, officers, and employees. >>>

'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. >>>

MU Stage 2 Requirements 'Overly Burdensome,' Say AHA, AMA

The American Medical Association and the American Hospital Association say they support widespread adoption of electronic health records, but are asking for flexibility to meet the program's requirements. >>>

Highmark Announces Accountable Care Alliance

The health insurer's goal is to shift its physician network from fee-for-service payments to a value-based compensation model that rewards physicians for the quality of that care and may reduce healthcare costs. >>>

Federal Regulator, Meet Dr. Regulated

Perhaps it's time for federal regulators to examine themselves, because it certainly appears there's too much oversight that inhibits physicians from doing their jobs, and too little to ensure that they do their jobs right. >>>



Intelligence Report

Intelligence Report: Advancing Clinical Quality from Data to Decisions

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News Headlines

Opinion: 'Best' healthcare in the world? You judge

Boston.com, July 25, 2013

WI bills would mandate heart disease screening on newborns

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, July 25, 2013

NJ doctor admits getting $1.8M in kickback scheme

The Miami Herald / Associated Press, July 25, 2013

Better healthcare for less money, if you can find it

Reuters, July 24, 2013

Pain expert said pill mill doc did nothing wrong

South Florida Sun-Sentinel, July 24, 2013

When doctors tell patients what they don't want to hear

The New Yorker, July 24, 2013

At too many hospitals, a revolving door

The New York Times, July 24, 2013

Medicare plans to accelerate linking doctor pay to quality

Kaiser Health News / The Washington Post, July 23, 2013

Medical groups resist possible standards loosening

The Hill, July 23, 2013

Healthcare overhaul leads hospitals to focus on patient satisfaction

Los Angeles Times, July 22, 2013



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