Former acting head of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Don Berwick, MD, acknowledges healthcare providers have come a long way in the last few decades, but it's "by no means enough." >>>
Health Management Associates' largest shareholder says it intends to proceed with plans to replace the sitting HMA board, hours after Community Health Systems said it would acquire the embattled hospital chain. >>>
Violating a sacred code of philanthropy, a failing hospital received court approval to tap into the principal of an endowment meant to last into perpetuity. That kind of negative publicity doesn't help development executives at other healthcare organizations. >>>
An online tool from the Leapfrog Group, which determines the "hidden surcharge" or costs of a hospital's medical errors, employs a methodology that is "seriously flawed," says the American Hospital Association. >>>
If you think that moving to electronic health records will eliminate mistaken identity in healthcare, you are mistaken. >>>
Competition among healthcare recruiters to place well-qualified and experienced health information technology executives is fierce. These strategic tips can help. >>>
Financial incentives for self-referring providers "were likely a major factor driving" an increase in referrals and millions of dollars in unnecessary Medicare costs, a Government Accounting Office report finds. >>>
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