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Docs to Disruptive Patients: 'You're Fired'

Joe Cantlupe

A California physicians organization is finding that more doctors are dismissing patients because they are uncooperative, refuse to comply with treatment, exhibit drug-seeking behaviors, and increasingly threaten the safety of care providers. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

OB/GYN Pushes Doctors To Think About Cost

Increasingly, physicians are speaking out against wasteful spending on needless medical treatments. At her South Carolina, hospital, Lauren Demosthenes, MD, is targeting "low hanging fruit that doesn't hurt the patient or the doctor." >>>

Physicians' Medicare Pay Data May be Next to be Made Public

CMS is asking for public input on whether or not physicians have a privacy interest with their Medicare payments. If they do, CMS says it wants to create a review system that balances a physician's privacy with the public interest. >>>

HMA Board Ousted by Glenview Capital

In a move seen as a "shadow vote" on the recently announced merger between Health Management Associates and Community Health Systems, HMA's largest shareholder has pushed out the sitting board and replaced it. >>>

How Prehabilitation Can Improve Outcomes and Reduce Hospital Costs

Better preparing cancer patients for surgery and the rigors of treatment regimens can improve patient outcomes and generate cost savings through shorter hospital stays and fewer readmissions, researchers say. >>>

Doc of the Year: Award Comes with Responsibility

"There is nothing special about me. I am just a doctor trying to do what I know how to do," says Thomas E. Albani Jr., MD, who helped establish and helps run a free health clinic in Ohio. The American Academy of Family Physicians has named him 2013 Family Physician of the Year. >>>

UnitedHealth Exec Offers 5 Tips on Patient Engagement

The giant health insurer has learned much from its consumer engagement program. Lewis G. Sandy, MD, senior vice president for clinical advancement at UnitedHealth Group, shares some practical lessons. >>>

Jackpot: Aligning Marketing & Physician Relations

Here's what can happen when internal departments of a hospital or health system start working together: Marketers get better data and gain insight into new opportunities for growth. >>>

Medical Monitoring Goes Mobile

Healthcare providers are seeing great potential in portable and miniature devices that enable the measurement of vital health data in acute and non-acute environments. >>>



Intelligence Report

Intelligence Report: Patient Experience Beyond HCAHPS—Care Coordination and Cultural Transformation

This report uncovers the management and cultural changes necessary to achieve consistently superior patient experience. It features original research and analysis from top healthcare executives and clinical leaders. Gain key insights, such as: 71% of healthcare leaders will focus on care coordination to improve patient experience. Download Today >>>



News Headlines

Many health insurers to limit choices of doctors, hospitals

The Wall Street Journal, August 15, 2013

Why doctors are reluctant to take responsibility for rising medical costs

The Atlantic, August 15, 2013

47% of doctors use smartphone, tablet, and PC

InformationWeek, August 15, 2013

A healer who asks for nothing in return

The New York Times, August 15, 2013

Maine Medical Center announces 225 position cuts, other reductions

Bangor Daily News, August 14, 2013

FL hospitals reducing readmission rates

The Miami Herald / Associated Press, August 14, 2013

FL pharmacists win $597 million blowing whistle on Medicare scheme

Bloomberg, August 14, 2013

NH hospital tech pleads guilty in hepatitis outbreak

The Washington Post / Associated Press, August 13, 2013

CA looks for a new generation of culturally sensitive healthcare workers

The Sacramento Bee, August 12, 2013

NJ doctors rank last in nation in accepting new Medicaid patients

NJ Spotlight, August 9, 2013



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Multimedia/Events

Webcast: Reining in Disruptive Docs—Strategies to Manage Risk and Reduce Turnover

Date: August 27, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

According to a 2011 study, 77% of physicians are concerned about disruptive behavior at their facilities. Join physician management experts from DePaul University and Florida Hospital to learn peer-tested strategies for confronting and resolving disruptive physician behavior. Register Today >>>




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