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." >>>
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. >>>
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. >>>
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. >>>
"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. >>>
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. >>>
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. >>>
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. >>>
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