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Tweet Smears Hospital's Discharge Incentive Campaign

Cheryl Clark

A tweet decrying a Baltimore hospital's effort to speed patient discharges implied that patient safety was being put at risk. How much damage was done to the hospital's reputation remains to be seen. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Surgery Risk Calculator Predicts Complications

A new tool for assessing the risk of surgical complications might eventually be used as an optional alternative to generate reimbursement under the Physician Quality Reporting System. >>>

Physicians' Diagnostic Overconfidence May be Harming Patients

Institutions that notice diagnostic errors need to have a better way to notify doctors when their diagnoses are incorrect, researchers say, because internists' overconfidence in their decisions may be hurting patient care. >>>

Better ED Throughput Means a Better Patient Experience

After a move, ED patient satisfaction and throughput measures "tanked" at Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego. By eliminating duplication, leaders not only improved operational efficiency, but patient experience as well. >>>

Aetna Targets Readmissions With Pharmacy Pilot

Aetna members considered to be at high or moderate risk for hospital readmission within 30 days of discharge will receive support from a pharmacist in the form of in-home medication reviews or telephone consultations. >>>

How Teamwork Can Save Primary Care

A shift away from fee-for-service and toward a population management model of healthcare wouldn't involve nurse practitioners and physician assistants replacing doctors; it would call on all providers to work together as a team. >>>

Texas Health Unveils Center for Population Health

Opening the research center is part of a strategic plan to move Texas Health Resources squarely into a leadership role in the transition from fee-based healthcare to a value-based reimbursement model, says CEO Douglas Hawthorne. >>>

Preventing Amputations Starts with PCPs

J.A. Mustapha, MD, works to save limbs. A big part of his challenge is persuading primary care physicians to refer patients with peripheral arterial disease to specialty services like his, where amputations may be prevented. >>>



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News Headlines

States experimenting to lower healthcare costs

News & Observer / Associated Press, August 29, 2013

Opinion: Healthcare costs are a civil rights issue

The Washington Post, August 29, 2013

MA ACOs produced 'spillover' savings

Reuters, August 28, 2013

Mobile Doctors CEO, physician charged with Medicare fraud

The Chicago Tribune, August 28, 2013

Doctors in Blue Cross alternative quality contract also changed how they treated Medicare patients

The Boston Globe, August 28, 2013

More stroke patients now get clot-busting drug

NPR, August 28, 2013

Patients love a gentler approach to surgery, but surgeons balk

NPR, August 28, 2013

Data algorithm helps healthcare providers ID high-risk patients

The Washington Post, August 27, 2013

Hazards lurk in medical smartphone apps, experts warn

The Kansas City Star, August 27, 2013

UC Davis doctors who infected brain cancer patients with bowel bacteria resign

CBS Sacramento / Associated Press, August 27, 2013



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