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Could Retiring Physicians Solve the Primary Care Shortage?

Chelsea Rice, Associate Editor for HealthLeaders Media

A program to retrain retiring specialists for part-time careers in adult primary care could bolster care teams in established physicians practices, community health centers, and retail health clinics. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Funding Cuts Spur Healthcare Job Shifts

The pace of hospital job growth has slowed to a crawl this year. The root cause is "not just healthcare reform," says one analyst, citing about $100 billion of other cuts since 2010. >>>

Say So Long to PCs in Hospitals

The personal computer has done a lot of good for clinicians in hospital settings, but its days are numbered. Zero-client terminals are quieter, safer, and cheaper to buy and to maintain. >>>

Patient Experience: Old School Approach May Be Best

The simplest, most effective patient experience strategy may be listening to the patient, directly through personal discussions and indirectly through survey data analysis. >>>

Medicare Pay 'Transparency' Divides Physicians

The issue of whether physician reimbursement data should be made public is creating a split among doctors. Some argue that the public has a right to know how tax dollars are being spent. Others fear payment disclosures could hurt competition. >>>

Acing Acute Care for Elders

Special hospital units designed and staffed to treat geriatric patients are improving outcomes and reducing costs. >>>

How the Medical Home May Save Primary Care

Years ago, with his office in chaos, Peter Anderson, MD, looked for a better way to practice primary care. He found it by developing "family team care," a model that looks a lot like what we call today the patient centered medical home. >>>

Request for Navigator Info an Impediment

Under the guise of better "understanding the work" health insurance exchange navigators will perform, a request from some GOP members of the House Energy & Commerce Committee carries the whiff of political motivation. >>>



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

PA Hospital continues to operate in black after big losses

MSBusiness.com / Associated Press, September 9, 2013

Time Warner joins IBM in health shift for retirees

The Wall Street Journal, September 9, 2013

White House proposes new rules for postponed health law mandate

The Washington Post / Associated Press, September 6, 2013

Navigators say GOP lawmakers' information requests are 'shocking'

Kaiser Health News, September 6, 2013

Court: Malpractice law covers doctors' businesses

News & Observer / Associated Press, September 6, 2013

Surgery photo leads to privacy lawsuit against Torrance Memorial

Los Angeles Times, September 6, 2013

LSU hospital privatization OK'd by civil service panel

Kentucky.com / Associated Press, September 5, 2013

Can Cleveland Clinic save its hometown?

Forbes, September 5, 2013

Orlando Health employees circulate petition to protest pay cuts

WFTV.com, September 4, 2013

More questions surface about closed West Side hospital

The Chicago Tribune, September 3, 2013



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Webcast: The New Patient Experience Model—Strategies to Leverage the Patient Perspective

Date: November 5, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Marketing leaders from Covenant Health and Studer Group will help healthcare executives understand the importance of creating a patient-centered culture, share actionable examples of experience improvement techniques, and demonstrate how marketing can promote and sustain the hospital's patient experience strategy. Register Today >>>




From HealthLeaders Magazine

New Approaches to Patient Experience

The simplest and most effective patient experience strategy may be listening to the patient, directly through personal discussions and indirectly through survey data analysis. >>>

 

Acing Acute Care for Elders

 

Proving Value: How It Can Work for You—and Employers



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