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Further Proof That Transitional Care Works for Medicaid Patients

John Commins

Research on Medicaid patients in North Carolina validates with data what we've known anecdotally for some time: Transitional care works, both to improve population health, and to save money. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

1 in 5 ICU Patients Get 'Futile' Care

A report from researchers at UCLA is intended to be a wake-up call about the use of medical technologies and tools that if not appropriately applied, "end up extending the dying process, not benefiting the patient in the ICU bed." >>>

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. >>>

IOM: Cancer Care System in Crisis

Care for oncology patients is not as patient-centered, accessible, coordinated, or as evidence-based as it could be, an Institute of Medicine report concludes. >>>

4 Top Concerns of Healthcare CFOs

At HealthLeaders Media's recent CFO Exchange, top finance executives from hospitals and health systems opened up about EHRs, health insurance exchanges, and other strategic challenges. >>>

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. >>>

Acing Acute Care for Elders

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

How Value Gives Healthcare Providers an Edge

As competition for volume increases among hospitals and health systems, employers are seeking high-value partners. >>>

Could Retiring Physicians Solve the Primary Care Shortage?

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. >>>



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Webcast: Metrics and Marketing—Proving Value in Healthcare Marketing

Date: September 25, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET Join marketing veterans from Capella Healthcare and Jarrard Phillips Cate & Hancock to learn how to implement and measure marketing efforts under common resource challenges found at small to midsize hospitals and health systems. Register Today >>>



News Headlines

Paying doctors for better care improves quality

The Baltimore Sun / Reuters, September 11, 2013

EHR tied to fewer hospitalizations

The Baltimore Sun / Reuters, September 11, 2013

Rural hospitals wary of proposed Medicare cuts

The Texas Tribune, September 11, 2013

Hospital investors wary of slow rampup for Obamacare

Reuters, September 10, 2013

Community Health Systems struggles to grow amid drop in patients

The Tennessean, September 10, 2013

Inquiry finds inadequate staffing at MS Veterans Hospital

The New York Times, September 10, 2013

PA Hospital continues to operate in black after big losses

MSBusiness.com / Associated Press, September 9, 2013

A fast way to cut healthcare costs

The Philadelphia Inquirer, September 6, 2013

Insurers pay hospitals twice rate of rivals in some areas

Bloomberg, September 6, 2013

Surgery photo leads to privacy lawsuit against Torrance Memorial

Los Angeles Times, September 6, 2013



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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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