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How One Rural Hospital Prevents Patient Falls

John Commins

A small Illinois hospital comes up with a remarkably simple, inexpensive, and effective strategy to guard against falls and wins an award in the process. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Two-Midnight Rule Creates Financial Hurdles, Perverse Incentives

The controversial two-midnight rule goes into effect tomorrow, creating new economic challenges for hospitals and health systems. Reimbursements will drop for the same level of care, say healthcare leaders, who will be forced to choose between doing what's right and gaining revenue. >>>

Can Hospitals Pay Patients' Health Insurance Premiums?

It's not clear whether hospitals can legally advance patients premium money for coverage obtained from health insurance exchange markets. But the potential for conflict is apparent. >>>

How CMS Makes Quality Data Public While Still Keeping It Secret

The federal government seems to want to keep safety data on eight hospital-acquired conditions (HACs) secret at the same time that it boasts how transparent it's being. >>>

Win-Win Payments for Providers and Payers

As healthcare moves away from fee-for-service to reimbursement models that reward quality and value, payers and providers are entering into new contract arrangements designed to align their financial incentives. >>>

Managing Patients' Pain Improves Satisfaction, Revenue

Pain represents a growing patient concern and a flourishing service line for healthcare. Hospitals are creating pain management centers with a focus on chronic and acute pain, relying on interventional and multidisciplinary procedures targeting long-term pain. >>>

Tech Glitches Snarl HIX Opening Day

High traffic volume contributed to consumer complaints about problems with the federal health insurance exchange and several states operating their own marketplaces reported similar problems on launch day. >>>

Demand for Primary Care Docs Remains Strong

The demand for primary care doctors is being fueled by health reform mandates as well as physician turnover, which has been on the rise over the past three years, a physician recruitment report finds. >>>

How One Health System Slashed OT Costs

Access to real-time scheduling data helped one New York state health system cut overtime hours in half in just one year. >>>



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News Headlines

Tuomey Healthcare ordered to pay $276 million

WLTX.com, October 2, 2013

Research foundation takes control of LSU hospitals

Charlotte Observer / Associated Press, October 2, 2013

How do you design a hospital that can foster great ideas?

Wired, October 2, 2013

Baylor Health Care System, Scott & White complete their merger

The Dallas Morning News, October 1, 2013

Why hospitals should be more like Disney World

Houston Business Journal, October 1, 2013

Struck by turtle: Anticipating a new healthcare billing system

The Atlantic, October 1, 2013

Amid healthcare reform, free clinics see no end to need

Wisconsin State Journal, September 30, 2013

Baltimore VA hospital faulted for lengthy emergency room stays

The Baltimore Sun, September 27, 2013

Shame campaign gets hospital staffers vaccinated

NBC News, September 27, 2013

Lowering healthcare costs is hard because every patient is unique

The Atlantic, September 26, 2013



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From HealthLeaders Magazine

A Fresh Look at End-of-Life Care

Providers must team with patients to determine the ultimate medical mission. >>>

 

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