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Physician Retreats Bust 'Conspiracy of Silence'

Joe Cantlupe

A group of Florida physicians opt to skip the golf course and instead, climb an 11,000-foot mountain range to get away from healthcare. In the process they learn to work together and hone their leadership skills "under a carpet of stars." >>>

 

Editor's Picks

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. >>>

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 Rural Hospital Prevents Patient Falls

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. >>>

Cuts to Medicare Payments for Uninsured Begin

Federally mandated cuts to Medicare and Medicaid hospital payments for uncompensated care go into effect on schedule, but hospital associations and lawmakers are actively proposing their delay. >>>

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. >>>

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. >>>

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. >>>

Toxic Hospital Practices May Fuel Readmissions

In the process of giving life-saving therapies, healthcare providers are often unaware that the dehydration, malnutrition, deconditioning, and information overload that happen during hospital stays may have long-term consequences to the cognitive function of vulnerable patients. >>>



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News Headlines

Government shutdown forces hospital to turn patients away

PBS, October 3, 2013

Some physicians still charge co-payments banned by law

USA Today, October 3, 2013

Physicians brace for insurance-induced headaches

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 3, 2013

Tuomey Healthcare ordered to pay $276 million

WLTX.com, October 2, 2013

The case for changing how doctors work

The New Yorker, October 2, 2013

'Rock Doc' busted on Medicare fraud charges

The Miami Herald, October 2, 2013

Opinion: Healthcare apps could be doctor's best friend

InformationWeek, October 1, 2013

Oncologists call for industry-led global fund to fight cancer

Reuters, October 1, 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



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Intelligence Report: Physician Alignment in the New Shared Risk Environment

As admission levels and patient mix continue to change, discover how healthcare leaders are forging new collaborative working relationships and developing new productivity measures for both employed and independent physicians. Download Today >>>


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From HealthLeaders Magazine

A Fresh Look at End-of-Life Care

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