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  October 9, 2013 Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterJoin us on LinkedInRSS feed

Why Performance Scores Will Matter More in the Future

Jacqueline Fellows

Strategic planning professionals say that in addition to traditional ROI, it will become increasingly important to evaluate healthcare organization performance in the areas of quality, patient outcomes, and patient satisfaction. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Readmissions 'Drop Like a Rock' with Predictive Modeling

Predictive modeling offers the key to understanding which healthcare services most affect utilization, readmissions, and payment, and how to tackle the outliers. These analytics are within the grasp of any healthcare system. >>>

Patient Gripes Poor Indicators of Quality Care

Hospitals that have the best survival outcomes are not doing the best job in the area of patient satisfaction, says a healthcare economist . Better indicators of quality are the number of beds and patient volume. >>>

'MacGyver' Nurses Build Their Own Solutions

MakerNurse is searching nationwide for nurses who are creating new devices and workarounds that fix healthcare problems and improve patient care. >>>

Simple Outpatient Protocols Reduce CLABSI by 48%

Training young cancer patients and their families basic methods of preventing central line-associated bloodstream infections could have implications beyond pediatric oncology, since healthcare is increasingly delivered in outpatient settings. >>>

Physician Retreats Bust 'Conspiracy of Silence'

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

Shorter Wait for Surgery After Stents OK, Surgeon Says

Requiring patients with drug-eluting stents to wait a year before they can undergo elective surgery "is a common problem" for surgeons. But a large-scale study indicates the risk of adverse events such as serious blood clots may be overblown. >>>



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News Headlines

Insurers getting faulty data from HIX

Insurance Networking News / Bloomberg, October 9, 2013

In MN, nurses in trouble get second chances

Star Tribune, October 9, 2013

Hospitals and insurers struggle to reduce costs from "super-utilizers"

The Washington Post, October 8, 2013

Robotic surgery risks, harms rise with marketing

Bloomberg, October 8, 2013

Healthcare hospitality: Hospitals use amenities to dazzle patients

Arkansas Business, October 7, 2013

Opinion: Pent-up demand for health insurance

The New York Times, October 7, 2013

Numbers guy sheds light on confusing hospital pricing

Portland Business Journal, October 7, 2013

Without TX help, hospitals must make Obamacare work

The Dallas Morning News, October 7, 2013

Doctors ignore advice on sore throats, bronchitis

USA Today, October 4, 2013

PA bills want hospitals to take 'any insurer'

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 3, 2013



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Multimedia/Events

Webcast: Predictive Analytics—Reducing Readmissions and Hospitalizations

Date: October 28, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Clinical decision support experts from Penn Medicine and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center reveal how they powered predictive analytics to reduce readmissions, improve care, and reduce financial risk. Register Today >>>


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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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