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Time for Med Schools to Adopt Conflict of Interest Policies

John Commins

It shouldn't take an IOM recommendation to ban ghostwriting, and yet one-third of medical schools still allow it. Why aren't all medical colleges in compliance with the fairly straightforward clinical conflict of interest policies set forth by four prominent medical associations? >>>

 

Editor's Picks

How CMS Penalizes Hospitals for Finding Blood Clots

When it comes to blood clots in surgical patients, "vigilant hospitals get penalized because [when] they look more, they find more. Their rankings look atrocious," says the author of a report blasting a patient safety measure that he says is driving unintended consequences. >>>

Hospital CEO Pay Out of Alignment with Quality of Care

Researchers find that the salaries of top hospital leaders can be linked to the use of advanced technology and favorable hospital experience survey scores. Facilities with low 30-day mortality rates pay their CEOs less than hospitals with the highest mortality rates. >>>

Moody's: HIX Uncertainties Will Hurt NP Hospitals' Credit

Not-for-profit hospitals could see a migration of commercially insured patients to exchanges, where reimbursement rates may be lower, says a report from Moody's Investors Service. Commercial rates have traditionally subsidized Medicare losses and driven profitability for most hospitals. >>>

Consolidation Comes with Benefits (and Costs)

The volume of healthcare mergers and acquisitions lately has been stunning. But to some hospital and health system executives, it's nothing compared to what's coming over the next decade. >>>

Compensation for Physician Execs Sees Slow Growth

The 7% growth in physician executive compensation across all titles between 2010 and 2012 is consistent with growth seen in the previous two-year period, but down significantly from the mid-2000s. >>>

Intelligence Report: Toward Population Health

Healthcare providers appear willing to embrace the new model of population health, but the first order of business for many is to sort out the financial issues. >>>

How the Physician Payment Sunshine Act Could Affect Practice Revenue

This provision of the healthcare law does not create new penalties for financial interactions with drug or device companies, or any other organization, but it may cause doctors to change some of their outside activities. >>>

3 Things Your Social Media Posts Tell Job Applicants

Your most powerful recruiting tool is the message you're broadcasting on social media. Recruiters should be in lockstep with the marketing department if they hope to compete with other organizations to recruit and retain potential employees. >>>



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News Headlines

Improving patient engagement equal parts technology, empathy

CIO.com, October 16, 2013

VT hospital fears for funding after patient death

Burlington Free Press, October 16, 2013

Crisis: Patients not taking their medications

USA Today, October 16, 2013

Patients mired in costly credit from doctors

The New York Times, October 15, 2013

Breaking through cancer's shield

The New York Times, October 15, 2013

Hospital giant fails in bid to swipe nurses' sick days

Salon, October 15, 2013

More doctors, nurses becoming hospital administrators

Star-Telegram, October 14, 2013

Doubts about pay-for-performance in healthcare

HBR.com, October 11, 2013

Woman missing 17 days found dead in hospital stairway

The Chicago Tribune / Reuters, October 10, 2013

NIH admits a dozen critically ill despite shutdown

Boston.com / Associated Press, October 10, 2013



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From HealthLeaders Magazine

 

The Benefits (and Costs) of Consolidation

The recent level of M&A and affiliation activity in healthcare has been stunning, but to some leaders, it's nothing compared to what's coming over the next decade. >>>

 

Compounding Concerns

 

Readmissions: The Big Picture



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