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Emergency Docs Use EHRs, PMPs to Help Drug-Seekers

Joe Cantlupe

Physicians encountering patients seeking oxycodone and other pain medication in the emergency department are using electronic medical records and prescription monitoring programs to identify doctor-shopping patients and to get them help. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

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. >>>

Before Selling a Physician Practice, Weigh Tax Risks Carefully

Fully understanding asset valuation and other key issues in advance of selling a medical practice is imperative, but tax considerations should not be the driving force behind a deal, one expert says. >>>

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. >>>

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. >>>

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. >>>

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. >>>

Time for Med Schools to Adopt Conflict of Interest Policies

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? >>>



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News Headlines

To reduce patient falls, hospitals try alarms, more nurses

NPR, October 17, 2013

Implementing hospital affiliation no simple task

The Observer-Dispatch, October 17, 2013

The case for computer-based healthcare

National Journal, October 17, 2013

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

Patients mired in costly credit from doctors

The New York Times, October 15, 2013

Patients pay before seeing doctor as deductibles spread

Bloomberg, October 15, 2013

Physician assistants fill in at the fringes of healthcare

NBC News, October 15, 2013

Why is it so hard to find a doctor?

The Boston Globe, October 14, 2013

More doctors, nurses becoming hospital administrators

Star-Telegram, October 14, 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. >>>

 

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