Please add this newsletter to your Safe Sender list
View this email as a Web page | Manage Account


  October 17, 2013 Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterJoin us on LinkedInRSS feed

Peer Review of Surgeons' Skills Carries 'Threatening Undertones'

Cheryl Clark

A study in which experienced surgeons submitted samples of their work for evaluation by an anonymous panel finds a large variation in technical skill. Now come questions about what is to be done with the information. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

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. >>>

Shrink Readmissions by Adding Nurses

Bumping up nurse staffing levels by three nurse hours per patient day provides a demonstrable and marked reduction in hospital readmissions. But the financial implications of doing so are tricky. >>>

Claims Data Underreports Pressure Ulcers

Rates of hospital-acquired pressure ulcers vary widely in hospitals based on how the data is collected, researchers say. In one study, surveillance data identified 10 times more pressure ulcers than billing data. >>>

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. >>>

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. >>>

Disruptive Nurses Lead to Better Outcomes

With healthcare reform well under way, now is a good time to come up with alternatives to traditional individual care, one innovative nurse midwife believes. >>>

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? >>>

Emergency Docs Use EHRs, PMPs to Help Drug-Seekers

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



Don't Miss Your Weekly Update?Action Requested!

Don't Miss a Single issue — Action Requested!

We're moving to a new mailing platform and will soon begin using a new email address. To continue receiving this newsletter without interruption, please add news@healthleadersmedia-enews.messages5.com to your address book, contacts, or safe senders list. Your new issues are scheduled to arrive weekly. Thank you for choosing HealthLeaders Media for access, insight, and analysis. >>>



News Headlines

To reduce patient falls, hospitals try alarms, more nurses

NPR, 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

Crisis: Patients not taking their medications

USA Today, October 16, 2013

Breaking through cancer's shield

The New York Times, October 15, 2013

Remote patient monitoring closer to mainstream

InformationWeek, October 15, 2013

Why is it so hard to find a doctor?

The Boston Globe, October 14, 2013

Obesity surgery coverage balloons the cost of some healthcare plans in VA

The Washington Post, October 14, 2013

Sicker Medicaid, Medicare emergency patients less profitable

Reuters, October 11, 2013



Stay Connected to HealthLeaders

Don't Miss the News You Want.

Spam filters exist for a reason, but not for the news you need. Make sure you aren’t missing your daily and/or weekly industry coverage. Add our address -- news.editor@healthleadersmedia.com -- to your address book or e-mail whitelist to keep the news you need in your inbox.


Is All of Your Leadership Team In The Know?

Our award-winning Daily News & Analysis e-newsletter can keep your leadership team abreast of relevant breaking news, and with in-depth industry coverage through 10 weekly e-newsletters that hit every pillar of healthcare, we've got your whole leadership team covered. Subscribe to any -- or all -- of our e-newsletters.



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 >>>


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 >>>




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



Sponsor this Newsletter

For advertising opportunities in this or other HealthLeaders Media email newsletters, please contact sales@healthleadersmedia.com or call 800.639.7477.

  MAGAZINE | NEWS | TERMS OF SERVICE | PRIVACY POLICY | ADVERTISE Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterJoin us on LinkedInRSS feed

©2013 HealthLeaders Media

If you prefer not to receive this email newsletter, you can unsubscribe here
HealthLeaders Media QualityLeaders is a division of HealthLeaders Media
HEALTHLEADERSMEDIA
5115 Maryland Way - Brentwood, TN 21027
Serving the business information needs of healthcare executives and professionals.