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Reduced Readmissions—In a Bottle?

Philip Betbeze

Healthcare organizations can lower readmissions and improve patient care significantly through a simple move that doesn't involve fancy data systems or expensive care coordinators, according to new research. If your organization doesn't use an oral nutritional supplement protocol, why not? >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Adverse Events Draw $775K in Fines at 9 CA Hospitals

The most recent round of administrative penalties for hospital deficiencies constituting immediate jeopardy includes two patient falls resulting in deaths, a wrong-site surgery, and a retained surgical object. >>>

5 Scary Things About Healthcare Quality

Despite stringent hospital protocols and watchful government agencies, preventable medical errors continue to severely harm or cause death to some 400,000 patients a year in this country. >>>

14 Medicare Advantage Plans Earn 5 Stars

Among the significant perks of being a five-star plan is the ability of payers to enroll members throughout the year rather than only during the seven-week Medicare open enrollment period. >>>

M&As to Continue with Smaller Deals

Don't look for a slowdown in healthcare mergers and acquisitions anytime soon. While the era of mega mergers has peaked, one observer says to watch for robust consolidation activity among small health systems and stand-alone hospitals. >>>

Latest Wave of MU Audits Delivers a Fresh Scare

A slew of Meaningful Use audit notices have suddenly materialized, aimed not only at Medicare, but at Medicaid recipients as well. The deadlines are tight and the documentation requirements exacting, making a most unwelcome October surprise for healthcare CIOs. >>>

Healthcare Reform Creates More Slots in the C-Suite

Nobody had ever heard of a hospital having a chief experience officer until just a few years ago. Now qualified clinician-executives are at a premium. So are chief strategy officers, familiar in other industries, but new to healthcare and hospital administration. >>>

Joint Commission Announces 'Top Performers'

One in three hospitals eligible for The Joint Commission's 'top performer' status has provided an evidence-based care practice 95% of the time for patients with certain conditions. >>>

Slideshow: Population Health Management—Steps to Risk Sharing and Data Analytics

Population health management presents many challenges, particularly with data and data analytics and pressure to reduce costs and increase efficiency. This Intelligence Report from HealthLeaders Media shows that mastery of data analytics and shared risks across the care continuum can drive a winning population health management program. >>>



Intelligence Report

Intelligence Report: Population Health Management—Steps to Risk Sharing and Data Analytics

This report explores how better collaboration and mastery of data analytics can help you build a successful integrated and collaborative network for population health management. Includes actionable recommendations, key takeaways, and case studies from Geisinger Health System, Lancaster General Health, and the Jefferson School of Population Health. Purchase Today >>>



News Headlines

Contrite White House spurns health law's critics

The New York Times, November 1, 2013

Cigna CEO: Canceled US health plans are disruptive part of reform

Reuters, November 1, 2013

US lawmaker subpoenas Sebelius for Obamacare documents

Reuters, November 1, 2013

Lawmakers want to stop fee-for-service Medicare payments

Bloomberg, November 1, 2013

Memo raised security concerns about healthcare website

Boston.com / Associated Press, October 31, 2013

Top hospitals opt out of Obamacare

U.S. News & World Report, October 31, 2013

Doctors' group to launch own health plan for staff

The Post and Courier, October 31, 2013

Holy Cross Hospital's parent company taps Rick Gilfillan as new CEO

Washington Business Journal, October 30, 2013

Aetna's 3Q profit rises 4 pct

News & Observer / Associated Press, October 30, 2013

Garden City (NJ) chief of staff: Hospital is a 'tough business to be in'

Observer & Eccentric / HometownLife.com, October 28, 2013



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Webcast: Telemedicine—A Strategic Tool to Grow Revenue and Drive Efficiency

Date: November 19, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET Learn how specialists and specialty services are reaching outside hospital and clinic walls to engage patients via the Internet, and how telemedicine innovators are overcoming challenges such as billing, scheduling and contractual agreements. Telemedicine pioneers share strategies proven to bridge access gaps, improve patient experience, and streamline care through new mobile technologies. Register 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



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