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NPs Lower Costs at Retail Health Clinics

Alexandra Wilson Pecci, editor for HealthLeaders Media

Nurse practitioners at retail clinics provide high-quality, low-cost care, research shows, but the savings for operators could be even greater if scope-of-practice restrictions were lifted. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

EHR Interoperability Remains Elusive

A lack of standards, privacy concerns, and proprietary and competition issues are just a few of the hurdles hampering the interoperability of EHR data among participants in health information exchanges. >>>

Diagnostic Error Detection Comes Into Focus

A developing discipline aims to find ways to measure efficient accuracy and diagnostic prowess, just as we now scrutinize core measures and surgical outcomes. >>>

HANYS Grades the Hospital Graders

The Healthcare Association of New York State studies 10 of the most well-known report cards that attempt to quantify hospital performance—including those from the Leapfrog Group, Healthgrades, and U.S. News and World Report—and ranks them. >>>

Hospitals Address Compounding Concerns

In the wake of incidents in which compounding pharmacies have released contaminated products, hospital leaders are developing strategies and protocols to ensure patient safety. >>>

Surgeons' Disrupted Sleep Not a Safety Factor

A study designed to assess the effect of disrupted sleep on surgeons finds that surgical complications did not increase when surgeons who operated on emergency cases during the midnight to 7 AM shift operated on scheduled patients later in the day. >>>

Debate Over Delaying Individual Mandate Grows Louder

The American Academy of Actuaries is warning that delaying the individual mandate could affect risk pools and claims in 2014 and beyond. Health plans say they cannot work without this key provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. >>>

Physicians-for-Hire Must Tread Carefully

Doctors considering accepting an employment offer from a hospital or health system should consider carefully whether the medical model and culture will be a good fit. >>>

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. >>>



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News Headlines

Doctors rely on helping hands to fill primary care gaps

USA Today / The Democrat and Chronicle, November 12, 2013

Health IT could reduce demand for physicians

InformationWeek, November 12, 2013

Cuts in hospital subsidies threaten safety-net care

The New York Times, November 11, 2013

Why doctors stay mum about mistakes their colleagues make

ProPublica, November 11, 2013

In a disaster, will your hospital be ready?

Bangor Daily News, November 8, 2013

Could mass DNA testing change healthcare?

CBS News, November 8, 2013

Patient dies after hospital's monitoring alarms shut off

USA Today / The Des Moines Register, November 7, 2013

Sheriff cites confusion, glitches in search for missing hospital patient

Los Angeles Times, November 7, 2013

Grocery chain branches out into healthcare

News & Observer / Associated Press, November 6, 2013

Health center closure raises concerns in St. Louis

News & Observer / Associated Press, November 6, 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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