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'Alarming' Physician Shortages Lie Ahead

Joe Cantlupe

While the reasons for the projected doctor shortage are clear?population health issues, shrinking physician reimbursements, workforce issues, and residency training insufficiencies?the path toward a solution is not. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

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. >>>

CEO Exchange: Physician Leadership Seen as Crucial

Acknowledging the monumental changes before them, chief executive officers attending HealthLeaders Media's second annual CEO Exchange are in agreement about one aspect of the way forward: strong leadership by physicians will be a key success factor. >>>

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. >>>

Reassessing Executive Compensation

As the healthcare industry shifts from volume to value, hospital and health system leaders need to consider new skill sets, new business models, and new incentives for the C-suite. >>>

1 in 5 Hospital Patients Who Leave AMA Are Uninsured

Incidences of patients leaving the hospital against medical advice rose sharply between 1997 and 2011, particularly among patients financially responsible for their own care. >>>

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. >>>

Anatomy of a Readmissions Master Plan

Memorial Hermann leaders have been able to reduce preventable readmissions by closing care continuum gaps. They've tackled poor communication among disjointed or unaligned providers, a lack of systemic accountability and follow through, and inadequate human and IT resources. >>>



Intelligence Report

Intelligence Report: Restructuring Executive Compensation for the Shift From Volume to Value

This report reveals how the shift from volume to value is reshaping compensation and incentives and demanding new C-suite skills. Download Today >>>



News Headlines

Pain med prescribing guidelines mostly agree

The Baltimore Sun / Reuters, November 14, 2013

Doctors told to get tougher with patients about weight

Star Tribune / Associated Press, November 14, 2013

Opinion: Fix the handful of US hospitals responsible for out-of-control costs

Harvard Business Review, November 14, 2013

New US heart guidelines back stronger therapies for high-risk patients

The Baltimore Sun / Reuters, November 13, 2013

Is Obamacare driving doctors to refuse insurance?

Market Watch, November 13, 2013

When healers get too friendly

The New York Times, November 13, 2013

Letting medical students run the clinic

The Atlantic, November 13, 2013

Obamacare rollout: Doctors concerned about patients, care, fees

CBS News, November 12, 2013

Doctors rely on helping hands to fill primary care gaps

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

Why doctors stay mum about mistakes their colleagues make

ProPublica, November 11, 2013



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HealthLeaders Media LIVE from Memorial Hermann: The Readmissions Master Plan

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From HealthLeaders Magazine

Population Health and the Analytics Opportunity

Innovators are blending technology with new care models while targeting high-risk patients in a patient-centered strategy. >>>

 

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