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7 Signs Providers Are Opening Up About Bad Healthcare Outcomes

Cheryl Clark

Providers are beginning to embrace the concept of transparency when healthcare goes wrong. Hospitals and physicians are increasingly working together to be more forthcoming about medical errors and other causes of bad outcomes. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Hospital Compare Adds Infection, Stroke, Readmissions Data

The latest update to the federal website that reports hospital quality data adds rates of stroke, C. diff and MRSA infections, blood clot prevention and care measures and expanded readmissions data. >>>

3 Favorite Nursing Trends of 2013

Some nursing leadership trends emerged quietly this year, but are nonetheless provocative for how they force us to think about nursing and how they force nurses to think about themselves as caregivers and healthcare leaders. >>>

ICD-10: Minimizing the Financial Hit

With the go-live date rapidly approaching, hospitals and health systems need to make ICD-10 a priority if they want to avoid costly surprises and setbacks. >>>

How One Provider is Saving Millions on Imaging Equipment

By adopting a data-driven strategy to determine its equipment needs, Milwaukee-based Aurora Health Care has reduced capital spending on CT scanners by 9%, nuclear medicine by 25%, mammography by 3%, and X-ray by 10% since early 2012. >>>

Intelligence Report: Cost-Containment Expertise

This report reveals how data analytics can drive meaningful cost containment strategies without negative impacts on quality of care or patient satisfaction. >>>

Health Plan Forecast: Fewer Headlines, More Wonkery in 2014

After a year of headline-grabbing changes—most notably the troubled launch of the federal health insurance exchange—look for a focus on the mechanics of change in 2014. >>>

SLIDESHOW: HL20 — 20 People Who Are Making a Difference in Healthcare - 2013

They are nurses and physicians. They are researchers and executives. They are providers and payers. They are watchdogs and innovators. And they are patients. They are this year's HealthLeaders 20 honorees, selected for their efforts to make a difference in healthcare. >>>



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News Headlines

In healthcare experiment, patients pay more for 'bad' medicine

Reuters, December 19, 2013

Many doctors report trouble getting cancer drugs

The Baltimore Sun / Reuters, December 19, 2013

Doctors to lawmakers: Remember, people like us

National Journal, December 19, 2013

Medicare IDs best, worst hospitals for hip and knee replacements

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, December 18, 2013

2 dead, 2 injured in shooting at hospital in NV

The Plain Dealer / Associated Press, December 18, 2013

Sacramento's Gender Health Center offers new possibilities for transgender community

News & Observer / The Sacramento Bee, December 18, 2013

Glaxo says it will stop paying doctors to promote drugs

The New York Times, December 17, 2013

Doctors vary on willingness to talk about hospice

Reuters, December 17, 2013

Midwives for the dying

The Atlantic, December 17, 2013

Seven changes the ACA will likely encourage in the medical system

The Des Moines Register, December 16, 2013



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From HealthLeaders Magazine

20 People Who Make Healthcare Better—2013

They are nurses and physicians. They are researchers and executives. They are providers and payers. They are watchdogs and innovators. And they are patients. They are this year's HealthLeaders 20 honorees, selected for their efforts to make a dfference in healthcare. Their stories are sometimes tinged with struggles or challenges, but always, ultimately, with success. >>>

 

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