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AAFP: 72% of Patients Prefer Physicians to NPs

Jacqueline Fellows

Nurses and physicians are at odds over who is qualified to take the lead in caring for the expected surge of newly insured Americans that will strain primary care providers. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

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. >>>

SGR Bill's Payment Transparency Provision Elicits Concern

At least two physicians groups are expressing concern about a provision to a Senate bill that would repeal the Sustainable Growth Rate formula. The provision calls for the creation of a database that would include all payments made to physicians by Medicare. >>>

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. >>>

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. >>>

Healthcare Unions Eye Gains in 2014

The five-member National Labor Relations Board is sharply pro-labor, and could provide favorable rulings that will make it easier to organize next year. Expedited elections are "the biggest concern that employers should have," says one expert in labor and employee relations. >>>

7 Signs Providers Are Opening Up About Bad Healthcare Outcomes

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. >>>



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

Many doctors report trouble getting cancer drugs

The Baltimore Sun / Reuters, December 19, 2013

Insurers cut doctors, hope costly patients follow, physicians say

CNN, December 19, 2013

Doctors to lawmakers: Remember, people like us

National Journal, December 19, 2013

Citi analyst: US hospital admissions weakest in a decade

The Baltimore Sun / Reuters, December 18, 2013

GlaxoSmithKline to quit paying doctors for promotional talks

ProPublica, December 18, 2013

Medicare IDs best, worst hospitals for hip and knee replacements

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, December 18, 2013

Doctor shortage hasn't hurt Medicare yet

Market Watch, December 17, 2013

Proposal would protect volunteer doctors

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 17, 2013

Doctors vary on willingness to talk about hospice

Reuters, December 17, 2013

FDA issues warning to controversial Houston cancer doctor

USA Today, December 13, 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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