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As Allegations Swirl, Baylor Plano Rejects Baldrige Award

Cheryl Clark

Hospital officials say they have declined a prestigious national quality award because of a lawsuit alleging that a neurosurgeon they employed was incompetent, and caused patient injuries and at least one death. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Insurance Status a Factor in Trauma Care, Study Says

Insured patients who are admitted to non-trauma hospitals may be getting "suboptimal" care in comparison to uninsured trauma patients who are "dumped" or  transferred to trauma centers, a counterintuitive study finding  suggests. >>>

PCMH Pilot Not Associated with Cost Reductions, Study Shows

A study of a three-year multi-practice patient-centered medical home pilot finds lackluster results. "We're now concerned that medical home transformations may not really achieve the goals set out for them at the rapid pace that people have hoped," says the study author. >>>

Retail Medicine Syncs with High-Deductible Health Plans

The rise of high-deductible health plans means more consumers will have healthcare coverage that mainly provides protection against catastrophic injury or illness. As these plans become more common, pharmacy chains and big box retailers are taking a greater interest in expanding their healthcare provider capacities. >>>

LGBT Health Disparities Persist, But Nurses Can Help

Healthcare providers are unable to optimally address a patient's health needs without knowing a person's sexual orientation. But assumptions of heterosexuality are the norm. Nurse leaders can work toward reducing heterosexism in healthcare. >>>

Building the Business Case for Value-Based Care

Harold D. Miller, president and CEO of the non-profit Center for Healthcare Quality and Payment Reform, discusses a fundamental barrier to shifting payment models in healthcare: Some providers mistakenly think all they have to do is tweak existing fee-for-service billing structures without understanding what drives costs in the underlying payment system. >>>

Access to Mental Health Services Strained as Benefits Expand

On any given day, there are scores of psychiatric patients waiting in emergency departments for an inpatient bed. The strain on the healthcare system will worsen this year, as federal rules expanding behavioral health benefits come into play. >>>

Slideshow: 2014 Industry Survey—Forging Healthcare's New Financial Foundation

The healthcare industry is in the throes of transition. While it may feel like turmoil, this is also a time of great opportunity. In this preview of the 2014 HealthLeaders Media Industry Survey, we show how hospital and health system leaders plan to manage the shift from volume to value and support collaborative care. >>>



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Industry Survey 2014: Forging Healthcare's New Financial Foundation

This award-winning survey shows how organizations are managing the shift from volume to value, including new and proven tactics to support collaborative care. Don't miss the bonus CEO report. Free Download >>>



News Headlines

Highmark won't pay hospital rates for care in physician offices

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, February 27, 2014

Groups push FDA to revoke approval of highly potent painkiller

The Philadelphia Inquirer / HealthDay News, February 27, 2014

Highmark to reduce payments for some oncology-related services

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 27, 2014

MO House backs limits on medical malpractice

The State / Associated Press, February 27, 2014

Health data industry fights FDA oversight

The Boston Globe, February 26, 2014

Popular US health reform plan may not cut costs, boost quality

Chicago Tribune / Reuters, February 26, 2014

UC San Diego researchers try to quiet noisy hospitals

KBPS, February 26, 2014

Dad delivers baby himself — inside a hospital room

South Florida Sun Sentinel, February 26, 2014

Pediatrics group advises against retail store health clinics for kids

CBS News, February 25, 2014

Baylor Plano declines prestigious Baldrige award after patient lawsuits allege botched surgeries

Dallas Business Journal, February 25, 2014



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