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Don't Underestimate Emotional Intelligence

Jacqueline Fellows

For physicians, emotional intelligence is not about seeming happier around patients. It's about recognizing the best way to give a patient information, which can raise patient engagement levels and affect outcomes. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Physicians Take SGR Repeal Message to Washington

As physicians convene for the AMA's annual advocacy conference, President Ardis Dee Hoven, MD, says she remains optimistic that Congress will pass legislation to repeal the Sustainable Growth Rate formula, despite the lack of a clear funding plan. >>>

Two-Midnight Rule Must be Fixed or Replaced, Say Providers

CMS has issued a clarification on its rule governing how Medicare classifies and pays for short hospital stays, but healthcare providers are still crying foul over the new standard. >>>

Steep Drop Seen in Medically Unnecessary C-Sections

A greater willingness by hospitals to not schedule early elective deliveries without documented medical necessity is a major reason for the drop cited in The Leapfrog Group's latest survey findings. >>>

CDC Warns of Antibiotic Overuse in Hospitals

Hospital physicians who overprescribe antibiotics are putting patients "at unnecessary risk of future drug-resistant infections, allergic reactions, and intestinal infections that can be deadly," a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention official says. >>>

Hospitals Adapting Amid Continued Drug Shortages

While new drug shortages impacting patient care have lessened, the supply chain remains vulnerable to drug shortage 'spikes', says an executive from the group purchasing organization, Premier. >>>

Excluded Benefits Lists Spark Debate

President Obama's hallmark domestic policy initiative has been blunting the worst shortcomings of the US healthcare system. But it is unrealistic to expect the PPACA alone to totally transform the practice and financing of medicine. >>>

Slideshow: Healthcare Analytics—The New Business Currency

Providers must master data analytics to succeed in the new world of healthcare. This HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report explores the gains and gaps in this race to the future. >>>



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Date: Friday, March 28, 2014 | 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m. ET Join hospital leaders as they outline the strategic transition from provider to payer, and new opportunities for controlling costs, managing risk, and maximizing reimbursements. Register Today >>>



News Headlines

Gadgets like Fitbit are remaking how doctors treat patients

Wired / Kaiser Health News, March 6, 2014

Opinion: Physicians in Congress—A prescription for better health policy?

Health Affairs, March 6, 2014

Medical tort reform would cap 'pain and suffering' damages at $350,000

The Columbia Missourian, March 6, 2014

As full disclosure nears, doctors' pay for drug talks plummets

ProPublica, March 5, 2014

Opinion: The quest for population health management

InformationWeek, March 5, 2014

Erlanger: Cutting PTO was necessary amid hospital's financial woes

The Chattanoogan, March 5, 2014

As doctors embrace tablets, management headaches grow

InformationWeek, March 4, 2014

Doctors are key source of narcotics for riskiest users, study says

Los Angeles Times, March 4, 2014

The doctor visit of the future may be a phone call

MarketWatch, March 4, 2014

Administration faces opposition to changes in Medicare prescription drug program

Kaiser Health News / USA Today, March 3, 2014



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