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Care Coordination a Cost-Cutting Quality Driver

Alexandra Wilson Pecci, editor for HealthLeaders Media

Part II of an in-depth conversation about care coordination with two nurse leaders delves into the reasons why hospitals are looking at care coordination and transitional care so intensively—quality, cost, and outcomes. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Hospital Groups Strike Back at Hospital Rating Systems

The Association of American Medical Colleges has issued a list of 25 guidelines to help hospital officials evaluate rating systems that rank hospitals. Hospitals are urged to consider the validity of measures used, and transparency about methodology. >>>

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. >>>

Don't Underestimate Emotional Intelligence

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. >>>

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. >>>

How Succession Planning Boosts Employee Retention Rates

It may be counterintuitive, but proactively developing a system for identifying future healthcare leaders doesn't incent them to jump ship. Instead, this strategy keeps employees engaged and productive, one Pennsylvania health system finds. >>>

The Secret to Physician Engagement? It's Not Better Pay

It takes more than money for hospitals and health systems to motivate and retain employed physicians, says a senior executive at Catholic Health Initiatives. >>>



LIVE Webcast

Webcast: Forge Partnerships Across the Care Continuum—Metrics and Workflows

Date: March 14, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET Join leaders from SCL Health System and Collaborative Healthcare Strategies as they reveal how to successfully align with external entities across the care continuum to reduce readmissions, improve care quality, and streamline workflows. Register Today >>>



News Headlines

US cancer doctors urge payment fix as cases set to rise

Reuters, March 11, 2014

What makes a community healthy?

Los Angeles Times, March 10, 2014

Healthcare violence: Urologists on edge; motivations under scrutiny

Orange County Register, March 10, 2014

Nurses revive effort to beef up, regulate hospital charity care

Sacramento Business Journal, March 10, 2014

NPs in FL could soon prescribe controlled substances

CBS Miami, March 7, 2014

Opinion: Hospitals are the big winners

The New York Times, March 7, 2014

Is it ill-advised for doctors to Google their patients?

CBS Chicago, March 7, 2014

Norovirus outbreak at rehab hospital sickens 25

The Boston Globe, March 6, 2014

Health workers' union pushes hospital cost control in CA

Kaiser Health News / Capital Public Radio, March 5, 2014

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

The Chattanoogan, March 5, 2014



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HealthLeaders Media LIVE from Geisinger: Care Coordination & Population Health

Date: March 27, 2014 | 12:00–3:00PM ET Find out how the leaders of Geisinger Health System drove down costs in the care continuum by leveraging the power of their ProvenHealth Navigator model, a system that combines evidence-based best practices, electronic health records, and quality and accountability metrics to standardize care processes. Register Today >>>




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