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Boston Marathon Bombing Yields Lessons for Hospitals

Tinker Ready

As researchers begin to analyze data on the injuries, surgeries, and outcomes collected on those wounded in the 2013 bombings, the medical director for emergency preparedness at one Boston hospital says he expects to "learn from this event for a lifetime." >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Look Beyond Nurse-Patient Ratios

Nurses who advocate for patient safety often cite nurse staffing ratios as a top concern. Evidence suggests more education for nurses, not a mandated, one-size-fits-all approach to staffing, is a better way forward. >>>

Hospital Groups Back NQF Report on Patient Sociodemographics

The American Hospital Association wants CMS to adjust measures in pay-for-performance programs to reflect factors such as race and income, even though doing so "would be a complex undertaking" for everyone involved. >>>

Physicians as Economic Powerhouses and Tech Laggards

They generate $1.6 trillion in economic activity, but as a class, physicians are slow to upgrade and adopt technologies that would make them—and the nation's healthcare system—more efficient and less costly. >>>

Medicare Opt-Out a Viable Physician Strategy

Two Pennsylvania physicians share their experiences decoupling from Medicare. They've lost 12% of their patient population, but say they're providing more personalized care and the effects on their revenue and financial viability have been positive. >>>

NPP Demand Rising Under Value-Based Care Models

Multispecialty medical practices with non-physician providers typically perform better financially than those without physician assistants and nurse practitioners, an MGMA report finds. >>>

Esther Dyson Launches Population Health Challenge

A tech investor with a proven track record of attracting innovation and money to a variety of endeavors is looking for a few good communities to compete for the greatest improvement in five measures of health and economic vitality. >>>

Hire Care Coordinators Strategically

The need for care coordinators is growing, but because they must be able to work with specific patient populations, careful and strategic recruiting practices are vital. >>>



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Webcast: Patient Experience & HCAHPS—Optimizing Touch Points and Training Internal Champions

Date: April 24, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET Leaders from Community Health Systems and the Baird Group share marketing strategies for communicating patient experience imperatives and developing programs to reinforce them. Register Today >>>



News Headlines

Medicare kept paying indicted, sanctioned doctors

NPR, April 17, 2014

MGH doctors to pay $4.5m over death

The Boston Globe, April 17, 2014

Doctors' free samples have a hidden cost

NBC News, April 17, 2014

Doctors, medical staff on drugs put patients at risk

USA Today, April 17, 2014

Hospitals sue Medicare over 'two-nights' rule

The Philadelphia Inquirer, April 16, 2014

Medical research rises from Boston Marathon tragedy

Boston.com, April 16, 2014

Report: 5 died after infections tied to linens at Children's Hospital

The New Orleans Advocate, April 16, 2014

Man found dead of gunshot wound in Johns Hopkins Hospital bathroom

The Baltimore Sun, April 16, 2014

Doctors overlook lucrative procedures when naming unwise treatments

Kaiser Health News / The Chicago Tribune, April 15, 2014

Medical devices for kids are often only tested on adults

Reuters, April 15, 2014



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Physicians at the Crossroads

Doctors are facing critical decisions that will affect their future role in healthcare delivery, especially when it comes to developing care and payment models. >>>

 

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