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Kaiser Permanente Helps Supermarket Bloom in Food Desert

John Commins

Part of the integrated health system's strategy is to complement "clinical prevention work with environmental strategies that increase access to healthy, affordable food and safe physical activity," says the executive leading the effort. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Hospital Execs Hope for Two-Midnight Rule Repeal

The two-midnight rule is arbitrary, hurts healthcare providers, and creates unintended consequences for patients, say many healthcare leaders. A new lawsuit from the AHA aims to repeal the rule. >>>

Telemedicine's Expanding Options

Spurred by new laws and policies that permit online teleconsultations, both payers and providers are exploring ways to enable patients' access to care in ways that also meet growing industry demands. >>>

HFMA: Healthcare Pricing Transparency a Shared Responsibility

A report setting principles and recommendations for achieving greater price transparency in US healthcare suggests the task will require cooperation between healthcare providers, payers, and employers. >>>

A 30-Day Mortality Rate Mystery

Daily death rates for cardiac surgery patients in one large study jumped at the 30-day mark. Was it because physicians were treating the performance measure instead of the patient? What are the unintended consequences of quality of care and performance measures, anyway? >>>

State Medical Malpractice Caps Under Fire

Many states that passed malpractice caps a decade ago should expect to see judicial review because caps aren't passing constitutional muster and aren't delivering on what they advertised, says a legal expert. >>>

PCMH: Shouldn't Patients Have Their Say?

Recent research that casts a pall on the cost and quality effectiveness of the patient-centered medical home is far from the final word on what patients—especially older, expensive ones—say they want from their physicians. >>>

Anesthesiologists as 'Air Traffic Controllers of the OR'

Early results of a new program focusing on anesthesiologists' interactions with patients show promise toward improving patient satisfaction. "As hospitals prioritize patient satisfaction, anesthesiologists play a more visible role," says a Florida physician key to the program. >>>

Wilderness is this Doc's Emergency Department, Classroom, Passion

A stint working at an AIDS hospice in Zambia and a run on the reality show Survivor are among the experiences that helped guide Gabriel Cade, MD, toward a fellowship in wilderness medicine, a growing subspecialty of emergency medicine. >>>



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News Headlines

A deadly fungus and questions at a hospital

The New York Times, April 30, 2014

The healthcare system is so broken, it's time for doctors to strike

The Daily Beast, April 30, 2014

CT hospitals battle medical malpractice costs

HartfordBusiness.com, April 30, 2014

Hospitals push HHS on Obamacare subsidies via charity

The Hill, April 29, 2014

We're importing saline from Norway

VOX, April 29, 2014

Doctors get millions from Medicare after losing their licenses

Bloomberg, April 29, 2014

Hospitals go clean, post doc reviews

Healthcare IT News, April 29, 2014

'Tiering and steering' a contentious issue for local healthcare

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 28, 2014

Debate heating up over CA hospital charity care bill

Sacramento Business Journal, April 28, 2014

Rural hospitals face tough choices on computerized records

Kaiser Health News, April 25, 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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