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Hospital Rankings: The More, the Murkier

Tinker Ready

Once the stuff of health policy journals, hospital rankings based on public data are easily accessible to providers, payers, and patients. Therein lies the problem. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

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. >>>

CMS Releases 2015 IPPS Proposal

The focus of Medicare's hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System proposal is on quality measures such as hospital-acquired conditions, readmissions, and value-based purchasing. >>>

Return of the Autopsy

The autopsy, long out of favor in non-forensic cases, is enjoying new life in some hospitals as a tool for uncovering cause of death and improving quality of care. >>>

Cigna Puts a Premium on Cancer Prevention

As model payment for healthcare services moves from fee-for-service to a system based on value, the health insurer Cigna is putting an emphasis on colon cancer prevention measures. >>>

Can Google Glass Get Any HIPAA?

Google Glass is a hip new accessory gaining acceptance in clinical settings, but before widespread adoption can take place, organizations must ensure that the wearable device is HIPAA-compliant. >>>

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. >>>

Sports Medicine Turns to Telemedicine

Advances in telehealth technology are revolutionizing how healthcare providers respond to the hard knocks and head injuries athletes sustain on the football field, soccer pitch, and ice rink. >>>



LIVE Webcast

Webcast: Marketing-Physician Alignment—Balancing Priorities for Volume & Value

Date: May 22, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET As the industry shifts from volume to value, healthcare marketing's function expands from patient acquisition to strategic support and population health management. Join marketing leaders as they outline proven strategies for fostering growth and engagement to achieve both volume and value targets. Register Today >>>



News Headlines

Cloud, analytics improve breast cancer screening education

InformationWeek, May 1, 2014

HIV patient's lawsuit against Lahey Clinic and doctors moves forward

Boston Business Journal, May 1, 2014

World Health Organization: No, seriously, stop abusing antibiotics

The Atlantic, May 1, 2014

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

Syracuse hospital says it may be sued over patient slapping

Syracuse.com, April 30, 2014

Report: Health exchanges' drug coverage confusing

NPR / Associated Press, April 29, 2014

Doctors get millions from Medicare after losing their licenses

Bloomberg, April 29, 2014

Study: Costly breast cancer treatment more common at for-profit hospitals

Kaiser Health News, April 29, 2014



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Webcast: A Comprehensive Readmissions Solution—Getting Process and Data Right

Date: June 25, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET Join leaders from Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital and Southwest General as they reveal how adopting a hospital-wide culture of end-to-end care can reduce readmissions rates, improve patient experience, and foster physician engagement. Register Today >>>




From HealthLeaders Magazine

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. >>>

 

The Power of Delegating

 

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