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Tornado Lashes Hospital, CEO Puts Focus on Recovery

John Commins

The interim CEO of a small Mississippi hospital survived a devastating tornado, but his hospital in rural Mississippi did not. Though he mourns the loss of life and property, his outlook is strategic: "Let's make the best of it and come out of it better." >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Physician: 'I Almost Killed a Patient' Because of an Advance Directive

While advance medical directives can be a benefit to patients, families, and healthcare costs, misinterpretation of these documents by clinicians is common, says a prominent emergency medicine physician, and can lead to irreversible medical errors. >>>

Hospital Rankings: The More, the Murkier

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. >>>

IPPS Proposed Rule Pinches Hospitals

The impact of proposed changes to Medicare's Inpatient Prospective Payment System in 2015 will vary from hospital to hospital, but federal officials predict providers will take a $241 million payment hit next year. >>>

Bariatric Surgery and the Obesity Battle

Hospital and ambulatory settings are finding that weight loss surgery can reduce the risk of cancer, cardiac disease, and diabetes in morbidly obese patients. >>>

How 5 Top Hospitals Are Observing Nurses Week

See how Cleveland Clinic, Johns Hopkins Hospital and other top hospitals are recognizing nurses this week. >>>

3 Tips for Stopping Bad Behavior in the Workplace

The NBA acted swiftly to fine and ban for life a team owner accused of making racist comments. What can you do about bad behavior among employees in your hospital or health system? >>>

Find Deeper Healthcare Supply Chain Savings

Having already picked most of the low-hanging fruit, provider organizations are looking for—and finding—new ways to spend less on materials. >>>

Slideshow: The New Primary Care Model—A Patient-Centered Approach to Care Coordination

The contemporary primary care practice is at the crossroads of healthcare reform efforts. As the focus of reform shifts to prevention, care of chronic illness, and population health, the primary care physician will play a pivotal role. >>>



LIVE Webcast

Webcast: Optimizing the ACO—Solutions for Workflow and Risk Management

Date: May 29, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET Senior leaders from Virtua and Coker Group highlight ACO success stories and reveal proven strategies to improve performance and quality through a variety of technology solutions. Register Today >>>



News Headlines

Chemo costs in US driven higher by shift to hospital outpatient facilities

Kaiser Health News, May 7, 2014

Surgeries at ambulatory centers are quicker and cheaper than at hospitals

Louisville Business First, May 7, 2014

Lawmakers advance next Louisiana hospital privatization plan

The Kansas City Star / Associated Press, May 7, 2014

Tenet CEO: Obamacare has not freed up our ERs

CNBC, May 7, 2014

Death rate fell in MA after healthcare overhaul

The New York Times, May 6, 2014

If healthcare usage is surging, where are the healthcare jobs?

Los Angeles Times, May 6, 2014

Hospitals' purchase of doctors leads to higher prices, spending, study finds

The Washington Post / Kaiser Health News, May 6, 2014

Prescription for disaster

The New Yorker, May 6, 2014

Healthcare spending surges in first quarter

USA Today, May 5, 2014

Feds reject LSU hospital deals

ABC News / Associated Press, May 5, 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. >>>

 

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