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Public Reporting Can Boost Healthcare Quality—Locally

Jacqueline Fellows

An ambitious project by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has been able to make the connection between public reporting and healthcare quality improvement in specific communities. >>>

 

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. >>>

How Making Hospital Quality Data Public Affects Providers

Healthcare leaders are finding that posting quality scores and outcomes, both good and bad, can be beneficial for staff as well as patients. >>>

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. >>>

Telemedicine Still Facing Barriers in Many States

Outdated laws and other obstacles have prevented providers from being able to use telemedicine to reach patients to its full potential, but with healthcare reform in full swing, those barriers are slowly disappearing. >>>

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. >>>

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? >>>

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. >>>



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News Headlines

Hospitals are cutting down on their deadly mistakes, HHS says

The Washington Post, May 8, 2014

Hospitals boost patient safety, but more work is needed

Kaiser Health News, May 8, 2014

Cancer doctors join insurers in US drug-cost revolt

Bloomberg, May 8, 2014

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

Orlando eye doctor accused of $7 million in Medicare fraud

Orlando Sentinel, 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



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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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