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Mercy's Mega Vision for Telemedicine

Jacqueline Fellows

From its virtual care center now under construction, the Missouri-based healthcare system says it will be able to extend telehealth services to patients across the entirety of its 42-hospital system 24/7 through audio, video, and data connections. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Medicare Pays Billions for Wasteful Care

Developing a measure to define overuse was difficult, but researchers found a way to quantify 26 types of unnecessary medical procedures administered to Medicare beneficiaries and tallied the cost. >>>

Feds Bust 90 Linked to Medicare Fraud Schemes Totaling $260M

As the result of a multi-city operation, the Medicare Fraud Strike Force has brought charges against scores of people, including doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals allegedly involved in false billing schemes. >>>

Highmark Execs Detail ACO Transformation

Highmark, the Pennsylvania-based integrated healthcare network, seeks to use ACOs and primary care medical homes to transform the way it does business. >>>

Nurses' Unlikely Infection Control Tool Quashes HAI

Nursing leaders at a Florida hospital finally found an infection control method that helped arrest a stubborn problem with hospital-acquired infections. It took them 20 years. >>>

Throughput and Satisfaction in the ED

While many functions of the emergency department must be reactive in nature, with proper preparation, an effective response can ensure optimal outcomes. >>>

Physician Involvement Can Influence Marketing Metrics

By aligning hospital physicians with the marketing department and its strategies, the patient experience and marketing goals both stand to benefit. >>>

CMS Gives Hospital Workers More Nutrition Autonomy

A revised federal rule allows registered dieticians who work in hospitals to practice at the top of their license. It's being welcomed by hospital associations as a way to save time and money. >>>



Intelligence Report

Intelligence Report: The ED Fix—Triage, Coordination, and Navigation

Based on a recent survey, 54% of healthcare leaders are reducing avoidable ED visits via primary care coordination. This report uncovers emerging best practices in care team composition and patient flow to improve ED throughput and patient satisfaction. Free Download >>>



News Headlines

Lung cancer screening could cost Medicare billions

Star Tribune / Associated Press, May 15, 2014

A look at allegations of cover-ups at VA hospitals

ABC News / Associated Press, May 15, 2014

For Medicaid patients, access to primary-care may not be as advertised

Kaiser Health News / The Seattle Times, May 15, 2014

Big data treasure trove from routine medical checkups

The Wall Street Journal, May 15, 2014

University Hospitals CEO reports solid financial results in annual address

The Plain Dealer, May 14, 2014

Opinion: Why primary care physicians need a minimum wage

The Daily Beast, May 14, 2014

Ousted surgeon's supporters pack Aspen hospital board room

The Aspen Times, May 14, 2014

Two FL hospital employees have flu-like symptoms after contact with MERS case

The Washington Post, May 14, 2014

Fears of doctor shortages under new health law may have been overblown

PBS NewsHour / Kaiser Health News, May 13, 2014

The doctor will see you now via webcam

Boston.com / Associated Press, May 13, 2014



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Roundtable: The Imperative of Alignment

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From HealthLeaders Magazine

Presidents, CEOs, and the New Leadership Model

Some hospital CEOs, used to captaining their own ship, are finding that healthcare reform means there are fewer opportunities to run things as they see fit. Maybe that's a good thing. >>>

 

Transitions of Care Go Digital

 

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