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Tenet Doubles Down on Urgent Care Facilities

John Commins

As consumers take on more of the responsibility of paying for healthcare, the popularity of walk-in retail health clinics is surging. Tenet says it's set to double the number of its retail health clinics this year. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Observation, Two-Midnight Rules Hit in Hearing

Hospital leaders testifying before the House Ways and Means Committee derided Medicare's two-midnight and observation rules, saying that not only are the policies not working, they've also added huge costs and quality issues for providers and patients. >>>

With Saline in Short Supply, Hospitals Look for Alternatives

A widespread shortage of saline solution is forcing hospital pharmacists and healthcare clinicians to stretch existing supplies, find workarounds, and formulate substitutes. >>>

'Stunning' Number of Sepsis Cases Among Patients Who Die in Hospitals

Researchers find that as many as one in every two patients who die while hospitalized have sepsis. Many, the report says, come to the hospital with mild or early-stage cases, which go under-recognized. >>>

CMS Proposes Meaningful Use Extensions

The proposed rule would give healthcare providers more flexibility in how they use electronic health record systems to meet Meaningful Use requirements and would formally extend the timelines for Stage 2 and Stage 3. >>>

Investing in Patient Experience Protects Hospital Revenue

Patient experience is not a nicety, but a quantifiable score that can decrease revenue. Learn from Cleveland Clinic's lessons: focus on culture, quickly; get physicians on board, despite their recalcitrance; and just get started. >>>

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. >>>

Mercy's Mega Vision for Telemedicine

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. >>>

Transitions of Care Go Digital

Healthcare leaders are finding value in Direct messaging, but transferring information remains a challenge. >>>



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

3-hospital takeover by Partners OK'd

The Boston Globe, May 21, 2014

RI Health Dept. OKs merger of hospitals with CA firm

The Providence Journal, May 21, 2014

Way too many doctors are prescribing antibiotics in error, study says

Los Angeles Times, May 21, 2014

Patients lose when doctors can't do good physical exams

Kaiser Health News / The Washington Post, May 21, 2014

What a doctor may miss when he reaches for the MRI first

The Washington Post / Kaiser Health News, May 20, 2014

TX nurse practitioners look to ease supervision rules

Kaiser Health News / The Texas Tribune, May 20, 2014

Medicine's top earners are not the MDs

The New York Times, May 19, 2014

Poorer health of surgery patients on Medicaid may alter law's bottom line

The New York Times, May 19, 2014

As rural hospitals fail, GA considers downsizing

ABC News / Associated Press, May 19, 2014

Meet the docs who charge Medicare top dollar for office visits

ProPublica, May 16, 2014



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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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