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A Homegrown Approach to Physician Leadership

Jacqueline Fellows

Physician leadership expertise doesn't have to come from a consulting firm. A large nonprofit health system in the Pacific Northwest has developed its own leadership academy, which is saving money and providing physicians with problem-solving tools and skills. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Will Congress Abolish the 96-Hour Rule?

There are rumblings that federal lawmakers may be willing to repeal Medicare's burdensome rule requiring physicians in critical access hospitals to make an educated guess that the patients they're admitting will be either discharged or transferred in less than four days. >>>

Hospitals Begin Subsidizing Exchange Premiums via Third Parties

A collaboration between a Wisconsin United Way chapter and the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics uses a hospital financial gift to help defray the cost of health insurance for some potential enrollees. It could be a model for others. >>>

In Demand: A Different Kind of CEO

Hospital CEO has been the dream job for healthcare administrators for decades. But the top job increasingly isn't the top anymore, as organizations merge, holding companies morph into operating companies, and metrics for success change. Can you adapt? >>>

ANA Backs Federal Nurse Staffing Bill

A Senate bill calls for unit-by-unit staffing plans and publicly reporting those staffing plans, but stops short of dictating mandated nurse-patient ratios. >>>

Mental Health Integration in Primary Care

Intermountain Healthcare leaders have developed a team-based approach to address patients' mental health issues. >>>

Payer Backlash May Slow Unnecessary Spinal Fusion Surgeries

A surge in spinal fusion procedures has brought mounting scrutiny on providers. Now payers appear poised to crack down on needless procedures by applying coverage pressure on physicians. >>>

Medical Error Averted

A number of small gaffes by healthcare providers, clinical staff, and the shortcomings of their tools can lead to a single serious or life-threatening medical error. Or they can serve as warnings that enable us to avert catastrophe. >>>

Slideshow: The ED Fix: Triage, Coordination and Navigation

Emergency departments play a unique and critical role in maintaining the health and well-being of a community. Emerging best practices in care team composition and patient flow can improve ED throughput and patient satisfaction. >>>



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

This report reveals new, proven ways healthcare leaders are cutting wait times and improving care: fine-tuning processes for speedy triage and evaluation, bringing patients closer to caregivers, optimizing discharges and transfers, and effectively guiding non-emergent patients. Order Today >>>



News Headlines

KY hospital to pay nearly $41M in federal settlement

Louisville Business First, May 29, 2014

Adventist Health admits it violated federal law

Orlando Sentinel, May 29, 2014

7 things healthcare systems should know about the next big benefit change

Kaiser Health News, May 29, 2014

Most doctors wouldn't want intensive care at the end of life

Reuters, May 29, 2014

Harsh report finds VA hid waiting lists

The New York Times, May 29, 2014

Safety net hospitals already seeing more paying patients — and revenue

Kaiser Health News / USA Today, May 28, 2014

Patients advise doctors on ways to reform medical practice

Times Union, May 28, 2014

When hospital systems buy health insurers

The New York Times, May 27, 2014

Some med school grads fail to get residency

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 27, 2014

Some CO doctors may be overcharging Medicare for routine visits

Kaiser Health News, May 23, 2014



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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. >>>

 

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