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How Palliative Care Programs Drive Value

Christopher Cheney, Editor for HealthLeaders Media

Turner West, director of Education and Community Programs at Lexington, KY-based Hospice of the Bluegrass, discusses how palliative care can drive value at hospitals in areas such as readmissions, mortality, and patient satisfaction. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

How Hospitals Are Reinventing Themselves

Inpatient care is still a bedrock of almost all health systems, but its role in the care continuum is changing dramatically. >>>

Healthcare Pricing Transparency is Going to Sting

So far largely unseen and unfelt, the effects of making provider pricing data public are about to impact hospitals and health systems in a big way. I'm not going to lie to you—this is going to hurt. >>>

Presidents, CEOs, and the New Healthcare Leadership Model

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

Pioneer ACO Program Ripe for Improvement, Providers Say

As Medicare officials mull new rules and a second round of participant recruitment for the Pioneer ACO program, healthcare providers are quick to point out how the gainsharing model can be improved. >>>

Healthcare Competition Policy Needs a Makeover, Says Policy Analyst

Competition within the healthcare sector will improve only when providers offer products that have "intuitive and measurable value" to consumers, says a healthcare policy expert. >>>

Drug Diversion Problem is Bigger Than You Think

Hospitals and other healthcare organizations need to do a lot more than what they're currently doing to guard against drug diverters and catch them before they harm patients and themselves. >>>

Q&A: Karen DeSalvo on Meaningful Use, ONC Reorg

In an in-depth interview, National Coordinator for Health Information Karen DeSalvo, MD, discusses meaningful use, EHR usability, innovation, and the recently announced restructuring at the Office of National Coordinator. Part one of two. >>>



LAST CHANCE LIVE Webcast

Webcast: Hospital-Hospice Collaboration to Improve Palliative Care Outcomes

Date: June 12, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET Hospitals and ACOs are building partnerships with organizations such as hospices to reduce hospital readmissions, mortality rates and treatment costs among this patient population. Join leaders from both sides of the collaboration as they share tested strategies for building effective hospice-hospital partnerships to improve clinical and financial outcomes. Register Today >>>



News Headlines

Medicare Advantage lobbying machine steamrolls Congress

NBC News / The Center for Public Integrity, June 11, 2014

Senate bill hikes funding for medical research, fraud prevention

The Hill, June 11, 2014

MA inches toward health insurance for all

NPR, June 11, 2014

VA audit finds 100,000 veterans facing long wait for healthcare

NBC News, June 10, 2014

More patients flocking to ERs under Obamacare

The Courier-Journal, June 10, 2014

Secretive reviews target 30 Medicare Advantage plans

CNBC / The Center for Public Integrity, June 10, 2014

MI's Obamacare wrinkle: 'Personal responsibility'

USA Today / Kaiser Health News, June 9, 2014

Opinion: More healthcare is better healthcare—Medical myth or reality?

Forbes, June 9, 2014

Senate confirms Sylvia Mathews Burwell as new secretary of HHS

The Washington Post, June 6, 2014

Administration overhauls federal healthcare website

The Wall Street Journal, June 6, 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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