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New AMA President Talks Tough on SGR

Jacqueline Fellows

The new president of the American Medical Association, Robert Wah, MD, says he is "beyond frustrated" that the sustainable growth rate formula has not yet been repealed, and says finding a way to pay for it is the job of Congress. >>>

 

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. >>>

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. >>>

Arresting Sepsis Early Saves Money, Lives

Some hospitals are addressing sepsis by quickly identifying high-risk patients in the emergency department and treating them to stop progression. >>>

Healthcare, Embedded and Connected

The Internet of Things is enabling healthcare leaders to achieve objectives through better collection and reporting of data. >>>

Alternatives to ACO Strategies Emerge

While joining an ACO can be the right decision for some physicians practices, the cost savings under this model are still being tested. Some doctors are banding together as independent physician associations, which improves their ability to practice independently, but still nets them better insurer reimbursement rates. >>>

Cleveland Clinic Partners with Akron General

In an exclusive partnership deal, Akron General Health System will retain majority ownership and there will be no attempt to impose Cleveland Clinic's employed physician model on private practices affiliated with Akron General. >>>

How Palliative Care Programs Drive Value

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. >>>

Doctor Uses Jazz to Tune up Physician Communication

Paul Haidet, MD, applies lessons gleaned from his lifelong love of jazz to teach physicians how to better communicate with patients. >>>



Intelligence Report

Intelligence Report: The Clinical Strategy for Financial Health—Care Redesign & Standardization

This report reveals how leading organizations are implementing programs aimed at care redesign, care standardization, and driving waste out of healthcare delivery. Free Download >>>



News Headlines

Medicare patients must beware 'observation' status in hospitals

Chicago Tribune / Reuters, June 12, 2014

Study: Health law boosts hospital psych care for young adults

Kaiser Health News, June 12, 2014

For cancer specialists, disease can make them better doctors

San Francisco Chronicle, June 12, 2014

Medicare Advantage lobbying machine steamrolls Congress

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

With more veterans needing healthcare, what will the cost be?

NPR, June 11, 2014

Seattle doctor suspended for sexting during surgery

The Washington Post, June 11, 2014

Doctors pick new chief for AMA

The Hill, June 10, 2014

More patients flocking to ERs under Obamacare

The Courier-Journal, June 10, 2014

Killing a patient to save his life

The New York Times, June 10, 2014

The healthcare industry is pushing patients to help themselves

The Wall Street Journal, June 9, 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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