Please add this newsletter to your Safe Sender list
View this email as a Web page | Manage Account


  June 25, 2014 Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterJoin us on LinkedInRSS feed

Tenet Opens Population Health Campus

John Commins

Resolute Health Hospital is a test lab for population health that links all providers in Tenet Healthcare's network and the hospital on a single EMR to coordinate care. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Physicians Rail at Recertification Requirements

Medical doctors are facing revamped board recertification requirements that are "expensive, burdensome, and detract from the care of the patient," says David Fleming, president of the American College of Physicians. >>>

Alexian, Adventist to Create 'JOC' in Chicago

Described as "neither a merger nor an acquisition," the deal between Alexian Brothers Health System and Adventist Health to form a "joint operating company" is intended to reduce overhead and improve economies of scale as they move toward population health models. >>>

Preventable Deaths Report Not Ready for Prime Time

A report identifying scores of potential inpatient complications, meant to alert hospitals to their magnitude and frequency, is getting a tepid reception. It is "an interesting idea, but I don't yet know what it tells me," says one hospital quality expert. >>>

Transitioning to Bundled Payments

Taking a more strategic approach to payer relationships may be the key to surviving new reimbursements models. >>>

HFMA ANI: Data Key Healthcare System Efficiency, Says Gawande

In order to a have a significant impact on cost, hospitals have to use data to focus on their most complex patients and get at the root cause of their illnesses, said keynote speaker Atul Gawande, MD, at the Healthcare Financial Management Association's ANI conference. >>>

TJC Advises on Infections Linked to Misuse of Vials

The potential adverse effects of unsafe injection practices are not typically seen immediately, but can have catastrophic consequences for patients and for providers, says The Joint Commission. >>>

'I'm MacGyver,' Says Nurse Honored at White House

For the first time, the White House has honored innovative nurses who invent, hack, or "make," devices and workarounds that fix healthcare problems and improve patient care. >>>

Where Value-Based Purchasing is Still Nascent

A recent conversation with a hospital president in Nebraska shows that it's not always payers who are forcing the value-based conversation. >>>



Intelligence Report

Webcast: Hospitals Developing Health Plans—Key Steps to Becoming a Provider-Payer

Date: July 16, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET Health plan leaders from North Shore-LIJ and Sanford Health outline the strategic transition from provider to payer, and new opportunities for controlling costs, managing risk, and maximizing reimbursements. Register Today >>>



News Headlines

House, Senate begin compromise talks on vets healthcare bill

The Miami Herald / Associated Press, June 25, 2014

Hospital employee alleges ongoing cover-up at Phoenix VA hospital

Star Tribune / Associated Press, June 25, 2014

IN hospital system agrees to pay federal fine

SFGate.com / Associated Press, June 25, 2014

At acute care hospitals, recovery is rare, but comfort is not

The New York Times, June 25, 2014

Pharmaceutical companies accuse hospitals of misusing discounts

NPR, June 24, 2014

Obamacare impact on emergency rooms unclear

Sun Times, June 24, 2014

LSU hospital closure ruled unconstitutional

Associated Press / SF Gate, June 24, 2014

Ryan Seacrest to open studio at Children's Hospital Colorado

Denver Business Journal, June 23, 2014

IL hospitals facing Medicare penalties over infection rates

Chicago Tribune / Kaiser Health News, June 23, 2014

Consumer group urges hospitals to end mass screenings

USA Today, June 20, 2014



Stay Connected to HealthLeaders

Don't Miss the News You Want.

Spam filters exist for a reason, but not for the news you need. Make sure you aren’t missing your daily and/or weekly industry coverage. Add our address -- news.editor@healthleadersmedia.com -- to your address book or e-mail whitelist to keep the news you need in your inbox.


Is All of Your Leadership Team In The Know?

Our award-winning Daily News & Analysis e-newsletter can keep your leadership team abreast of relevant breaking news, and with in-depth industry coverage through 10 weekly e-newsletters that hit every pillar of healthcare, we've got your whole leadership team covered. Subscribe to any -- or all -- of our e-newsletters.



Multimedia/Events

HealthLeaders Media LIVE From Carolinas HealthCare System: Patient Experience

Date: July 29, 2014 | 12:00–3:00PM ET The leadership team at Carolinas HealthCare System reveals strategies proven to reduce ED visits and inpatient hospitalizations, improve elder care, and raise employee engagement and teamwork to the 98th percentile. Register Today Download the Free Case Study >>>




From HealthLeaders Magazine

New Goals, New Alliances

The historically adversarial relationship between providers and payers is shifting toward cautious cooperation as both sides recognize that they must implement structural and strategic changes to ensure their mutual survival. >>>

 

Transitioning to Bundled Payments

 

Preparing and Caring for Patients with Dementia



Sponsor this Newsletter

For advertising opportunities in this or other HealthLeaders Media email newsletters, please contact sales@healthleadersmedia.com or call 800.639.7477.

  MAGAZINE | NEWS | TERMS OF SERVICE | PRIVACY POLICY | ADVERTISE Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterJoin us on LinkedInRSS feed

©2014 HealthLeaders Media

If you prefer not to receive this email newsletter, let us know.
HealthLeaders Media Community & Rural Hospital Weekly is a division of Fortis Business Media
HEALTHLEADERS MEDIA
100 Winners Circle, Brentwood, TN 37027
Serving the business information needs of healthcare executives and professionals.