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PCI: Concerns Mount About Appropriateness

Cheryl Clark

Three new studies show that too many patients with stable angina are still persuaded by cardiologists to undergo unnecessary elective angiography with subsequent percutaneous coronary intervention. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Acute Kidney Injury Gets New Focus

Healthcare leaders are stepping up efforts to diagnose and treat acute kidney injury. >>>

TJC Warns Hospitals of Deadly Medical Tubing Mistakes

Misconnected IV, drug, and feeding tubes are expected to be less likely when new tubing connector standards, now in development, are in widespread use, The Joint Commission says. >>>

'Kafkaesque' Value System Unfairly Penalizes Doctor Pay

How much physicians get paid is increasingly determined by a formula that penalizes doctors whose patients are more expensive—even when those higher costs stem from services that other doctors perform, according to a new report. >>>

Proton Beam Therapy Poised for Growth in US

Fueled by patient demand and advances in technology, the construction of costly proton beam centers is picking up steam. Insurers are paying for limited applications. >>>

mHealth Tackles Readmissions

Healthcare leaders are finding that consumer-ready technologies can help patients right where they are. >>>

3 Ways to Boost Patient, Staff, and Community Spirits

Community engagement is a critical component to patient-centered healthcare and is something that smaller organizations— the ones lacking big budgets— tend to excel at. >>>

Slideshow: How Healthcare Leaders Are Investing in Heart Health

Cardiovascular services are crucial revenue generators for healthcare organizations, and population health figures to play a big role in future cardiac investments. Four senior healthcare leaders discuss how population health fits in with their cardiovascular service line, and where they are making CV investments. >>>



Intelligence Report

Intelligence Report: Patient Experience Transformation—Engaged Patients, Measurable Standards

Learn to apply rigor to patient experience reporting and focus efforts on what patients value for better engagement, less anxiety, and improved care. Free Download >>>



News Headlines

3 ways insurers can discourage sick from enrolling

Boston.com / Associated Press, August 28, 2014

IBM's Watson: Can it improve returns on R&D?

ZDNet, August 28, 2014

Hospitals' hand washing strategies effective in reducing patient infection rates

The Plain Dealer, August 28, 2014

A hotline for end-of-life care

The Atlantic, August 28, 2014

Obama plans more measures to improve healthcare for veterans

The New York Times, August 27, 2014

Nonprofit hospitals' 2013 revenue lowest since recession, report says

The New York Times, August 27, 2014

10 ways to strengthen healthcare security

InformationWeek, August 27, 2014

Doctors' house calls for frailest patients save cash, study finds

The Columbus-Dispatch / Associated Press, August 26, 2014

NY ranks second for its number of doctors

Albany Business Review, August 26, 2014

It helps to have a hospital room with a view

The Chicago Tribune / Bloomberg, August 26, 2014



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Webcast: Telemedicine as Virtual Care—The Mercy and Nemours Models

Date: October 21, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET Leaders from Mercy Health System and Nemours reveal how they are using internal telemedicine and remote monitoring to reduce medical errors, improve response times, and alleviate alarm fatigue in frontline healthcare personnel. Register Today >>>




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