The American Hospital Association and The National Rural Health Association slam a study that finds health outcomes and the quality of care at critical access hospitals lacking. [Read More]
July 13, 2011
Drug Shortages Increasing at 'Alarming Rate,' Says AHA Three out of four clinicians rarely or never receive advance notification of drug shortages and seven out of 10 patients receive less-effective drugs to compensate for insufficient supplies, American Hospital Association survey results show. [Read More] Winners and Losers Under VBP In the pursuit of quality, it would be nice to think that everyone is a winner. But that's not the case with CMS's value-based purchasing program. It's set up to separate the winners from the losers. [Read More] Physician Alignment Poses Challenge for ACOs Physician alignment and incentive challenges could prove to be a major hurdle for healthcare providers who want to take part in accountable care organizations. [Read More] 15 HCAHPS Buzzwords Every Provider Should Know The value-based purchasing sweepstakes race is on. It's hospital against hospital in a national contest to see which acute care teams can please their patients the most on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. Knowing the lingo is key. [Read More] Webcast: Cultivating Physician-Hospital Alignment in the ACO Era Date: July 20, 2011 About: Integration will be the key to success in the accountable care era, whether your organization develops an official ACO or not. Organizations must develop strong relationships with employed and affiliated physicians. Join us to get alignment strategies to thrive in an increasingly integrated industry. [Register Today] Rounds: The Real Value of ACOs Date: August 16, 2011 What: Attend on-site or participate via live webcast. About: Get accountable care strategies from ACO pioneers Norton Healthcare, Humana, and Palmetto Health?first movers who already have experienced the challenges of building a new framework for healthcare delivery. [Register Today]
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