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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

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CMS Taps 27 ACOs to Start Shared Savings Program

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, April 11, 2012

The Medicare Shared Savings Program begins April 1 with 27 participants, says the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Another 150 groups have submitted applications for the second group, slated to start July 1.

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Dartmouth Atlas: Poor Care for Terminal Cancer Patients Widespread

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, April 11, 2012

Dartmouth Atlas researchers are surprised to find that National Cancer Institute–designated hospitals as well as academic centers provide dying oncology patients the same low level of palliative care as community hospitals.

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PA Medical Center Files for Chapter 11

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, April 11, 2012

The fate of Saint Catherine Medical Center, found to be ineligible for participation in the Medicare program because of serious deficiencies that placed patient health and safety in immediate jeopardy, has been placed in the hands of a court-appointed trustee.

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Nurse Leaders Key to Hospital Sustainability Efforts

By: Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, April 10, 2012

Nurses see firsthand the amount of waste and use of environmentally unfriendly chemicals in their hospitals. It's no surprise then that nurse leaders are key to creating a culture of sustainability.

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Patients Take Back Control with Technology

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, April 10, 2012

The very instruments that diagnose and treat us can often make us feel more like test subjects than patients receiving care. But technology can be applied in the interests of healing the entire patient—mind, body, and soul.

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Webcast: Proven Hospital-Physician Alignment Incentives

By: April 2, 2012

Date: April 24, 2012
About: Customize this webcast with your questions. Gain proven, measurable techniques to establish real physician value and fair compensation, and build lasting loyalty. Join HealthLeaders Media for strategies and solutions direct from three executives with alignment expertise at Health Quest, Trinity Health, and Sullivan, Cotter and Associates.

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The Complete Guide to Strategic Marketing for the Cardiovascular Service Line

By: January 18, 2012

Get key marketing concepts, practical tools, and straightforward ideas to augment a cardiovascular service line administrator's ever-expanding skill set, help overall service line performance, and create real value.


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