HealthLeaders Daily News & Analysis


View as Webpage
Subscribe for Free
Send to a Friend
HealthLeaders Homepage

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


Daily news & Analysis



For breaking news and analysis throughout the day, visit HealthLeadersMedia.com or add the RSS Feed of our Daily News & Analysis.


Meaningful Use Final Rule Released by HHS

By: Janice Simmons, for HealthLeaders Media, July 13, 2010

The Department of Health and Human Services and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology released two long–awaited "meaningful use" final regulations this morning that will specify what physicians and hospitals will have to do to receive about $20 billion in bonus Medicare payments for adoption of electronic health records.

More Analysis »


HHS Meaningful Use Final Rule Draws Guarded Initial Praise

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, July 13, 2010

The release Tuesday morning of HHS' long-awaited meaningful use requirements for healthcare information technology drew generally favorable, but guarded reviews from patient, physician, and hospital advocacy groups—all of whom are still sifting through the dense, 863-page document.

More Analysis »


House Members Call On CMS To Change Hospital Payment Reductions

By: Janice Simmons, for HealthLeaders Media, July 14, 2010

In a letter to the new CMS administrator, 242 House members are calling for the agency to change its proposal to cut Medicare payments to hospitals by 2.9%.

More Analysis »


Failure In Central Line Infection Prevention, Survey Says

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, July 14, 2010

Only three in 10 hospital administrations are willing to spend what's necessary to prevent catheter-related bloodstream infections, and fewer than one in five providers think their institutions have sufficient infrastructure to train staff in prevention strategies.

More Analysis »


White House HIV/AIDs Strategy Calls on Providers for Action

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, July 13, 2010

A 60-page national strategy report unveiled by the Obama Administration Tuesday calls on providers to do more for patients with HIV/AIDS.

More Analysis »


FIU College of Medicine Affiliates with Cleveland Clinic Florida

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, July 14, 2010

Miami-based Florida International University's newly opened Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine has signed an affiliation agreement with Cleveland Clinic Florida. The affiliation will allow FIU medical students in their senior year to receive clinical training from physicians in various specialties.

More Analysis »


Relief Obtained For Pain, Dry Mouth Linked With Head And Neck Cancer

By: Janice Simmons, for HealthLeaders Media, July 14, 2010

Patients with head and neck cancer who reported poorer sleeping quality a year after their diagnoses had more symptoms of chronic pain and complaints of dry mouth related to radiation treatments.

More Analysis »


Winners and Losers in HHS Final Meaningful Use Rule

By: Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders Media, July 13, 2010

The HHS meaningful use final regulations announced Tuesday specify what physicians and hospitals will have to do to receive a share of up to $27 billion in bonus Medicare payments for adoption of electronic health records over the next ten years. That big pile of money aside, as with all efforts that result from compromise, there are reasons to cheer and reasons to jeer.

More Analysis »


Scripting Provides Firm Bedrock for New Nurses

By: Rebecca Hendren, for HealthLeaders Media, July 13, 2010

New nurses dealing with the transition from nursing school to practice can feel like the ground is moving under them as they struggle to keep their footing. Those who have tried scripting know that it enhances communication, ensures consistency in practice, and arms nurses with tools to handle difficult conversations with patients, peers, and physicians.

More Analysis »




Around the Web

Sponsored Headlines


Features



If you prefer not to receive this email newsletter, you can unsubscribe here