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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

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4 in 10 Healthcare Organizations Seek Locum Tenens

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, May 15, 2012

While the high cost of hiring temporary physicians is cited as a drawback, most healthcare organizations are able to capture all of the expenses by billing Medicare, Medicaid, or private pay.

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Feeding Tube Use in Dementia Patients Linked to Pressure Ulcers

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, May 15, 2012

The author of a study examining Medicare claims data for hospital patients with dementia who are treated with feeding tubes says, "we have the wrong financial incentives, and those incentives are doing more harm than good."

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3 Strategic Alerts for Financial Leaders

By: Karen Minich-Pourshadi, for HealthLeaders Media, May 14, 2012

Three recent reports on the fee-for-value shift, relaxation of Medicare rules, and payment trends could influence your organization's long-term strategy and finances. Here's what you can do about it.

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Hospital Eyes Housing as Prime Recruiting Tool

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, May 14, 2012

Orlando's Florida Hospital will offer hospital employees preferred leasing options on apartment units within a five-minute walking commute to Florida Hospital Orlando in an effort to boost recruitment of nurses and various medical specialties.

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Webcast: Boost Physician Referrals, Build Your Bottom Line

By: May 1, 2012

Date: May 15, 2012
About: Successful physician referral programs are strategic, data-driven, and coordinated with an organization’s overall physician engagement plan. Join us for a 90-minute, customized webcast with a new interview-driven format, expanded Q&A, online forum, takeaway presentation, and 60-day post-event on-demand access.

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Rounds: Building ACO Foundations—Lessons From Kaiser Permanente's Integrated Delivery Model

By: May 1, 2012

Date: May 30, 2012
About: Join HealthLeaders Media and host Kaiser Permanente for a live and simulcast three-hour leadership event on how to use the foundations of team medicine, population health management, and actionable data to create your own vision of integration. Access our FREE event case study now, then register for the exclusive companion event.

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