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Tuesday, May 8, 2012


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Patient-Centered Care Redistributes Responsibility

By: Betty A. Marton for HealthLeaders Media, May 8, 2012

A program that enables hospital patients to self-administer medications for chronic illnesses is testing old notions about care delivery and safety while creating a system of more efficient care.

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Healthways Puts Focus on Providers

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, May 8, 2012

As it prepares for the loss of one significant contract, the giant wellness program and disease management provider announces a 10-year strategic agreement with Texas Health Resources to implement physician-directed population health management.

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Physician Referral Programs Hold Revenue Potential and Pitfalls

By: Karen Minich-Pourshadi, for HealthLeaders Media, May 7, 2012

Hospital-physician partnerships don't guarantee that referrals will follow. A successful physician referral program requires a concerted, coordinated approach—and attention to costly self-referral violations.

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Medical Director's New Role Includes 'Quality Monitor'

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, May 7, 2012

Medical director has been an empty title in many physician practices. But in the new era of measurable outcomes, medical directors will use data to identify high and low performers, and crack the whip when colleagues fall short.

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

By: May 1, 2012

Date: May 30, 2012
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Book: Oncology—Strategies for Superior Service Line Performance

By: January 18, 2012

The evolution of the oncology payment model and pressure to provide more patient-centered care are leading healthcare organizations to transform the oncology care model. Gain realistic strategies and business guidance from oncology leaders to develop the structures and processes for oncology service line success in the future.

 

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