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Medical Boards Step Up Disciplinary Actions

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, May 18, 2012

The Federation of State Medical Boards reports that the number of doctors punished by their states increased 6.8% between 2010 and 2011. But a citizen's advocacy group issues its own report, which suggests that states continue to fail to adequately protect the public from bad doctors.

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Parkland Hospital Improving, but ED Deficiencies Persist

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, May 18, 2012

The Dallas safety net hospital is making "measureable progress" in implementing a corrective action plan to remedy deficiencies identified by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, a report shows. But some emergency department tasks are behind schedule.

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Beyond HCAHPS, Patient Surveys Dig Into Functional Outcomes

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, May 17, 2012

Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Provider and Systems surveys only go so far. Now specialty disease, procedure measure, and mental status questionnaires ask patients—on their own terms—to tell doctors the results of treatment regimens.

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4 Strategies to Optimize Hospital Bed Allocations

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, May 17, 2012

University of Maryland researchers, finding that "revenue-driven" surgery and poor planning send some surgery patients home from the hospital prematurely, propose four solutions to help improve hospital bed allocations and possibly reduce readmissions as a result.

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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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Intelligence Report: Volume, Flow, and Safety Issues in the ED

By: May 15, 2012

As health systems try to improve their EDs, healthcare leaders are watching the financial framework with caution. About 80% say they expect their ED revenue margins will worsen as a result of healthcare reform and 78% say their reimbursement also will get worse, according to this HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report. Get the free report with exclusive research and analysis.

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