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5 Secrets to ACO Success
Transparency and these five core competencies are 'must haves' for accountable care organizations that wish to achieve...
Obama aministration shelves doctor ’mystery shoppers’ plan
The Obama administration said Tuesday that it had shelved plans for a survey in which "mystery shoppers" posing as...
West Penn Hospital would have closed without Highmark deal
Without its acquisition by Highmark Inc., West Penn Allegheny Health System would have been forced to shutter West...
AAMI: Meaningful use rewards early interoperability adopters
Evaluating hospital networks, data, drivers and device types should be completed before embarking on an...
What happened to the family doctor?
Primary-care doctors take care of the young, the old and the in-between; the sick, the well and the dying. Ideally...
Should doctors be Facebook 'friends' with patients?
Should doctors be Facebook "friends" with their patients? Increasingly, professionals are stroking their...
Web Exclusive: Notions of Personal ’Sacrifice’ Help Docs Take Gifts From Industry
Over the past decade, there has been movement toward imposing clear standards on the relationship between doctors and...
Web Exclusive: Hospitalists Unaware of Treatment Costs for Inpatients
How much does an overnight stay in the ICU cost? $750? $6,000? Haven't got a clue? Many hospitalists don't know...
Study: Plagiarism common in medical residency applications
If you think plagiarism only happens in high school and college, think again. A new Boston study finds that one in...
The falling-down professions
According to a 2006 poll by the American College of Physician Executives, nearly 60 percent of doctors said they had...