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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...
Spine experts repudiate Medtronic studies
In an extraordinary move, a group of spine specialists are publicly repudiating the research of other experts that...
The time is now for ACOs, former CMS administrator says
With the prohibitive and rising cost of healthcare, there has never been a greater need for accountable care...
CT vet wins nearly $1M for botched eye surgery
A 60-year-old Army veteran won a $925,000 settlement with the Department of Veterans Affairs after he was blinded in...
Hospitals courting primary care doctors
In one of the first concrete steps to remake the way medical care is delivered, hospitals are competing to hire...
Physician burnout could hurt patients too
The editors of Anesthesiology published two studies on medical-staff burnout on Tuesday, and the resulting potential...
As doctors age, small towns face critical shortage
Californians are getting older, and so are their physicians. In isolated towns, fears are rising that as greater...
Surgeons salvage hand nerves of double-transplant patient at Jewish Hospital
--> Doctors completed the region's first double-hand transplant Wednesday, replacing a man's burned...
Headed to ER? Some post waits by text, billboard
Need an X-ray or stitches? Online, via text message or flashing on a billboard, some emergency rooms are advertising...
Some Hospital Leaders Making Big Strides in Value
Last week, I said in this space that hospital leaders were the only folks showing leadership on healthcare reform. I...

Webcast: Cultivating Physician-Hospital Alignment in the ACO Era
The physician-hospital relationship has always been important but with reform, fortifying these partnerships is now an...
Audio Conference: Slash Your Readmission Rates
With 20% of Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries discharged from a hospital being readmitted within 30 days, two of...
Webcast: Tackle Physician Turnover Costs, Rev Up Recruitment
Physician turnover can cause millions to walk out your front door. Losing just one physician can mean a $1 million hit...
Book: The Healthcare Executive's Guide to Urgent Care Centers and Freestanding EDs
One in five Americans lacks adequate access to primary care physicians and even those patients with insurance and a...